Digital Storm Aventum II Review

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Led Weappelin

OK, it's a kick-ass machine, but the number I'm most interested in is how many they sell a month on average. I'm guessing it's less than 1.

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Vesuvius

I recommend not getting a boutique, especially large type computer unless you live within driving distance! If any hardware breaks you will have to send the part, even computer back for warranty service. A huge tower like this is not realistic to send back, costs too much and can be damaged. I am going through this with my motherboard on a small node 304, had to send the whole thing back and it takes around 3 weeks for the whole process to be covered under warranty. Had to ship it back at my expense and of course if it is damaged I am out of luck!! If you want to order from someone again driving distance or have a local shop build something to your specs!!! Only other option is Alienware as they will come out to your house, this is an awesome service if you dont mind the extra cost and can accept the few types of computers they have. Mini Itx the way to go now, they can accept any type of Video card now up to a Titan. I am running a node 304 with 780 gtx 500 gb ssd, no optical and siverstone modular and slim cable kit, you can barely see any wiring. It is as clean as a laptop in there with a huge bag of unused cables that is not ruining the interior. This is the way to go!

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Ninjawithagun

If your system is damaged during shipment, you are not 'out of luck' and the carrier insurance will cover any loss...IF you are smart and pay for that insurance. But, I would agree with you that purchasing such a large system does carry a certain amount of inconvenience should something break. And I wouldn't go bragging about Dell's service as they have a very low customer satisfaction rating and are known to have to conduct repeat visits to the customer's residence to actually fix the problem. And for those that don't know what a 'node 304' is, it's a small form factor computer case designed by Fractal Design.

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Ninjawithagun

What’s red and faster than Dream Machine? This way overpriced 'arm and a leg' PC... I could build the exact same system for thousands less...just saying.

And what a rip off for the price. Stock GTX780Tis, 1866Mhz DDR3, and one SSD?? Really???? Should have special GTX780Ti OC versions, 2400Mhz DDR3, and SSDs in a RAID 0 config. Man oh man, I know idiots are going to pay the full price for this system. Too bad for them :D

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bpstone

2400 WATTS?!

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The Mac

1.21 Jigawatts!

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brannank

Crazy! It would take a juicer and a Delorean to make that much power!

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The Mac

need to get me one of those "Mr. Fusion"

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b_c_pc

If the power draw can go as high as 2400 watts, how do you avoid the possibility of tripping your circuit breaker? I thought that the standard 15amp circuit maxed out at around 1900 watts.

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Opm2

At $10k+ for the machine, you would hopefully have enough leftover to get an elctrician to install a couple 20A circuits.....

Otherwise, By the time you plug in your monitor and speakers you are either blowing a breaker or burning your house down.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Naw

The 750Ti runs up to 250 Watts Stock

Lets give it up to 350 Watts Overclocked with the higher framerates
350 X 4 is 1400 Watts

3.6GHz Core i7-4960X processor runs up to 130 Watts Stock
Lets give it up to 200 Watts Overclocked

That's only 1600 Watts so far at 100% load

The minimum circuit requirements may be 18 to 20 Amp for this thing to prevent the problem you describe

Running a 20 Amp circuit at up to 80% load gives you 1,920 Watt to work with
80% of capacity (20 amps * 120 volts = 2,400 * 80% = 1,920)

The 2 Power supplies are NEVER pushed to the maximum but simply give you a reasonable working range with some headroom to spare

If you NEVER run this thing overnight at 100% load but only use it for games and such, I would think it may be fine on an 18 Amp circuit as long as the circuit is only for this computer

It might require a 20 Amp circuit for extended testing or for adding a 4K monitor but if I ran 2 or 3 monitors on this thing, I'd put them on a separate circuit

...but good question!
What is the minimum circuit requirement for this thing?
My guess is 20 amps
18 if you like to gamble

The only problem I see with this thing and a couple big monitors is if you fall asleep and Windows gives you a Blue Screen of Death

All that Blue light coming out of your Windows would look like a Marijuana Growing operation to the neighbors and thermal scans from the overhead choppers would only confirm it

LOL

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Dorito Bandit

You mean the 780 Ti runs up to 250 watts stock.

Plus, I'd be scared of the electricity bill to run this thing. YIKES!!

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Bullwinkle J Moose

oh, um, yeah

780 Ti

That's what I thought I said

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b_c_pc

I suppose there is also some little stuff like fans, loop pump, etc. that would also be in the case. There is also room lighting, speakers and any other stuff you might have there (laser printers tend to draw quite a bit when they are first starting up) - which is probably coming off the same circuit (aside from the kitchen and wherever you set up your washer and dryer, most rooms in the homes that I'm familiar with don't have more than one electrical circuit in them).

I addressed this kind of problem in my home by having a 30 amp circuit and connected (beefy) UPS added to my "computer room". I'm running three desktops and related hardware without any problems now. :-)

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Dorito Bandit

Only $10,905! That's a steal! :P

Seriously, if you can afford it, more power to you. I bet it does kick ass!