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Post Date: 2020-03-21

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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.

Edited by Cretae - 22 Mar 2020 at 5:49am
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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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