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Post Date: 2019-02-07

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    Posted: 07 Feb 2019 at 10:41am
Good afternoon everyone,

Second time customer here! My first purchase was a Vanquish several years ago, and I'm looking for something new and powerful! I'll mostly be gaming, and streaming from the new system, as well as using it for most of my school work as I'm attending graduate school. I'm going to post my configuration below, and am open to critique. However, I just had one concern; how should I ship the new system? I was leaning more towards 3 day air as I feel it's safer than Ground. Does anyone have any thoughts or advice? Thank you.

System Configuration:
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 (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 RM850x (Fully Modular)
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)
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 8GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex 240mm 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: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
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: Microsoft Office 2019 Home & Student (PC Attach Key PKC Only, No Pre-install)
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 20-25 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: 07 Feb 2019 at 11:15am
Welcome to the forums Yogie! Like the build... Strong CPU, GPU, m.2 NVME memory and Mobo combination. Should slay everything on very high settings!
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*You might consider moving up to the Corsair branded cooler as their   
coolers are well known as extremely dependable.

**For the activities you described, you would be fine with just 16 GB
   RAM if saving a few bucks is useful to you. RAM is one of the
   easiest things to add later on if you find you want or need more.

As to shipping advice, ship the fastest way you can afford. Fewer bumps and bruises that way. DS is very well known for packing carefully in impressive red and black cartons, but give a shipper enough days on the road and they will find a way to knock something loose...lol. Either way, first thing you do out of the box is to double check that all parts are firmly seated, plugged in, and slotted.   
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  Quote Yogie Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Feb 2019 at 11:31am
Thank you, and thank you for the feedback! So you'd recommend this: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H100i PRO - 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler, or this: 20: Stage 2: Corsair H115i PRO - 280mm Liquid CPU Coole.

you don't feel as though the vortex stage 2 can get the job done, or is this a minor change?

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Think the Corsair 240 should do nicely, a fairly minor change sir.
That will be a very strong build that should hold you for a long while!
Be sure and share some pics with us on the forum when you get it!


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  Quote Yogie Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Feb 2019 at 11:42am
Originally posted by HockeyBuck

Think the Corsair 240 should do nicely, a fairly minor change sir.
That will be a very strong build that should hold you for a long while!
Be sure and share some pics with us on the forum when you get it!




Thank you, and that's the plan! I was trying to future proof it as much as my budget would allow. I appreciate your input, and will do! :)
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Feb 2019 at 6:25am
Just FYI, the DS branded parts may well be as quality as the name brands, but they don't carry the extended factory warranty. The Corsairs are warranted for 5 years whereas the DS brands are warranted by your DS coverage only.
















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  Quote Yogie Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Feb 2019 at 12:13pm
Originally posted by Cretae

Just FYI, the DS branded parts may well be as quality as the name brands, but they don't carry the extended factory warranty. The Corsairs are warranted for 5 years whereas the DS brands are warranted by your DS coverage only.



Good to know, thank you!

Just ordered my system, I kept all the same specs, but switched to a Lumos instead as I like the look a bit more


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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Feb 2019 at 3:45pm
Welcome to DS. Awesome
The Lumos is open on the left facing the pc and the Velox opens to the right (inverted mobo). Is that what you want? Just making sure. Big%20Smile
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Feb 2019 at 8:18pm
Good job Yogie! Got the Verified Customer badge as well now...lol.

I think you will really enjoy the uber cool Lumos case for your build.
I like the Velox case, don’t get me wrong... but personally, the only way I would ever put my motherboard upside down and video card at the top of a case would be if it’s all water cooled...and so to me, Lumos makes much more sense for your build sir!   Great choice!   
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  Quote TechnoIce Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Feb 2019 at 9:10pm
I hadn't seen alot of Velox posts so I am glad to see someone else ordered one as well. Have to see how fast it makes it through I seem to have hit a snag on stage 3 which seems like an odd place for a delay. I was also encouraged to upgrade to the corsair cooler, I went with the 280mm.
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  Quote Yogie Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Feb 2019 at 4:58am
Originally posted by hoserator

Welcome to DS. Awesome
The Lumos is open on the left facing the pc and the Velox opens to the right (inverted mobo). Is that what you want? Just making sure. Big%20Smile




Yes sir,thank you :)
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  Quote Yogie Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Feb 2019 at 4:59am
Originally posted by TechnoIce

I hadn't seen alot of Velox posts so I am glad to see someone else ordered one as well. Have to see how fast it makes it through I seem to have hit a snag on stage 3 which seems like an odd place for a delay. I was also encouraged to upgrade to the corsair cooler, I went with the 280mm.


I ended up switching o the Lumos
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  Quote Yogie Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Mar 2019 at 11:10am
Good afternoon everyone,

With great delight, I can say my PC has just arrived! However, I won't be able to open it until I move to my new apartment in the first week of April (I want to keep it safely packed in the packaging it was transported in). The outside of the box is pretty banged up, so fingers crossed that everything inside is okay!
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Do the smart thing Yogie and open it up. What if something is broken?
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Mar 2019 at 12:32pm
Glad to hear your new Lumos rig has arrived!   DS generally packs very carefully for shipping, and your build isn’t a particularly fragile one.   That said, I agree with PinkGhost that you probably should check inside sooner rather than later just to isolate any shipping caused issues.

When you unpack the rig...some reminders:

With tempered glass on 3 sides and on top, don some latex gloves before you start and your case will stay handprint free a bit longer...lol.

Place the case on it’s backside. Remove the main side panel and motherboard padding.   Shipping bounces can loosen parts. Double check that your RAM and video card are all firmly seated in their slots. Good time to take a couple pics for reference.

If all seems in good order, close the case and stand it up.   

Make sure when you plug in your monitor DisplayPort cable, that you use one of the three DisplayPort output sockets located on your RTX 2080 video card...not the on-motherboard video ports ...
(we have had a couple folks on the forum do that lately by mistake)

Plug in and launch the Lumos!   Verify that it all runs stable.

Download the NVidia GEForce Experience software from the NVidia website and it will help you to maintain the latest video drivers for your RTX 2080....

You can download Corsair iCue software to control your stock Corsair RGB case fans and Corsair cooler RGB color scheme....and that of any other Corsair RGB periferals.

Let us know how it goes!   


Edited by HockeyBuck - 07 Mar 2019 at 12:40pm
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