Shortcuts

Digital Storm Custom Core i7 Gaming System

rated by 0 users
This post has 5 Replies | 1 Follower

Top 10 Contributor
Posts 25,895
Points 1,174,320
Joined: Sep 2007
ForumsAdministrator
News Posted: Wed, Mar 18 2009 1:10 PM

Boutique system builders tend to fall into three categories, there are the more custom or high-end offerings from some of the larger names like Dell/Alienware or HP/Voodoo (though you may or may not classify them as "boutique"), there are offerings from large e-tailers like Tiger Direct's SystemMax, and then there are independent companies as well, obviously. A few of the major names in this third category are MainGear, Velocity Micro and the company whose product we have on the bench for you today--Digital Storm.

Digital Storm as a company has been around since 2001. It has become fairly well known in the community for building solid computer systems, primarily targeted at the enthusiast, though they also have a workstation and server product line-up as well. The company has historically taken a design approach to their products that incorporates only top shelf, standard components in an effort to offer the consumer a high quality product that is both easily serviceable and upgradeable down the road. That said, even with top shelf components, quality systems with a reasonable value and price point are not always equal to just the sum of their components. We'll step you through the salient features, performance, and value of Digital Storm's 950si custom Core i7 gaming system and let you be the judge of what this boutique builder with a history for quality products has to offer. Check it out...

Digital Storm Custom Core i7 Gaming System




  • | Post Points: 20
Top 150 Contributor
Posts 508
Points 7,860
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: California
peti1212 replied on Wed, Mar 18 2009 2:42 PM

Looks likea  very stylish little PC. I would love to see one in real life. I like the case a lot.

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 25 Contributor
Posts 3,544
Points 54,480
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: United States, Massachusetts
ForumsAdministrator
MembershipAdministrator
Dave_HH replied on Wed, Mar 18 2009 3:26 PM

It's no "little PC" that's for sure. It's a standard mid-ATX case and it's built like a tank. Really nice though...

Editor In Chief
http://hothardware.com


  • | Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Posts 6,181
Points 90,135
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: United States, Virginia
Moderator

That's a super clean build. Looks great.

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 150 Contributor
Posts 835
Points 11,255
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: New Zealand
tanka12345 replied on Thu, Mar 19 2009 12:20 AM

All the Custom systems you've been reviewing lately look awesome. But do people actually buy them?

*New KILLER Rig!!* - Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Build 7100 (RC)

Intel Core i7 920 OCed to 3.2GHz | CoolerMaster V8 | Patriot Viper 3x2GB DDR3-1333MHz | MSI Eclipse X58 | LG W2261V 22" 16:9 | Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB | MSI ATI 4870 1GB | Enermax Revolution 85+ 1050W PSU | CoolerMaster HAF 932 | ASUS DRW-22B1LT Lightscribe | Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme | Logitech X-540 |  Razer Carcharias | Razer Lachesis | Razer Destructor/ Razer Goliathus Speed/ Fnatic SteelSeries Qck+ XL | OCZ Alchemy Elixir |

*My OLD Killer PC* - Windows Xp Home Edition 32 Bit

Intel Pentium 4 2.6Ghz -1GB (2x512MB) Hynix DDR-400Mhz SDRAM - Micro ATX ECS L4S5MG/651+ - Acer AL506 15" Monitor - Seagate 2.5" ST380012A IDE 5200RPM 80GB - ASUS nVidia TNT2 M64 32MB AGP x4 - Hyena 300W PSU - *CoolerMaster Storm Scout*

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 75 Contributor
Posts 2,048
Points 29,300
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: United States, Michigan
kid007 replied on Thu, Mar 19 2009 9:35 PM

I'm actually getting that V8 Heatsink for my XPS. I have read good thing about it. I'm happy to see that other people are using it!

MacBook Pro 13.3" LED-Backlit Glossy, Intel "Penryn" Core 2 Duo T8700 - 2.53G, 8GB DDR3 1066, NVIDIA GForce 9400M 1280X800

HTPC 4G DDR3 XMS Corsair, Intel i5-750 Quad Core, 6ft HDMI Cable by Rosewill, AverMedia Tv Card, Gigabyte P55M-UD2,  Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 with Vapor X Cooling, 500 HD Maxtor 7200 2.5 HDD, Asus Blu-Ray Optical Drive, 46" LED Toshiba TV

 

  • | Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 1 (6 items) | RSS