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My New Slade - Low Profile Powerhouse

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    Posted: 02 Nov 2017 at 2:20am
This is first time I've ever bought a custom PC rather than having built it myself.
I spent a great deal of time researching various companies, and Digital Storm fit the bill.

System Configuration:

Chassis Model: Corsair Carbide Quiet 600Q
Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K (6-Core) 3.70GHz
Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING (Intel Z370 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W EVGA SuperNOVA
Optical Drive: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x) (Internal)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Digital Storm Performance Series)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (3TB Seagate / Toshiba)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB (Performance Edition) (VR Ready)
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H115i - 280mm Liquid CPU Cooler (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
CPU Boost: Stage 2: Overclock CPU - Up to 5.0GHz (Depends on Cooling and Motherboard)
Graphics Boost: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-Bit Edition)

Build and Delivery Time:

Ordered: 12 OCT 17
Stage 1: 12 OCT 17
Stage 2: 13 OCT 17
Stage 3: 13 OCT 17
Stage 4: 17 OCT 17
Stage 5: 17 OCT 17
Stage 6: 20 OCT 17
Stage 7: 20 OCT 17
Shipped: 23 OCT 17
Delivered: 31 OCT 17

Thoughts and Opinions:

The shipping time from day one of the process was accurate and I was always kept updated with what stage my system was in and what to expect next.

As we've come to expect, the system was shipped professionally, arriving safely and ready to do work.

I figured this time I was going to go with a more "sleeper" build of a PC. No flashy lights, no brightly colored anything. I just wanted a sleek, black, windowless case to house my new powerhouse of a system.

I bought the PC for gaming and streaming. I was slightly concerned about only using 16GB of RAM, but this was not at all in issue. Even while playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and streaming simultaneously.

The 8th gen i7 CPUs are insane, I went with the 8700K which Digital Storm was able to overclock to 4.88Ghz. Nothing I've been able to throw at it even makes it hiccup, let alone bog down. I'm extremely satisfied with the new architecture Intel has rolled out.

The Corsair 600Q case is sleek and quiet, even under a full load with the fans cranked, this thing didn't exceed a modest hum. Even the Digital Storm badging added to the front of the case is a nice touch without being over the top. The inside of the case is roomy and the assembly extremely clean. The cable management and placement of everything is perfect. As soon as I got the PC opened up, I installed my network PCI-e card and capture card. Everything fit without a hitch, and after going through the dreaded download/update phase we all experience with a new PC, I was shredding through my games rendered beautifully and with a steady, high-rate FPS.

I've been extremely happy with all the service from Digital Storm. Everything was clean, professional, and delivered as promised.

You've earned a customer for life.

I've added some photos in case anyone was interested in the PC build or my "command station" for gaming and streaming.

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Edited by Pyxlgy - 02 Nov 2017 at 6:40am
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Congrats on a dynamite rig..   

That is a nice clean looking case.   No flashing lights or bells and whistles, just power oozing out the vents.

Thanks for the pics and Enjoy.
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2017 at 5:02am
Thanks for the great write-up. I agree with bprat, nice visuals on this one. Big%20Smile

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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2017 at 8:17am
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That h115 sure fills up the space. Big%20Smile
Congratulations.
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  Quote FR3SHM3AT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2017 at 12:26pm
Looks Amazing !!!

Nice set up

Here's to years of worry free carnage




Congrats and enjoy


Mostly Thank You For Taking Time to Review and Post the Photo's
                                              
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  Quote Pyxlgy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2017 at 2:33pm
Originally posted by bprat22

Congrats on a dynamite rig..   

That is a nice clean looking case.   No flashing lights or bells and whistles, just power oozing out the vents.

Thanks for the pics and Enjoy.


Just power oozing out the vents. I like that!

It's exactly what I was doing for, thanks!
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Originally posted by Tidgxor

Thanks for the great write-up. I agree with bprat, nice visuals on this one. Big%20SmileEnjoy! Strong


Thanks so much! I'm having a lot of fun with it.
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Originally posted by hoserator

+1AwesomeStrongThat h115 sure fills up the space. Big%20SmileCongratulations.


It really does, I was surprised to see how they sandwiched it between four fans. That's not a setup I'd have considered before. My CPU stays nice and cool even under a heavy load.
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  Quote Pyxlgy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2017 at 2:38pm
Originally posted by FR3SHM3AT

Looks Amazing !!!

Nice set up

Here's to years of worry free carnage




Congrats and enjoy


Mostly Thank You For Taking Time to Review and Post the Photo's
                                              

Thanks!
I know I'm going to be having a lot of fun with this thing in the future. Especially shredding my enemies in gaming.
And I find value in people who take their time to show appreciation for a job well done.
To anyone who's been asking, I've been proud to say "Oh, my sick rig? It's a Digital Storm."
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Nice clean powerful

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Wow that thing looks like a monster!

(And I mean in all the best ways)
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Originally posted by DST4ME

Nice clean powerful


Thanks! I'm loving!
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Originally posted by HarryK

Wow that thing looks like a monster! (And I mean in all the best ways)



Thanks, I appreciate that!
I've been having a lot of fun spending time the community here, you guys are great!
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Nov 2017 at 5:55am
 We're all mad here. LOL
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Damn it Tidgxor I thought we told you not to say that so early

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Originally posted by Tidgxor

 We're all mad here. LOL


Not even a little surprised there.
I should fit right in!
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Originally posted by Tidgxor

 We're all mad here. LOL


"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad,
Like the most of us, very hard to explain why you're mad,
Even if you're not mad"

As appropriate now as when it was put to music almost 45 years ago.
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Originally posted by Snaike

Originally posted by Tidgxor

 We're all mad here. LOL


"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad,
Like the most of us, very hard to explain why you're mad,
Even if you're not mad"

As appropriate now as when it was put to music almost 45 years ago.


Pink Floyd!
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Originally posted by DST4ME

Damn it Tidgxor I thought we told you not to say that so early


bprat let me out of my cage before nap-time. LOL

Originally posted by Pyxlgy

Originally posted by Snaike

Originally posted by Tidgxor

 We're all mad here. LOL


"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad,
Like the most of us, very hard to explain why you're mad,
Even if you're not mad"

As appropriate now as when it was put to music almost 45 years ago.


Pink Floyd!


Great music! Awesome Also my brain tells me that should not be that long ago. Big%20Smile
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With all that rain in Iceland, naps must be a favorite pass time.    
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Originally posted by Tidgxor


Great music! Awesome Also my brain tells me that should not be that long ago. Big%20Smile



Hold on to your lava lamp. DSOM was released March 1, 1973.
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Originally posted by bprat22

With all that rain in Iceland, naps must be a favorite pass time.    


Naps are my favorite hobby.
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Originally posted by Snaike

Originally posted by Tidgxor


Great music! Awesome Also my brain tells me that should not be that long ago. Big%20Smile



Hold on to your lava lamp. DSOM was released March 1, 1973.


Wow was it really? Seems like a lifetime ago.
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Whoa
it wasn't yesterday?  Big%20Smile
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Whoait wasn't yesterday? 

Big%20Smile


Shh, just play along.
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  Quote oldlady RPGer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 8:45am
Nice rig very nice and powerful!!!!!!!

What is it like without 12 fans and many colors I wonder?
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Originally posted by Pyxlgy

Originally posted by hoserator

Whoait wasn't yesterday? 

Big%20Smile


Shh, just play along.


Big%20Smile
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