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Post Date: 2020-03-07

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    Posted: 07 Mar 2020 at 11:37am
Budget:
[Somewhere around 3K]

Expectations:
[Future proof, fast and built to last]

Usage:
[Internet, Corel and Microsoft Office, a lot of databases]

Special Needs:
[Mostly want the best of the best-that I can afford]

Saved Ticket #: [2903005]

Specifications:
[Chassis
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox

Core Components
Processor: Intel Core i9-9900K (5.0 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 3.6 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z390-H Gaming (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (RGB Light Bar)
Power Supply: 850W Corsair / EVGA / Thermaltake (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)

Storage / Connectivity
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express)
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)

Graphics / Multimedia
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio

Digital Storm Engineering
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (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: Exotic Cable Management - White - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
Chassis Fans: Corsair LL Series (RGB Fans) (Software Controlled Effects)

Digital Storm TwisterBoost Technology
Boost Processor: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.7GHz on All CPU Cores
Boost OS: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system

Software
Windows OS: 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)

Accessories / Goodies

Customer Care
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)]
First DS Computer: 2012
Second DS Computer: 2020

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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Mar 2020 at 5:36am
You about crushed it IMHO. We've never recommended the OS "tweak" as one person's tweak may be another's gimp, you just never know. it was much more a "thing" when ram was very expensive and 4 GB was huge. Back then, the RAM savings could be valuable. With 32GB, you might could light up Win 10 like a Christmas tree and never feel a thing.

If you like that sort of thing, the Internal Lighting strip is free. Just sayin'. Other than those niggles, you've got an excellent build IMO.
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  Quote NewJim2016 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Mar 2020 at 6:13am
Thanks Cretae. I made both changes as you suggested. New saved ticket is now 2904030. I was thinking about the 1000W Corsair power supply and the Corsair H2O cooling system, but looks like both these are not available? Again, thanks for taking time to help.
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IDK about the new power supply lineup, but the 1000W would be overkill anyway. Plenty of overhead in the 850W. DS recently cited supply and support issues on the line of Corsair coolers. They tell us their brand comes from the very same factory, (Corsair doesn't make them) so it will be every bit as reliable. I'll miss the extra warranty, but it did come at quite a premium.
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  Quote NewJim2016 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Mar 2020 at 6:39am
Wow. Excellent information. Thanks again.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Mar 2020 at 4:28am
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  Quote NewJim2016 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Mar 2020 at 12:37pm
I fiddled with the configurations a zillion times. So many different CPU's Motherboards, Memory, etc. Well was almost there and read more about AMD...

So, now I have a completely different configuration. I ordered it this morning so I hope it is a good fit.

I could always call DS if there is something way out wrong.

If you have a chance, check out config: 2909217

Thanks in advance for any input you may have.

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Great final build. You are going to be happy!! Don't worry about after buyer's remorse. I'm already planning a $2500 dollar upgrade in a few years that I will install myself!!
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Mar 2020 at 3:45am
Considering gaming didn't make the cut in your usage list, the "luxury sedan" Ryzen CPU is likely more appropriate for you than a "high-octane sports car" 9900K. Paired with the mobo you picked, it will give you years of faithful heavy lifting. The 2060 SUPER is a great card at 1080p, and you can always put that on the upgrade list whenever you want.

Internal lighting? You can always turn it completely off. Comes with a remote. I agree you will be happy!
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Received notification early today. Now in Stage 2
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