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September 20, 2010 5:31:58 AM

Hello,

Thank you very much in advance for your comments.

Does anyone know how reputable DigitalStorm Customized System www.digitalstormonline.com is? I have posted before on home build and even though many of you have given me great advice and encouraged me to build my own... sorry, just can't do it. :( 

I am looking to spend between $2,000 and $2,300 for a gaming system.

Thank you again and am hoping MadAdmiral can assist in that you offered me excellent advice before...

David


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September 20, 2010 6:47:10 AM

They seem ok. But remember there are tons of Boutique PC builders out there.

Maingear, Falcon-Northwest, CyberPower PC and finally Origin just to name 4.

Just don't buy a monitor from them, all of the ones I saw were way overpriced. Grab one from Tigerdirect or Amazon or even Overstock.com if you are in the states.

Edit: I just configured one @ CyberPower Total Cost $2176 w/Free Shipping (Configure here)

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# *BASE_PRICE: [+1189]
# CAS: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage [+7]
# CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
# CPU: [Special] Intel® Core™ i7-950 3.06 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
# CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Color Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+15] (Red Color)
# FAN: NZXT Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
# FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
# FREEBIE_CU: FREE Game: Just Cause 2
# FREEBIE_VC1: Mafia II Full Game Download Coupon with purchase of NVIDIA GTX460 video card or above
# HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
# HDD2: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+93] (Single Hard Drive)
# KEYBOARD: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard [+83]
# MB_ADDON: Asus U3S6 True 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x SATA-III PCIe X4 Expansion Card [+19]
# MEMORY: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
# MONITOR: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 Sceptre X246W-1080P LCD (Viewable 23.6")(Black Color) w/ Built-in Speaker, DVI & Input [+219]
# MOTHERBOARD: * (3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Ultra Durable™3 Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Dolby Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2 x SATA-III RAID, IEEE1394a, 4 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI
# MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
# MULTIVIEW: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor
# NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
# OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)
# OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more) [+19]
# POWERSUPPLY: 850 Watts - Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 80 Plus Power Supply [+126]
# RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
# SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
# SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
# SPEAKERS: Logitech Z313 2.1 DT speaker [+48]
# USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
# VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [-15] (Palit Sonic Platinum 800MHz Core Powered by NVIDIA [+17])
# VIDEO2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+232] (Palit Sonic Platinum 800MHz Core Powered by NVIDIA [+20])
# TOTAL_PRICE: (+2176)
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September 20, 2010 1:49:11 PM

Pre-built is lame and overpriced!
Build it yourself!
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September 21, 2010 2:51:06 AM

There is money to be saved building yourself!
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September 21, 2010 3:39:20 AM

Best answer selected by WineByMe.
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September 21, 2010 3:40:26 AM

cliffro said:
They seem ok. But remember there are tons of Boutique PC builders out there.

Maingear, Falcon-Northwest, CyberPower PC and finally Origin just to name 4.

Just don't buy a monitor from them, all of the ones I saw were way overpriced. Grab one from Tigerdirect or Amazon or even Overstock.com if you are in the states.

Edit: I just configured one @ CyberPower Total Cost $2176 w/Free Shipping (Configure here)

Quote:

# *BASE_PRICE: [+1189]
# CAS: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage [+7]
# CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
# CPU: [Special] Intel® Core™ i7-950 3.06 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
# CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Color Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+15] (Red Color)
# FAN: NZXT Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
# FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
# FREEBIE_CU: FREE Game: Just Cause 2
# FREEBIE_VC1: Mafia II Full Game Download Coupon with purchase of NVIDIA GTX460 video card or above
# HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
# HDD2: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+93] (Single Hard Drive)
# KEYBOARD: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard [+83]
# MB_ADDON: Asus U3S6 True 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x SATA-III PCIe X4 Expansion Card [+19]
# MEMORY: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
# MONITOR: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 Sceptre X246W-1080P LCD (Viewable 23.6")(Black Color) w/ Built-in Speaker, DVI & Input [+219]
# MOTHERBOARD: * (3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Ultra Durable™3 Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Dolby Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2 x SATA-III RAID, IEEE1394a, 4 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI
# MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
# MULTIVIEW: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor
# NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
# OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)
# OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more) [+19]
# POWERSUPPLY: 850 Watts - Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 80 Plus Power Supply [+126]
# RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
# SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
# SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
# SPEAKERS: Logitech Z313 2.1 DT speaker [+48]
# USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
# VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [-15] (Palit Sonic Platinum 800MHz Core Powered by NVIDIA [+17])
# VIDEO2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+232] (Palit Sonic Platinum 800MHz Core Powered by NVIDIA [+20])
# TOTAL_PRICE: (+2176)

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September 21, 2010 3:44:42 AM

Opps... thank you very much cliffro for your time, still not sure but your info helped.

David :) 
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