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Post Date: 2013-04-11

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    Posted: 11 Apr 2013 at 3:20pm
Lets talk computers. I purchased this red Aventum PC a month or so ago and the review, sadly is long overdue. It isn't my fault, this level of perfection is hard to describe.

Keep in mind I am horrible with a camera.

This system has a:
4.5ghz processsor of the i7 variety.
16gb of ram
2x GTX 690 Nvidia cards
240gb SSD
1TB WD Black
Custom Watercooling (copper piping /w nickle plating
Custom Red Paint
Blu-ray Reader/Writer
Lots of Fans and Love

Arrival:

The system arrived via freight, in pristine condition, in a fortress of a box.





Performance:

Playing video games on this is an experience that rivals anything else I have done in relation. Power, power and more power - games are dominated by this machine, I couldn't ask for more.

Design:

The machine under load only hits 29c, this is more than fine for me. Aesthetically beautiful and quick on it's feet the Aventum is a masterpiece.

Flaws: (These likely couldn't be improved however)

HEAVY. This machine is H. U. G. E. A two person lift for sure. If you have narrow doors you can forget about carrying it with ease by yourself.

Here are some pictures of the gaming environment and the machine itself:































I hope the pictures are good enough for now, they don't do the system or Digital Storm justice.

Have a good one,

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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Apr 2013 at 3:47pm
Unbelievable. What a rig.

The pics are great.   I'm on a tiny tablet right now and they look real nice.   When I see them on my rig....     can't wait.

Nice shadow box above.   Game on xii, you deserve it.

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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Apr 2013 at 3:59pm
Awww thanks Bprat!
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Apr 2013 at 4:27pm
Whoa, that looks slick! One awesome red beast!
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  Quote ArkansasWoman777 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Apr 2013 at 5:01pm
Awesome looking rig.
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Apr 2013 at 6:02pm
Congrats! Awesome

There are so many things I want in those photos Drooling
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Man that thing is sick ..

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  Quote retirednavysnipe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Apr 2013 at 9:01am
That is one great looking rig. Also like the shadow box you have on the wall.   

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  Quote joguco2012 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Apr 2013 at 12:47pm
Nice xii!! The pics look awesome. Congratulations on your new rig, looks very stunning!
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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Apr 2013 at 12:56pm
Thank you very much. Digital Storm can do anything really.
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Thanks Xii.
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  Quote Nomad1970 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Apr 2013 at 1:38pm
Fantastic machine and picts. 
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  Quote flyinpoons Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Apr 2013 at 6:35pm
Sweet! man I wish I were not disabled, I'd run out and find a good paying job just to get a rig as beautiful as that.

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  Quote Asangard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Apr 2013 at 7:04pm
Really nice rig and setup.
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  Quote Evil_intentions Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Apr 2013 at 1:28am
AWESOME Man now i really can not wait to get mine. Fingers crossed,Should ship later this coming week. Just badass system Xii

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What a beautiful machine
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  Quote Apollo615 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Apr 2013 at 10:10am
Evil intentions .. Lets both do a review .. Mines supposed to ship this week also .. Stage 5 ... Anyone know how long till stage 6 ;)

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You need to contact DS directly because times can vary depending on specs and availability. Also bear in mind that they can take the time they want to ensure your PC is performing well.
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  Quote Mouseguard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 3:29am
Beautiful rig Xii, enjoy that beast!
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 9:36am
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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 9:38am
Thanks for the compliments all.

I really appreciate it.
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  Quote joguco2012 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 4:59pm
Originally posted by xii

Thanks for the compliments all.

I really appreciate it.

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  Quote lusiphur Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 5:57pm
Wow that is freaking awesome.

I have to laugh, I too bought the Diablo III collectors edition and have that USB shard
Love the monitor setup
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  Quote surf71zx Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Apr 2013 at 9:58am
xii very nice!!!!!!!!!  Just curious as to what happened to your white aventum?
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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Apr 2013 at 1:59pm
I have that too.
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  Quote oldlady RPGer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Apr 2013 at 10:12am
Me thinks fair Sir xii has one awesome setup. The "Red Devil" is massive cool.

Nice setup. Love the theater chairs! I have 4 also and they are fabulous comfy for watching all my movies.

Love me some red Aventum II
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  Quote Mundzuk Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Apr 2013 at 8:11am
Great Pics, love the room. I also like the shadow box and THANK YOU for your service.
I've been on the fence about ordering my Aventum, but after your pics I know I want one. Now I have to decide copper tubing or Cryo-Tec? Any suggestions?
How hard is it to remove the aventum's feet. I only have 25.5 inches under my built in desk? Alex came up with the feet being removed.

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I vote copper tubing.

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The feet are just screwed in with some screws under the system, so it's really easy.

If you had a choice between Cryo-TEC or copper piping, I would go with copper piping!
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  Quote Mundzuk Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Apr 2013 at 1:38pm
Ordered my Aventum II, yesterday. Went with the plated copper tubing. Loaded it up so I don't have to mess with it for awhile. Have to find something to do with my Voodoo Omen. Ordered the 3D monitor, Didn't have room for three monitors. Now the waiting begins...
Thanks to Brian, and especially Alex for all the help.
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Awesome! Feel free to contact me directly for updates/questions at any time ([email protected]).
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Congrats.          
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  Quote Evil_intentions Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Apr 2013 at 8:43pm
Congrats Mundzuk... Im on stage 6 should ship in no time.

Xii Still running well buddy?
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Enjoyed the pictures!! Nice review1
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