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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: New VANQUISH 4 Changes (Skylake)
    Posted: 19 Aug 2015 at 10:25am
Today we have made the following changes to the VANQUISH line:

1. Replaced Windows 8.1 with Windows 10 on all Level 1 - Level 4 configurations.

2. Replaced the VANQUISH 3 Level 4 with the new VANQUISH 4 Level 4 (Skylake Edition).

The new VANQUISH 4 Level 4 has the following changes while still being at the same $1,599 price point:

- i7 6700K CPU
- 16GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory
- Z170 Chipset Motherboard
- GTX 970 Graphics Card
- LED Internal Lighting
- CPU Overclock of 4.4GHz

Please Note, the previous Level 4 VANQUISH 3 was still a great system. It had a more powerful GTX 980 graphics card. However, due to customer feedback, we noticed customers would prefer to have an i7 CPU, more memory, and LED lighting and be happy with a GTX 970 at a $1,599 price.

At $1,599 I strongly feel we have created a very well balanced and powerful gaming PC that can play any game out there at high visual settings at resolutions of 1920x1080P.
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Aug 2015 at 1:11pm
Hmmmm, strange move. What gamer would rather have a 970 over a 980 for the same price?

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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Aug 2015 at 1:40pm
One of they main reasons was that a majority of all games run 60+ FPS with a GTX 970 anyways, and this way, with an i7 and 16GB of memory, it creates a well rounded overall performance PC.
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  Quote ChromeMax Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Aug 2015 at 2:31pm
Could you please include the Skylake variant CPUs in the Vanquish 3 level 3 pleasseee? I can't quite afford the Vanquish 3 level 4 and I deeply desire the new i7 6700k. Besides, it's a good marketing choice because as a user, you could just downgrade the Apollo level 1 build and get the same results. :c
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Aug 2015 at 3:36pm
Currently only the Level 4 is going to be Skylake for the next few weeks at the very least. Sorry about that.

I do wish to say, the performance of Skylake and Devil's Canyon CPUs is piratically the same.
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  Quote ChromeMax Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Aug 2015 at 4:40pm
Please Alex D: Please make the change to the Vanquish 3 D: i cri evritiem
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  Quote  Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Aug 2015 at 4:48pm
I'm sure the level 3 will have the i5-6600K processor in it, not the i7-6700K. That will still have DDR4 memory and updated I/O from the new motherboard.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2015 at 10:37am
Originally posted by ChromeMax

Please Alex D: Please make the change to the Vanquish 3 D: i cri evritiem


We will soon! I promise.
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  Quote ChromeMax Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2015 at 4:14pm
Originally posted by Alex

Originally posted by ChromeMax

Please Alex D: Please make the change to the Vanquish 3 D: i cri evritiem


We will soon! I promise.


I'll just wait until you upgrade the Vanquish 3 then. You guys have my wallet ensured!
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  Quote ChromeMax Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Aug 2015 at 4:28pm
Originally posted by Alex

Originally posted by ChromeMax

Please Alex D: Please make the change to the Vanquish 3 D: i cri evritiem


We will soon! I promise.


I'll just wait until you upgrade the Vanquish 3 then. You guys have my wallet ensured!
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  Quote CougarX6 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Aug 2015 at 10:42am
As long as you're making changes... if you could make the SSD on the level 3 a 250gb and keep it at the same price point... I would love you loooooong timeLOL

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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Aug 2015 at 4:06pm
Due to market wide shortages on the supply for the i7-6700K, we had to revert back to the original VANQUISH 3 - Level 4 configuration with the 4790K CPU. We're estimating this to remain this way for at least 2-3 weeks.

On a good note, you can now get a VANQUISH Level 4 with a GTX 980 again.
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  Quote Threetall Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Aug 2015 at 11:16am
Originally posted by Alex

Due to market wide shortages on the supply for the i7-6700K, we had to revert back to the original VANQUISH 3 - Level 4 configuration with the 4790K CPU. We're estimating this to remain this way for at least 2-3 weeks.

On a good note, you can now get a VANQUISH Level 4 with a GTX 980 again.


Would the other specs mentioned in the OP still be correct (memory etc) or did DS totally go back to the config on the web page?
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Aug 2015 at 11:19am
Until Alex comes back...  They would have to revert to the original or similar mobo and memory.  The 4790k wouldn't be compatible with either the Z170 mobo or DDR4 ram.    The amount of ram, 16gb back to 8gb I assume is to keep the price point similar with the more costly gtx 980.

Edit...just noticed that Alex mentions the i7-4790k as the cpu but the config shows the i5-4690k.   Maybe a typo by Alex above. 


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  Quote Threetall Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Aug 2015 at 12:33pm
Thanks for the reply. Its enough until Alex "officializes" it since I hadn't considered the compatibility factor.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Aug 2015 at 2:12pm
Sorry, that was my mistake, it's the old config, which is with the i5-4690K.
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  Quote markces Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Sep 2015 at 2:30am
Wonder if there is any way to be notified when the new Skylake variant will be in stock, or if there has been any word on availability yet. Really looking forward to it.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Sep 2015 at 11:42am
I would wait another 2-3 weeks before we make it live again.
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  Quote RajjyPants Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Sep 2015 at 1:53pm
Been waiting since August 26th. Super excited for my Vanquish 4 Level 4. Also, since people seem a bit conflicted about this change, why not offer them options to pick between the old and new stuff during the configuration process? (video card, etc)
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  Quote Leader_Desslok Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Sep 2015 at 8:30pm
Just go with it as it is. V4 Lvl4 and done. Buy it, play and be happy that you just got a great system for short money. If you do want to upgrade the gpu at some point simply put a 980ti in it. gtx 980 isn't really much of an upgrade over a 970. btw, I did buy a V4 Lvl4 and I may even set it up soon:)
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Sep 2015 at 5:32am
The reason we can buy the Vanquish at an excellent price/performance level is there are no options. Options require man power to make changes and that cost money. It wouldn't make sense for DS to offer options for the Vanquish. Nor could they maintain the low cost.

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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Oct 2015 at 11:22am
The VANQUISH 4 - Level 3 & Level 4 are now live on the site.
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Oct 2015 at 12:42pm
For the budget minded gamer it seems to me that the VANQUISH 4, level 3 is the best performance/cost buy. Considering that both the level 3 and level 4 CPUs are OCed to 4.4. The only real advantage of the 6700K is multitasking. If you don't do a bunch of other stuff while gaming, then the 6600K will be a good choice. Of course, in my opinion.

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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Oct 2015 at 1:37pm
Well said, and yes. The real difference is that between the VANQUISH LEVEL 3 & LEVEL 4 is that the LEVEL 4 has more future proofing, it's with n i7 CPU, 16GB of memory, etc...
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Oct 2015 at 1:37pm
Also, LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 configurations of VANQUISH 4 are going live very soon (today).
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  Quote  Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Oct 2015 at 4:02pm
Yeah, it's almost to the point where you need to bump the lvl 4 up to a 980 or 980 Ti (and tack on a corresponding amount to the cost, of course) to better differentiate between it and the lvl 3.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Oct 2015 at 4:28pm
Making the LEVEL 4 have a GTX 980 will increase the price gap between the LEVEL 3 by a large margin. In addition, we do not want the VANQUISH series to be "enthusiast" performance grade.
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  Quote db188 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Oct 2015 at 4:46pm
in that case Alex you might consider dropping the level down to an I3 dual core or even an AMD cpu offering for an even better "budget-oriented" build.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Oct 2015 at 8:52am
True, an i3 could do the job, but we went with an i5 to keep a balance in overall CPU performance, especially with Direct X 12 and other future games utilizing the processor for additional effects, etc...
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  Quote db188 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Oct 2015 at 2:03pm
sorry for the typo, that advice was for the "level 1".  i've been reviewing some benchmark reviews lately and a high clocked, hyper-threaded I3 (i3-4170) for about $120, paired with a decent vid card (like a 960) can actually produce good performance with some setting tweaks dependent on the game at 1080p.  this would give people on an even tighter budget the ability to purchase from DS. 

also, that I3 leaves them an open upgrade path to a more powerful LGA 1150-based cpu down the road w/o having to spend a ton on a complete system overhaul.


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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Oct 2015 at 3:05pm
Most likely once the i3 series of Skylake get better supply, we will change it.
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  Quote Threetall Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Oct 2015 at 8:03pm
I noticed the V4L3 SSD was also upgraded...typo?
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Originally posted by Threetall

I noticed the V4L3 SSD was also upgraded...typo?



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I believe a lot of these same changes were made to the Bolt 3.
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