Stealth Machines Espionage Review

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Bean Bandit

660TI?!? What a joke. Should have gone with the 7870 instead.

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ihjtsjtspb

I am one of those who doesn't have the time or know how of putting my own rig together and if something goes wrong with it I want to know I have a strong back up in support when I have a problem. Making a promise of 10 years is a huge commitment to me as a customer. Whenever I call in with questions I speak directly to the owner of the company and everything is handled with professionalism and speed.

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compguytracy

blah blah blah, bs i call, what is so special about all these machines is money is no object. i also build machines, have been doing it longer than most, and can build a solid rig under 1000. ssd? nope. multi card gpu? nope. i make em affordable, upgradable, nice mobo, decent specs, but again, affordable. thats what these choads don't understand. i guess if someone was willling to fork over 2-3 grand, i could build any machine better than any one of these boutique builders, as they have high overhead, low experience. its like a car, anyone can buy a high end sports car if they have enough cash, nothing special here, im the guy wringing out performance from low end parts, and getting high end results. if these guys need some tips, call me, otherwise keep making overpriced rigs noone can afford to buy.

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vrmlbasic

If you're not using an SSD then you're not getting "high end results" that matter. In fact, if you're not using an SSD then you're torturing yourself by wasting life waiting for slow program/OS loading.

My self-built PC cost me <$1000 USD and it sports an SSD.

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compguytracy

Or, asshat, a seagate barracuda, wd black, hybrid drive, etc, etc. good job on ur rig, i also have a ssd, just saying can do for alot cheaper if no ssd in mix

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Orvtrebor

10 years is kind of silly, but I respect the fact that they would do it.

As to the LED strips on the power cables I have a feeling that kind of excess lighting might make a comeback.

Everyone is going for minimalist/monochrome styles right now, it's only a matter of time before it swings back in the other direction.

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devin3627

so do you see "dimm" in the article? it looks like technology is going backwards. hey cave buddies! would you like to play with this rock wheel i have? you techies who lie about pc 10666 and ddr 10666. you are confusing the hell out of people. im sick of you calling DDR3 "dimm"

you dont believe me? search the article for "dimm" because i call this mis-advertising. why cant we "not" confuse people?

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tke671

Saying something is on a DIMM is not going backwards. DIMMS and SO-DIMMS have been used since SIMMs went out in the late 90s. Once SDRAM started replacing DRAM, the Dual In-line Memory Module has been the norm. DDR, DDR2, and DDR3 are all packaged on a DIMM or SO-DIMM. Its just indicating that the memory is built with independent connections on both sides of the board to give it a 64-bit bus instead of the redundant connections that the SIMMs used with 32-bit. I agree that it can get confusing with memory such as ddr2-1066 and ddr3-1066 but they are both on DIMMs.

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tonymus

How does a company called Stealth wind up making their machines look like a bad Christmas ornament?

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Andrew.Hodge

Probably the reason why they're invisible in the first place...

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Peanut Fox

Poor choice in LEDs. Maybe the camera or it's settings aren't giving the best impressions. It is a gaudy set of lights though.

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ihjtsjtspb

I personally really like the LEDs and how none of the wiring can be seen inside the case. It is a very thought out system and the workmanship is plain to see. I bought a stealthmachine and what the picture doesn't show is those lights change to whatever color you want.

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ApathyCurve

"Hardcore gamers" build their own boxes. Hell, I could teach my wife to build computers in a day, if she had any interest. Putting together a computer these days is quite literally child's play. I cannot imagine a reason anyone would pay somebody else to do it for them.

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PCWolf

Nothing makes me more happy than building my own PC, then powering it up for the first time. I would NEVER pay anyone else to do it for me.

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maguvu

I would pay you to build your PC lol !

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Peanut Fox

I'd imagine the same reasons you'd pay a person to mow your lawn, wash your car, do an oil change, or clean your house.

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ApathyCurve

I mow my own lawn, wash my cars, and change the oil in them. My wife cleans the house. But I've come to realize we are a dying breed from a past generation. Seems most Americans these days would rather sit on their fat asses and stare at the boob tube than do anything productive.

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evo111100

That makes it sound like building a PC is a chore!

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maguvu

Lol !

For me its a pleasure that doesn't come frequently !

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Peanut Fox

I like putting my machine together. That's my Christmas, but there are plenty of folks who don't have either the time, the know how, or would rather do something else.

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AETAaAS

Well, thinking backwards; 10 years ago I was on a Pentium II 450. In 10 years time, I will hope to have the power of the Espionage in something like Google's Project Glass. :p

The video cards are listed wrong in the spec sheet, and have to say its slightly off putting to not see GPU water cooling in a 'Stealth' system. And surely such a large case deserves an equally long graphic card to fill the spaces. ^_^