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Post Date: 2010-12-01

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    Posted: 01 Dec 2010 at 1:48pm
"DigitalStorm is a well oiled machine"

That about sums up my experience with this company.
It is so nice to deal with a company that has customer service that actually pics up in the same country that your rig is being built in, let alone the same building.

every question I had was answered.. Every need i had was met.., And boy did they deliver.
This is hands down the most kick ass computer I have ever used.
I placed my order on Nov. 6th and it arrived on Nov. 29
I had one special order part (heat sink) which DS promptly took care of for me.

There were 2 minor build problems along the way, one was having trouble getting the voltage step down on my heat sink to work, and the other was that the on board sound for my big bang also didn't work. They fixed the heat sink issue rather quickly, and I opted to go with a dedicated sound card instead of making DS tear appart the rig and start over with a new MoBo

The packaging was top noth, no way a clumsy fedex guy could brake this.

Overall DS gets an A+ from me,
but thats nothing new
every review on this site is the same thing, over an over and over
This computer kicks ass...
Keep up the good work

Here are the specs

Digital Storm Desktop 243683
Chassis Model: special Deal Hot Seller - Black OPS Assassin edition
Processor: Intel Core i7 950 3.06Ghz
Motherboard: MSI Big Bang-XPower
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600Mhz DS tested
Power Supply: 1000W Corsair HX edition
Hard Drive 1: 80GB intel SSD (X25-M MLC edition)
Hard Drive 2: 1TB Hitachi/Seagate(7200rpm)(32mb chache)
Optical Drive 1: Blue ray
Optical Drive 2: Lightscribe
Internet access: High Speed network port
Video cards: 2 SLI GTX 470's
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX pci-express
Extreme Cooling: Titan TTC-NK85tz/CS(RB) FENRIR intel i5/i7 & amd universal CPU cooler
Internal lighting: UV
Noise Reduction: Stage 2
CPU Boost: yes
GPU Boost: yes
OS Boost: yes
Window OS: Windows 7 Ultimate



Edited by STATIC1985 - 01 Dec 2010 at 3:34pm
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  Quote STATIC1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2010 at 1:57pm
not sure if the pics work for you guys. let me know cause it wouldn't let me upload pics directly, i could only paste a link
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2010 at 2:00pm
Just skipped to the bottom, haven't read through the review yet, but no, the pictures are not working (for me at least). Gives me that "Content Unavailable" FB error message. 
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2010 at 2:02pm
Thank you for the review. The pictures are not working as Facebook wants us to log-in to view them. Can you upload them directly via our forum or upload them to PhotoBucket and then link them please?
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  Quote STATIC1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2010 at 3:35pm
there finally the pics are working...
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  Quote sand_rat_1o1 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2010 at 3:44pm
DroolingWoW Gratz!!! hope mine looks this good when it is done. Iam stuck in stage 6 been a little over a weekCryLooks great !!!!
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  Quote Mr. Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2010 at 9:06pm
woww almost the exact same build as mine! +1 for asus stx, i love the card it kicks butt. Great rig!
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2010 at 10:15pm
Glad to see you got the pics up! Strong

Rocking review, I'm glad things went so smoothly for you (aside from the minor hiccups). Awesome

The Assassin looks nice with your setup, I'm actually a little jealous! What monitor is that?

Your setup reminds me of how lackluster mine currently is, hopefully that will change soon though. Big%20Smile
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  Quote STATIC1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2010 at 10:20pm
@Tidgxor
The monitor is a planar PX line 27inch
It was so dead cheap, I got it on tigerdirect for 250
I'm really happy with it.
Has a little back light bleeding along the bottom when it's on a dark background, but other than that it's rock solid.
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Dec 2010 at 10:09am
Heck, for that price I'd definitely be willing to deal with a little blacklight bleeding.
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  Quote rholyrag Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Dec 2010 at 11:56am
Great review and great looking rig!  Enjoy...Excited!
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  Quote STATIC1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Dec 2010 at 2:02pm
man starcraft seriously addictive...
gotta go to work but I don't wanna

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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Dec 2010 at 3:43pm
Was about to post about having your PC backed tight up against the wall...till it dawned on me you have the Assassin case...it vents through the roof so I guess you dont need airflow from the back.  Nice looking machine! Strong
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Dec 2010 at 5:44pm
STATIC1985,

I have a question in regards to the Assassin case, how is the external cable management? Are the cords easy to work with? Any difficulties getting the cover on and over with the monitor cable?


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  Quote STATIC1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Dec 2010 at 5:49pm
Cable managment is super easy, there is plenty of space verticly and it is super convenient to be able to just pop the top off to plug something in instead of having to turn your case. Also I really like that the intake fans on the bottom have dust filters, so you can just clean those once a week or so instead of having to blow your case out.
In short i love this case
 
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Dec 2010 at 6:10pm
Awesome, glad you like it!

I had considered it, but needed save a bit of moolah, so I didn't end up going with it. It definitely looks great with your setup. (Like I said, I'm jealous Ninja )


Edited by Tidgxor - 02 Dec 2010 at 6:11pm
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