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    Posted: 21 Mar 2020 at 11:54pm
I thought before I ordered this machine I would get opinions from the group. I use a couple of programs where more computing power can speed things up - Dragon Naturally speaking and Adobe photshop suite for photo editing. I occasionally play video games and now that I am confined to home, maybe a bit more. I use ti for e-mail, crusing the internet and managing my finances (Quicken). I wanted a machine tha would be visually attractive for my young grandkids. I have dual 30” video monitors.
I worked with a person here at DR and here is what we came up with:
Digital Storm Desktop - Config ID 2921347     
$6,819.00     $6,819.00
     System Configuration:Chassis Model: Aventum X
Exterior Finish: Black Metallic Matte Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-10920X (12-Core) (Boost Up to 4.6 GHz)
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II (Wi-Fi) (Intel X299 Chipset) (Up to 4x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 64GB DDR4 3200MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX (Extreme-Performance)
Power Supply: 1000W Digital Storm Performance Series (Fully Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: External USB - Blu-Ray Writer & Player (Blu-Ray 6x) & DVD/CD Writer
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 970 PRO) (NVM Express) (Extreme Performance)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (3TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi)
Storage Set 3: - No Thanks
RAID Config: - No Thanks
RAID Card: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: HydroLux PRO: Exotic Custom Cooling System (1x Graphics Card + CPU)
HydroLux Tubing Style: Flexible Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
HydroLux Fluid Color: Red Fluid + Clear Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
Cable Management: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Digital Storm LED Lighting System
Airflow Control: Digital Storm Thermal Management Control Board & Software
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Graphics: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: USB Drive - Windows 10 Installation (Format and Clean Install)
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows 10)
Office: - No Thanks
Mouse Pad: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
Branded Gear: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 20-25 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)
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  Quote smfcpa Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Mar 2020 at 12:04am
This would be my second DS computer. My first was ON 55747
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  Quote WADofMEAT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Mar 2020 at 4:18am
you dont need 970 pro's go down to 970 evo plus, there is barely differense plus the evo plus has a longer warranty. Id switch out the strix with a prime.

not need 64GB of ram either but its your call.

As for what you mentioned you do on pc, you really dont need a 2080ti either drop down to a 2070 super.
plus you can go down to a 850 power supply

Take that saved money and upgrade to a 14 core or new nvidia cards coming out soon
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Mar 2020 at 5:39am
+1

(means I agree) Good advice.

It's possible to get nearly identical performance at a substantial savings from a Ryzen 3900X. Fact.

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  Quote smfcpa Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Mar 2020 at 2:52pm
Thanks for the ideas. Regarding waiting for the new nVidia cards...there will likely always be new nVidia cards, so I will just go with the one available. i decided to go with the 14 core processor.
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  Quote Bob100 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Mar 2020 at 4:19pm
I agree with previous comments. I think an Aventum X is considerable overkill for what you will be using the machine for. I do a lot of digital photo work with Photoshop, produce movies with Vegas Movie Studio and play a demanding flight sim game called "Digital Combat Simulator", on max settings with a 34" 1440P monitor.

All these programs work fine on my Lumos with an Intel i7-9700K, MSI Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon AC, 32GB Corsair Vengeance 3200MHz RAM, Samsung 1TB 970 Evo Plus, EVGA RTX 2070 Super, and a Corsair 850 watt power supply, and an air cooled system. (Also have Corsair magnetic levitation fans).

I ordered this system in August 2019 for $2,615 delivered. So, you can get great performance for your needs for way less than $6,819.
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  Quote smfcpa Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Mar 2020 at 8:43pm
Thanks for the ideas. I am actually not operating on a tight budget and a little extra power might be needed for the future.
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  Quote smfcpa Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Apr 2020 at 10:38am
This the machine I actually ordered on 3/22/20. Just a slight variation from the one i was considering here.

DSO-2048216 Digital Storm Desktop - Config ID 2922673 1 $6,952.00
Chassis Model: Aventum X
Exterior Finish: Black Metallic Matte Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-10940X (14-Core) (Boost Up to 4.6 GHz)
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II (Wi-Fi) (Intel X299 Chipset) (Up to 4x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 64GB DDR4 3200MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX (Extreme-Performance)
Power Supply: 1000W Digital Storm Performance Series (Fully Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: External USB - Blu-Ray Writer & Player (Blu-Ray 6x) & DVD/CD Writer
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 970 PRO) (NVM Express) (Extreme Performance)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (3TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi)
Storage Set 3: - No Thanks
RAID Config: - No Thanks
RAID Card: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: HydroLux PRO: Exotic Custom Cooling System (1x Graphics Card + CPU)
HydroLux Tubing Style: Flexible Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
HydroLux Fluid Color: Red Fluid + Clear Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
Cable Management: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Digital Storm LED Lighting System
Airflow Control: Digital Storm Thermal Management Control Board & Software
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Graphics: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: USB Drive - Windows 10 Installation (Format and Clean Install)
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows 10)
Office: - No Thanks
Mouse Pad: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
Branded Gear: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 20-25 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed

The six month no interest financing thru Bread is nice, but I am wondering if there is any activity actually happening at Digital Resources? Is this essential activity under the Covid 19 rules? Is the 20 to 25 day build time realistic? I hate to have to make a payment on something I don't actually have.
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  Quote smfcpa Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Apr 2020 at 9:39pm
Finally 1 month after the order was accepted, my order has moved from Stage 1. The 20 to 25 business days seems unrealistic but I am in no particular hurry, just so no one gets impatient if they are holding DS to that timetable.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Apr 2020 at 3:14am
Thanks for the update.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Apr 2020 at 6:49am
Congrats.

Awesome

That is one brute of a system. Strong
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  Quote smfcpa Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Apr 2020 at 2:04pm
Originally posted by hoserator

Congrats.
Awesome
That is one brute of a system. Strong

Getting tired of using my laptop.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Apr 2020 at 5:58am
 
LOL
You can't put the Aventum in your lap. Your grandkids will be awed at the way too cool pc their grandpa got. Mine likes to sit on my lap as I game. Awesome
Big%20Smile

And in case, it comes shipped freight only in its own pallet. You will need help moving it.
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  Quote smfcpa Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Apr 2020 at 8:35am
This is my second DS computer. My first also came commercial freight. I have a dolly for the job and a wife.
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  Quote Stellar Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Apr 2020 at 8:54am
Originally posted by smfcpa

This is my second DS computer. My first also came commercial freight. I have a dolly for the job and a wife.


Good looking system.
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  Quote smfcpa Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 May 2020 at 3:05pm
Moved to stage 5 finally.   
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  Quote smfcpa Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 May 2020 at 10:13pm
Went from stage 5 to stage 6 in 2 days. DS says in their general write up that it will stay in stage 5 from 5 to 10 days. I am not complaining. I guess I should get ready to receive this beast sometime in the next week.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 May 2020 at 3:29am
It's beginning to look a lot like...

You've been so patient.
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