Known worldwide PC maker Digital Storm has released a new desktop model that allows you to run any modern game . This novelty is not hit too hard on the wallet – the price of the basic version is $ 1259. Course, self-assembly of individual components of the computer will be cheaper, but it is necessary to consider that Digital Storm provides for four years full warranty and lifetime technical support.
Computer assembled in the housing standard rectangular shape and not very compact size – 55 x 21 x 43 cm and weighs 6.8 kg. Exterior trim monotone, and has no striking design elements. That’s even better – the computer will not be much to stand in any interior. For convenience on the left side cover has embossed handle. After removing the cover can be seen internally. Immediately obvious that the authors wisely approached the issue of cooling system. Inside is enough space through the use of a compact motherboard in full-sized chassis has room to put additional drives Blu-Ray and DVD. There are seven expansion slots. Free are only two slots for RAM and one PCIe. All wires carefully picked and packed. The motherboard supports up to 16 GB DDR3, so at least a couple of years should be enough system capacity upgrades. Core set of interfaces located on the back of the case. There are only two front USB, headphone jack and microphone.
Details of the system components are superior gaming laptops, but do not reach the top stationary gaming computers. Basic configuration looks like this:
– Processor Intel Core i5-4570 (3.2 GHz to 3.6 GHz with Turbo Boost, four core, 6 MB cache)
– Motherboard Asus H81M ( format Micro-ATX)
– Graphics PNY NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (2GB GDDR5 RAM)
– RAM 8 GB DDR3 (1600 MHz)
– Direct Memory 120GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD; 1TB Seagate HDD (7200 RPM, 64 MB cache)
– Optical Drive DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
– Operating system Microsoft Windows 8.1 ( The 64-bit version)
– PSU Corsair CX 600W
– Interfaces: 4 3.5mm audio jack for headphones / microphone, 4-port USB 3.0, two PS / 2, VGA, 4-port USB 2.0, HDMI, 3 Port DVI.
– Dimensions: 55 x 21 x 43 cm
– Weight 6.8 kg
available and cheaper version of the processor i3-4330 and without SSD. It will cost only $600.
Vanquish II easily gives an impressive 83 frames per second in the game Bioshock. Tests using standard utilities showed the following results:
3DMark: Ice Storm: 147,971; Cloud Gate: 16,207; Fire Strike: 6615
Cinebench Graphics: 59.11 fps; CPU: 5.67 points
PCMark 8 (Home): 3,783 points
Bioshock Infinite (1080p, Ultra): 83.90 fps; (1080p, Low): 220.75 fps
Metro: Last Light (1080p, Ultra): 32.67 fps; (1080p, Low): 90.33 fps
Total intensive testing had no problems with overheating. This is not surprising, given the large space inside the system unit and area ventilation grid. The computer comes with a preinstalled operating system.
– Good quality / price ratio
– 4-year warranty
– excellent cooling
– motherboard gives little scope for expansion
– all 120 GB SSD drive
Digital Storm Vanquish II is a good choice for those who do not want to engage in self-assembly system. Pleasant moments in the form of pre OSes and long warranty will also be a strong argument in favor of buying. Computer performance will be enough for most users, and those who think the motherboard features have to look a little more advanced and expensive options.