Digital Storm's Vanquish Gaming PCs Nearly Eliminate Pre Built Pricing Premium

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JimmyJamesRoS

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadvanquish.asp?id=808800&price=%24999

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TbYg

$868.00 after some rebates. Change the PSU to the CX600M and OS to Win8 it dropped the price another $25.00.

I mainly looked because I have a friend that's wanting to do his first gaming PC and he want's to keep the price as low as he can. I would still rather build my own but for some this is an ok option.

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TheCozz

there is one cost point they are leaving out. The transfer of some parts from your old pc to your new one is generally a huge cost savings. Use your old case, your old dvd drive, your old power supply. Huge cost savings there.

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noobstix

$20-50 can make a difference depending on what you can get for it. You could get an extra disc drive (although things like Steam, UPlay, and Origin make having a disc drive a moot point), a couple of sticks of RAM (probably 2x4 GB @ 1600 MHZ), another hard drive (or a small capacity SSD), a decent keyboard and/or mouse, a decent discrete sound card, etc.

I might do some research and compare whether I can make these different Vanquish level setups cheaper using the same parts.

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WebGuyFixingCars

Frozen pizza is good but baking it yourself gives a more satisfying result. I have never built an entire computer from scratch, but I think I would still fancy the experience.
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Morete

If Digital Storm can do this at these prices using all proprietary parts, why can't HP, Dell, Lenovo and Asus do the same? Surely they have much deeper pockets and can get even larger price breaks.

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Kelz

Well, aside from all the comments that are on here. I'm not that big on spending time and money building a computer, I'm a little mad that I already built mine and aside from the graphics cards I have damn near the same system.

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drevas

I've been building my own since 1998. I wouldn't still be doing that if I didn't really enjoy it. I like it so much that I got into doing Case Mods. Doing your own is about more than slapping parts together. Plus, I admit, I like the look on the faces of friends and family when I build my latest creation. It adds to the satisfaction!

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THE_REAL_MAVERICK

Its good that they can bring costs down, but in the end; is it really worth it? I'd rather save the 20-50 bucks and do it myself. Plus, if you really want to customize due to a budget, I would much rather skimp on a case and get a better video card. But hey, it might be good for x box360 noobs to finally use their brains and buy a PC without having to learn how to put it together.

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whiteodian

I've been gaming since the late 80s. You know what I started on... the NES. I think my family got a PC around 93-94. I played games on it, but I still played my consoles. Over the past 23 years, I've built my own PCs and game on them. I still game on consoles and PC to this day. That 20-50 bucks is somebody's time that they may honestly not want to spend building a computer, installing software/drivers, and troubleshooting any problems that come along. I completely understand. Also, why so many ignorant people bashing console users. Give it a rest already.

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crazyglue

Digital Storm sucks anyway.

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PCWolf

Cheaper or not, even if costs more, I love picking out the parts, unboxing everything, & them assembling it myself, then watching my creation come to life! That's the most joy I get when I build a New System. For me, buying a pre-built Computer is like buying a puzzle that's already been assembled for you. There is just no joy in that for me.

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Gezzer

While there might be some cost saving over a OEM when you build your own. I find OEMs often go with compromises I'd rather avoid. DYI means that you can customize your build to what you need and that's why I do it.

P.S. Is there anyway to set things up so you don't go threw the ad screen when you post? It's a PITA and might be why you see so many double posts. Plus the web site pretty much throws a hissy with broken links when it happens half the time.

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nadako

The nice part about building a custom build is that you can then re-use your older parts. The case HDD PSU would all be reused and then you can spend your same budget on a really nice computer. I spent $1100 on my first build and plan to be able to buy another computer with the same budget reusing my old parts and getting about double the performance.

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jason2393

I just built a computer that's as close as can be to the Level 4 for $1325 on NewEgg. The only differences were the case (I used a Thermaltake Soprano), the HDD (the one I chose has twice the cache), and the cooler (I'm using the newer H60). The best part is, I can now change all of those components to fit my needs and budget! Oh, and iBuypower has this: http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Gamer_Paladin_D887
Roughly identical, cheaper, pre-built, FULLY CONFIGURABLE.

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wolfing

If it was much more configurable I'd give it a go. I do build my PCs but, probably unlike most here, I dread that time. First, waste hours seeing what parts I need and trying to find the best prices around, then wait till all parts arrive. Then waste time putting it all together hoping I don't break anything in the process. Then push 'power' and cross my fingers it will boot up.

I hate all that! I only do it because it's cheaper, and because I can reuse stuff that's still fine from my previous computer, but I'd much rather just buy pre-built if I don't spend much more (I spend about $700 every 2.5 or so years this way).

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jms493

I just priced the level 4 build out and it came to 1400...not bad

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Blackheart-1220

damn dubstep music

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Browncow8

Dat 1GB HDD!

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don2041

You need to stop doing that, you are going blind

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jason2393

From what I can tell, they're not very customizable, which is sorta the point of building a computer yourself...

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John Pombrio

My thought exactly. I want THIS part and THAT power supply and THOSE RAM chips. Its taken me years to figure out the best manufacturer for certain things and I stick with them.

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Bucket_Monster

Yeah that's the problem with most pre-builts. Especially when it comes to the motherboard and case combo. A lot of times they are custom fit making it hard to stick anything new in the case (I have no idea if that's a problem with Digital Storm though). I built my PC for the first time a few months back and found it very rewarding. Picking the exact parts I wanted for everything. It was a pretty painless process. All it takes is a little minor research to know what you're getting (mobo socket type, etc). Not hard at all. Though I do understand that for some people, the thought of building it from scratch is a scary prospect.

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