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Post Date: 2012-04-08

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    Posted: 08 Apr 2012 at 8:13pm
Hello everyone,

Just wanted to make this little post about my new DS system which I am extremely excited for.

System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X
Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40GHz (Unlocked CPU for Extreme Overclocking) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Intel P67 Chipset) (New & Improved B3 Revision Without SATA 3G Issue)
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 750W Corsair HX (Dual SLI Compatible)
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (120GB Solid State (By: Intel) (Model: 520 Series)
Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray & DVD Writer/Reader (Burn + Play Blu-Ray & DVDs) (12x BD-R) (LG WH12LS39)
Internet Access: Wireless PCI-E 802.11n Up to 300Mbps (Supports 802.11n/g/b) (Model: ASUS PCE-N15)
Video Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB (Includes PhysX) (EVGA)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Extreme Performance
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
CPU Boost: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires Pro or Deluxe Series Motherboard)
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
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Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 5 Year Limited Warranty
Grand Total: $2,818.00

Order Placed March 24th
Stage 1 on March 26th
Stage 3 on March 27th at this point I changed to Stage 2 CPU overclocking by calling customer service and it was phenomenal and easy
Stage 4 on March 28th
Stage 5 on March 29th
Stage 6 on March 30th
Stage 7 on April 3rd
Shipped on April 4th with ETA on April 11th which later was updated to April 10th

Complete Setup:
DS Desktop PC above
Samsung 830 256MB SSD which I will be adding myself.
Cooler Master 200mm Silent Fan also adding myself.
G9X mouse
Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard
ASUS VH236H 23 Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
Logitech C910 Webcam
SteelSeries QcK mousepad with a 3M Gel Wrist Pad

I will be updating this thread with plenty of sweet glorified pictures when I actually get the beast and install the extra parts. Stay thirsty my friends
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Nice Rig Awesome   
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So I got the Rig today. I am fighting every impulse I have to tear that box "carefully" open and lose track of the days but alas I have no desk.....
I will be updating this thread on Monday the 16th which is when I get the desk. I can't hold out much longer :(
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Psh, who cares about the desk, open it!!!
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4GB RAM
500GB HDD (OS)
140GB HDD
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Looks like a nice Rig. Enjoy !
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  Quote Tdoc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Apr 2012 at 6:28pm
So as you have all guessed by now, I tore through that thing like I was being chased down by a pack rabid dogs. Pictures are coming up later tonight stay tuned!
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Here goes unpacking this behemoth was certainly an adventure, it seemed like the layer never end. Rest assured that nothing other than mother nature herself can touch your crown jewels inside that box.









As you can see all the precautions have been taken













I was pleasantly surprised at the cable management in there. No tangle and no mess to deal with. Just made sure to re-seat and make sure everything is plugged in (Side Fan header was loose) . One note to make was my order listed an Intel 520 SSD but for some odd reason I got a Corsair Force GT. Also since I installed a Samsung SSD before even booting up my computer, it messed with the boot priority and I freaked out and called Tech support
In any case, I had a chat with Robert and man o man I have never felt so much excitement and true care from anyone in the tech support industry until today. Resolved it myself but he was nice enough to issue a refund for the difference in cost between the two SSDs. Long story short he turned awesome into more awesomness!!
The computer booted up nice and easy and there were no problems at all. When I previously said I wanted a quiet computer I thought to myself not too noisy. I'm calling this rig Silent Death because I can't hear anything at all. Windows Performance Index is 7.9 across the chart (not that anyone cares). Small issue with the BT GO (Bluetooth) feature on the P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard was that all the drivers weren't there. Nothing downloading the drivers from ASUS won't fix. Everything is up and running and people.... I couldn't be any happier with my choice. Hail to the great DIGITALSTORM

A side note for those interested in temperatures and the works I'm not into all that but I did run some stress tests and benchmarks. Temps were stellar on the CPU cores idling at 32C and maxed at 58C. I'm using precision X which is EVGA's tuning (overclocking) software for the GTX 680 and that thing is beast. Idle temps are 30C and max at load was 73C with no decrease in performance.

If you're thinking about DigitalStorm's competition stop right there. Trust me this is where you want your hard earned mula and attention to go. They will treat you right!
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Tdoc....Excellant review and pics....  We knew you wouldn't wait till next Monday to open and play with the beastDrooling
 
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