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Purely Amazing! My DS Review

Post Date: 2010-07-26

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    Posted: 26 Jul 2010 at 3:47pm
This is the first review of a PC that I have bought in the past 14 years that I've been buying them and I can honestly say that this is honestly the best built PC I've seen.
 
Just to start out, I do not have a digital camera or a cell phone so no pictures of the PC, but if you want a general idea, look at TrakDay's pics and sub out the 480 for a 470 and sub in a SB X-Fi with the front I/O dock.
 
Anyway, I was looking for a new PC since my Alienware(yes, I know) was deciding to have issues of its own(general slowing down and various other things) and saw a review of on DS's PCs on G4TV's Attack of the Show and it had one of the Assassin cases and it really piqued my interest. Anyway, long story short, after doing a lot of research on the forums here(looking at tech support forums, customer reviews, config discussions), I decided to purchase this PC.
 
All I have to say is purely AMAZING! I honestly couldn't be happier. Between it running cool(I'm in a room where it is almost constant 83F, it doesn't get above 55C air cooled with it OCed to 3.946GHz with it bumping to over 4GHz), no stability issues in any game I've tried so far(WoW, EQ2, Borderlands some benchmark programs) and with it booting up extremely fast even without a SSD, it is honestly money well spent. If I would have found this company before I bought my Alienware, I would have never went with them.
 
I've only had this PC since Friday but I will post more in a month or so with screenshots of actual performance, if I remember to.
 
Config: 422043
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master HAF 932
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 930 2.8GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 LE Edition SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series  (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 1250W Enermax Galaxy EVO (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible) (Recommended)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS  (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS  (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card(s): 1x NVIDIA EVGA GeForce GTX 470 1.2GB (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-D14 Extreme Performance (Does NOT fit on the regular EVGA X58 3X SLI)
H20 Tube Color: - Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Cooling Upgrade Recommended)
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Memory Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (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: FREE: Hot-selling game with a NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 or above graphics card
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Xtra Large)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 5 Year Limited Warranty
 
Overclocked Processor Settings

Processor Speed GHz: 3.967
CPU Multiplier: 21
Voltage CPU VCore: 1.36875
VDroop Control: Yes
i7 - BCLK MHz: 180
i7 - Voltage QPI\DRAM: A
i7 - Voltage QPI\PLL: A
i7 - Voltage CPU VTT: 175
i7 - Voltage IOH Vcore: A
i7 - Voltage ICH Vcore: A
i7 - Voltage IOH/ICH I/O: A
i7 - PWM Frequency: A
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  Quote Caleb Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jul 2010 at 3:51pm
pictures dog pictures!!
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  Quote gondrin Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jul 2010 at 4:06pm
Sorry, currently at the time, I have no means to take them otherwise I would.
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  Quote TrakDay Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jul 2010 at 4:26pm
Congrats man... I know I am loving mine!

Edit:  I actually bought and installed the same sound card, but no front I/O.


Edited by TrakDay - 26 Jul 2010 at 4:27pm
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  Quote rholyrag Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jul 2010 at 5:40am
Congrats on getting your rig and welcome to the forums!
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