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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Coming Back To PC Gaming
    Posted: 24 May 2012 at 9:26am

1. Your Budget: less than 2k/2500k max

2. Expectations: play high end games, such as arma, witcher 2 without worrying about fps drops. Also play D3, Dota 2 flawlessly.

3. Usage: gaming

4. Special Needs: Nvidia 670


Hey guys,

I'm new here, but I've been lurking around DS for quite some time now. I've been away from PC gaming since 2001 and I'm hoping to get back to it now. I want to play D3 and maybe DoTa 2 when it comes out. I also want to play Arma 2 because of DayZ mod.

That being said, I want a PC that can handle all those games and can last at least  5 years. Can someone help me out? Thanks in advance.

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  Quote josephlee Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 9:32am
What monitor(s) and res are you using?
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 9:38am
That's another thing, If someone can help me out with that as well. I'm thinking of getting a 21' monitor. Sorry I've been out of the loop when it comes to this thing.

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Thinking of getting this one:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002453K5G/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=aahhmtgm-20&link_code=as3&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B002453K5G


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  Quote Black5Lion Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 10:27am
i think many ppl here game on this : http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2312HM-IPS-Monitor/dp/B005LN1JEC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337712742&sr=8-1
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 10:46am
Yep, that's the monitor alot of us use and it look s great.
 
I would suggest looking at the just updated ODE line of pre-configs.
 
 
The ODE 2 gives you the gtx670 which will play most games on high ,on the monitor Black5Lion listed or the ODE 4 with it's sli 670 that will max out gaming and you get a SSD and bu-ray player and a better cpu cooler with stage 2 overclocking.
 
Check them out and see if they fit your needs.Big%20Smile
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 10:48am
Originally posted by bprat22

Yep, that's the monitor alot of us use and it look s great.
 
I would suggest looking at the just updated ODE line of pre-configs.
 
 
The ODE 2 gives you the gtx670 which will play most games on high ,on the monitor Black5Lion listed or the ODE 4 with it's sli 670 that will max out gaming and you get a SSD and bu-ray player and a better cpu cooler with stage 2 overclocking.
 
Check them out and see if they fit your needs.Big%20Smile


Last time I checked, ODE line changed their VC to AMD cards?
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 10:49am
Well I guess they went back to Nvidia cards again! YES!!!!

I'll take a look and let you guys know!


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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 10:55am
DS keeps changing things around.  It's one line of pc's that if you see what you like, ya better get it before they change again. 
 
I like the latest changes.Big%20Smile
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 10:56am
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 11:01am
Originally posted by bprat22

DS keeps changing things around.  It's one line of pc's that if you see what you like, ya better get it before they change again. 
 
I like the latest changes.Big%20Smile


Yeah I'm loving ODE LV 2 now! Fits my tight budget too!

Also, I understand ODEs are premade, can I still upgrade some components?
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 11:03am
Alex is lingering about Big%20Smile and can best answer that.. I've heard yes and no recently.

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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 11:08am
Originally posted by bprat22

Alex is lingering about Big%20Smile and can best answer that.. I've heard yes and no recently.


I'm planning on getting the components from DS anyways, so let it happen Alex haha!
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 11:17am
You could make changes at $50 per component change and the difference in price. It also has to be a minor change.

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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 12:41pm
Late to the topic but I heard so much about those Ultrasharps that I went and saw one in person.  They are sweet as hell.

I got 3.
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 1:54pm
Originally posted by Alex

You could make changes at $50 per component change and the difference in price. It also has to be a minor change.


ODE LVL 2 is fine as is right now. What if down the road I decided to upgrade the MoBo or the video card?
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  Quote Asangard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 2:43pm
Hey xii which Dell Ultrasharps did you get?  I currently have the U2410.
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Is to recognize thyself as thy 1st enemy.


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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 3:55pm
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Hey xii which Dell Ultrasharps did you get?  I currently have the U2410.


The U2711 - available here.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 5:14pm

I don't believe we allow motherboard changes on the ODE with the special change fee, however, we can for the video card.

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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 5:44pm
Originally posted by Alex

I don't believe we allow motherboard changes on the ODE with the special change fee, however, we can for the video card.



Cool thanks! I'll wait for the Memorial Day sale, Alex.
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 May 2012 at 1:23pm
Quick question here, ODE LVL 2 can max Arma 2 right?
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Jun 2012 at 1:25pm
Bump!

Question.

I'm thinking of getting this config: 694375   

Say, I decided to "SLi" it, or maybe add another HDD. Will it void my warranty?
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Adding parts does not void warranty unless adding the part causes problems like bending a pin, short, defective part that surges, etc.    In general its no problem.     That build looks good.

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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Jun 2012 at 3:48pm
Originally posted by bprat22

Adding parts does not void warranty unless adding the part causes problems like bending a pin, short, defective part that surges, etc.    In general its no problem.     That build looks good.


Ofcourse it's a good build, it was yours. lol

Thanks a bunch bprat!
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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Jun 2012 at 4:02pm
Originally posted by Teemberland

Originally posted by bprat22

Adding parts does not void warranty unless adding the part causes problems like bending a pin, short, defective part that surges, etc.    In general its no problem.     That build looks good.


Ofcourse it's a good build, it was yours. lol

Thanks a bunch bprat!


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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 3:17pm
Quick question Bprat, is SLI 670 an overkill for 1920x1080 monitor?
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 4:42pm
Sli 670 is definitely not overkill for the monitor and games you mentioned.   The difference between single and sli 670 is playing on High or Ultra settings with great fps.    A single will play great. A sli will give you more fps and more expansion for the future.    The budget pretty much decides what ya can do.
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 4:54pm
Originally posted by bprat22

Sli 670 is definitely not overkill for the monitor and games you mentioned.   The difference between single and sli 670 is playing on High or Ultra settings with great fps.    A single will play great. A sli will give you more fps and more expansion for the future.    The budget pretty much decides what ya can do.


Thank you kindly. I think I'm going for ODE Ver 2, LVL 4.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 4:59pm
Awesome pick. You can' t go wrong with the ODE 4. It has it all. Good luck and keep us updated.     
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Jun 2012 at 1:59pm
I just pulled the trigger guys!

System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Pre-built Digital Storm ODE V2 - Level 4
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core) (Requires Z77 Motherboard)
Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Features Thermal Armor and Thermal Radar)
System Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series
Power Supply: 800W Corsair GS (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (120GB Solid State (By: Corsair) (Model: Force GT Series CSSD-F120GBGT-BK) (SATA 6Gbps)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital/Seagate/Hitachi/Samsung (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray Player/DVD Writer (Play Blu-Ray and Burn DVDs)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card(s): 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB (Includes PhysX)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex 240mm Radiator Liquid CPU Cooler (Extreme-Performance Edition)
H20 Tube Color: - Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Red)
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz
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 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty

Question for Alex, I forgot to add the free t-shirt, can you guys still squeeze this in for my order? I'd appreciate it (Medium please :))
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Jun 2012 at 2:10pm
Great gaming is heading your way.     ODE 4 is awesome.     Congrats.       Good catch on the t-shirt.
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Jun 2012 at 2:30pm
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Great gaming is heading your way.     ODE 4 is awesome.     Congrats.       Good catch on the t-shirt.


Bprat, do you think they can still squeeze that in?? LOL
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Yes we can, just contact us. Strong

Thanks for choosing Digital Storm! Awesome
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Jun 2012 at 3:23pm
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Yes we can, just contact us. Strong

Thanks for choosing Digital Storm! Awesome


SWEEEEEEEEEEET!
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 5:45pm
Stage 1 today! Got my free t-shirt too! Thanks to Gerardo!
Road To ODE Ver 2 Lvl 4
Stage 1: 6/25/2012
Stage 2: 6/27/2012
Stage 3: 6/28/2012
Stage 4: 6/28/2012
Stage 5: 6/28/2012
Stage 6: 6/29/2012
Stage 7: 7/2/2012
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stage 3!!!!
Road To ODE Ver 2 Lvl 4
Stage 1: 6/25/2012
Stage 2: 6/27/2012
Stage 3: 6/28/2012
Stage 4: 6/28/2012
Stage 5: 6/28/2012
Stage 6: 6/29/2012
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