Wednesday, April 24th 2013

Digital Storm Ends the Pre-Built vs. DIY Debate with VANQUISH Line of Gaming PCs

Digital Storm put an end to the age old debate of pre-built systems vs. DIY (do-it-yourself) with the launch of the VANQUISH line of gaming PCs. For years, enthusiasts have claimed they could build systems with the same high-end components Digital Storm configures for significantly less. The VANQUISH line narrows that gap to a mere $23-$58 difference making the decision a no brainer - DIY is simply not worth the hassle.

Like all Digital Storm systems, the VANQUISH line of PCs feature a carefully optimized selection of brand name, high-performance components to deliver a fluid smooth game playing experience. Digital Storm's team of engineers meticulously review every tiny detail to provide customers with the peace of mind an average "do-it-your-self" cannot match.


Digital Storm VANQUISH systems are pre-built, pre-tested, and ready to ship immediately after an order is placed, eliminating the delays of traditional built-to-order systems. By building an inventory of all four VANQUISH models, Digital Storm can run its industry leading 72-hour stress test and benchmarking to ensure customers experience zero performance bottlenecks and get the most out of their hardware.

"When we decided to take on the DIYers we knew we had to offer impressively built systems that could compete in terms of performance as well as price," said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm's Director of Product Development. "For just $23-$58 more were giving customers a fully optimized system featuring the latest chipset platform and next gen-graphics. This allows them to focus on demolishing the competition instead of worrying about the reliability of their PC."

Landing Page: http://www.digitalstormonline.com/vanquish.asp
Product Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=157b85DAMeQ
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21 Comments on Digital Storm Ends the Pre-Built vs. DIY Debate with VANQUISH Line of Gaming PCs

#1
blibba
I'd still build my own PC if Digital Storm's were cheaper.

And their component selection won't be cost efficient for anyone, either. For example, it's a very long time since I've bought a brand new GPU, CPU or motherboard, and I wouldn't bother with a 600W PSU for a 300W system.
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#2
TheLaughingMan
The point of DIY is not to save money. That is just stuff we say to people to get them to buy from us instead of Wal-Mart...cause their stupid and don't know better.

Second I don't trust their math on this either. Someone do a price check please.
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#3
blibba
by: TheLaughingMan
The point of DIY is not to save money. That is just stuff we say to people to get them to buy from us instead of Wal-Mart...cause their stupid and don't know better.
Cost effectiveness can be a benefit of DIY. It's just not the only (or in most cases primary) benefit.
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#4
AsRock
TPU addict
No fun some one else building it.. And if i needed a system built for me i would ask a friend to do it who enjoyed it not some company who seems to be missing 1/2 the point.
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#5
TRWOV
Yeah, spending weeks (if not months) tweaking your build is part of the fun. About their prices, my bet is on them using recerts. Not a bad thing per se (I've bought my fair share of recerts over the years) but that's the only way I see them pulling that.
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#6
Shihabyooo
I'm feeling slightly insulted...

I wonder what they've based this "$23-$58 more" estimate on. If it was MSRPs, then that still won't put an end to the "debate", unless you count sale hunters and value bundles out.
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#7
dwade
$1399 and you only get a 3770k and a GTX 660 TI. :slap:
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#8
TheLaughingMan
by: blibba
Cost effectiveness can be a benefit of DIY. It's just not the only (or in most cases primary) benefit.
Sarcasm, look up definition
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#9
blibba
by: TheLaughingMan
Sarcasm, look up definition
Fortunately I don't need to, but if you were being sarcastic, I disagree with you strongly. To save money is not THE point in DIY.
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#10
phanbuey
So digital storm is going to go out on ebay, evga recert, and amazon to find deals, as well as pick the best bang for the buck components for me?

Or are they going to give me a mid range quad core with a gt 650 in there and call it an AMAZING DIY SUPER GAMING MACHINE (if you built this yourself you would save $58 so clearly DIY is not worth it).

Or better yet - a 660ti in a $1400 gaming computer... amateur hour.
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#11
proels
Impressed

Not the components I'd pick but I'm impressed.

PCpartpicker lists the total for these components at $897. Only $100 mark up to cover build costs and 72 hours of testing.
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#12
PatoRodrigues
Only idiots that don't give a s**t about hardware and all its coolness will buy a pre-built system. Or people that are scared of messing it up (two friends bought a GTX690, were really scared of damaging it. Just a example).

The idiots and all the rest should be ashamed, IN MY OPINION. Build a PC is one of the coolest things a human being can do... I'll never trade this experience. And seriously, i have better things to do with those $23~$58 dollars.
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#13
Delta6326
Not bad pricing, but I still would build my own here are all the parts and real DIY price.

Of course these prices will change but they where pretty close really.
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#14
Rowsol
Prebuilt is good if you want to avoid DOA parts. My last motherboard was dead and it took 2 weeks to get a replacement.
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#15
Bunchies
Lol :roll: - "The VANQUISH line narrows that gap to a mere $23-$58 difference making the decision a no brainer - DIY is simply not worth the hassle."

even if it is cheaper, DIY is way better and it isnt a hassle. i enjoyed every second of building a pc
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#16
TheLaughingMan
Once again, I think this news was not really intended for us as the target audience. Kinda strange that news that often doesn't apply to a group is news only that group would see in the first place.

Its like posting news about how all A&F t-shirts will now me made out of some really awesome nano fiber that actively cleans itself while you move. Then posting the science article about the fiber in the store.

I guess this would be great for those looking to build a PC and move away from console gaming....naw I am just kidding. They need to start with DIY. How else are they going to learn.
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#17
Beertintedgoggles
by: PatoRodrigues
Build a PC is one of the coolest things a human being can do...
If peeing your pants is cool, then consider me Miles Davis (it's a movie quote for those who don't know).... If peeps here think they are cool by building their own PC then damn, the nerd/geek/afraid of ptang stereotypes are confirmed. This is a hobby, you love it because you love it not because it makes you cool. Damn, now I'm tired of using that word.
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#18
PopcornMachine
No, they aren't that good of deals.

Imagine that, advertising misrepresenting and relying on the stupidity of people.

Never heard of such a thing. :laugh:
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#19
LinkPro
Something like this in a forums where almost everyone builds their own system certainly is not going to impress. But I can understand others (those who are not so tech-savvy) being excited about it.
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#20
Arctucas
by: TheLaughingMan


Second I don't trust their math on this either. Someone do a price check please.
At my local Microcenter:


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The satisfaction of doing it yourself - Priceless
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#21
Fourstaff
Pretty decent if someone asks you to build him a PC and you are physically far away and is inconvenient for you to make multiple trips to his place when something breaks/not working as intended.
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