Boutique system builder Digital Storm is trying something new on for size. Rather than burden less savvy computer users with having to research parts and pick out what they hope is the ideal combination, Digital Storm's new ODE gaming PC line comes pre-configured and full optimized, leaving you with just one decision to make: how much money to spend. Digital Storm says don't worry about breaking the bank.
"If there ever was an indictment against PC gaming, it's that it can be an expensive passion, that's why most gamers build their own rigs. Digital Storm has never liked this status quo, so we set out to create a machine that would deliver the extreme performance PC gamers want without breaking the bank. That is how the ODE was born," said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm's Director of Product Development.
Cost of entry starts at $1,500 and gets you the "Good" configuration. That includes an Intel Core i7 2600K processor clocked at 4.6GHz, 8GB of DDR3-1600, Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 560 videocard, Western Digital 1TB hard drive, Asus P8P67 Pro, Corsair H60 cooling, DVD writer, and Corsair 750W power supply housed in Corsair's 600T White Graphic case and powered by Windows 7 Home Premium.
A "Better" configuration costs $2,000 and comes with the following changes/additions:
Intel Core i7 2600K processor clocked at 4.7Ghz
Two GeForce GTX 560 cards in SLI
Intel 320 Series SSD and WD 1TB
Asus P8P67 Sabertooth P67
Blu-ray/DVD writer combo
The "Best" configuration runs $2,300 and kicks the SSD up to 120GB, and swaps videocards for a pair of GTX 570 cards, while the "Ultimate" configuration runs $2,500. For that extra $200, Digital Storm will overclock the processor to 5GHz, trade the motherboard up to an Asus Maximums IV Extreme, and slap Corsair's H70 cooler into the rig.