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    Posted: 10 Jun 2019 at 3:35am
Good morning!


I am trying to make my first ever gaming rig and need some advice. My budget is around $1500 and I was looking at either the Vanquish level 3 or Lynx level 3.

I haven’t owned a PC in a long time but my roommate recommended me to this website. The rig is mainly gonna be for gaming and multitasking. Main game I Would be playing is Destiny 2 and I want to be able to run that game Atleast 1080p at 60fps at high settings. I also want a PC that is semi further proof with upgrading. I know both vanquish and lynx level 3 are good for upgrading down the line.

Just want to know which of these two would give me the best bang for the money I want to spend. Thanks!!
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jun 2019 at 6:04am
No question you want the Lynx. 16GB Ram vs 8. RTX 2060 vs GTX 1060. RGB fans. The CPU is a mere 5% less than the i7 8700. You will never notice. The video difference is huge. Same price, same DS quality build.

Plays Destiny 2 at ~140fps at 1080p.
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  Quote Kunal008 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jun 2019 at 8:20am
Wow that was a fast reply! Thanks!! I will got with the lynx then.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jun 2019 at 12:45pm
+1 on Cretae's suggestion. You will love it. Awesome
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 7:26am
Glad to help.
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  Quote Kunal008 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 11:42pm
Just ordered! Thanks again!

Had extra spending room so I went for the Lynx level 4 instead



I didn’t ask for the GPU to be overclocked though, should I have ?







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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 1:20am
Congratulations and welcome. Awesome
That is a very nice system. You will love it. No good reason to oc gpus. Only creates more heat.
Enjoy and keep us posted. Big%20Smile

BTW, we like images of systems when they get to their homes. Excited
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 3:40am
Congrats!! and welcome to the DS Family...

No, the GPU does not need an OC. As hoserator says it just adds heat and we don't want heat.

Btw, should you wish to have the "Verified Customer" tag you need to make certain that your ordering email and your forums email match eXAcT1y.

Again, welcome and happy gaming.   
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 4:11am
Oh boy, are you gonna love it!
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  Quote Kunal008 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 5:41am
Thanks everyone for answering my questions so fast!

Will definitely post pics when I get the rig! I also did use the same email as the one on forum. I am assuming I get the tag once I get the system?

I already have a ASUS 24" LED FHD FreeSync Monitor Ready to go but haven’t bought a gaming mouse and keyboard yet? Any recommendations? Looking for something not too expensive but good.
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 7:05am
Originally posted by Kunal008



Will definitely post pics when I get the rig! I also did use the same email as the one on forum. I am assuming I get the tag once I get the system?


Nope. It's automatic. The email addresses have to match exactly. In my own case, my order email had a capital letter that my forums email had as lower case. While the email servers don't care about that, this Verified Customer tag does.

So, take a quick look and see if they match exactly. Good luck!!   
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  Quote Kunal008 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 7:12am
You were correct! I had a capital letter there!

Thanks again!
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 7:30am
Look! There it is! .. Congrats...   
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  Quote Kunal008 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Yesterday at 9:42am
How good is Digital Storm about changing the order up? Ordered the Lynx 4 last week but I had to urge to make it a little better and wouldn’t mind paying extra for upgrades. Would this build be a lot better then the Lynx 4?


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: MSI MPG Z390M GAMING EDGE AC (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z390 Chipset) (microATX) (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (RGB Light Bar)
Power Supply: 850W Digital Storm Performance Series (Fully Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Samsung 970 EVO) (NVM Express)
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 8GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 1: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Single 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: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: Option Not Available
Boost Processor: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Boost Graphics Card(s): - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: 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
Game: - 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 15-20 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)


I went with a better MOBO, 16GB Corsair vengeance ram instead of the stock digital storm one or should I aim for the 32 GB ram? And a better ssd and a stronger psu. Is the extra $ worth it on this build over the Lynx 4 or should I just keep the Lynx 4 how it is?



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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Yesterday at 10:15am
Lynx 4 is a great value choice, but of course it’s components can be beat with a custom build.   Yup those are better component choices.   16 go RAM is all you will need for gaming.

Do take advantage of the free DS Stage 1 Overclock on the CPU!

Move up to the Corsair H100i 240 mm cooler if you can for it’s longer warranty.

Suggest you upgrade mobo to Asus Strix or MSI Carbon...There is no good reason to use a Micro ATX board in a full sized ATX case if you don’t have to.
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  Quote Kunal008 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Yesterday at 12:55pm
Ok thanks for suggestions ! Would it be better to just call them and talk to someone on phone and make changes or email? I just ordered last Tuesday so my order is still in stage 1.
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Yesterday at 5:58pm
Probably call DS, then ask for the new config via email and check to make sure you have all your changes noted.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Today at 6:32am
If I configured it correctly like your new build, it seems you're paying an extra $377 for a Micro ATX mobo (?) named RAM you will never notice, and a power supply you don't NEED to upgrade. The only thing in your new build that actually does anything you will appreciate, is the NVMe 970 EVO. Pricing one of those on Amazon, you could have it waiting at home for $117 for the really easy install when you get your Lynx 4.

I don't argue the upgrades are not marginally better, just that, the NVMe aside, they don't improve the build anywhere near the money invested. Just sayin'.
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  Quote Kunal008 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Today at 9:02am
Thanks for advice! So should I just stay with the Lynx 4? I know it’s a good deal for how much I am paying. Would the upgrade on the Mobo and cooling system be worth it to upgrade to a Lumos build since they’re offering $200 off for a $2000 build and free ground shipping. Just trying to see my best option since the Lynx 4 is still in stage 1.

I didn’t know how good the default Mobo was and just figured maybe upgrading to the Pro Carbon Mobo would be worth it. I assume replacing a mother board is the hardest part about upgrading if I had to do it on my own.

I do appreciate all the knowledge and advice though! First time ordering so just wanted to get the best possible machine that would last me especially with these new gaming consoles coming out next year.


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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Today at 10:26am
Ahh, didn't know about the discount. I can see more logic to your thoughts.

Digital Storm Desktop - Config ID 2428882

That build is the best of both worlds coming in discounted at $2210 with the better mobo, better cooler, and the NVMe. Add in free shipping, (maybe as much as $70 where you live) and that package is probably only about $140 or so more than the Lynx 4! No objection to the RAM upgrade for just $17 if you want.

You could shave another $100 off that if you got the 250GB Samsung 970 just for OS and important maintenance and productivity apps. Then you could get yourself a 1 TB Samsung 960 SATA SSD for your games library when you're ready. Currently on Amazon for $137, but more expensive here. Installing a hard drive is very simple.

I apologize for not knowing about the discounts. Definitely changes my thinking. Note I included the stage 1 OC. Also key is getting the Lynx case, saving $131. I think it's a great case.

Hope it helps!
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  Quote Kunal008 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Today at 11:00am
Thanks Cretae! I think the discount for free shipping and the $200 discount is only allowed on the Lumos cases and up and it voids on the lynx and vanquish cases.


But I still think your config with the Lumos case looks like it would be awesome.

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