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Review: Apollo Viking Unbox, Setup and on the Desk

Post Date: 2015-04-21

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  Quote armyslowrdr Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Review: Apollo Viking Unbox, Setup and on the Desk
    Posted: 21 Apr 2015 at 8:30pm
So after about a month she's here. Of course it took only 3 days freight shipping.  Apollo Viking is a beaut, and is well built.

I ultimately don't think I can knock any points down.  Sure on higher end builds the markup is phenomenal, but having built the last four, I was willing to spend to escape the time penalty and headaches.  While building can be fun, and I had even read up on sys-prepping, I am glad I went this route.

There will be 10 to 20 photos followed by 2 videos if I can figure out how to embed them.

Once again, although I had some concern after the order and until arrival, I see my fears were unfounded, and Digital Storm PC performed in a stellar manner.  I give them an unreserved high recommendation.

Awaiting arrival:
table set for arrival of apollo viking by armyslowrdr, on Flickr

Arrival:
image by armyslowrdr, on Flickr

Really well protected...not a scratch nor a leak !
image by armyslowrdr, on Flickr

Led lighting needs a pressure hold and assist back in place:
image by armyslowrdr, on Flickr

DS sends along all the unused parts:
IMG_7719 by armyslowrdr, on Flickr

Right after first boot---I took the better part of an evening just scoping things out before even turning AV on !
first boot 4 by armyslowrdr, on Flickr

There were about two days/evenings spent installing and configuring dozens of programs and transferring files.  Here are Spinerval downloads transferring.
IMG_7748 by armyslowrdr, on Flickr

There she sits, finally all in her rightful place as the new mistress of the cave ;)
From behind rt main speaker by armyslowrdr, on Flickr

Overall view:
Apollo Viking set by armyslowrdr, on Flickr

First video render---Final photo:
Apollo Viking set while edit by armyslowrdr, on Flickr

The videos rendered better than 1:1 or real time with minimum effects, titles, voice track and at 720p.

So here are the 2 videos. The 1st is the tour of 1st arrival. The 2d is after she;s in place.  There is a blooper mid way maybe in the 2d one where I forgot to delete off the timeline the end title of the 1st vid...lol.

Highly satisfied !  Thanks DS !!

<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/125643175" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe

https://vimeo.com/125643175

https://vimeo.com/125643176

Edit...LOLOL  I forgot to do the audio tracks right---audio is only in right chan !


Edited by armyslowrdr - 21 Apr 2015 at 8:51pm
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  Quote ArkansasWoman777 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 1:37am
"Captain Sirius Black"
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i5 3570k

Ordered: 11-27-12
Stage 1: 11-29-12
Stage 2: 12-2-12
Stage 3: 12-2-12
Stage 4: 12-4-12
Stage 5: 12-4-12
Stage 6: 12-10-12
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 1:59am
Brilliant review and set up...
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 11:13am
Wow, that looks really good!
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 11:41am
Very nice setup.  Awesome
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 11:51am
Nice! And Congrats! HahahaAwesome
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  Quote armyslowrdr Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 4:13pm
Thanks all..and today while I was out riding the 75 mile Ft Hood to Waco Ride 2 Recovery segment a custom blue tempered thick sheet of glass came to cover the knicked up white Ikea tabletop !
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  Quote oldlady RPGer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 7:37pm
THAT is one awesome rig!!!!!!!! I love the yellow and white!!!


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  Quote ggo4th Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Apr 2015 at 10:58am
Wow! Great rig!
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  Quote armyslowrdr Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 May 2015 at 2:37pm
Thanks again :)
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