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Digital Storm Ode Level 3

Digital Storm Ode Level 3
alaScore 86

9 reviews

Aug, 2014

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Digital Storm Ode Level 3

 

Thanks to Intel's aggressively priced top-end Core i7-2600K CPU, boutique PC vendors can now build gaming systems priced between $2,000 and $3,000 that perform on a par with $4,000 and $5,000 desktops. We've seen a steady procession of such systems...

The attractive Digital Storm Ode Level 3 offers fast gaming performance and a strong feature set for an aggressive price

Some sloppy external wiring mars an otherwise polished system design

The fixed-configuration Digital Storm Ode Level 3 earns top marks in an increasingly competitive gaming PC market thanks to a smartly chosen set of components and an enticingly low price tag.

Editor's Choice!

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Digital Storm ODE Level 3

 

Digital Storm is a custom builder, so it's no surprise that the company offers premium support services with their systems. There's a three-year limited warranty, which covers labor costs for part replacements, tune ups, and diagnostics. You're also...

Powerful processing and video hardware. Excellent component selection. Beautifully designed inside and out. Tool-free case construction

Video cards block expansion slots. Front-panel USB 3.0 port requires pass-through cable

The Digital Storm ODE Level 3 is for gamers who don't necessarily want to pick and choose their components, but want a dream machine preconfigured and ready to deliver.

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Very good build, but nothing you can't make yourself.

 

This is a strong build, but very pricey. You can shave about $200-300 off the price by building it yourself.

The company has chosen some high-quality, excellent performance parts for this computer ; They have overclocked the system for you, so it's easy to deal with

Everything except for the plastic cover over the motherboard is just a set of parts that can be found in many online stores. For the exact build as seen in this video, go to http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1rdq ; There are better motherboards available today

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Fast, relatively quiet, attractive case

 

I am glad that I responded to CNet / Digital Storm's excellent offer.

Booted right out of the box. Build Quality is excellent. The SSD is very fast, and the 1 TB HDD 7200 RPM is more than ample storage. Relatively quiet. Very responsive Customer Service and Technical Support departments Overall Win 7 Experience is 7.7.At th

The handsome case is wider than most and will not fit the space where I had the previous computer

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Great PC for the Price

 

While Rich mentioned the USB 3.0 front panel design as a flaw, I don't see many ways around it. Most boards don't have USB 3.0 headers on the board itself, and even if they did most case manufacturers are still using the plug into the back style.

Clean cable management make it nice to look at through the window. The easily removable side panel makes for easy upgrades (not like many games will stutter at a system like this). Dust filters for front fan and power supply fan make less cleaning inside

Case seems unnecessarily wide. The USB 3.0 in the back isn't the greatest, but it'll do since most cases with USB 3.0 on the front have that design. Airflow isn't the greatest, doesn't affect the CPU as much, but the GPUs seem to run hotter in this case

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want to upgrade...this can be done on a desktop.

 

I have to agree with DamageIncM If at anytime you want to upgrade a piece of your desktop PC; whether it be to go from the stock liquid cooler to full-blown custom loop, to upgrading from the GTX570's to newer (faster) NVidia or AMD GPU's, adding more...

Same as above

It would be difficult (but not impossible) to lug around to LAN parties

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I'll tell you who buys desktops.

 

Basically, I write this "review" in reply to this other "review" named "who is buying desktops?". I'll tell you who... people who want performance! Sure laptops are smaller, but at the cost of less performance. Laptops can not achieve the same amount...

Performance

It needs maintenance, but hey, any device needs maintenance

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Digital Storm Ode Level 3

 

Consumer review by:

Digital Storm Ode Level 3

 
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