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  Quote warlock Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: My new DS
    Posted: 08 May 2008 at 2:10am
I'm still getting settings set, tweaks performed and programs installed, but I wanted to take a few minutes to get some pics posted and give a bit of an initial review.

Like I said in a previous post, my feelings about UPS aside, they got my new system here in one piece with not a single loose screw.  There was an 'anomoly' on the side of the box - highlighted in the pic. 




I don't know if someone was trying to get a peek at the awesome contents or if they used it as a hold while picking up this titan of a box.

I know mine looks a lot like others who have posted pics of their new Digital Storm's here, but it's definitely different.  Notice the desk that this Digital Storm is parked at.  :)   It's mine!








As to using the computer, I haven't encountered problems yet except that I can't get Crysis to play.  I'm not sure what's causing the problem, but I'll either sort it out tomorrow or I'll plead for help tomorrow.  There are a few programs and a scanner driver that Vista 64-bit doesn't like, but these things were expected.  Luckily I've got XP Pro also on this system. 

Thankx again to all at Digital Storm who helped me and put my new computer together and thankx to all in the forums who have provided sage advice and wisdom.  I'm sure to have many more questions as time goes on.


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  Quote widdlecat Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2008 at 5:48am
Nice looking machine. The wiring is all neat and tidy. Smile
Judging by the placement of your desk (with the stairwell having a peek-a-boo view of your legs) you must be a guy and not a girl. Unless you like showing off your legs and ... Embarrassed
LOL! Good luck with crysis! Hope all goes well.
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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2008 at 6:33am
nice li lian desk...
 
god that second picture must have near $10,000 between the 2 monitors, the desk and the comp
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  Quote warlock Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2008 at 9:40am
The computer was just over $3000.  The monitors were on sale.  Just under $300 each - Dell SP2208WFP's.  The desk actually only cost $250 and I've had it for about 7 years.  It's a great desk.  Lots of space and easy to hide cables around the back.

And widdlecat.....yes, I am a man.  My girlfriend calls my new computer my Russian mail-order bride.
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  Quote Dog Lover Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2008 at 10:47am
Nice set up!
 
As for this "Russian mail-order bride" statement, your right.  I paid over 4500 for my beast (not including upgraded shipping, a new 22 inch monitor, new Razer key board and another APC surge / back-up) and people tell me that I am out of my mind! 
 
They just don't understand.  I don't just want to play my games, I want to max them out and become a part of them!
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  Quote Everett Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2008 at 11:30am
Thought you meant DS as in Nintendo's DS system.  :p

I like your Desktop's wallpaper, PC table and DS' cabling which look clean.  Like the attachment of the Zalman fans as well.

The box could be used to have your animal (dog or cat preferred) inside to show devotion towards the company.


Edited by Everett - 08 May 2008 at 11:32am
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  Quote warlock Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2008 at 2:20pm
Update: 

Don't know why I was having problems, but Crysis is running now.  I tried Very High settings and it brought this computer to its knees.  High settings seem to work quite well though.
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  Quote Dog Lover Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2008 at 2:35pm

Ya, your not gonna be able to run it at VH settings.

I have mine set at High, with object quality at VH and 1024 x 768 and that is the optimum settings as choosen by the game it self.  If I try to tweak up the resolution, the game won't work.  I can, however, run everything on VH and you really can not tell the difference between that and just High.
 
 
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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 May 2008 at 7:15am
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=2407
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most of those settings are little more than epeen strokers
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  Quote SunfighterLC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 May 2008 at 9:20am
That is one hell of a nice machine.  I love those little ram fans lol. Kinda sucks i wont be getting them, mostly due to the fact i wanna upgrade my ram like within a month or two of ordering, so basically getting overclocking would just be a waste.
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  Quote warlock Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 May 2008 at 9:42am
SunfighterLC .....  For as long as you've been waiting and dreaming about building your new Digital Storm, when it is finally in your hands I'm betting your build will not only be the envy of many but the little ram fans won't even register as things you remember wanting.
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  Quote warlock Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 May 2008 at 9:04pm
What program harleyman?  I've stitched many together in photoshop....but something automated would be nice.

<edit>  BTW, if you have multiple monitors and haven't yet come across the site,    http://www.mandolux.com/

Go to the archive.




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  Quote SpyNavy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 May 2008 at 6:50am
I think wallpapermaster lets you do two different displays as well.  I havent tried it though.
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  Quote jhill23 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 May 2008 at 10:12pm
Honestly, I would put the memory fans in there if they didn't work they really look awesome. If you want to get the fans, u can just get them off newegg for like 20 bucks, I'd imagine that DS would let u just get the fan ? 
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  Quote kclemens Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 May 2008 at 11:06pm
Warlock, what were your specs?
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  Quote warlock Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 May 2008 at 11:26pm
Not the biggest or the baddest around, but I certainly have no complaints.


Case: Digital Storm 850Si (Black Anodized Aluminum Finish)
Power Supply: 750W Corsair HX (Dual SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66GHz (1333MHz FSB) (12MB Cache) @ 3.2GHz  (Thankx DS!)
Motherboard: nVidia 780i Core 2 Quad (nForce 780i SLI)
Memory: 4GB DDR2 Corsair at 1066MHz Dominator DHX (Extreme-Performance)
Floppy / Card: - No Thanks
Hard Drive 1: 500GB Western Digital (16MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)
Hard Drive 2: 500GB Western Digital (16MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)
Raid Option: - No Thanks
Hard Drive 3: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 20x / CD-Writer 48x) (LightScribe Edition)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Network Card: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 9800GTX 512MB
TV Tuner: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer (Recommended)
Physics Card: - No Thanks
Cooling: Air Cooled Stage 3 WindTunnel (Copper Heatpipe Heatsink & Zalman Case Fans)
Case Lighting: Blizzard Internal Lighting (Red Edition) (Cold Cathode Tubes)
Round Cables: - No Thanks
User Manual: Personalized Platinum Digital Storm Binder (Includes Paperwork/Benchmarks/CDs/Manuals)
Overclock Processor: Yes, Overclock the processor as much as possible with complete stability
Overclock Video Card: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Overclock Memory: Yes, Overclock memory timings (Includes Corsair Dominator Airflow Fan Upgrade)
Tweak Windows: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Dual Boot (Windows XP Professional & Windows Vista Ultimate (64-Bit Edition)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Benchmarking: - No Thanks
Pre-Install Game: - No Thanks
LCD Display: - Yeah, but I've already bragged about 'em.
Speakers: - My old Logitech Z-640 5.1 .... until I save up to replace them.
Keyboard: See below.
Mouse: No Thankx.  I have an old keyboard and mouse that I haven't killed yet.

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  Quote widdlecat Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 May 2008 at 1:40pm
Originally posted by warlock

Not the biggest or the baddest around...


Looks pretty damn killer to me! Then again, I'm running in econo-mode hehehe Embarrassed

Yeah, wouldn't mind having a rig like urs! Have fun with it!
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  Quote SunfighterLC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 May 2008 at 5:01pm
The computer i bought has a higher value then the blue book value of my car.
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  Quote warlock Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 May 2008 at 9:27pm
It's all about priorities Sunfighter.  Smile 

We all know which is worth more....and cheaper to run at that.
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