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Post Date: 2012-07-17

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    Posted: 17 Jul 2012 at 3:21pm

The HailStorm has arrived.

 

I am very pleased with the build and quality of work.  

Damn!   Should have put that 2nd GTX690 in the order to just fill up the case a bit more.

Fed-Ex finally arrived  and the overall condition of the box was very good.  Only issue, that wasn't,  was the tape used to seal the box (bottom of box).  The tape seems to not like the box material or vice versa and so the tape totally let go.  The pc and all contents were safe inside because of the strapping that was used around the box.  The second layer of shipping protection paid for itself.  Surprised the tape did not stick.

 

The contents were packaged effectively and securely.  I'll have to get an Aventum and get the wood box next time.

Only issue that I experienced was with the top door to get to the front USB ports.  With the blue ray player mounted right below, the door will not open as needed because it rolls/flips down and comes into contact with blue ray player.

Easy fix.  I just move the player one slot down.  5 minutes if that. 

Plugged in keyboard, mouse, and monitor and powered up with zero issues what so ever.  Plugged everything else in and was up and gaming in very little time and with even less effort.

GPU is handling BF3 and such on ultra without hiccups.  Should have just purchased two 690's (waste of money) and filled the case up a touch more, lol.

Sound card sounds FANTASTIC!  I had an old SB Xtreme gamer and this Auzen Forte blows it out of the water.  The music is SO much better and the in-game 7.1 sound great.  I was missing a lot with the old card but didn't know it till now.

I am very pleased with everything I have come into contact with since I searched out Digital Storm.

Forums are fantastic in answering questions and are invaluable to the buyer.

Alex was more than willing to read emails from future customers and always was very helpful.

Bryan (sales) was another excellent employee.  On multiple occasion he talked me out of spending money on wasteful items and used reason and logic to explain why I did or did not need an item at this time and place (second 690 for example).

I can't say enough about a company and sales team that sells the buyer what is best for the buyer and not what brings in the most money for the company.

I can say without hesitation, I will be a repeat customer of Digital Storm and sooner than I need.

Digital Storm... +1

 

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Edited by shot - 17 Jul 2012 at 3:23pm
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Jul 2012 at 3:28pm
Very nice! Thank you for taking the time to post such an awesome review! I'm glad to hear that you love the PC.
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  Quote FR3SHM3AT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Jul 2012 at 8:35pm

Nice Rig   Big%20Smile

Congrats and Thank you for posting pictures Love
 
I'd wait on that 2nd card until the price drop.
Besides would be just for looks anyways.
But Do it I would !! lolol
 
One 690 more than enough to Max Out BF3.
lol One GTX 570 is lol
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  Quote shot Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Jul 2012 at 9:15am
Originally posted by FR3SHM3AT

Nice Rig   Big%20Smile

Congrats and Thank you for posting pictures Love
 
I'd wait on that 2nd card until the price drop.
Besides would be just for looks anyways.
But Do it I would !! lolol
 
One 690 more than enough to Max Out BF3.
lol One GTX 570 is lol
Thanks Again
 
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Congrats on your new rig.  Love the pics.Cool
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Looking good! Love how the Geforce GTX logo Glows
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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 9:23am
That is nice.  Hopefully they do something about the tape not sticking.  I hear this issue 2/4 reviews.  Nice looking PC.
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Yes, we're switching to a different tape material.
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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Jul 2012 at 1:01pm
Originally posted by Alex

Yes, we're switching to a different tape material.


You know it is Sunday.. right? Day off?

Anyway do see they use that on mine.
If mine arrives as nice as this one did it'll be great. Love this PC right here.
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Sadly, all the images are now deleted
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Awww!
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Oct 2012 at 8:07pm
Somehow I missed this review, here's hoping OP can find time to re-post those images! 
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  Quote shot Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Oct 2012 at 2:51pm
Yep.
 
Real smooth on my part.  I was cleaning out alot of junk in my photobucket ane here are the results, lol.
 
I'll dig them up and get them back.
 
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