It's been a busy spring for OEMs, and Digital Storm is no exception. Earlier this year, Intel was forced to suspend shipments of Sandy Bridge's accompanying Cougar Point chipset while it fixed a design flaw. This, in turn, left both system OEMs and retail motherboard vendors no choice but to suspend/delay their own Sandy Bridge-based products. Now the market is awash with product refreshes, making it more difficult than ever for any one product to stand out from the crowd. Digital Storm's new Enix appears to pull it off nicely, however, at a (relatively) cheap price compared to many of the boutique systems we've reviewed in the past 18 months. Digital Storm's Enix Gaming System Reviewed
It would be good to offer this thing as the next giveaway here at HH, but only if I win it.
I like the case design, but probably would prefer just one of those GTX-580's in there to tame the thermals a bit.
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Great review Joel. I really like the silverstone case except for the slim dvd player requirement and the hard drive placement. They need some air movement around those drives, especially with wd blacks. Great performance in a sleek package, very nice.
anandtech does a nice review of the case.
Now you're just mashing it!
On the power consumption tables the color table is wrong :), peak is light blue and it says green.
Case looks NICE in looks, yet there is something pulling me away from it, maybe its the wide design on it.
Thanks for the review loved read it as much as i want it :)
I would agree about the FT-03, not completely sold. I'm still waiting for one of their subzero systems to get a nice spotlight.
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Hrm. Thanks to those of you that pointed out the color oddity between the graph legend and the graph. I'll get fresh versions uploaded as soon as I've figured out how to make it not do that.
For those of you that might be confused, the lighter blue line *is* correctly colored, it's the legend that's mis-displaying.
I would have to agree that they pushed this one a little too close to the edge.
How many of us have spent the night playing a game only to look up and see the sun rising? With the thermals this systems has would it make it till morning? Or does Furmark just beat up on systems that badly?
nice review and like the power saving with this one. not a problem to get stability with this rig with a bit of compromise on the OC. Still not a big fan of slim-line optical on the SS chassis.The SS chassis is a deal breaker for me on this pre built. too much money spent when a better selection of chassis would be a better match for the hardware.
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As a builder always looking at expandability, flexibility, "future-proofing" and ultimate performance it's difficult to look at the product from the point of view of a prospective customer, but the vast majority of gamers who won't build themselves will find this to be a very solid package, especially in more reasonable configurations.
The rigourous testing is appreciated but it bears repeating that there are a lot of those configurations between the $1149 starting price and the $3355 "as configured," and a "bang for buck" configuration is probably where this product would really shine.
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I find myself again and again checking out the Digital Storm site...it's lust-worthy. That said, actually pulling the trigger on a pro-build is difficult. I can't, not build myself...but if money were no object or time was short-these systems are sweet!
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