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    Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 5:09am
Last year, I was looking into buying a new rig, and had decided I would purchase from DS based on their stellar reviews and word-of-mouth reputation. I especially liked the fact that I could custom-design the rig I wanted.
 
I've come into a decent amount of money finally (being divorced now can change priorities LOL) and am ready to pull the trigger.  However, it appears my ability to customize a rig has been significantly hampered.
 
Am I missing something obvious?  Am I no longer to fully design the rig I want? Am I stuck with purchasing a pre-built machine?
 
Hmmm...


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  Quote Orange7 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 5:48am
It depends:

While it is true that DS has some computers that come as prebuilt machines (the ODE and the Marauder), several others (such as the Epoch, Dreadnought, Valkyrie, Syndicate, Enix, Hailstorm, Slade, and Aventum) are highly customizable. Even on prebuilt models, you can still swap out parts (I believe that it costs the price difference in parts plus fifty dollars).

However, depending on how much money you came into, the system you could get would change (The lowest level customizable system is the Epoch, and the highest level is the Aventum). Customizable systems can range anywhere from less than $1500 to more than $10000, whereas prebuilt configurations tend to cap off at about $2500.

Hope this helps.

Edited by orange.seven7@gmail. - 12 Jun 2012 at 5:57am
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  Quote USAFIDMT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 6:22am
Thanks for the response.  I'll take a look at those.
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 6:42am
Hi USAFIDMT,

You are still able to do a full custom build limited only by your imagination and budget. Let us know your budget, monitor resolution and we can probably give you a build that will get you started in the right direction. If you want to do it all your self then that is OK too.

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  Quote Hexagonal Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 7:02am
When using the configurator be sure to hit the "Expert Mode" button, or you will only see less than 50% of all Hardware options...
Only if you choose a custom config, though...
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  Quote USAFIDMT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 10:03am
Not that anyone cares (lol) but I went ahead and purchased the ODE V2 Level 2 about 30 minutes ago.  It'll be a grand improvement over my rig that recently died (I built it in 2004 from Newegg components...it still had an AGP slot if that tells you anything!).
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  Quote Orange7 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 10:35am
Congrats on the new rig (and sorry about the old one). I hope that it ships soon, and don't forget to post pics and a review once you get it.
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  Quote USAFIDMT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 11:40am
I'm not even getting my hopes up of seeing it until the first week of July.  If it gets to Oklahoma before then, it'll be a pleasant surprise.
 
The best part of this is I'll FINALLY get to play a huge backlog of games I've bought on Steam but never was able to successfully run.
 
I will post pics and a short review though.


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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 11:53am
Congrats on your new rig. Awesome 
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  Quote USAFIDMT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 12:28pm
Purchased yesterday, and on Stage 4 already.  :)
 
 
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  Quote Orange7 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 12:55pm
Wow! Did you get priority build, or is it that fast without?
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  Quote USAFIDMT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 1:25pm
Nope.  No priority.  I'm just as shocked as you are.  :)

Edited by USAFIDMT - 15 Jun 2012 at 1:25pm
Digital Storm ODE V2 - Level 2
Stage 1: 6/14/12
Stage 2: 6/15/12
Stage 3: 6/15/12
Stage 4: 6/15/12
Stage 5: 6/15/12
Stage 6: 6/19/12
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  Quote Asangard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 1:34pm
CongratsCool
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  Quote USAFIDMT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 4:10pm
Stunning. Got an email an hour ago advising me the rig was at Stage 5. :)
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Stage 1: 6/14/12
Stage 2: 6/15/12
Stage 3: 6/15/12
Stage 4: 6/15/12
Stage 5: 6/15/12
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 10:32pm
Cool that's fast!
 
Welcome to the community and thank you for choosing Digital Storm! Big%20Smile
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  Quote USAFIDMT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2012 at 5:20am
Thanks, Alex. I knew over a year ago where I'd buy a new rig.  It was just a matter of scraping up the nickels and dimes. ;)

Edited by USAFIDMT - 16 Jun 2012 at 5:21am
Digital Storm ODE V2 - Level 2
Stage 1: 6/14/12
Stage 2: 6/15/12
Stage 3: 6/15/12
Stage 4: 6/15/12
Stage 5: 6/15/12
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2012 at 10:16am
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  Quote USAFIDMT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 1:02pm
Heh.

Stage 6.  Excited
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Stage 2: 6/15/12
Stage 3: 6/15/12
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  Quote USAFIDMT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Jun 2012 at 12:39pm
Cleared Stage 7 this morning...didn't know there was a Stage 7. LOL

Thanks, Anthony!
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Stage 1: 6/14/12
Stage 2: 6/15/12
Stage 3: 6/15/12
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  Quote Asangard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Jun 2012 at 2:26pm
CoolWill not be long now.Big%20Smile
  Mine just hit stage 6 today.
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  Quote USAFIDMT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Jun 2012 at 4:26pm
SHIPPED!!!   
Digital Storm ODE V2 - Level 2
Stage 1: 6/14/12
Stage 2: 6/15/12
Stage 3: 6/15/12
Stage 4: 6/15/12
Stage 5: 6/15/12
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  Quote Asangard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Jun 2012 at 10:33am
Congrats. Awesome  Mine is still in stage 6.  Post pics when you get it.
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  Quote Orange7 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Jun 2012 at 10:40am
Can't wait to hear the review.
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  Quote USAFIDMT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 6:11am

Tracking indictaes the rig is on a FedEx truck for delivery today.  :)

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Stage 1: 6/14/12
Stage 2: 6/15/12
Stage 3: 6/15/12
Stage 4: 6/15/12
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 6:55am
Nice! take some pics when you get it!
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BTW, where do you guys see the "stages"?
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  Quote Asangard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 7:59am

@Teemberland,

 
DS sends you an e-mail with stage updates on your computer build.
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 8:03am
Originally posted by Asangard

@Teemberland,

 
DS sends you an e-mail with stage updates on your computer build.


Alright, thanks!
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  Quote USAFIDMT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 8:06am
Originally posted by Teemberland

BTW, where do you guys see the "stages"?
 
You can also log in here and view the current stage.
 
And pics will be up later this evening...
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Stage 2: 6/15/12
Stage 3: 6/15/12
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  Quote USAFIDMT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 5:03pm
#$%@! FedEx.

Their website said the computer was out for delivery as of this morning. It's 7pm MST now. I called FedEx and now they're telling me the damn shipment isnt even in OKC yet.

How the hell do you scan a package as being in OKC when it's not?

Ugh. So pissed right now at them...
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Stage 2: 6/15/12
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Don't worry, it'll all be worth it soon.
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  Quote USAFIDMT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jun 2012 at 5:46am
Gah.
 
The ineptitude of some people in customer service simply amazes me.  All it does is amplify the level of stellar service I've received from Digital Storm exponentially.
 
The FedEx monkey on the phone didn't know what he was talking about.  The rig was in fact out for delivery, and it finally arrived last night at 7:35 CST.
 
Review will be up shortly.
 
 
 
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Stage 1: 6/14/12
Stage 2: 6/15/12
Stage 3: 6/15/12
Stage 4: 6/15/12
Stage 5: 6/15/12
Stage 6: 6/19/12
Shipped: 6/20/12
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