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Post Date: 2016-02-01

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    Posted: 01 Feb 2016 at 6:31pm

Hi all.  I ordered a Velox on 12/3/2015 and received it on 1/25/2016.  Which seems like a long time, a small part my fault, mostly UPS fault, and a little DS fault.  DS fault because Velox was backordered, but I already knew that before I ordered.  They also gave me the option for a different case, but I declined.  So I had no issue with this delay.  Took about 3-4 weeks for the computer be finally built.  I “received” my computer on January 14th, 2016.  However, I never got it because upon checking the tracking number during work, I was notified that the computer was damaged during shipment.  The computer was sent back, Alex let me know that there was damage to the cooling system which was replaced.  I asked Alex to shake down UPS a little to get next day shipping, but they gave me 3-day shipping which I was just as happy with. 

The computer arrived 2 days later!  CA to RI!  Except my UPS guy wants bust my balls some more.  I live in an apartment and for two days I wasn’t home because I was at work.  I asked him to go to the office which is literally a 2 foot walk and have the landlord sign for the package.  I signed the lease to let my landlord do that and it worked for other packages before.  Then the recent snowstorm delayed a Saturday delivery, and then I finally said screw it, worked from home and waited for the delivery on Monday January 25th.  I’ve never had an issue with UPS, but I was little pissed they couldn’t handle a package this large with extra care.  I’ve heard the stories of how they treat their packages and maybe it was an accident so I don’t know haha. 

                When the computer finally arrived, I was surprised how big the box was (bigger than I thought).  When I opened it up, things seemed a bit shooken up, some of the manuals were out of the little box they give you.  There was very MINOR damage on the case itself.  Nowhere visibly that matters.  On the back actually a very tiny dent.  Also the tube that holds the liquid is a bit scuffed.  It is VERY hard to see though so I wasn’t bothered by any of these things.

                When I finally had it turned on, this being my first desktop ever, this might be one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.  Second day of using it, I just stop every minute to look inside and think how amazing this machine is.  I am pretty technically inclined and I thought I could eventually build something like this myself, but I have a much much bigger respect for the guys at DS for building these things.  I have no other words, but absolutely amazing. 

The only thing I changed myself was adding 32GB 2400 GSkill RAM.  Honestly, pictures do it no justice.  If you are on the edge of ordering and are not sure.  Do it!Anyway, here is my build form and a few pictures.  Let me know if you guys have any questions and I’ll be happy to answer them.  Enjoy!

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Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Digital Storm Velox
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i5 6600K 3.5GHz (Codename Skylake) (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS Z170-DELUXE (Intel Z170 Chipset) (Up to 5x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 8GB DDR4 2133MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series
Power Supply: 750W EVGA SuperNOVA (750 B1)
Expansion Bay: Option Not Available
Optical Drive: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD (250GB Samsung 850 EVO)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (1TB Western Digital - Black Edition)
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 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB (ASUS Strix Edition)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: HydroLux Level 1: Digital Storm Exotic Custom Cooling System (CPU Only)
H20 Tube Color: Red Tubing (Requires Custom HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
Chassis Fans: Corsair Airflow Performance Edition (Up to 6 Fans)
Internal Lighting: Digital Storm RGB LED Lighting System (Requires Thermal Management Control Board & Software)
Airflow Control: Digital Storm Thermal Management Control Board & Software
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.4GHz (Depends on Cooling and Motherboard)
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Memory Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows CD)
Virus Protection: FREE: McAfee AntiVirus Plus (1 Year Service Activation Card) (Not Pre-installed) ($35 Value)




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  Quote SnowandSand Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Feb 2016 at 9:47pm
Amazing looking rig!
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Feb 2016 at 2:00am
Now, that's sweet! ...Thanks for the review and the pics.   
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Feb 2016 at 3:03am
Nice looking rig.     Congrats and Enjoy.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Feb 2016 at 4:22am
Thank you for the review and images. Very nice setupAwesome. Enjoy it. Hope the weather improves but at least now you have something to keep you indoors.Big%20Smile
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  Quote joguco2012 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Mar 2016 at 6:10pm
Nice review and pics. Enjoy!!
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Aventum 3
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Mar 2016 at 3:08pm
I wonder if the old style of side panel with the fan mountings is available as an option? Or is the full window all that is available.

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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Mar 2016 at 3:34pm
Good question, Frank. I was wondering the same thing.   Didn't know it came with just the full size window.   Tough keeping up.
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Mar 2016 at 4:04pm
I have seen the full window before and afraid that it is the only option now. Looks good with the full window but I liked the other door better for air cooling.

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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Mar 2016 at 11:00am
Great question, we're in the process of updating photos of the VELOX. We removed the side window vents as they were not necessary. Thermal difference between with vents and without were very minor, especially since there is so much air coming in from the front and the vents on the top.

Having a full window allows our customers to show off their system better as well.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Mar 2016 at 11:13am
It does look great with the full window.  Strong

My only thought would be a sli Strix setup on air where the side fans , I would think, makes a difference kicking the heat from between the cards.  Has any testing shown this, or not?

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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Mar 2016 at 1:18pm
Passive vents wouldn't make any difference. The advantage would probably be with fans.

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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Apr 2016 at 11:31pm
thread un-hijacked.... Apologies to peteyfresh12
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  Quote Marvc13 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Jun 2016 at 7:11am
Did you get that 980 ti Asus Strix edition from digital storm? Are they just sold out of that edition right now?
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  Quote ArkansasWoman777 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Jun 2016 at 7:27am
Originally posted by Marvc13

Did you get that 980 ti Asus Strix edition from digital storm? Are they just sold out of that edition right now?



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  Quote oldlady RPGer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2016 at 6:21pm
WOW that is one sweet rig!!!!!!!!! I'm really liking the Velox. Hmmmm

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