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Hailstorm II: IT'S HERE !

Post Date: 2013-08-26

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  Quote Tio Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Hailstorm II: IT'S HERE !
    Posted: 26 Aug 2013 at 10:46am
Greetings one and all,
Finally able to get everything together here and let everyone know about this absolutely AMAZING PC that DS put together for me.
To begin with I wanted to start out with Shipping/Receiving og the unit.
1) The First step of it's trip to me by "SB Freight" was great they had it to the local warehouse by Tuesday (after being picked up the previous Thursday @ DS) which was great time getting it to Ohio.
2) the end Shipper/Delivery had to be contacted (by me) on Weds. as I hadn't heard anything from them by late on that date.The lady I spoke with confirmed that the item was at their warehouse and should be delivered the next day. Thursday about noon I get a call from them that I expected to be from them about to make delivery but, instead was from another lady saying that she wanted to make delivery arrangements for Friday...grrrr. I explained my conversation of the previous day and she asked for me to hold... about 10 minutes later she gets back on saying it sill be here within a few hours. Lo and behold at 1325 hrs their he is at the front door WOOOOHOOOOO'
3) The pallet was completely destroyed and the box was (still strapped to the pieces of the pallet) on it's side with the BIG ARROWS on the side showing the correct way it was to be shipped. so he cut it away from the pallet grabs it and lifts. I ask if he minds taking it inside and he replies "No Problem" sets it on the front porch and be fore I can say anything ...rolls it thru the front door.
UNBOXING:
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It's in good shape as you can see even after the abuse
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Nice Packaging ain't it
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Look at all the Swag mmmmmmm
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Just so ya know...this thing was so well packed that we could barely get our hands down the sides to extract it from it's comfy lil Cocoon.
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  Quote Tio Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Aug 2013 at 10:47am
GRRRRR what the hell !?
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  Quote Tio Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Aug 2013 at 11:39am


This thing is massive and def. takes two people to manage it's Size and Weight.a nice thing when we were moving this beast there was NO sign or sound of anything moving within it's cavernous interior at all. this thing is so tightly built even after being rolled into the house and THAT simply amazed me considering all the components involved in it's build. Kudos to all of the build team on this thing.

First power up and it had no troubles what so ever. it immediately recognized all displays attached to it as well as all routers,external drives as well as all of it's componentry. have run it thru some games Rift/GW2/Neverwinter/Splinter Cell/Tera etc. All games at MAX settings and it just chews em up and spits em out. Have also run it thru some of my Graphics Arts programs Anime Studio/Autodesk Sketchbook/Adobe Photoshop/Maya/etc. once again with no problems at all.

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  Quote Tio Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Aug 2013 at 11:45am
Don't know what happened but it completely deleted most of my review !? ahh well here's a couple more pictures.

And....

Will re-write the entire Review a bit later as I have a few things I must get done here.hope you all enjoy the Pictures as I LOVE things thing...it ROCKS !!!!!!!
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Aug 2013 at 11:47am
Congrats, Tio.  Awesome    
 
That is one sweet looking rig.   And powerful.    Strong
 
ENJOY.  Big%20Smile
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  Quote Tio Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Aug 2013 at 11:52am
Oh ! I did get a chance to run one Benchmark.
http://www.3dmark11/3dm11/1021937
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  Quote Tio Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Aug 2013 at 11:57am
Grrrrrrr wrong link try this one instead
http://3dmark11/3dm11/7021937
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  Quote danjw1 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Aug 2013 at 12:27pm
Originally posted by Tio

Grrrrrrr wrong link try this one instead
http://3dmark11/3dm11/7021937


At least one of the problems is that 3dmark11 is not a top level domain. It needs that in with a . after the subdomain of the website. the URL should look like this: http://www.3dmark11.com/3dm11/7021937

It their website doesn't seem to be working for me. It looks like they are using an Amazon cloud server; I read earlier about them have a problem with a data center.

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  Quote Burnspot Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Aug 2013 at 12:44pm
Congrats! Looks like a killer rig!
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  Quote Meller Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Aug 2013 at 6:45pm
I'm confused on one thing when looking at the pictures.

Yes, this is multiple questions, but all related to the one topic:

Do they run a dual loop in the 900D?

I see a tube res, but do they also have a dual bay res? 

Is that a config you requested instead of dual tube res?

Anyways, the system looks great. How do they do their cooling set up? How many radiators and what size do they give a tri-sli titan set up?
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  Quote fstcvc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Aug 2013 at 9:16pm
Congrats on your killer system, Tio!! Can't wait to get mine (waiting on a backordered part)... Enjoyed the pics!

Oh, here's a proper link to the 3Dmark...
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  Quote Subxero Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Aug 2013 at 5:57am
Tio- glad you happy with the new rig. Looks very nice! With that CPU and that much RAM you must be running like a .... Well very fast anyway. Thankfully it survived a rolling torture test by your delivery driver.

Meller- the dual loop is part of the cooling package, stage five with multi GPU, chipset and CPU cooling. Multi reservior is specially requested. You can spec out what ever you want ( or need) and DS will build it. Email Alex for more info.
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  Quote retirednavysnipe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Aug 2013 at 8:07am
Congrats system looks like a killer!!
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  Quote Meller Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Aug 2013 at 8:15am
I would hope it would be a dual loop, especially when cooling three cards, chipset, and cpu. If it was just one card, I'd understand and maybe two.  So you/he requested one tube and one bay?

God I love that Digital Storm fitting's on the Hydro Copper's. Sexy
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Aug 2013 at 10:45am
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  Quote oldlady RPGer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Aug 2013 at 11:44am





Damn that looks awesome!!!!

Me sitting my ECMO in PICU. Now you know why I like LQ. ;)

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  Quote fstcvc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Aug 2013 at 11:58pm
For those of you who haven't noticed, the new online pics for the HailStorm II is Tio's awesome creation... Way to go buddy!!

Edited by fstcvc - 30 Aug 2013 at 12:11am
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  Quote Wilder Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Aug 2013 at 4:53am
Wow! That baby is packed.  Looks beautiful.  Enjoy!
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  Quote Tio Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Aug 2013 at 7:23am
Thanx everyone for the well wishes and the system "Likes" this thing is a BEAST !!! does everything I want and more except for a few problems with some games (Tera mostly at this point) but I think that may have more to do with the SLI than anything. @meller yes it is a dual loop system my friend the other reservoir is on the front of the case wish they had switched out that LED for a red one Also, YES those are pics of my rig WOOOOOOT in the Hailstorm ads now. DAMN but she looks good don't she !? Just noticed the new cooling system to.....GRRRRR is standard now as well. How can I get that Alex ? No pun intended but that is "Cool" as hell
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Aug 2013 at 11:51am
Glad to hear! You pretty much have HydroLux in your PC, if not more.
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  Quote joguco2012 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Sep 2013 at 10:44am
Congrats on your new rig. Totally Badass.
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  Quote Nav Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Sep 2013 at 9:42pm
Now that's what you call a beast!
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  Quote surf71zx Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Sep 2013 at 9:58am
Tio is that DigitalStorm SLI bridge of yours LED backlit? Your system looks awesome!
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  Quote Tio Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Sep 2013 at 3:24pm
Originally posted by surf71zx

Tio is that DigitalStorm SLI bridge of yours LED backlit? Your system looks awesome!
Heya surf71zx unfortunately no, the SLI bridge is not backlit. to be honest it's the only part that they made that I thought was going to be but considering how many things that they customized for me it's friggin awesome and I have no regrets whatsoever
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