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Post Date: 2017-03-15

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    Posted: 15 Mar 2017 at 1:54am

I just received my newest DS purchase. The Apollo.
My first purchase from DS was 3 years ago. I bought a
Vanquish 4. That PC has done great. 0 Issues until a month ago.
I ran into CPU overheating. I figured then that the cooler was
just about at the end of its life. I decided I would upgrade that PC and pass it off to my GF. It was time for a new computer.

I was going to build it myself this time. I had my build on pcpartpicker. Then shipping happened. Maui is not isolated by any means. It was just a hassle to get all the things shipped. On top of that I was busy. So I turned back to DS. I spent about 3 months just looking into other boutique pc builders. In the end I had narrowed it down to ---------, ------- and ----------.

------------- didn't really offer much in customization. I wasn't a fan of the cases. ----------- offered the most options in customization and choices. They beat ----- and ------ in pricing too. I decided to fall back on DS. I knew the quality of the their builds. I ordered an apollo on 19 FEB 17. Bad news. I received an email informing me Digital Storm was unable to ship the order to a P.O. Box. I was confused, well my first order the Vanquish 4 was shipped to a P.O Box. I cancelled the order with ----------- in mind.

I received a phone call from 'John' within 15mins of the order cancellation. He explained why the order could not ship to a P.O. BOX. The Apollo case(760t) couldn't be mailed to a P.O BOX. The Coridium case(The case used in the Vanquish 4) could however. I did not want a Coridium case. I loved the 760T, large and roomy and perfect for future upgrading. I told John to just cancel the order and if I needed to I would reorder. John was excellent and patient with me. He told me I'd have to fill out special forms to get it shipped to a UPS Center. Okay. I was pretty deflated by the whole thing though. I told him I'd reorder. I didn't. I went back into ------- and ------. In the end I crossed -------- out. I was willing to brave the numerous bad reviews on -----------. I built up a system and contacted customer service.

"will you ship to a UPS Center"
20mins later I was assigned to 'Rick'
I re-entered the question.
'Rick' how may I help you?
[You have been reassigned to another customer service agent]
48mins later I gave up.

Back to Digital Storm, I reordered again and filled out the necessary forms. John emailed me again about my special request for special order gpu. I wanted an ASUS STrix. I told John it was okay, I'm fine with whatever they pick and proceeded through the ordering process.

The Apollo is a gorgeous system,large and perfect for future upgrades. The quality of Digital Storms PC Builds are of the highest quality.I was not a stranger to that, however, it was the superb customer service is what brought me back. John should get a cake for saving an order:)
Build Time

12 Business Days
2 Day shipping.
Picked up the Computer at UPS Center-14MAR17

There was a dent in the box when I picked it up from UPS. It had me worried until I opened the box. Excellent packaging. PC booted up and is running with no issues. I am currently installing squad, world of tanks, Battlefield 1.

Mahalo Digitalstorm.
Mahalo John:)

On to the Pictures

EDIT: Removed Competitor Names - Alex

Edited by Alex - 15 Mar 2017 at 11:30am
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Mar 2017 at 2:06am
Congratulations. Thanks for the images. Very nice.Awesome Love that black case. Strong
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Mar 2017 at 3:05am
Very nice and Congrats.

Love the excellent pics.   Thanks.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Mar 2017 at 11:23am
Thank you for posting your review!
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  Quote Wilder Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Mar 2017 at 9:11am
Looking good. Enjoy!
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  Quote FR3SHM3AT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Sep 2017 at 1:45pm
Originally posted by David 245

A DS computer only lasted 3 years. I'm ticked off a Dell. XPS 8700 died after 3 years. I'm looking for a better computer than Dell.

Owned PC's from Both companies..

No comparison between Dell and Digital Storm.

like comparing an Abacus to the Calculator.

Love your Apollo !!

Sexy Ass PC

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  Quote gdead65 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Sep 2017 at 6:40pm
I was just thinking how much I love my Apollo- Been running strong since Feb. Ive built a couple of systems before but took a break this go around. I'm glad I did!
Apollo i7-7700 1070
Ordered: 2-12-17
Stage 1: 2-14-17
Stage 2 & 3: 2-16-17
Stage 4 & 5: 2-21-17
Stage 6: 2-23-17
Stage 7: 2-25-17
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