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Post Date: 2019-12-23

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  Quote Kfd314 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Velox build: help, thoughts...
    Posted: 23 Dec 2019 at 12:46pm
Budget:
3000-4300

Expectations:
Allow Max settings on most games and not be too loud

Usage:
Mainly gaming and some web surfing. A little bit of Office apps thrown in.

Special Needs:Dual monitor setup maybe.


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Specifications:
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: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) <br><strong></strong>
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (RGB Light Bar) <br><strong></strong>
Power Supply: 1000W Digital Storm Performance Series (Fully Modular) (80 Plus Gold) <br><strong></strong>
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 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 2080 SUPER 8GB (VR Ready) <br><strong></strong>
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H100i PRO - 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance) <br><strong></strong>
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: Corsair LL Series (RGB Fans) (Software Controlled Effects) <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 2: Overclock CPU - Up to 5.1GHz on All CPU Cores <br><strong></strong>
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
Mouse Pad: - No Thanks
Display: ASUS 27 inch MG278Q (G-SYNC) (144Hz Refresh) (1ms Response) (2560x1440) <br><strong></strong>
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
Branded Gear: - No Thanks
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Edited by Kfd314 - 23 Dec 2019 at 12:51pm
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Dec 2019 at 8:05pm
Looks like a pretty solid Velox build.    Best gaming cpu, and fully Overclocked Stage 2.   Solid MSI mobo, plenty of good Corsair RAM...

Suggestions...

You can drop to the 850W Corsair PSU and still have plenty of power, but you get a much better Corsair warranty.   The DS parts only carry the 1 yr system parts warranty.

I would upgrade cooler to the Corsair H115i 280mm AIO for better cooling performance.

That’s about it!     
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Dec 2019 at 3:09am
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  Quote sTu Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Dec 2019 at 12:38pm
My experience to date is that the level 2 overclocking is not worth it. 9900KS with stage 2 was shipped at 4900. Technical Support called back 12/18 and did not have experience with the 9900KS and said I would receive a call back which has not occurred. Tech updated to newly released motherboard bios (my request) which left me running at 4400. Unfortunately, it also left me unable to boot into Windows. I finally was able to get figure out a kludge fix to get back into Windows Sunday night. Spent my time researching overclocking and I have all cores running at now 5100 using only 2.190 volts with all cpu core temperatures mostly between 65-70 and appears stable with some stress testing so far. Asked for tech. to have Alex give me a call to see about a refund for the stage two overclocking which I have yet to receive. I understand that the Holiday rush has overwhelmed Digital Storm- still was not fun only looking at the AventumX for days.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Dec 2019 at 1:25pm
Feel free to send me an email ([email protected]) and we can refund the overclocking.

Glad you're up and running, sorry for the hiccup.
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  Quote Kfd314 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Dec 2019 at 8:21am
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm still kinda on the fence about ordering...been reading some reviews. They have not been good.
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Dec 2019 at 5:53pm
What I can tell you is that I have bought 4 DS rigs since 2011, including a 2019 Lumos my son uses. All four rigs still serve 24/7 and never fail to impress. That kind of quality is why most of us on the forum and many others continue coming back to buy again from DS. Not everyone will be happy with any purchase of course, but with a DS rig you can decide for yourself what components you want in your build...then have it all hand assembled and stress tested before shipping. Shipping knocks can cause some problems you may see mentioned in posts here, but all companies have to contend with shipping damage issues... DS takes pretty good care of it's customers.   You also get lifetime support, so you can ask for help or ask questions about your rig down the road.    
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Dec 2019 at 5:13am
Three time purchaser since 2010. I have never had an issue with any of my DS rigs. That is, I have never had ANY issue with my DS rigs. The 2010 one I retired after 8 years of constant use. I ran it 24/7 for eight years, only turning it off to reboot as needed or if I was out of town. Just lucky? Don't think so.

I wouldn't buy a custom build anywhere else.
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