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    Posted: 27 Dec 2008 at 1:50pm
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PREORDERING/ ORDERING PHASE

I have been into computer games for about 5 years now and have built simi-good computers myself so I have a basic understanding of how they work and whatnot. I have never had a high-end gaming computer though and since I have saved up some pretty good cash here in Afghanistan I thought now would be a good time to buy one. And then the search began… Hours upon hours of searching computer sights… Cyberpowerpc, Ibuypower, Alienware, Stealthmachines, Widowpc, Velocitymicro, Shopl2, AVA, FNW, ABC, CNN, TNT, LOL, JK. But I really did search all those other sights. I was originally going to go with Shopl2. I gave them a price range and they put together something they thought would be best for me. I gave my opinions and they said why they picked those parts. But now I am pretty glad I didn’t go with them. Raid 0 would have been a headache imo and 2 4870x2’s would have been overkill. Then after the 7th or 8th google page I found DSO (now when I search they are on page 1). I went to the configurer and started pricing out a system. As soon as I did an instant message popped up and asked if I needed help. I said sure and asked a few questions and was just super pleased with the customer service. Then I hit the forums. Wow, I was just amazed how I was welcomed right into the community. Mature and inviting help from the first post. Just to make sure I did a Google search on DSO to see what I could find. A review from hardocp.com from 2 years ago. With the talk of their customer service I new I couldn’t go wrong. And from what I can see it has only gotten better. Then the wait, probably the worst part of the whole ordering phase (not anyone’s fault but Intel… stupid i7 core). Finally the i7 core came out and I placed my order. The internet is horrible over here at times so I had to call my order in. Problem? Not for DS, only a total of 10-15 mins of my calling card had to be used and it was a done deal. What happened the next day? Alex says “We have a new configurer!” And boy did they add some cool stuff. So I called DS again to change my order. Again, super fast customer service with very helpful people. Did I forget anything? Yes… Still no problem updating the order. Three radiators for a complete custom cooling? DS hooked it up. Anything you want they can make it happen. And that is one of the most unique features about the whole DSO experience.

ORDER DATE: 19 Nov 08 DELIVERY DATE: 19 Dec 08

ORDER DETAILS

Chassis: Cooler Master HAF 932
Power Supply: 1000W Corsair HX
Processor: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 965 3.2GHz OCed to 4.0
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage II Extreme
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz OCZ
Hard Drive 1: 300GB Western Digital VelociRaptor 10K RPM
Hard Drive 2: 1TB Western Digital 7200 RPM
Optical Drive 1: DVD Writer 20x / CD-Writer 48x LightScribe Edition
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port
Video Cards: 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260+ 896MB in SLI
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 3: Liquid Chilled FrostBite System For CPU With 3 x 120 radiators (DST4ME’s idea)
Internal Lighting: UV Internal Chassis Lighting System
CPU Boost: Yes, OC the processor as much as possible with complete stability
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit Edition
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System
Benchmarking: 3D Mark Vantage Advanced Edition
Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty


The Extras

Steelseries G7 keyboard
Steelseries Siberia Red Headset
Steelseries World of Warcraft Gaming mouse (coming soon… on back order till Jan)
Logitech G51 speakers


THE PICS











PACKAGING

Great, just as everyone else has stated. Nothing was misplaced or broken inside and everything is running smooth.

FIRST BOOT UP:

Great. Fastest boot times I have ever seen. Literally seconds.. Had a nice welcome vista screen that let me set up any extras I wanted. Desktop was almost empty. Only 4 icons other than the recycle bin.


BECHMARKING/INTEL BURN/TEMPS





Idle Temps -




TESTING:

Sound Card, Music

The sound card isnt bad. Ive never used anything other than onboard sound though, so not sure if my opinion counts here.

Gaming , Simming

The gaming has been nothing short of amazing. Crysis is awesome. I dont play on ultra high but I do play on high with a 1920x1080 res. Wow looks great but these days it doesnt take much to make that game play well.

Applications, Internet

Apps are quick to open. By far the fastest computer I have ever seen.

CONCLUSION:

My DSO experience has be wonderful and already talked my friend into buying a computer from DSO. I would recommend this site to anyone and everyone. Thanks to everyone here on the forums that helped and DSO for being awesome.


Edited by bradesco - 04 Jan 2009 at 8:13pm
HAF 932
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2008 at 2:10pm
I'd love to see your temps, I bet you got a lot of room to push that OC.

after seeing this, I might go with a triple rad myself instead of the double that I was thinking about.

very nice system I think you got the system I would like to order, except I'm trying to get 3 GPUs in there, if not maybe 2 dual core GPUs.

your system is sweet, when you get a chance give us temps idle and underload, I would really appreciate it.
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  Quote bradesco Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2008 at 2:25pm
What program do I need to find out my temps?

Edited by bradesco - 27 Dec 2008 at 2:57pm
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  Quote Dsnewb210 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2008 at 2:29pm
sweeeeeeeeet system! ConfusedHeartConfusedHeartConfusedHeartConfusedHeart
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  Quote Dsnewb210 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2008 at 2:43pm
I forgot to ask, what are the advantages of having a triple rad setup?
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with a bigger rad you should have better temps
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  Quote Dsnewb210 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2008 at 3:01pm
Hmm makes me wonder if i should have included that into my build, doh!  Big%20smile
 
I wonder if i decided to change it if it could be since im in stage 5.
 
What do you think DST4ME?
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  Quote Dsnewb210 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2008 at 3:04pm
I noticed you opted to have the memory oc'd/fan kit, but i dont see the fan kit.
 
What happend?
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2008 at 3:05pm
what cpu did you get?

stage 5 is testing.

fan kit does not fit the new ram

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  Quote Dsnewb210 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2008 at 3:44pm
The i7 965, I thought i seen a few people that posted reviews with ram fan kits on there mem.
 
According to corsairs website they do have fan kits that fit and are made for the new ram.
 
Maybe since he went with OCZ ram the kits wouldn't fit. 
 


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Could be ocz, but in his case I don't think the fan will matter much.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2008 at 4:12pm
Originally posted by bradesco

What program do I need to find out my temps?


sorry boss I missed your post there, but looks like you got it figured out, now run intelburn and lets see how high those temps go
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  Quote bradesco Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2008 at 5:45pm
How long does Intel Burn take and what should my temps look like?

btw... I love this keyboard. I really really like the way the keys feel when they are pressed. :D steelseries G7... get it.
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intelburn is quick, say 10 minutes, but will get your temps the highest.

besure to leave hwmonitor open while you are running the test so we can see what your max was also.
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  Quote bradesco Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2008 at 6:14pm
Oh, ok. 79, 70, 77, and 73 were the max temps..
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2008 at 6:59pm
after you ran intelburn? if yes that is good, this means you pc got room to puch that oc if you wanted to.
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  Quote bradesco Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2008 at 8:37pm
Yeah that was after Intel Burn... Ill prolly just leave the OC the same. Im just going to game anyway. Its not that serious.
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I understand, just wantted to see what you pc can do
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  Quote MarkNY Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2008 at 9:28pm
Generally I'd say DS pushes OCs as far as they can go while still being stable.  Everyone should keep in mind that some CPUs won't OC high even at low temperatures.  Take my QX6850- I can't push it above 3.6 even while running in acceptable temperature ranges at a higher clock- it just doesn't remain stable.  If you achieved a 4ghz OC- thats pretty damn good and I wouldn't mess with it :)
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Sweet rig brad!!  Love the pics!! 

950Si 1000W PSU QX9650 4.0GHz 790i 8GB 1600MHz Dominator DHX 2x GTX 280
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  Quote bradesco Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Dec 2008 at 12:19am
Thanks guys, I would have taken pics of it with the lights off but it was too bright outside and they didnt put the uv coolant in... its just the reg blood red. still looks sweet though so I dont want to change it.
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  Quote Nomak Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Dec 2008 at 8:53am

Yeah, low temps dont guarantee you a stable system. All about the damn chips.

That triple rad, i hope theres no problems with tubing, it looks like its a bit oversized for that spot (top of your case) and tubes just barely fit in there.

 
A killer rig, regardless. Ouch
 
[edit] Just took another look and everything fits fine. Confused


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sweet rig man !!!!.  just one thing.. does that reservoir slide out ? i hope so incase you have to fill it or top off.

other then that it looks AMAZING . love it man. hope you enjoy it.

and also www.shopl2.com is right down the block from my house. iv been in there , and they guys that work there are dumb. lol good thing you went with DS ! Angry


Edited by jtspectra2 - 28 Dec 2008 at 12:27pm
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reservoir I believe they Velcro in there for easy removal.
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ya i know that, i have one, but it looks like its trapped behind the rad
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lol now I see what you mean, first time I looked I thought it was a drive slot, its under the rad and ya its tight, but it does look like its got a bit of room to get pulled out or I wonder if he has access from the front?

I wonder if that close to the rad adds any heat there to the reservoir.
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  Quote bradesco Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Dec 2008 at 10:22pm
Not sure... havent even tried. Been too busy gaming O_o Just got Crysis and Red Alert 3... Good times. Might check it out tomorrow. Just eying now I think i could get to it through the CD vent drive thingy.
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ya I think you just fill that up from the front, much easier.
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Nice Rig Man!  Ermm
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Nice looking rig there Brad, Mine will hopefully ship out today if all goes as planned. Thanks for your service and welcome home bud.

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can you do a performance preset benchmark in vantage. i wanna see what you score. 
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Heres the performance benchmark...



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god theres a HUGEE difference in benchmark performance from the 260's to the 280's.




Edited by jtspectra2 - 30 Dec 2008 at 5:28pm
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Bummer... I configured my build with 2 260's (216), luckily there evga so I can use there step up program if need be.
 
Is that the free version of 3DMARK VANTAGE?
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no , professional edition 
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