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HailStorm: Digital Storm Beat Down Review

Post Date: 2011-03-31

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    Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 5:24pm
Ok so, before i begin this review let me say this. this computer is so big it destroyed the top and bottom of my desk which is a good thing. now onto the review.



I have been waiting for a long time to get my hands on a awesome rig that i can call mine for years. i searched and searched until one day i got sick and was in the hospital for 3 months, i was approached by a corporation called make a wish and was offered to have any wish granted. and you can guess where this took a turn . SO what do i think about the computer your wondering?..... im not impressed........ AT HOW THESE GAMES GET BEAT DOWN BY THIS PC's AWESOMENESS SO EASILY .

So here are some specs to give you an idea of where im standing:
CPU: Intel Core i7 990x @ 4.0Ghz
Video Card: 3x GTX 580 1.5GB
RAM: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz
Chassis Model: Black OPS HailStorm Edition
PSU: 1500W Silverstone
MotherBoard: ASUS RAMPAGE III EXTREME
HDD:1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (64MB Cache)
Optical Drive: Blu-Ray Player/DVD Player
Optical Drive 2:DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Cooling: H20: Stage 6: Sub-Zero LCS Dual Loop: CPU & Triple SLI/CrossFire Video Cards
Display: 3x Triple Asus 3D Panels 23 inch VG236H (only 1 setup)

Here are Some Pics:



Issues upon opening:
-Case cover plastic is chipped on inside.
-Had SLI issues until i Tweaked and restored a few settings.
-DAMN FedEx Took to long (Not DS fault)

Overal Rating: A++++
Numbered score: 99.9998/100 (because of those small problems
DS SCORE: 100/100
FedEx Score: BLEH!

Overall Loved the computer Would totally if i ever get the money for it, would buy again. I have recommended to numerous friends that DS is in fact Pretty God Damn Awesome. Keep Up The good work guys. love to see more from you.

Feel free to ask any questions if necessary

[EDIT]
If you were wondering why it says beat down review, that is because that is what i took the liberty of naming this PC

Edited by ballinboi3546 - 31 Mar 2011 at 5:27pm
What a beast, what a beast, what a beast.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 7:56pm
Wow! I didn't know you were going to post pics. That's awesome. I'm going to link this in our Facebook.Awesome
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  Quote Heathenson Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 8:00pm
Wow, thats amazing. Hope youre better, kick some butt on that.
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  Quote ballinboi3546 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 8:18pm
lol thanks guys, im doing better, but i mean come on... who wouldn't be better after having this in your house
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  Quote HoboJoe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 8:21pm
Looks like you need a bigger desk :P
I hope you start feeling better soon. My lil bro had cancer and went throught the Make A Wish Foundation. Those guys are awesome!!!!!

Thank you DS for having a heart, and making a dream come true for someone
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  Quote ballinboi3546 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 8:23pm
I was in for Severe Aplastic Anemia. this is a very big wish, and yes i do need a new desk, but i didnt get one in time... :#
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  Quote FR3SHM3AT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 8:33pm
Very very very very very nice.

Enjoy your machine. It's just lovely.   

If you play any FPS games let me know. We can go kick some ass together.

God bless,

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Way to go make a wish and DSO. Make a great team.
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  Quote ballinboi3546 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 8:36pm
Ill play whatever. just not black ops cause i dont have it yet but i do have MW2 tho...
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  Quote maxyme Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 8:39pm
Mw 2 is pretty terrible because of all the hackers right now.. Its too bad..
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  Quote ballinboi3546 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 8:42pm
Trust me, i steer FAR away from that game. that was just a suggestion lol. i know that its bad i had to buy it for 3 platforms then sell it on 1 because it got that bad lol
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  Quote FR3SHM3AT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 8:42pm
Cool add me to your steam _fr3shm3at_

I have mw2 . Haven't played in in while, but rocked on it like I do at black ops.

Beat plenty of wallers and botters. If your machine is faster than theirs and you move right most can't keep up. They hate me.


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  Quote ballinboi3546 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 8:44pm
Roger that just sent A FR your way.
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  Quote FR3SHM3AT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 8:47pm
I'll ad you tomorrow between works, kids, wife ect.. Only get couples hours a day to play. On iPad at moment. But I'll ad you.
Frag with you soon
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  Quote ballinboi3546 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 8:48pm
haha same to you.
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Yea bro, when your on add hobojoe69 ( SteamID) I'll crank up some MW2 with ya
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ok got you too
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  Quote Landaulet Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 9:46pm
Congrats man!
Hope all is well now for you.
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Thanks man, yeah im fine.
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  Quote Landaulet Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 9:58pm
Glad to hear Awesome
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Yeah ive been out since around like June 12th of last year
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  Quote Clusta Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Apr 2011 at 2:38am
Wow, are those tubes black or blue? Could you retake close up pics? They're a bit blurry compared to rest. I might want to switch rigs.  Hahaha
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Haha sure ill retake them when i get home. check back at around 4 - 5 i should of taken it by then
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Nice PC!!! Hope you are enjoying it.  Props to DS for doing this!
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  Quote WarriorOfHan Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Apr 2011 at 10:05pm
can i join the frag team? my steam account is superwang3, i have BlOps and BC2. oh and i will get my DS computer this tueday!!!
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Great to hear you are doing better!  Awesome looking rig!  It's also great to hear that Make a Wish Foundation and DSO made your wish come true!
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thanks everyone for being so supportive
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I just thought about something... its been on my mind for a couple of days so i decided to investigate. and... i don't have any overclocked parts in my PC whatsoever. i find that very strange and has been on my mind for a couple of days. i also found that, i thought i ordered a liquid chilled system but, apparently i must of gotten a liquid cooled system instead somehow. these are minor gripes, but they are making me wonder why?
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 12:49am

From what I know of based on the specs you listed, the system ordered was a liquid cooled unit, not a liquid chilled TEC system. That is what you have ordered. In addition, I'm not sure about the overclocks as I don't see the full receipt listed. Perhaps you can email me the serial number on the side of the system (right side panel) to: [email protected] so I can check. Big%20Smile

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Very nice rig!Strong

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i'll email you the info once i get home, so around 4 O'clock PM (Eastern Time). Thanks!
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i have no clue, why in the world i chose to never upload these two photos, of the final product.
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