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I really like digital storm I think one of the best brand name computers you can buy biggrin.gif
I wish I were to get Digital storm frown.gif
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so this is an a/c cooled computer?
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what kinds of black magic voodoo doll sorcery is that cooling system??
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EXCELLENT cooling system. Would buy.

But buying prebuilt? And for THAT PRICE? No. Hell no.
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Man alive, If I had extra cash to throw around, I would own a digital storm rig. They make some fantastic works of art.

People always say 'why buy prebuilt when I can do it myself?', to which I respond: It's a work of art, to me, at least. Sure it's a computer but besides that, they put a lot of personal care into doing what they do and from what I've seen, they have done nothing but an absolute phenomenal job on every custom order they handle.

To me, it's no different than people who spend 1000s on paintings, to just sit on the wall to admire. Or someone who wants to drop 10 grand on a diamond ring. I don't agree with the items, but I do appreciate the quality and appreciate that said people have for said items. Same thing for this computer.

Also, DAT TEC
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so this is an a/c cooled computer?

You wont reach -14C with A/C. It must have some kind of mini freezer built into the radiator or something (same tech as your refrigerator freezer). With non-freezing liquid.
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Man alive, If I had extra cash to throw around, I would own a digital storm rig. They make some fantastic works of art.
People always say 'why buy prebuilt when I can do it myself?', to which I respond: It's a work of art, to me...

Yep, I would not mind owning one of these bad boys either biggrin.gif

That being said, some of the mods posted on OCN have artistically blown my mind far more than this beast. To each their own, but there is something to be said for DIY cheers.gif
post #28 of 34
Wait, so is it a peltier block? 'and awesome idea for the rad chamber, really, never would of thought of that. It's all the benefit of having an external rad, but it's not. Props.
post #29 of 34
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Man alive, If I had extra cash to throw around, I would own a digital storm rig. They make some fantastic works of art.
People always say 'why buy prebuilt when I can do it myself?', to which I respond: It's a work of art, to me, at least. Sure it's a computer but besides that, they put a lot of personal care into doing what they do and from what I've seen, they have done nothing but an absolute phenomenal job on every custom order they handle.
To me, it's no different than people who spend 1000s on paintings, to just sit on the wall to admire. Or someone who wants to drop 10 grand on a diamond ring. I don't agree with the items, but I do appreciate the quality and appreciate that said people have for said items. Same thing for this computer.
Also, DAT TEC

Honestly, I'd take a Mac Pro over this trashy looking box any day. You can tell that they put work into their WC loops, but the case looks like it was designed by an idiot on drugs, assembled by crackheads and then finished by 3 year olds with spraypaint and brillo pads. Just look at the thing, the metal look cheap and thin, the brushed finish is inconsistent AT BEST, the ports were clearly soldered onto a generic pcb and then stuck in there, no thought put into it (on the side, metal tabs are visible, just "there") and the disproportionate casing (on the edges of the side door) are extremely annoying.

This isn't a quality computer imo, its a low quality product with decent specs for the price and a niche selling point (the TEC). If engineering, quality and design matter more to you than price, go open a Mac Pro and tell me that you aren't impressed. I wish I could afford one.



Now that I have completed my rant, I'd like to clarify what the TEC is for everyone who doesn't know (seems like quite a few). A TEC (Thermal Electric Cooler or Peltier Chip) is essentially a small, ceramic square that accepts an electric current, making one side of the chip get extremely hot and the other extremely cold. The better you sink the hot side, the colder the other gets. Conversely, if you give it heat, it will generate current. When you sandwich this on top of the CPU (cold side down) and put a waterblock on the top side, you essentially get an electric only sub-0 (theoretical) cooler. That is basically what their block does. Really nice job on DS' part for this, I must say. If you are interested in the technology, the Cooler Master V10 is a TEC + Air cooling, and there is a forum here on OCN just for TEC stuff.
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Honestly, I'd take a Mac Pro over this trashy looking box any day.

I stopped reading at that.

Anyways good luck with your quest to get a Nehalem powered $5000 rig with a single Radeon 5770 rolleyes.gif
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