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Post Date: 2009-10-06

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    Posted: 06 Oct 2009 at 6:22pm
I've owned and been using my new Digital Storm computer now for almost two weeks and figured that would be plenty of time to come to a full conclusion.

First what I ordered - the Extreme 2 preconfigured computer:
System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master HAF 932
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Interior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - No Thanks
Processor: Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz (Quad Core) Factory Overclocked to 3.75GHz
Motherboard: EVGA X58M (Chipset: Intel X58)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair/Mushkin (Digital Storm Certified) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 1000W Digital Storm Certified (Dual SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition)
Card Reader: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (1TB Western Digital (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed)
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: 7.1 24-bit / 192kHz Decoding High Definition Integrated Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 1: Asetek Liquid CPU Cooler
Liquid Color: - Not Applicable, I do not have a H20: Stage 3 Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Yes, Factory Overclocked i7 920 from 2.66GHz to 3.75GHz with 100% Stability & Reliability
Graphics Boost: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
Memory Boost: - No Thanks
Windows Boost: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-Bit Edition) With Windows 7 Upgrade Coupon
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)

I didn't have any direct contact with the sales department, but the regular emails I received kept me well up to date.  My only complaint about the ordering process was that the order page stated the system would ship within 3 business days.  Minor, but it actually took 5.  No big deal and I'm MORE than willing to wiat a few extra days for a high quality computer.

Here is the system overclock as sent by DS.

Processor Temperatures

Idle: 35C
Overnight Load: 77C
Important Notice: Overclocked systems will definitely run hotter than stock units. Your unit has been tested to be fully stable in our stress-test facility at these temperatures.

Overclocked Processor Settings

Processor Speed GHz: 3.75
CPU Multiplier: 20
Voltage CPU VCore: 1.3
VDroop Control: No
i7 - BCLK MHz: 179
i7 - Voltage QPI\DRAM: auto
i7 - Voltage QPI\PLL: auto
i7 - Voltage CPU VTT: 150
i7 - Voltage IOH Vcore: auto
i7 - Voltage ICH Vcore: auto
i7 - Voltage IOH/ICH I/O: auto
i7 - PWM Frequency: auto
780i/790i - Memory Clock Mode:
780i/790i - CPU FSB MHz:
780i/790i - Voltage FSB:
780i/790i - Voltage SPP:
780i/790i - Voltage MCP:

Overclocked Video Card Settings

Core MHz: 675
Memory MHz: 1245
Shader MHz: 1518

I've run CPU-Z and everything matched.


Upon arrival, everything was flawless.  No damage from shipping.  After unpacking, I did examine everything, and didn't note a thing. 
Booted great the first time and has every time since.  I did turn off the GPU overclock based upon the recommendations here as it not adding any value and only increasing heat.

I haven't had to contact tech support, so I can't give any kind of rating, but I'm sure it is like the rest of the rig - flawless.

I love my new computer.  After owning it for a few days, one of my friends ordered the same machine based upon my glowing recommendations.  DS, you have another highly satified customer.

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  Quote Onkel_Ken Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Oct 2009 at 8:13pm
Great news!
 
Need some pictures to fully appreciate the great experience you are describing.
 
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Oct 2009 at 7:57am
nice oc and temps but where are the pics?
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  Quote T Hammer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Oct 2009 at 11:03am
WoW I ordered the exact same system but am a little concerned with my temp results compared to yours which is the exact same system. I remember reading on this board that over 85C is not good.
 
Idle: 44C
Overnight Load: 86C
Important Notice: Overclocked systems will definitely run hotter than
stock units. Your unit has been tested to be fully stable in our
stress-test facility at these temperatures.

Overclocked Processor Settings

Processor Speed GHz: 3.75
CPU Multiplier: 21
Voltage CPU VCore: 1.35
VDroop Control: Yes
i7 - BCLK MHz: 179
i7 - Voltage QPI\DRAM:
i7 - Voltage QPI\PLL:
i7 - Voltage CPU VTT: 150
i7 - Voltage IOH Vcore:
i7 - Voltage ICH Vcore:
i7 - Voltage IOH/ICH I/O:
i7 - PWM Frequency:
780i/790i - Memory Clock Mode:
780i/790i - CPU FSB MHz:
780i/790i - Voltage FSB:
780i/790i - Voltage SPP:
780i/790i - Voltage MCP:

Overclocked Video Card Settings

Core MHz: 680
Memory MHz: 1210
Shader MHz: 1530

Motherboard BIOS: S81C
Video Card Driver: 190.62
Chipset Driver: CD
Sound Card Driver: CD


Edited by T Hammer - 07 Oct 2009 at 11:06am
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Oct 2009 at 11:27am
@T Hammer,
 
Those temperatures shuffle between similar systems because the temperature in the testing facility fluctuates.
 
There is no need for alarm. When you receive your machine, you will notice your temperatures will be lower.
 
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  Quote Oxygen Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Oct 2009 at 5:07pm
Pictures!!!
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  Quote Onkel_Ken Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Oct 2009 at 11:51pm
Where are the pictures????
 
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  Quote Tugmaster Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Oct 2009 at 12:11am

What is a review without pictures? Bring out the pitchforks!!

i7 [email protected](3.67ghz turbo)
6G Mushkin DDR3 Ram
2x Nvidia 275 in SLI
750 PC Power and Cooling PSU
MSI X58M
Asestek Liquid Cooling
Haf 922 Case
22' ASUS 1920x1080

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  Quote bears5150 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Oct 2009 at 6:05pm
Originally posted by Onkel_Ken

Where are the pictures????
 

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  Quote Sodius Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Dec 2009 at 10:12am
Very nice specs and reveiw and yes, we need pics! Heart
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