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    Posted: 10 May 2013 at 11:03pm
Lets first Start on build Quality.

Design and Engineering

The Aventum II chassis is an outstanding design.

1. Full Steel Construction, there is Zero Plastic on this case period.

2.The design is Extremely well Engineered Not only By aesthetics but by Sheer build quality. For instance Most cases on the market have flimsy doors with thumb screws that always get lost or misplaced.

With the Aventum II Chassis there is no need to worry the construction on the Front and back panels they are outstanding.
No more losing thumb screws they are built in with a very trick invention on the way the panels lock and secure to the case.
Last but not least they are built solid, you bend these your a pretty stout cat.

3. The Hard drive bays are once again pure steel construction and pull out for simple installation If in the future you add more Hard drives. I installed all 8 hard drives in about 10 minutes.

4. So i was curious as to how the thermals are built, They really put there thinking caps on for the engineering of this case.
Right down the center of the case at the bottom they put a fully sealed steel constructed air chamber that separates it self from any other section of the case. A brilliant idea actually

It would be like if you took the most skilled HVAC installer and let him have his way with a PC to direct airflow and heat.

There are many ducts and Positive airflow that make this an absolute masterpiece.22 fans and it is roughly 25 DB on Extreme settings. Running three Radiators and two pumps.

Components and Ingenuity

Now I am talking about the components that are in my PC yours may Vary or You can possibly request the following.

Okay first thing first Every parts that I have inspected is of high quality and the leading parts of all the Well known respectful Companies.

1 Nothing but the best Bitspower fittings from the top to the bottom on the Aventum II.

2 XSPC's Latest Flagship Radiators "Raystorm"

3. The super beast Laing D5's in dual loop setup.
Not only that but the bottom pump that needs the most flow ability is rocking a Bitspower Full Mod kit which increases Flow greatly.
Top pump is also a pump mod but not as slick and beastly as the bottom none the less there both badass.

4. Swifttech Water blocks and full cover EK GPU water blocks.


Now the reason i am pointing this out is this. DS can choose what they like to use. Most companies in the industry will try to cut cost where they can to make that extra buck we will not play the name and shame game though, we will just dominate the wannabes.

Well my friends not here, DS and the team take pride and want the comfort level for the customer to love there PC's for years to come without any issues from using cheap no name parts or less quality parts on there Aventum's. Remember i'm sure as well as there others but this is about the AVENTUM II people.


Last but not least setting you the customer with there learning from others or seeing an idea and making it a reality for the mainstream. You ask what i'm talking about??

Well let me tell ya They have brought to the Boutique industry a way for You or Myself a way to get the ultimate enthusiasts builds in there customers hands.

Lets all put everything aside,myself in a million years never seen myself buying a PC when i have built my own since i got ripped off 15 years ago with buying a so called gaming PC at the time.

I learned through the years i could build my own PC with much better parts and better specs at a very small price compared to being built by the Old style PC gaming sties. I will not mention names but it rhymes with yell =)

Today this is not the case If you wanted to build an Aventum II today right now you would pay a little less without the warranty with some case that is mass produced for everyone in the world to be able to get there hands on. Not to mention the option to get copper plated nickel pipes. Lets explain why this is a great idea over lets say Plastic.

My personal Experience

The problem with plastic in a water cooling PC is it will eventually expand. its real simple PC heats up tube expands they you have to tighten down the compression fittings. Now if you have clamp fittings this would not be an issue.

Many people in the industry use compression fittings, This is not a bad thing unless you are negligent on your maintenance and it expands and starts to leak DOH. Reason why i know this you ask? You guessed it happened to me and not fun.

Copper not only looks awesome but it is a guarantee longevity of your investment.


Last but not least i would like to say this AVENTUM II is without question an absolute mind blowing jaw dropping diapers not included beast of a machine.

I would like to thank Alex and the Entire team for making this kid at hearts dream come true. I added some of my own flavor to my Rig.

with out further ado the Pics.

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Edited by Evil_intentions - 10 May 2013 at 11:11pm
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  Quote ArkansasWoman777 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 May 2013 at 4:22am
such a beautiful machine
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 May 2013 at 5:48am
That is one sweet beast.  Awesome
 
Your personal touches bring it alive.  Nice.  Strong


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  Quote retirednavysnipe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 May 2013 at 8:04am
That is a one awesome piece of art. It also doubles as a outstanding gaming pc too.

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  Quote joguco2012 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 May 2013 at 9:41am
Nice pics and review. You simply can not describe this level of perfection. That beast looks from another world. .

Congratulations!!
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  Quote redsoxfanatic Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 May 2013 at 6:36pm
wicked awesome!
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 May 2013 at 7:06pm
AWESOME! Excited

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  Quote DomTheBomb Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 May 2013 at 8:45pm
Amazing machine, just gorgeous!
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  Quote tkywa Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 May 2013 at 9:12pm
Damn, that's a sleek machine. Very nice! I love the copper piping, it looks like a mean piece of work. Awesome
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  Quote Evil_intentions Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 May 2013 at 10:30am
Thank you DS did an awesome job. It purrs right along only had some coil buzzing that's being taken care of thanks to DS and there awesome service.
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  Quote Unreal_Insanity Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 May 2013 at 7:47pm
You better believe Im going to order one similar to that one but with different colors (green preferably). It is one bad ass machine. Never seen anything that perfect.

One piece of advice. Lock your doors at night, or I will crawl over there with a pulley (could imagine that thing weighing a ton)and take it! (j/k)
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  Quote surf71zx Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 May 2013 at 4:04am
Thats a MASTERPIECE. Words fall short of how awesome that looks!
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  Quote surf71zx Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 May 2013 at 9:59am
They make black plastic PCI-E slot covers for $8.00 to cover up your empty graphic slots.  You can buy any color LED light for you cylinder reservoir for $10.00  You just replace your fill screw at the top of reservoir. The place to buy is performance-pcs.com You got everything,this is just for overkill.
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  Quote oldlady RPGer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 May 2013 at 10:58am
WOW. Unbelievable. Incredible. And so BADASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DS did a great job with your vision and I love your personal touches.



When you get a chance can you show us your whole layout? Monitor, mouse, keyboard etc.

What a monster computer.
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  Quote oldlady RPGer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 May 2013 at 11:01am
I love the pic of the Aventum and the teddy bear behind it.
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  Quote Evil_intentions Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 May 2013 at 1:28pm
Originally posted by surf71zx

They make black plastic PCI-E slot covers for $8.00 to cover up your empty graphic slots.  You can buy any color LED light for you cylinder reservoir for $10.00  You just replace your fill screw at the top of reservoir. The place to buy is performance-pcs.com You got everything,this is just for overkill.
Thanks but im good if i fill that space it will be with titans. The PC already has LED's depending on the color you choose then the res changes to that color.


Might be over kill to you, but is not for me.If you seen my toys i have you would understand you only live once.



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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 May 2013 at 2:23pm
Now that is an awesome system! Thanks for being such an awesome customer. We enjoyed building this beast for you!
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This is Computer Porn at it's best.
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I am SO JEALOUS! Congratz on the new system. It is indeed a beauty! Be sure to send us a postcard when that baby gets you to Mars! hehe Drooling
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  Quote Evil_intentions Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 May 2013 at 6:17pm
Thanks everyone im very happy to be apart of DS. This forum is very nice and the fellow members are nothing short of Amazing.Hope you all are enjoying your builds s much as i am.

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  Quote antinaka Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 May 2013 at 7:50pm
Oh wow. This could be comparable to showing off the engine of a Ferrari Challenge Stradale. Really beautiful stuff!! Before this post I would have never imagined that they offered copper plated pipes for the water cooling system. I will definitely add it to my list of components when I make enough monies for a beast like this!!

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  Quote Evil_intentions Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 May 2013 at 12:03am
Yeah i hear ya it looks like a motor from a hot rod or an Exotic. I had some buddies over this weekend and it was the talk of the party. I love it and Obsess about it every time i look at it lol.

Thanks for all the compliments but please thank DS without them it would never happen.

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Absolutely beautiful pictures! Great review!!
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Thanks Appreciate it.

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thats just gorgeous 
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  Quote wolf616 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2013 at 4:40pm
Cool RIG Droolingdoes anybody know if they still carry to OLD case? I been looking for the one if you go to there website pictures are still old system the new system is

Aventum II I like the ALL black color

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does anybody know who I can talk directly from the highest PPL?Cryany names? 
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2013 at 4:59pm
Sorry we do not have the old case any more. For sales help, feel free to call us or send an email ([email protected]).
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  Quote wolf616 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2013 at 7:08pm
will this fit the evga SR-X? HPTX? the old pictures in the website is not he actual picture then?

  
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  Quote bally7 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Jun 2013 at 10:39am
how long did it take DS to build this beauty?

What a fantastic job.
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@wolf616, yes it can fit that motherboard with ease. The system on the site is not the one here because we have not officially launched the Aventum II yet. We are offering it to a few limited customers (you will need to call in to inquire abou tit).

@bally7, once we got all of the hardware in, it took us roughly 3-4 weeks.
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Its just gorgeous. Might even resemble mine when mine is done.

just gorgeous
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