PC enthusiasts have long discussed the logic of buying a pre-built gaming
system when one could be put together by oneself using off the shelf parts for less money and with more personal satisfaction. Of course, there are merits to both ways of doing things, but Digital Storm
believes that it’s essentially laid to rest the issue of cost with its new line of VANQUISH gaming PCs.
Based on Newegg
prices as of a few days ago, Digital Storm says that the four VANQUISH systems will only cost $23-$58 more than a DIY system built using identical components. (Those are very specific dollar amounts.)
Regardless of cost, Digital Storm promises pre-built and pre-tested systems that it can ready for shipping immediately after someone places an order, as well as a 3-year limited warranty, 72-hour stress testing and benchmarking, and lifetime tech support.
You can see that there’s quite a range of options over these four SKUs. All four levels use a Corsair 300R chassis and have 1TB 7200RPM hard drives (the Level 4 also has a 120GB SSD), and 8GB of Corsair 1600MHz RAM, and what appears to be the same optical drive, but that’s where the similarities end.
Systems offer up to an Intel Core i7-3770K CPU, EVGA GTX 660 Ti (2GB) graphics card, and an ASUS P8Z77-VLX motherboard. There’s also Corsair H60 liquid cooling and factory overclocking of up to 4.4GHz. The Level 4 comes in at $1,399, but the Level 1 costs just $699.