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Digital Storm Releases Hailstorm II Gaming Rig

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Digital Storm releases a brutal gaming machine, the Hailstorm II.

Digital Storm has released its new Hailstorm II gaming PC. This customizable PC can be equipped and cooled to some extremely high levels with a price tag to match.

To begin with, the Hailstorm II has room for up to four radiators ranging in size from 140 mm to 480 mm, along with the ability to house two CPUs and up to four graphics cards. 

The system's enclosure, the Corsair 900D, is also very flexible, offering room for up to nine 3.5" / 2.5" drives, four optical drives, two power supplies, and 10 expansion slots.

"When we [Digital Storm] set out to redesign Hailstorm we knew it would be challenging to improve on a system capable of handling nearly any high-end configuration an enthusiast could dream up. This meant the search was on for the biggest and baddest chassis available. When we saw the Corsair 900D at CES we knew we had the enclosure we needed to make the original Hailstorm look like a small mid-tower system and not the bad ass high performance system it really was," said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm's director of product development.

The base model has an Intel Core i7 3770K CPU and a GTX 680 for $2,762, whereas the Ultimate model comes with an Intel Core i7 3970X CPU and three GTX Titans in SLI. This model will cost you a staggering $8,085. There are two other models in between, but buyers can customize all four models to their taste. After being customized, the systems will be stress tested for at least 72 hours to ensure that the cooling and build quality is on par with what you paid for it.

The Hailstorm II is already for sale on Digital Storm's online webshop.

 

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    wanderer11 , March 21, 2013 8:06 AM
    $8000 for a gaming computer? Who's gonna buy that?
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    RipperjackAU , March 21, 2013 8:10 AM
    Three GTX Titans in SLI??!!

    Well there's 3000 grand right there! Still it would be nice, ** sigh **
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    crabdog , March 21, 2013 8:20 AM
    Wow. Nice for the 3 people in the world who can afford it.
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    ibjeepr , March 21, 2013 8:30 AM
    And in only a year, maybe two, it's going to be out of date tech.
    And In only three years, maybe 4, it's will only be a mid-range gaming system.
    Plus you lose out on the fun of picking out the parts and building your own system.

    All for only $8k. Not that someone that can afford $8k for a gaming computer cares about any of that.
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    SvRommelvS , March 21, 2013 8:39 AM
    The more offensive price is the base model with a 3770K and 680 for $2,762.
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    jhansonxi , March 21, 2013 8:45 AM
    I like Halestorm better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmkHqUwa4zg

    Seriously though, this is just a showpiece. They may sell a few to some people with money to burn but the configuration is well beyond diminishing returns for games.
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    jaber2 , March 21, 2013 8:57 AM
    With their add here I am sure they would sell more of their watered down version and maybe a few hundred of these, and to ask who would buy these rigs? execs who want to buy their teenage children love buy buying them the top of the line gaming rig, that means non of you guy would but most 99% who don't even read this will
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    longshotthe1st , March 21, 2013 9:31 AM
    There sure are a lot of lazy asses out there.
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    jl0329 , March 21, 2013 9:35 AM
    If you need to ask the price, then you can't afford it.
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    hero1 , March 21, 2013 9:54 AM
    3 GTX Titans in SLi don't bring any more returns compared to 2 in SLI in terms of FPS. So 2 grands plus another grand for 3930K, mobo, ram, and I am set. Add EKWB stuff 4 grands max and voila! Someone has to tell these guys to take down their prices. But I guess a Saudi Prince won't mind buying 10 of them!
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    burmese_dude , March 21, 2013 10:27 AM
    3 Titans in SLI mode... it's nice but does it run Tetris?
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    Immoral Medic , March 21, 2013 10:49 AM
    Can I play Battletoads on it?
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    spartanmk2 , March 21, 2013 10:53 AM
    Immoral MedicCan I play Battletoads on it?


    No it cannot. Battletoads is just too awesome.
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    alidan , March 21, 2013 11:15 AM
    crabdogWow. Nice for the 3 people in the world who can afford it.


    ... i can... but that said i would build my own because doing the math, only about 4000$ is accounted for...

    jhansonxiI like Halestorm better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmkHqUwa4zgSeriously though, this is just a showpiece. They may sell a few to some people with money to burn but the configuration is well beyond diminishing returns for games.


    if i want to pull video from games i would get a single titan, just because it would give me the fastest card with out the sli problems that pop up.

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    dalethepcman , March 21, 2013 12:00 PM
    This must be the only way NVidia can sell their titan cards, but seriously the prices are staggering for this. On the low end model, you are paying $1000 for water cooling and whatever support these people offer above and beyond the manufacturers RMA / Microsoft support. On the high end you are paying almost $4000 for the same "Extras." Unless it comes with a 40" touchscreen a windows surface tablet and a windows phone 8 device the prices are just ridiculous.

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    hero1 , March 21, 2013 12:03 PM
    alidan... i can... but that said i would build my own because doing the math, only about 4000$ is accounted for...if i want to pull video from games i would get a single titan, just because it would give me the fastest card with out the sli problems that pop up.


    That's my point too. This system can be had for just around 4 grand with your own watercooling. I intend on adding another Titan to my current system then watercool them. But watercooling these cards isn't even needed when they idle at 26 degrees and load up to 80, mine hits 68 under full load. But again, there are suckers out there who would shell out 10Gs for a boutique PC that most of us can make for half the cost! Cheers to people with functional brains!
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    Cash091 , March 21, 2013 12:09 PM
    They are saying it can go UP TO 8 grand. How many people are going to buy 3 Titans? They probably add $1200 or so for a Titan! I can see why people would want to buy high end from companies like this though. Water cooling can be VERY confusing to some. And let's be honest if you can afford the high end components for this, paying a building fee isn't going to kill you! I personally LOVE putting rigs like this together. For something like THAT it would be an all out party!!!
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    Cash091 , March 21, 2013 12:11 PM
    How are you guys getting 3 Titans, watercooling, a 3970X, and other parts needed for 4 grand?? The GPU's would be 3 grand ALONE, unless you are just getting 1-2. The system pictured about is probably had for more like 5-6g's.
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    hero1 , March 21, 2013 12:12 PM
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    They are saying it can go UP TO 8 grand. How many people are going to buy 3 Titans? They probably add $1200 or so for a Titan! I can see why people would want to buy high end from companies like this though. Water cooling can be VERY confusing to some. And let's be honest if you can afford the high end components for this, paying a building fee isn't going to kill you! I personally LOVE putting rigs like this together. For something like THAT it would be an all out party!!!


    They indeed are charging too much for the Titans. So the advise is that, those with money and can afford this type of systems are better off making their own rigs and just stick to air cooling. The watercooling costs an arm and a leg from these company. So if you really can't do it then you shouldn't have to pay a premium to have it either.
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    Cash091 , March 21, 2013 12:13 PM
    Again, if you have the 5-6 grand to shell out, paying someone prime money to build it won't kill you. This would be for the well off person without the time or knowledge(mainly knowledge) to build. Some one who just wants the best machine possible even though for gaming its not needed!
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