Custom computers is the only way to build something long lasting and satisfying. Being a PC performance enthusiast myself. I always wondered what it would be like if instead of building a PC myself from scratch (despite my sheer satisfaction for the process) if I would let a company do it for me, but not just any PC company, one that covers all the bases like how I would on my next rig.
Between overclocking, timings, SLI/Crossfire custom configurations and making sure that damn Black Magic Shuttle works on my USB 3.0, it sure takes a lot of time and effort getting the right combination of drivers and configurations for true PC speed and harmony. Ask my buddy Clay and he’ll tell you that I spend almost months making sure a build is right for my every day use and even then I continue tinkering after the OS has officially been tossed on the fastest SSD possible and my large capacity storage solution completely set in RAID configurations.
But enough about the “mumbo jumbo”. What comes to mind when you think of custom PC’s. Do images of Alien-like chassis with glowing eyeballs of all different LED colors flashing in and out in a seizure inducing pattern fill your thoughts? Do you prefer the project PC come stock with God knows what bulk-ware is already pre-bundled on your latest OS? Or would you just prefer to have the latest and greatest pre-tuned and ready for those taxing games and software taking full advantage of every copper line flowing inside your non-proprietary case?
That’s where Digital Storm comes in. I recently got to play with a custom ordered rig at a friends house who shelled out his tax money to get the rig of his dreams and automatically I took it for a test drive. I started to look at the basics like start-up programs and services that are commonly used but not needed and to my surprise, this PC already came configured without the added task. I dug a bit further and looked at their software suite seeing how it might effect performance with and without it running and was blown away.
The machine had class and though the software side was satisfying enough I dug in without asking my buddy and opened his case. There it was, a superb organized water cooling solution running in complete silent symphony and cool to the touch. I immediately wanted to question whether I was being “punk’d” but this machine was completely legit. A dedicated pump/reservoir for the CPU and a 2 pass water solution for each of the flagship Nvidia GTX 580 cards on two true 16x PCI-E 2.0 slots in Crossfire. I wanted one, HELL, I wanted two! I’m not gonna lie.
Bundled with not one but three 24″ LED monitors being ran by AMD’s Eyefinity technology with not a single graphical artifact running Win7 64bit and having a perfect 7.0 score in every windows test. I was blown away and so I had to write this and make it a legit post. These systems from DigitalStorm PC had a lot of tender love and care and though I like to be the one to raise all of my rigs from birth. I wouldn’t mind taking on one of these babies and adopting them as one of my own. Pure genius and Joe approved! Now if we could only have our own test unit…I’d give up one of my limbs, preferably not my gaming arms.
Site: Digital Storm Online