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Sorry, dunno on Digital Storm. Hopefully someone else knows them. And I wasn't meaning to criticize you here, it's just a fairly simply choice you need to make. Thrashing around in the thread doesn't make it any different.
    
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im liking digital storm, are they a reputable company?
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Corsair Obsidian 550D
Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.40 GHz (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core) (Requires Z77 Motherboard)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Does Not Support SLI)
System Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 800W Corsair GS (Dual SLI Compatible)
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (500GB Western Digital/Seagate/Hitachi/Samsung (7200 RPM) (16MB Cache)
Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB (Includes PhysX)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 1: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (High Performance Cooler)
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
CPU Boost: Standard Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Automatic Overclocking
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty
$1380

I like this build. Assuming you aren't paying extra for .....

this: CPU Boost: Standard Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Automatic Overclocking
and....
this: Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD).

I completely understand trying to get the best deal for your friend, but I wouldn't debate back and forth over $200 or so bucks. He obviously knows he's wasting close to twice that by not having you build it for him so is money really THAT much of an issue?? I'd just go with the above build, he'd never know any difference anyways.
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I like this build. Assuming you aren't paying extra for .....
this: CPU Boost: Standard Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Automatic Overclocking
and....
this: Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD).
I completely understand trying to get the best deal for your friend, but I wouldn't debate back and forth over $200 or so bucks. He obviously knows he's wasting close to twice that by not having you build it for him so is money really THAT much of an issue?? I'd just go with the above build, he'd never know any difference anyways.

amen.

which is a better place to buy from in regards to reliability and customer support etc?

ironside or digital storm
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Sorry, dunno on Digital Storm. Hopefully someone else knows them. And I wasn't meaning to criticize you here, it's just a fairly simply choice you need to make. Thrashing around in the thread doesn't make it any different.

haha i apologize for my indecision, im not one to throw around $1500, i want to be 100% sure on the build smile.gif
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the build itself is good, just overpriced(as with any prebuilt). only upgrade i would suggest is throwing in a 60gb ssd for boot as it makes a HUGE difference. the bigest bottleneck in any computer is a standard hard drive.
montior,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059
$169 but $149 after rebate.
if he wants LED
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009255
$159

 

Who would waste money on a 60gb ssd for a boot drive just to get a 15-20 second boot. If oyu going to buy an SSD at least fork out the money and buy an ssd for everything. 60gb boot drives are a waste of money


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60gb boot drives are a waste of money

I agree here especially considering the actual prices... anyway those prebuilt computers are overpriced.....
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post #57 of 64
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amen.
which is a better place to buy from in regards to reliability and customer support etc?
ironside or digital storm

Personally, i have heard good and bad on here about both companies. I think that build from digital storm looks good. I would imagine either company has good enough support that if something went bad in the first year, they'd replace it. It would be a pain to send the whole computer back tho mad.gif

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Who would waste money on a 60gb ssd for a boot drive just to get a 15-20 second boot. If oyu going to buy an SSD at least fork out the money and buy an ssd for everything. 60gb boot drives are a waste of money

I think he'll notice the performance boost from an SSD more than he will anything else on the computer. i understand what you're saying,especially because the Samsung 830 series 120GB is constantly on sale for only $89, but a 60GB SSD will still give him room to put the OS and his favorite game on their. I have a 120GB, i have 62GB left available and I have windows and Saints Row the Third on my SSD.
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I guess you could Buy the prebuilt and install the SSD yourself, I'm sure he wouldn't notice
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post #59 of 64
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im liking digital storm, are they a reputable company?

I originally saw them on Attack of the Show on G4. They seem to take pride in quality. Haven't heard a bad thing about them.
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yeah ill probably install an ssd for him at a later date, honestly he doesnt care haha

ironside or digital storm?

-thanks!
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