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Post Date: 2009-08-20

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    Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 7:14pm


Edited by Bigmyk24 - 20 Aug 2009 at 7:17pm
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first....wow the rig looks awsome..dude....that CPU fan is freaking HUGE!! gratsErmm

Edited by livelystar - 20 Aug 2009 at 7:28pm
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  Quote Bigmyk24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 7:35pm
 If you know how to fix the photos so they are one by one let me know........ extra photos are here. http://s377.photobucket.com/albums/oo214/longm360/DIGITAL%20STORM/
 Ok so for my review, everything was great from ordering, to getting it ontime and even the people on the forum that helped me for example DST4ME thank you very much........... I havent done any gaming but ill write what i can
 
STAGE 1: 8/11/09--- Payment
STAGE 2: 8/11/09--- Inventory
STAGE 3: 8/11/09--- Stress test phase1
STAGE 4: 8/12/09--- Engineering Lab
STAGE 5: 8/12/09--- Stress test phase 2
STAGE 6: 8/14/09--- Quality Assurance
on 8/14/09 it went back to stage 5 for some reason
STAGE 6 again: 8/17/09
STAGE 7: 8/17/09--- DONE
SHIPPED--Tracking Number Emailed to me: 8/17/09
I Recieved the Beast today: 8/20/09--- 2 hours shy of 10 days exactly
 
 
System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Cooler Master HAF 932
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Interior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 3X SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports Triple SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1333MHz Digital Storm Certified by mushkin enhanced (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 1000W Corsair HX (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition)
Card Reader: Internal Digital Media Card Reader (Black)
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (500GB Western Digital (16MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 20x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card(s): 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 896MB (Includes PhysX Technology)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Creative Labs X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion (Includes Front I/O) (PCI-Express Slot Based)
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-U12P High Performance Cooler (Compatible With ONLY i7 Processors)
Liquid Color: - Not Applicable, I do not have a H20: Stage 3 Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Upgrade Chassis With Zalman Performance Fans (Up to 6 Fans)
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Requires Air Cooling Upgrade)
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Memory Boost: Memory Fan Kit Only (Does not include memory overclocking service)
Windows Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Benchmarking: - No Thanks
Pre-Install Game: - No Thanks
LCD Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-10 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty

Sub-Total: $2,703.00
Tax: $0.00
S&H: Ground $0.00
Grand Total: $2,703.00
 Plus 711.00 at best buy for Keyboard, mouse, Monitor, surge protector
all in all i spent exactly 3414.00Ermm

I will for sure up grade in the future with Digital Storm if not buy another complete setup cause its is just AWESOME , i went through Eric to order mine cause he was the one who answered lol he didnt give me anything Extra for free  like some people i seen, but i didnt ask either but i aint butt hurt over it, Thank you Eric  and thank you again DST4ME


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  Quote Bigmyk24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 7:36pm
Originally posted by livelystar

first....wow the rig looks awsome..dude....that CPU fan is freaking HUGE!! gratsErmm
 Thank you! i posted a link for extra pics and listed my config after you posted so check  it out again
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 7:41pm
My pleasure

very nice wow that fan ram lights are loud give us a pic of the pc running with the side panel off please

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  Quote Sodius Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 7:41pm

Very sweet looking machine. You should be set for time to come. Enjoy that beast. I love all the photos. Congratz.Ermm

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  Quote Bigmyk24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 8:43pm
Originally posted by DST4ME

My pleasure

very nice wow that fan ram lights are loud give us a pic of the pc running with the side panel off please
  That X-fi Logo lights up, i didnt know that so thats bad ass
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  Quote Bigmyk24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 8:52pm
forgot to post this , i knew i forgot somethin
 
Idle: 46C

Overnight Load: 78C
 
Processor Speed GHz: 3.5

Video Card Driver: 190.38

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  Quote livelystar Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 9:00pm
I noticed that DS only use XFX for video card...wonder why they don't offer EVGA?  again nice pictures and rig...how's loud the whole system overall?
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  Quote Costone Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 9:04pm

Great review! Can't get enough of them. Your theft protection system is the best too...Thumbs%20Down

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  Quote jean luc picard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 9:09pm

Man your system rock's,that rig is a huge beast.Ermm

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  Quote Bigmyk24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 9:13pm
Originally posted by livelystar

I noticed that DS only use XFX for video card...wonder why they don't offer EVGA?  again nice pictures and rig...how's loud the whole system overall?
 I thought the same thing after i opened it  cause i thought i would get EVGA, i would prefer it but i dont care for my first system. i like the look of it though....................... It actually isnt loud at all ... im tryin to think of somethin to compare the noise to.. ummmm i dunno but i have a small fan on by my bed on the other side of the room and i can barely  just hear a small humming from the Computer and its right next to where i sit so its not loud at all...... so i guess if you have a small fan for your room or somethin and set it on low or medium and listened to it from accross the room thats how much noise this makes sitting ear level to it.... best  example i can think of for now lolBig%20smile
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 9:14pm
Actually almost 90% of our systems use EVGA.
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  Quote Bigmyk24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 9:14pm
Originally posted by Costone

Great review! Can't get enough of them. Your theft protection system is the best too...Thumbs%20Down

 HAHAHA yeah i didnt notice him in the pic till i was posting them.  thanks again!
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  Quote Bigmyk24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 9:16pm
 Yeah i dont mind the Xfx  Alex its all preference anyways and this is my first Rig so i have none lol! im not a picky person so dont worry about gettin a phone call about wanting EVGA written on the side of the Card as long as its the 2x 275 im cool with it
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 11:12pm
Thanks for the pic Bigmyk24 , great looking system
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  Quote Bigmyk24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 11:57pm
thank you, im very pleased with it so far, no problems except for some demo that was installed on here already wont run... dont know why or if im just a moron lol but not a biggy......   If anyone thats thinkin of buying from DS and wants some visuals of some things i have that i may of not taken a photo of like extra cords or anything let me know and ill post them so you have an idea of what to expect
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  Quote venom Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Aug 2009 at 4:16am
What demo wont run?
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  Quote Bigmyk24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Aug 2009 at 12:32pm
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What demo wont run?
 It is on the computer, never heard of it...its called Unigine Tropics Demo
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  Quote Bigmyk24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Aug 2009 at 1:10pm
i figured it out, i had to update Directx and it works fine now..... its just a benchmark demo
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  Quote Onkel_Ken Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Aug 2009 at 11:19pm
Great looking system!!
 
You should be proud of the new beast!!
 
We all love our Digital Storm dream machines!!
 
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  Quote Hokinabru Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Aug 2009 at 11:13pm
is that the x540 speakers? Bass any good?
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  Quote Sodius Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Aug 2009 at 9:07am
Nice review and again awesome photos. Enjoy.
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  Quote Bigmyk24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Aug 2009 at 2:18pm
Originally posted by Hokinabru

is that the x540 speakers? Bass any good?
 
 Yeah the bass is pretty good... not bad at all,... only problems i had with it is when i went in to change the output to 5.1 from 2.1 and the speakers went dead and i couldnt figure out why, i restarted it and they work ..... and the volume doesnt really kick in until like half way but with the PC volume and the Volume control from the x540 there is plenty of adjustment... and like most people say the Speaker cords are short as hell but buy extensions at radio shack. good to go... i would buy them if i were anyone lookin for awesome speakers for a low price compared to the other ones
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  Quote Bigmyk24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Aug 2009 at 2:23pm
 oh yeah and one more thing.... if you are wanting to use the x540 for xbox360 or PS3 or whatever....  the way mine is setup is.. I have a headphone-to-RCA cord, so i plug it into the monitor headphone jack and plug the console adapter to that and  have it ran behind the Tower. so when i play XBOX i just unplug the green plug ( there is Green, black, and orange ) from the back of the sound card and plug it into the adapter and your good to go, not complicated or messy lookin so.... Buy, RCA cable extensions, and a Headphone-to-RCA(male) and your good to go
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  Quote Roadkill331. Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Aug 2009 at 1:14am
Originally posted by Alex

Actually almost 90% of our systems use EVGA.

Another DS fun fact!
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  Quote Davis Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Aug 2009 at 12:25am
Nice rig,congrats bro..Looks sweet,thanks for posting the pics!
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