Performance continued and Conclusions
The domination continues for the Digital Storm Black Ops Assassin with its overclocked settings. Our gaming testing here is from our original GeForce GTX 580 review and it clearly shows the performance delta that exists between other graphics options and a pair of these latest NVIDIA GPUs.
As we say with all pre-built computer reviews, these aren’t for everyone, and aren’t really for MOST of our readers. But there are more than a few of you that are willing to spend the extra money for the ability to call someone when your multi-thousand dollar investment stops working. Digital Storm gives you that flexibility with an included 3-year warranty and optional ones up to 5-years!
The first question I always get with these boutique system reviews is: how much to build my own just like it? After doing some pricing at Newegg.com, with as close to the same components as possible, my total was about $3800, not including water cooling components. Let’s add in another $400 for the waterblock, reservoir, tubing, pump, etc for a grand total of $4200. The price of this system from Digital Storm was about $5300 – is that money worth the warrantied, overclocked settings and support?
If your answer is no, just keep going through the PC Perspective site and look at the component reviews, those are for you. If you answered yes or maybe, then the Digital Storm Black Ops Assassin is worth consideration. There were a couple of hang ups I had on the overall design including the filter access and crowded cabling access, but those can be worked around when you finally setup the machine. Without a doubt though, the system we were sent for review, as configured, is one of the fastest gaming and computing devices we have ever laid hands on.