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Post Date: 2012-09-13

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  Quote kernols Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: HailStorm: 2 Amazing Computers, 2 Thumbs up Review
    Posted: 13 Sep 2012 at 8:16pm
As the title states i just wanted to write a few words about the two new DS rigs me and my GF got.  Her Hard drive went out on her old computer, it was slow and tired so we decided to get a new one.  After she got one, i felt envy and decided to order my second DS machine!! We couldn't be happier with our purchases. I already knew the quality of the computers so it was a no brainer, i wont go anywhere else. Every award this company gets they deserve. Both our machines are fast, quiet and stable.

Her computer:

Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz overclocked to 4.2
ASUS P8Z77-V LX (Intel Z77 Chipset)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB
Digital Storms Vortex 120mm cooling system
16GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Dominator DHX
1050W Corsair Pro Silver 1050HX
1TB Western Digital/Seagate/Hitachi/Samsung (7200 RPM)
Corsair Carbide 300r Case



The door i added myself along with the lighting. im into it more then she is lol

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And now to my Rig.

Intel Core i7 3930K 3.2GHz running at 4.6ghz
ASUS Sabertooth X79

16GB DDR3 1866MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX
1200W Corsair Pro Gold Series
Internal Digital Media Card Reader
Lamptron 5CV2 fan controller
ASUS DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
480gb Corsair GT Force SSD
1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) Model: Black Edition storage drive
GTX 690 Video Card
Stage 4: Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System: CPU Only 240mm thick rad with gentle typhoons
H20 Tube Color: Red Tubing with High-Performance Fluid (UV Lighting Reactive)
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)


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For My computer, when i first got it, after running it for a few hours i noticed my idle temps were in the mid 60's.  i called right away because i didn't change a thing. turns out all we had to do was reset the oc in bios and now its running like it should. Idle around 28-33 on all cores. Thank you to Brian for the help. Would also like to thank Robert for his help and advice.

Take it from me, i have purchased 3 digital storm computers in the last 4 years and their customer service is hands down the best! You have a repeat customer here! I make sure to let everyone know who to go to when wanting a computer that will last for years. Hell my old computer still works great i just wanted to keep up with the times :)

And by the way whoever made the loops look like the flux capacitor rocks!
Mike




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  Quote surf71zx Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Sep 2012 at 8:32pm
Awesome rigs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Congrats.
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Sep 2012 at 9:20pm
Awesome
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  Quote Orange7 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Sep 2012 at 4:24am
Congrats!
DS xm15 Stage 4
i7-3820 (2.7GHz/3.7GHz)
16GB 1600MHz DDR3
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240GB Intel 520
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Sep 2012 at 7:48am
Awesome   Nice.
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Congrats one the new rigs.Cool  Love the pics.Big%20Smile
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Great pics !!!!!!!
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Very Nice!
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  Quote surf71zx Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Sep 2012 at 3:49pm
kernols  I noticed on your wifes case that its missing all of the large rubber groumets that all of the cabling goes through to the backside of the case. Call Digital Storm up and they will send it to you. Final inspection suppose to catch this but looks like it was missed on hers. Slit the groumet on one end and you wont have to move any of the wiring.
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  Quote kernols Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Sep 2012 at 3:53pm
I Don't see any on all the pics ive seen on corsair's site and new egg etc. I'm not sure they came with em.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Sep 2012 at 4:14pm
Correct, some models do not come with them.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Sep 2012 at 4:15pm
I'm pretty sure the 300r has no rubber grommets.     I do like what you did with the case.   
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  Quote surf71zx Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Sep 2012 at 6:01pm
kernols you have 2 choices on the rubber groumets.Call DS up and ask them if they will send you 4 of them or call Corsair tech support up and ask them to send you some. I have called up Corsair tech support and they helped me. My K90 keyboard light went out on one key. They sent me a brand new keyboard ASAP, no questions.
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  Quote FR3SHM3AT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Sep 2012 at 11:44am
Sweet Set Up Drooling
 
Sounds Like You Have A Good Woman LOL
 
 
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  Quote surf71zx Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Sep 2012 at 6:29pm
I just saw them rubber groumets for sale at performance-pcs.com under Corsair case parts 3 to a package.
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  Quote joguco2012 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Nov 2012 at 8:29pm
Alex:
 
What is the difference between the liquid cooling Stage 4 with the large tube as the first picture shows and the other one which has the Xspc Pump & Reservoir that lies at the 5.25'' drive bay.
 
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There really isn't any big difference, the XSPC unit has everything mounted together, the one featured in this thread has a separate reservoir and separate pump.
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Thanks Alex.
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  Quote retirednavysnipe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Nov 2012 at 8:18am
Great Looking Rigs!!     
Hailstorm Black Ops
I7 3930K 4.5GHZ
16GB 1600MHZ ram
2 x GTX 680
120 GB SSD, 1 TB hardrive
Fully liquid cooled CPU, GPU and chipset.
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  Quote kernols Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Nov 2012 at 8:44am
Originally posted by retirednavysnipe

Great Looking Rigs!!     


So i've had my computer for a few months now. Everything is running smooth! ive recently moved into a new place and the computer is running even cooler. im idling around 25 degrees on my video card and high 20's low 30's on my cpu. its playing everything without breaking a sweat. I've changed a few things like the cpu, mb and vid card cables to red. I've also added a front intake fan and it helps with the cooling.
 Everyone who has seen it in person always talks about the quality and how big it is lol. anyways just wanted to give an update and say thanks again to the DS Team.

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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Nov 2012 at 9:53am
Great picture and love the red.  Nice.   Big%20Smile
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Nov 2012 at 1:23pm
Very nice. Details do matter...
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Nov 2012 at 2:56pm
Wow! Looking nice!
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  Quote joguco2012 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Nov 2012 at 7:40pm
This rig looks to damn good, nice configuration.
 
Alex how do I post a review?? Can I just post it in General Discussion and then can you do me the favor to move it to the customer reviews section?
 
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Exactly! Our team will move the reviews over after some time.
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  Quote joguco2012 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Nov 2012 at 8:11pm
Thanks Alex, I just received today my first Digital Storm PC I will give it a try and then post a review. :)
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