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Post Date: 2011-06-25

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    Posted: 25 Jun 2011 at 4:57pm
Wow, I have been following Digital Storm for about 4 years now ready to order then deciding not to order many times over! I kept visiting the site and recently saw something that should have been done a long time ago. A well priced computer line with  great performance components to boot! I found it with the Digital Storm ODE Ultimate computer. Now I have come to Digital Storm many times to configure a system only to find what I wanted in the range of $3500 to $6000 and still not satisfied with something about the configuration so I never order it! When I saw the ODE-Ultimate it had the basic high end components I required but still a simple design and great lay-out of the case. I have had the ODE-Ulimate for about a week now and all I can say is WOW. It performs flawlessly, it runs cool and is just a joy to work with. It's nice to have the high end perfomance with the not so high end price tag. The system took 8 days to get to me not including shipping ( I picked it up, I only live 5 miles from Digital Storm) but that was not a big deal for me. I just want to thank Digital Storm for doing a great job on this ODE line of computers I think your going to have great success with it. I can recommend without hesitation that if your looking for a high end computer and don't want to put the "BIG BUCKS" out take a look at the "ODE" line, it's a winner!
 


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  Quote Richsi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2011 at 5:09pm
I tried posting a bunch of pictures but it seems it didn't work. A little help please?
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2011 at 5:14pm


does that help?

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  Quote FR3SHM3AT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2011 at 5:27pm
Man I can't wait to see the photos.
 
 
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  Quote Richsi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jun 2011 at 2:37pm

Here are the Pictures!



Edited by Richsi - 26 Jun 2011 at 4:34pm
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  Quote coolmasta Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jun 2011 at 2:45pm
Wow that looks nice. Great buy!
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  Quote anjuice360 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jun 2011 at 5:36pm
Dang you got one huge tower next to that :P that ODE looks awesome!
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  Quote Richsi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jun 2011 at 6:29pm
LOL, thanks its a LIAN-LU ATI Cross-Fire X case. Still a project in the works! But the Digital Storm ODE-Ultimate is awesome!
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  Quote RiceEatin2000GT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jun 2011 at 10:41pm
love it! looks great man
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  Quote mackraney23 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 4:18am
one question. could a Xonar Essence STX fit into the top pci-e slot?
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  Quote Richsi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 10:00am
mackraney23, I guess your talking about the ODE-Ultimate and yes  after looking at the Xonar Essence STX online and looking at the space above the graphic card and below the CPU cooler it looks like plenty of room. The builder did take a cable from the MOB on the top rear slot out the back to plug into a 3.0 USB port that might get in the way but not sure. Maybe someone with more experience could answer that. I hope that answered your question or I am completely not understanding your question!
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  Quote Hokinabru Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 10:59am
The reason they route the USB 3.0 cable like that is because the motherboards don't include an internal way to connect the USB 3.0 cable that the ODE uses in order to make the slot work.
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  Quote FR3SHM3AT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 11:46am
Thats one sweet PC.
 
Congrats Man,
 
Really nice Rig you have there.
 
Game On !
 
 
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They should have changed the LED's to Red on fans or cathode to blue.
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  Quote Richsi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 12:11pm
Thanks for the nice comments, I really don't care about the lights not my thing, just included in the build, no complaints here!
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  Quote Richsi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 12:14pm
So your saying Hokinabru all the ports on the top of the front panel are USB 3.0? I can't see the routing for the cable to really tell?
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  Quote mackraney23 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 1:16pm
so they routed the cable like that so all the connections on top by the fan controller work?
@Richsi so if it could definitely fit in the ultimate im sure it could fit into level 3 no problem correct? and if you don't mind me asking why did you go with ultimate rather then level 3? if i iv e herd correctly doesn't the sli 570s beat the 590 in performance?
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  Quote Richsi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 1:39pm
The 590 runs cooler is all, I would not notice the performance differenct anyway I'm not a real diehard gamer, just a fly by night thing! I'm more into solid performance, running cooler parts and doing everyday stuff on my computer. Just like to be on the high end of stuff instead of buying a non-upgradable Dell or something like that! Get my drift?
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  Quote mackraney23 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 1:59pm
yeah i gotcha brotha. Im still deciding between level 3 and level 4. Im sure that 590 destroys games tho, am i right?
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  Quote Richsi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 2:50pm
From what I can see YES, I have loaded COD, World at War and it kicks ass. Running about 63C GPU, CPU about 54C not bad!
Update: I loaded COD4 and it ran the temps on the GPU up to 85C, the card manufacture says the card can run to 100C (I hope not!)

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  Quote Hokinabru Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 3:04pm
Only the blue USB 3.0 Port at the top is usb 3.0. the other four are 2.0
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  Quote Richsi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 3:21pm
Gotta Hokinabru, thanks for the information. I see the port your talking about thanks for the info, love this forum!
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  Quote Hokinabru Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 4:28pm
No problem mate Awesome
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 5:51pm
Awesome review!
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  Quote schwing Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Jul 2011 at 6:57pm
that looks sweet man! ok i think i'm gonna get the Ode level 1 :)
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  Quote tk tomp Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jul 2011 at 5:57pm
I have a general question after checking out the pictures above. When comparing the pictures to the images on the actual DS Site for the ODE I'm seeing something additional which I'm not sure of...

What is filling the last slot on the case right above the power supply? Not sure if "Slot" is the right term to use but there is some wiring to it and a little red light it looks like... What is that?
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That's a switch to turn the red lighting on/off.
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Thanks Alex. Appreciate it
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  Quote Richsi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Jul 2011 at 10:55am
Wow wondered what that switch was for, never tired it out, LOL...Thanks Alex!
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