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Post Date: 2019-11-22

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  Quote Whthawke66 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Replacement gaming machine
    Posted: 22 Nov 2019 at 11:29am
Getting ready to pull the trigger, likely on Black Friday. Any advice or insight will be appreciated. This is primarily a gaming machine, with standard home computer needs as well. My last DS machine, still in service, is now 11 years old and not really updateable. Not sure if the lumos case is the best one for this though.

System Configuration:

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-9900KS (5.0 GHz Turbo All Cores) (16-Thread) (8-Core) (Special Edition)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (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)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 970 PRO) (NVM Express) (Extreme Performance)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB 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 2070 SUPER 8GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H115i PRO - 280mm Liquid CPU Cooler (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
HydroLux Tubing Style: - Not Applicable, I do not have a custom HydroLux liquid cooling system selected
HydroLux Fluid Color: - Not Applicable, I do not have a custom HydroLux liquid cooling system selected
Cable Management: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: Option Not Available
CPU Boost: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.7GHz on All CPU Cores
Graphics Boost: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (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: Digital Storm MasterKeys Lite Bundle (RGB) Keyboard & Mouse
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)
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Nov 2019 at 2:10pm
Lumos is an excellent case for your build...I own a 2019 Lumos my son uses and it is plenty roomy, has great airflow, and no other case has the looks of the Corsair Crystal Series 570X in my opinion.   

CPU....You will need to go Stage 2 OC to get best Overclocking on this new higher clocked Intel I9-9900KS 8-core 16-thread CPU.    You have sufficient cooling.

GPU...The RTX 2070 Super is the best all around mid-range GPU for strong 1080P resolution monitors at Ultra game settings, and good 1440P/2K Res monitors using high game settings.   If you need better performance at 1440P/2K or want to use 4K Res monitors and game at high or better game settings, then upgrade to the better RTX 2080 Super, or the best for Ultra everything...RTX 2080 Ti.   On the forum we do not recommend Overclocking GPU’s on air cooling alone.    Not enough reward in performance for the added GPU heat & risk. If water cooling the GPU then we do recommend that GPU OC..

M.2.....Excellent choice, but if you want the fastest model use the newer Samsung Evo Plus M.2 NVME 1 TB SSD drive.

Case fans....If you don’t upgrade, DS will install plain black budget level unlighted case fans with only a 1 yr system warranty.    Upgrade to the better performance Corsair LL Series RGB fan kit or the top magnetic levitation bearing ML Series RGB fan kit and with both you get a Corsair fan control module used to synchronize all onboard and peripheral Corsair RGB LED equipped components and peripherals.
The LL fans have 16 addressable RGB LED in two light rings for endless RGB designs and a two year Corsair warranty, while the ML have 4 addressable RGB LED and 5yr Corsair warranty.

See what you think....
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  Quote Whthawke66 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Nov 2019 at 8:19pm
Tks for the input HB. will make the adjustments per your suggestion then. Thought the samsung extreme perf was the higher performer, nice to save $100 and get better performance from the nvme pro
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Nov 2019 at 10:56pm
Lol...They prob paid more for the Pro...then the newer faster Plus line came out and beat it...faster Read and Write speeds than Pro for the moment...
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