Digital Storm Takes on DIY; Its Prebuilt PC Costs $23 More

Digital Storm aims to end the debate between building a PC by yourself, or just buying a pre-assembled system. What Digital Storm did was to configure a machine, and then compare their price to that of exactly the same components from Newegg. In the end, the smallest difference in price was just $23; the biggest difference was $58. They mention that at this amount of difference, the decision is a no-brainer. This lineup of machines will be known as the VANQUISH systems.

The VANQUISH systems will always be pre-tested for at least 72 hours. Digital Storm will always keep an inventory of completed systems ready to ship out right after an order is placed so that you don't have to wait for the system to be built and tested.

"When we decided to take on the DIYers we knew we had to offer impressively built systems that could compete in terms of performance as well as price. For just $23-$58 more [we] were giving customers a fully optimized system featuring the latest chipset platform and next gen-graphics. This allows them to focus on demolishing the competition instead of worrying about the reliability of their PC," said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm's Director of Product Development.

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  • There's a point to DIY...you like to pick your own parts, use a few from your old system, and love to put it all together yourself.
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  • Not too shabby. While much of the reason I build my own is purely for the joy of it, it's nice to have an option if ever I need a quality build in a pinch.
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  • Yeah, but I would never use any of those configurations at all as a gamer. Just look at them. If I'm putting $1400 into it, I would put more money on GPU as opposed to a 3770k. They are putting money in the wrong places in my opinion. So what if they are a few bucks away from a DIY PC. No real PC gamer would build these configurations.
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  • Sure, the price of the components adds up only slightly more than their price, but very often I carry over at least one component, usually the case and sometimes also the power supply to the next computer. Most of the time the CD/DVD/Blueray from the previous computer also goes into the next one. That saves an addtional $100 or more, so it's still cheaper by far to build your own.
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  • Not too shabby. While much of the reason I build my own is purely for the joy of it, it's nice to have an option if ever I need a quality build in a pinch.
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  • Yeah, but I would never use any of those configurations at all as a gamer. Just look at them. If I'm putting $1400 into it, I would put more money on GPU as opposed to a 3770k. They are putting money in the wrong places in my opinion. So what if they are a few bucks away from a DIY PC. No real PC gamer would build these configurations.
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