Digital Storm unleashes new SPECIAL|OPS gaming PC line starting at $987 with six-core AMD Phenom II CPU

Digital Storm unleashes new SPECIAL|OPS gaming PC line starting at $987 with six-core AMD Phenom II CPU

Summary: Let's face it: Gaming computers are often out of the reach of many potential buyers, with the ultimate behemoths priced around $10,000. Of course, you do get the best parts and attention to build detail you don't get from a $500 Dell, but at those prices, it might be a better option to build it yourself.

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Let's face it: Gaming computers are often out of the reach of many potential buyers, with the ultimate behemoths priced around $10,000. Of course, you do get the best parts and attention to build detail you don't get from a $500 Dell, but at those prices, it might be a better option to build it yourself.

With its new SPECIAL|OPS line, Digital Storm is promising to deliver some of that special magic that makes gaming desktops different than their mainstream brethren, including free overclocking (for a limited time) and the company's 72-hour "stress test" of each system's components, starting at a reasonable $987.

For that price, you get an AMD Phenom II X6 processor overclocked to 3.5GHz, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and a Cooler Master Elite 310. The Nvidia GeForce GT 220 graphics card is standard, though you can swap it out for an ATI Radeon HD 5670 at no cost. For an extra $100, you can get a Core i5-750 CPU, GeForce GTS 250 graphics, and the sexier-looking Cooler Master HAF 922 case.

Of course, from that price point, you can add on until your bank account is run dry. You can choose from a number of cases, including additional Cooler Master and Silverstone chassis, other Phenom II or Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, double the RAM, and upgrade to one of Nvidia's latest Fermi graphics cards. You can even liquid-cool your CPU for $59 if you want to overclock even further.

Would you rather build a similar system on your own for possibly less money, or prefer to buy one already pre-assembled and overclocked? Let us know in the Comments section.

Topics: Laptops, Hardware, Mobility, Samsung

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  • RE: Digital Storm unleashes new SPECIAL|OPS gaming PC line starting at $987

    I built my own top of line PC and it only cost me $4,300, i7 980 @ 4.3 ghz, rampage 3 mainboard, corsair (800d case, h50 cooler, 6 gig ram @ 2000 ghz @ 7-8-7-20 timings with fan) 2 gtx 480s in sli sc edition, crucial real ssd c300 256 ssd drive @ sata 6 gig/sec. Antec quad psu 1200 watts. <br><br>$10,000 for what? liquid kooling by koolance will cost you maximum $1000 to $1500 to kool everything (3 gpus and cpu) and extra fermi will be $500 so thats $6000 for the best system not $10,000)<br>FYI this was my 1st build, (it was so easy)
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