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    Posted: 06 May 2013 at 11:19am
This is my first Time buying a DS. I am very excited. I have been looking at the "normal" places for computers and I Have found them lacking, a lot.
 
I found the Bolt to be the right Price for me. I had a $1500 limit and the Bolt was it. (I was limited by the fact that my kids like to eat)
 
I'm currently on stage 6. It should get to its new home with in the week. My excitement is irritating my wife to no end. (I have been pulling much wife aggro!)
When my new rig gets here I'll post pics.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 11:30am
Congrats.  Awesome
 
Pics would be great.   Drooling
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 12:02pm
Glad to hear you purchased a Bolt! There's only so much to experience when reading about it, once you see it in-person, it's unbelievable! Make sure you post photos and a review when you get it.
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  Quote JacketsFan Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 2:53pm
Congratulations!

You made a great decision.  I bought my first DS PC less than a year ago, and have since followed up with a second for my spouse about 5 months ago. 

DS builds a true premium PC.  There really is no going back.


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  Quote redsoxfanatic Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 4:50pm
you should find a way to lose some of that wife agro so that when your new rig finally comes she might not notice you playing it constantly
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  Quote Onkel_Ken Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 7:19pm
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  Quote Zinix Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 May 2013 at 7:44am

ty. I plan on Buying my wife large shiny rings of some type. Or maybe a shiny DS for herself. That should take care of the aggro.

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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 May 2013 at 11:27am
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  Quote Zinix Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 May 2013 at 1:28pm
this just in. stage 7!!
excitement growing!
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 May 2013 at 2:19pm
Great news.   Sounds like shipping is very close.   
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  Quote Zinix Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 May 2013 at 3:29pm
shipping yes. then more waiting. and more. its like christmas as a kid. lol.
but then it will be here and the virtual will be mine!!! (said with a clinched fist) and ill take over the WORLD of warcraft.
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 May 2013 at 6:39pm
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  Quote Zinix Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2013 at 4:43pm
Just got the update. My tracking number has arrived. In just a few days my rig will be where it's meant to be. Wonder how long that is. (yes I know the tracking number will show me) All of a sudden $300 for over night delivery is looking better that the standard shipping I paid for.
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2013 at 10:27pm
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  Quote Mouseguard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 May 2013 at 1:26pm
Patience, it's worth it =)
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  Quote tkywa Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 May 2013 at 4:32pm
Definitely post pics!

And yeah, if you get your wife one, she can't aggro if she's busy playing games too!
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  Quote oldlady RPGer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 May 2013 at 11:19am
After my hubby saw my beast his response was "And I got an iPad"?
So last year for xmas I bought him a DS laptop. LOL

Post some pics.
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  Quote lusiphur Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 May 2013 at 11:24am
Congrats
I Love mine
Marshmellow Fluff is proof of a higher existence.
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Tardis >>> My Digital Storm Bolt with GTX TITAN
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  Quote Zinix Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 May 2013 at 12:41pm
I got my new Bolt today!  Awesome
 
My newest issue is how do I post pics??
Sad I know this is the second ever blog I've been on. I do other things with my time.
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  Quote lusiphur Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 May 2013 at 12:54pm
You would need to host the picture on a web site and then put the web address of the picture in between 2 IMG tags
For example, in my signature, I have the following code
{img}http://www.speedtest.net/result/2653076808.png{/img}

Only difference is you change the curly brackets {} to square brackets []
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You can also open the pic in Windows Paint, resize to 780 pixel wide, save as jpeg and then in PostReply, hit upload pic icon, upload it and insert or drag over.   

Good luck.
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  Quote ArkansasWoman777 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 May 2013 at 1:25pm
Originally posted by bprat22

You can also open the pic in Windows Paint, resize to 780 pixel wide, save as jpeg and then in PostReply, hit upload pic icon, upload it and insert or drag over.   

Good luck.


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  Quote lusiphur Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 May 2013 at 1:31pm
Cool
I did not know attachments were allowed
But 780? who decided to say, nope, can't be 800 pixels wide
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   Has to be 780.   Its the law.    


It is a good place to start.    I usually go into the 600s.     

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  Quote Zinix Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 May 2013 at 2:30pm
My new Bolt pics

Looks good

The in sides


One of the reasons why I bought a Bolt.
Its small and powerful.

My little hole in the world

and I get to use 3 displays


P.S. ty for you help in getting these posted.
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Awesome pics.    Thanks so much.         

ENJOY
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  Quote Zinix Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 May 2013 at 10:11am
My review of DS and my new Bolt.

Web Site:

I have looked all over the internet to find a suitable computer. I have spent hours on poorly thought out and confusing web sites. DS is by far one of the easiest websites for building a computer and seeing exactly what you will get for your purchase.

I rate this 5 out of 5.

Customer service:

I had many questions for the DS staff. I started off looking at purchasing laptops. I sent an email or two inquiring about laptops. The response time and the information relayed to me was very good. I then switched my email conversation to desktops and the DS team didn't blink an eye. They continued the email conversation by supplying me with all the information that I asked about. Not once was there an email stating that I changed topics and that I would need to email someone else for those questions. I have had this issue with some of the other computer companies that I have worked with.

I rate this 5 out of 5.

Build Time:

I ordered my Bolt on May 1. I received it on May 14. I my opinion this is an incredibly fast turn around time. I did not have a very difficult order, but that's not really the point. Two weeks from start to turning on the computer is great!

I rate this 5 out of 5.

Shipping:

I had read several posts on the forums where the recipient had issues with cards or plugs not being seated after shipping. I understand that this is normal. I had no problems in that area. The box that it came in was sturdy and when I opened the computer case nothing had shifted.

I rate this 5 out of 5.

Initialization:

After plugging what seems like thousands of plugs to my new rig I turned it on and it worked. The first time. Everything worked. Suck on that every other computer that I have ever owned.

I rate this 10 out of 10.

Use (game play):

After downloading and installing my games I have found that there are higher video settings. Not only are these games fun they look good! All of the graphics settings are on Ultra. Example; I was playing World of Tanks while downloading Starcraft. My roommate started complaining of lag spikes. I'm sure it was me taking up the bandwidth, but my rig never even slowed down. I don't think it noticed.

For being able to literally snuff out the players in real life I rate this a 100 out of 100.

In short (too late):

I love this computer. This will be the only place I will ever buy computers from form me and my family. TY DS!      
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 May 2013 at 10:25am
Love the pic of the Bolt next to the Xbox, it really shows just how small it is!

Thanks for your review, and ENJOY! Hahaha
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