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Post Date: 2019-08-01

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  Quote GrandesBollas Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Proposed Velox Configuration
    Posted: 01 Aug 2019 at 6:51am
Budget:
$7500

Expectations:
Single 1440P monitor; 120 FPS gaming on maximum settings; plenty of thermal and power limit head-room for maximizing CPU+GPU performance; easy to maintain (dust/coolant replacement/TIM); easy to upgrade obsolete/damaged components (flexible tubing; GPU waterblock; M.2 NVMEs; SATA SSDs)

Usage:
Primarily gaming (CPU+GPU intensive); CPU and GPU overclocking, including non-competitive benchmarking and stress-testing;

Special Needs:
Looking for maximum flexibility to experiment with the technology (to scratch my engineering itch), play demanding games and not break the bank. Looking at a 5 year replacement cycle (chassis and CPU); GPU, SSDs and custom cooling components could be replaced as needed). As this is a desktop, will need a UPS to ensure a safe shut-down when power goes out.

Will need to get a keyboard, mouse and new 1440P display. No need to pay extra to have Digital Storm overclock the CPU and GPU.

One NVME is for the boot drive; the second for the installed program drive. The SATA SSD would be for game files and other documents. If I need to wipe one of the drives (reinstall windows; erase programs or delete game library, I would like to compartmentalize rather than have to reinstall everything.

Saved Ticket #: 2504191


Specifications (build price about $5300):
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-9900K (5.0 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 3.6 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) <br><strong></strong>
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (RGB Light Bar) <br><strong></strong>
Power Supply: 850W Corsair RM850x (Fully Modular)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (512GB Samsung 970 PRO) (NVM Express) (Extreme Performance) <br><strong></strong>
Storage Set 2: 1x SSD M.2 (512GB Samsung 970 PRO) (NVM Express) (Extreme Performance) <br><strong></strong>
Storage Set 3: 1x SSD (2TB Samsung 860 EVO) <br><strong></strong>
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 SUPER 8GB (VR Ready) <br><strong></strong>
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: HydroLux PRO: Exotic Custom Cooling System (1x Graphics Card + CPU) <br><strong></strong>
HydroLux Tubing Style: Flexible Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System) <br><strong></strong>
HydroLux Fluid Color: Clear Fluid + Clear Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System) <br><strong></strong>
Cable Management: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Corsair ML PRO Series (High Static Pressure) (Magnetic Levitation) <br><strong></strong>
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.7GHz on All CPU Cores <br><strong></strong>
Boost Graphics Card(s): Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability <br><strong></strong>
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-Bit Edition) <br><strong></strong>
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: APC 1500VA Uninterrupted Power & Surge Conditioner - BX1500M - (NOTE: Ships VIA Ground ONLY) <br><strong></strong>
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
Branded Gear: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)

One question I've had is whether this build would have a single radiator or two. Most pictures showing the CPU only being custom liquid cooled have a radiator mounted in the front. I've seen some pictures of dual GPU water cooled Lumos with a second radiator mounted at top. The configurator doesn't really provide much info to answer that question.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Aug 2019 at 9:17am
I'll bet hoserator can answer the radiator question soon enough.

Looks like you've got a terrific build going there for what you want. The 2080 SUPER is going to be an excellent performer with your 1440p monitor.

Only thing is that RAM is so cheap just now, you might just feel like bumping that up to 32GB. Not needed at all, but that upgrade was $221 just maybe 3 months ago, and seems a real bargain today. An internal lighting strip is available for free.

From experience, I would not doubt the entire rig will perform very well for five years and beyond without much tweaking. That's a very typical experience with DS builds. And... you know about the $500 discount, right?
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Aug 2019 at 9:53am
Yep a good setup, however...if you plan on OC experimentation and have concerns about the cooling...DS makes the best cooling and OC chassis on the planet and you can afford it with your budget...3x radiators...14 case fans to keep temps chilly...quick disconnects for the tubing connections for those hardware update concerns...a roomy DS Aventum case an engineer type should admire with room to work in.   Standard bigger DS 1000w PSU for future headroom, 32 gb Corsair RAM as Cretae suggested because it’s so inexpensive right now, the rest same as your proposal.... If you want to play with Overclocking, Aventum will provide maximum cooling and easy upgrades...check it out....

Aventum X build...Config # 2504390. ( $6733 )
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  Quote GrandesBollas Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Aug 2019 at 10:25am
Thank you, everyone!! I had been eye-balling the Aventum as well. For the features and capabilities I'm most interested, end-point costs are all in the same ball-park. I had even mapped out how I was going to fit everything on my desk...

I've seen some discussion of power supplies in other configuration threads where it was recommended to get the Corsair PSU vice DS. Does that really matter here where the DS PSU is a fully Modular 80+ Gold unit? The next option would be the 1200W Corsair. Not sure that much power is really needed for overclocking a 9900K + 1x2080 Super. I found some benchmark tests suggesting the 9900K overclocked draws about 250 watts; the 2080(Ti) about 300 watts.
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Aug 2019 at 11:27am
That DS 1000w PSU will only carry a 1 year warranty.

The Corsair PSU's are the very best in quality, and the 1200w AXi unit is all digital and certified the top 80+ Platinum level efficiency.   I have one in a now 7 yr old rig and I would highly recommend it.   PSU's only use what total power your components require...but your next GPU upgrade choice or add on components may require more power.   Nice to have headroom for any future changes and buy the only PSU you will ever need, plus they have long 10 year Corsair warranties!   You would also have some function data available on the unit and its fan to view using the Corsair LINK software. Well worth it in my opinion.

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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Aug 2019 at 1:41am
Hi GrandesBollas,
Welcome to DS.
You have configured a real nice system and the gurus have spoken. Big%20Smile
Not much I can add but with that machine I would extend the warranty. It is only for a year parts and 1 year flies when you are having fun experimenting to your heart's content.

The Aventum is a HUGE system. It needs a desk for itself. The Velox is another DS exclusive design and very spacious inside. With regards to the placement of the rads, there is plenty of space in front and on top. I would contact DS to make sure that with the Hydrolux Pro you get rads on both front and top. From the pictures it looks like a triple fan setup on top and double in front.That will give you plenty cooling to see how far you can push that cpu. All you have chosen is made for overclocking so.....Strong

BTW, I also love that AX1200i, I have two in my Aventum! Smile

Enjoy. Big%20Smile


Edited by hoserator - 02 Aug 2019 at 9:40am
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