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    Posted: 10 Jun 2012 at 12:39pm
First post - first computer from Digital Storm.

Ordered on Friday morning, with priority build, and already hit Stage 5 by the end of the day. And this included a couple of back and forth emails on my configuration.

Gotta hand it to you guys - you're awesome. Can't wait to see this thing in person.




Edited by deltaxi65 - 10 Jun 2012 at 2:25pm
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jun 2012 at 1:19pm
Looking forward to hearing more about your order progression and of course the machine once it arrives! There's not enough customer experiences on the forum from people who ordered with the priority build service (in my opinion), so thanks for sharing and welcome to the DS family! Awesome
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  Quote deltaxi65 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jun 2012 at 2:24pm
Normally I would have just waited and saved the $250, but that was a Father's Day gift from my wife. So far, they've lived up to it. Not bad to get the thing assembled and stress testing started in a day.

I'll keep everyone updated.
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  Quote Asangard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jun 2012 at 2:27pm
CoolWelcome to the DS Family deltaxi65.  We all would like to see pics when you get it.Smile
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  Quote stormswa Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jun 2012 at 2:47pm
yea please keep us (me) informed of priority build time. Its a option I might do depending on how long yours takes.
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Jun 2012 at 12:02pm
Originally posted by stormswa

yea please keep us (me) informed of priority build time. Its a option I might do depending on how long yours takes.


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  Quote deltaxi65 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 9:20am
Just hit stage 6. Elapsed time from order: Barely 2 business days, barely 4 actual days.

Pretty darn good.


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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 9:26am
Awesome! Welcome to the community and family of customers! Cool
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  Quote deltaxi65 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 10:35am
Thanks Alex - so far I'm enjoying myself. This is a great community and I'm pleased to be a part of it. I'll be even more pleased when my rig finds its way home!
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  Quote deltaxi65 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 12:55pm
Stage 7 an hour ago, with a confirmed 4.5 GHz stage 2 overclock on a stable system.

Priority build was definitely worth it. If it ships today or tomorrow, I'll have my rig in just slightly over a week. Not bad for a custom build.
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  Quote Orange7 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 1:22pm
That is ridiculous. I definitely need to get that next time.
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 1:48pm
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  Quote deltaxi65 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 4:17pm
And...shipped!

Three business days from order to ship with priority build.

Assuming five days shipping from Cali to DC, should have it in either Monday or Tuesday. I'll have pics when it gets here!
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 4:25pm
That was fast.   If someone is in a hurry then its money well spent. Congrats and thanks for the updates.    
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 11:42pm
Looking forward to those pics! Awesome

Thanks for keeping us informed.
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  Quote deltaxi65 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Jun 2012 at 5:29am
Sitting at home, waiting for FedEx. They say it will be here today, but my tracker still has it listed as "in-transit."

Got the camera ready, so I'll have photos up when it gets here. I know it's been barely a week, but I'm way too impatient.
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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Jun 2012 at 11:41am
... even I am excited.
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  Quote deltaxi65 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 8:47am
It's here, and it's awesome.

I figured I'd get some photos up for you guys to see, and then I'd do a more in-depth review a few days from now once it's up to speed.

First, I have to say I'm extremely impressed with the entire DS team. This computer was ordered less than two weeks ago. I ordered in June 8th with priority build. All I can say is that priority build is completely worth it. It shipped in four days, as advertised, and the shipping from California to Virginia took seven total days. Total elapsed time from order to sitting here was 12 calendar days.

Pretty amazing, considering this was a custom built rig. Now, I admit, this rig isn't one of the massive ones with stage 6 cooling and quad SLI, so the build wasn't that complex. But it still looks and is performing amazingly well.

From my first two hours using it, all I have to say is wow. Not only is this thing lightning fast, it's extremely quiet. I can barely hear when it kicks into high gear for gaming. The AC unit behind my house is actually louder, and that's through the walls.

Gotta say I'm impressed. Since I have seen any Slade reviews on the site, I'll do a more long-winded one in a few days.

Here are the photos:


NOTE: The computer has officially cleared customs - Howie here is the customs inspector for the house.















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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 9:15am
A big congrats.Awesome
 
That is one of the nicest looking cases.  Thanks for the pics and have fun.Big%20Smile
 
Hey, I think you have my cat.Hahaha    Tell Howie my Zak says hi.


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  Quote Asangard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 10:56am
CoolCongrats and really nice.
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  Quote Bobby Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 11:25am
Great pics !!!! Good to know about the priority build. Enjoy your machine Awesome
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 12:09pm

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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 4:12pm
Originally posted by deltaxi65

It's here, and it's awesome.





Look how clean that thing is.  Super slick.  Do want.


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  Quote deltaxi65 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jun 2012 at 5:48pm
I was impressed with that as well. And there's a ton of room for upgrades...when I get around to getting another 680 to SLI, no problem fitting it in.
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