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Post Date: 2019-08-25

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    Posted: 25 Aug 2019 at 2:28pm
Budget: under $3000

Expectations: Long term ownership. Catch up to more modern tech from my 2010 DS build

Usage: Gaming - MMO, 4X, RTS. Expect to look at VR within 6-12 months

Saved Ticket #: 2549300

Specifications:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lynx
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7-9700K (4.9 GHz Turbo) (8-Core) 3.6 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3200MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX (Extreme-Performance)
Power Supply: 850W Corsair RM850x (Fully Modular)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi)
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
Chassis Fans: Digital Storm Performance Series (RGB Fans)
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
Boost Processor: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.7GHz on All CPU Cores
Boost Graphics Card(s): - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost OS: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system

Increased RAM to 32Gb as many of you have suggested that we have excellent prices today.
Thanks for all your posts on everyone's configurations. I have learned a lot over the past several weeks by reading your comments.
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  Quote Tamshin Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Aug 2019 at 2:29pm
Currently running a 40" 4K TV as a monitor, but may be purchasing a smaller gaming monitor in the next few months.
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Aug 2019 at 1:48am
I have suggestions if VR is where you are going.   I suspect you will need a stronger GPU like the RTX 2080 Super to do a proper job at 4K.    I would suggest to fund that adjustment by reducing the motherboard to the MSI Gaming Pro Carbon (WiFi) and using Corsair Vengeance RAM.    I would also suggest switching to the Corsair H100i Pro 240mm cooler for a better 5 yr warranty than the 1 yr DS unit.

Those changes just top $3000, and qualifies for $300 off on sale!   You would have a much stronger 4K gaming and VR rig with the RTX 2080 Super that would keep up a lot longer down the road and play at much higher settings.

Lynx Build1. Config # 2550320. ($3037 minus DS Sale $300 off = $2737 Total)

See what you think!     
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  Quote Tamshin Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Aug 2019 at 4:31pm
Thank you. Made my purchase.
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  Quote Bob100 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Aug 2019 at 5:40pm
Did you go with your original configuration or with the revisions suggested by HB?
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  Quote Tamshin Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Aug 2019 at 5:43pm
Updated RAM and cooler.
The dollars to performance boost from the 2060 super to 2080 super did not make sense to me.   I may reconsider later when I looking into 2nd gen VR
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