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Thanks

Not sure what to think about it. Its not far too different from the Silverstone GD06 or the Fractal design node 605 (a fave of mine soon to be available in white)

No offense to Silverstone or Fractal but, neither of those cases are actually innovative.

They're simply holes punched in a box, bended metal and fitted plastics.

There's very little actually inventive about either of those cases.

The Digital Storm on the other hand has some really innovative features.

The vertical drive is actually pretty spot on considering it's size, the internally mounted rad with functional fans and the distribution of airflow -- All are really innovative technologies.

Not to mention the corner panel-mounted USB's etc. is something that vendors have been asking about for a long time.

Ultimately, the only thing I would've done to push this to the consumer is made this entire setup 3 inches taller. 3 inches allows for a world of difference in terms of a PSU and would give them the option to throw in a 690 or a "790", maybe even a Titan but, they've now voltage limited the entire setup to @ 500w.

500w just isn't a lot of juice once you start talking Titans and having the ability to slide in even a standard 6x6 PSU would've really, really, hit the spot.

As it sits, it's a nice form factor build but, once again, in it's current state, it's very limited in terms of the consumer...Limited but, very innovative for what it actually is.
post #112 of 332
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No offense to Silverstone or Fractal but, neither of those cases are actually innovative.

They're simply holes punched in a box, bended metal and fitted plastics.

There's very little actually inventive about either of those cases.

The Digital Storm on the other hand has some really innovative features.

The vertical drive is actually pretty spot on considering it's size, the internally mounted rad with functional fans and the distribution of airflow -- All are really innovative technologies.

Not to mention the corner panel-mounted USB's etc. is something that vendors have been asking about for a long time.

Ultimately, the only thing I would've done to push this to the consumer is made this entire setup 3 inches taller. 3 inches allows for a world of difference in terms of a PSU and would give them the option to throw in a 690 or a "790", maybe even a Titan but, they've now voltage limited the entire setup to @ 500w.

500w just isn't a lot of juice once you start talking Titans and having the ability to slide in even a standard 6x6 PSU would've really, really, hit the spot.

As it sits, it's a nice form factor build but, once again, in it's current state, it's very limited in terms of the consumer...Limited but, very innovative for what it actually is.

Not sure there is that much of a difference, im not knocking it but the Node has some nice features an innovations too, not to mention its quiet, has good cooling and is classy looking.


If they want to talk innovative then they should make the System Fan / environmental control software available for Linux. Your missing out on a big portion of the attraction of this case by only having windows 8 software versions of this.


Considering its a Steam Box (linux with gnome desktop behind)

or Hybrid Steam which would be a standard Linux install + SteamOS login option on launch (plus valves compositor)

http://www.webupd8.org/2013/12/install-steamos-session-in-ubuntu.html

I think that needs to happen
post #113 of 332
Digital storm start selling your cases separately plox.
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I think if you like horses, our next chassis will really make you happy! tongue.gif

Next case/system called.... Pegasus ?

Rewards if im right please thumb.gif

The case does indeed look sweet. Unfortunately as a brit international shipping is a bomb.
post #115 of 332
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No offense to Silverstone or Fractal but, neither of those cases are actually innovative.

They're simply holes punched in a box, bended metal and fitted plastics.

There's very little actually inventive about either of those cases.

The Digital Storm on the other hand has some really innovative features.

The vertical drive is actually pretty spot on considering it's size, the internally mounted rad with functional fans and the distribution of airflow -- All are really innovative technologies.

Not to mention the corner panel-mounted USB's etc. is something that vendors have been asking about for a long time.

Ultimately, the only thing I would've done to push this to the consumer is made this entire setup 3 inches taller. 3 inches allows for a world of difference in terms of a PSU and would give them the option to throw in a 690 or a "790", maybe even a Titan but, they've now voltage limited the entire setup to @ 500w.

500w just isn't a lot of juice once you start talking Titans and having the ability to slide in even a standard 6x6 PSU would've really, really, hit the spot.

As it sits, it's a nice form factor build but, once again, in it's current state, it's very limited in terms of the consumer...Limited but, very innovative for what it actually is.

We offer a 700W PSU! thumb.gif
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post #116 of 332
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We offer a 700W PSU! thumb.gif

Oh, well now.

Still doesn't really change that argument, though -- Changes it a little but, you're still roofing the Titan and/or 690/"790".

So 2 questions since you kicked open that box so gracefully...

Is this mysterious 700w available through another vendor/source or is this a CS exclusive?

And

Will they be up-gradable to let's say 1000 for that increased roof?
post #117 of 332
700W 1u PSU? What are it's dimensions? And how is it rated? Gold? Silver? Is it modular? DO WANT!
Sell it pleaseeee drool.gif
post #118 of 332
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Oh, well now.

Still doesn't really change that argument, though -- Changes it a little but, you're still roofing the Titan and/or 690/"790".

So 2 questions since you kicked open that box so gracefully...

Is this mysterious 700w available through another vendor/source or is this a CS exclusive?

And

Will they be up-gradable to let's say 1000 for that increased roof?

There are other 700W power supplies at this size available but we are working with the manufacturer for custom fans and parameters that make it quieter than retail options.
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It's cool, but I highly doubt how well it will sell. Watercooling enthusiasts aren't looking to buy Steam machines, and those that are looking to buy them (basically people either new to PC gaming or with limited knowledge of how to build a PC) are very turned off by the idea of watercooling (I know a few of these people myself).

This seems like an idea that would be better served as a sort of semi DIY thing like FrozenCPU does where you ship the case with the watercooling pre-attached and they plug their parts in rather than as a Steam machine.

On a side note, is that really Corsair Dominator RAM? Overkill much?
 
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700W 1u PSU? What are it's dimensions? And how is it rated? Gold? Silver? Is it modular? DO WANT!
Sell it pleaseeee drool.gif

I'll have all of the specs for you after CES but I do know that it is not modular.

We can probably sell you one down the road!
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