Thursday, September 24th 2015

Digital Storm Announces the AVENTUM 3 Gaming Desktop

Digital Storm is proud to announce the launch of the new AVENTUM 3. Originally unveiled at CES 2015, this enthusiast class PC raises the bar for custom high-performance PCs. Featuring a custom liquid delivery system and pre-routed power for graphics cards, this is our most advanced PC to date.

"AVENTUM 3 encompasses everything about the Digital Storm brand and demonstrates our commitment to building the best PCs in the world," said Harjit Chana, Chief Operating Officer. "This system is our declaration that a PC does not have to be just the sum of its parts. We designed the AVENTUM 3 from the ground up with a focus on unmatched accessibility and modularity that can't be found anywhere else."
The AVENTUM 3's advanced liquid cooling system dramatically simplifies servicing and upgrading of liquid-cooled components. For the first time, enthusiasts can easily access fixed inlet & outlet ports located on the motherboard and quickly disconnect liquid cooled hardware without having to tear down the entire cooling system. This is made possible by AVENTUM 3's unique, pre-routed liquid distribution system that does all the heavy lifting and requires zero modifications when new liquid-cooled graphics hardware is installed. This cooling system is completed with a custom proprietary water block designed by Digital Storm engineers and produced by EKWB.

A new power delivery system eliminates the need to rewire every time new graphics hardware is upgraded or replaced by utilizing custom engineered, Digital Storm exclusive plug-and-play power connectors. These connectors make it a simple task to add or remove power-hungry graphics cards while still maintaining clean cable management.

Unlike other enthusiast class computers, the AVENTUM 3 eliminates interior heat build-up with strategic radiator placement & specialized exhaust chamber technology. Excess heat generated by liquid cooled components is trapped in an isolated chamber and then vented out the rear of the chassis, safeguarding the system's critical components.

AVENTUM 3 features a stunning exterior to match its smart internal design. The full-size tower is crafted from steel & made in the U.S.A. with perforated panelling for maximum heat dissipation. The subtle lighting and clear sides showcase the system's powerful interior and clean aesthetic.

AVENTUM 3 is available today exclusively at DigitalStorm, and starts at $4,930.
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23 Comments on Digital Storm Announces the AVENTUM 3 Gaming Desktop

#1
natr0n
Next level in looks and price.
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#2
lZKoce
I gotta say....that is one beautiful rig IMO.
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#3
erixx
More of a Financial Storm with outdated looks...
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#4
silapakorn
It runs so hot that you need extra fans on the back of motherboard.
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#5
Animalpak
silapakorn
It runs so hot that you need extra fans on the back of motherboard.
And mounted in ghetto style mode ... How they guarantee that ? What about the dust ?

At least fabricate custom metal brackets in the back instead of plastic clamps !
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#7
Ferrum Master
Animalpak
And mounted in ghetto style mode ... How they guarantee that ? What about the dust ?

At least fabricate custom metal brackets in the back instead of plastic clamps !
It is for the VRM cooling. The air flow looks very fishy there... bet hey... it just made for the looks...
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#8
Breit
What's the point in having a watercooled PC where only the CPU is cooled and three GPUs and the VRM area on the mainboard are still aircooled?
I guess it's just for looks and not performance/quietness...

I mean triple/quad-SLI is stupidly loud and still thermally throttled when done with reference cards stacked directly on top of each other.

:shadedshu:
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#9
L.ccd
Still not better than a good old Murderbox.
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#10
Loosenut
lZKoce
I gotta say....that is one beautiful rig IMO.
I agree, beautiful case. Just not 5 grand beautiful :wtf:
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#11
GhostRyder
Starting at $4,930??? I had to look up the starting specs to find out what justified this price and they are LESS justified than I thought. Here is the starting specs for $4,930:
- Intel Core i7 6700K CPU
- 16GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory
- NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti 6GB
- Exotic Custom Liquid Cooling
- 1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD
- 2TB 7200RPM Storage HDD
- ASUS Z170 Chipset Motherboard
- 850W EVGA SuperNOVA PSU
- Microsoft Windows 10

That must be a joke, for that money I could build one with 3 video cards liquid cooled (980ti's), an X99 platform and processor, and still save some money. I mean I understand you get a warranty on the system and they are adding a lot of sensors and such, but seriously that is way overpriced no matter which way I look at it. This is why I have such a problem with many of these custom PC builders, they way overcharge for everything.
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#12
ZeDestructor
GhostRyder
Starting at $4,930??? I had to look up the starting specs to find out what justified this price and they are LESS justified than I thought. Here is the starting specs for $4,930:
- Intel Core i7 6700K CPU
- 16GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory
- NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti 6GB
- Exotic Custom Liquid Cooling
- 1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD
- 2TB 7200RPM Storage HDD
- ASUS Z170 Chipset Motherboard
- 850W EVGA SuperNOVA PSU
- Microsoft Windows 10

That must be a joke, for that money I could build one with 3 video cards liquid cooled (980ti's), an X99 platform and processor, and still save some money. I mean I understand you get a warranty on the system and they are adding a lot of sensors and such, but seriously that is way overpriced no matter which way I look at it. This is why I have such a problem with many of these custom PC builders, they way overcharge for everything.
Sure, but can you go from ordering today to fully built in 4 weeks without spending a single second building it, while having 3 years of warranty and a single store to call and yell at when things go wrong?

The point of Digitalstorm (and other pre-built machines for that matter) is all about convenience, not value, and clearly that particular price point works for Digitalstorm.

So... live and let live?
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#13
64K
5 Grand? It's got some very nice hardware but 5 Grand? The markup on that rig must be enormous but, yeah if you don't want to invest some time in learning how to build your own rig then I suppose you pay the price for it.
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#14
GhostRyder
ZeDestructor
Sure, but can you go from ordering today to fully built in 4 weeks without spending a single second building it, while having 3 years of warranty and a single store to call and yell at when things go wrong?

The point of Digitalstorm (and other pre-built machines for that matter) is all about convenience, not value, and clearly that particular price point works for Digitalstorm.

So... live and let live?
I get that, but seriously $5,000 bucks for those specs is beyond outrageous (not to mention the upgrade costs which can exceed $10,000 depending on your options). Even when you factor in warranty and support that system does not equate to 5 grand in my book. Here is an example of what 5 grand could do:

Corsair 900D
i7 5930K
32gb DDR4 2400
EVGA Classified GTX 980ti X2
Asus Rampage V Motherboard
1tb Samsung 850 Pro
4tb Seagate HDD
EVGA 1200Watt Platinum

With Windows that adds up to ~$4,000 leaving 1k for your choice in cooling (Add maybe an AIO for $100 if you do not care or you have another 1k for a custom loop). That was just a quick picking of expensive parts not even including doing a bit of shopping around. My point is there is an extreme markup on that machine and even including the fancy custom loop with sensors and controls does not add up to near that price. A warranty is nice, but with systems like that using parts from various manufacturers instead of in house (Like Alienware/Dell for instance) you still have those normal warranties anyway for the parts. So the warranty is really only adding on for the cooling system which just comes down to how well its put together (Or pump failure which would be the most likely component to fail).

I do like some of the custom PC sites as their markup is not that bad at times. However I feel this ones markup is ridiculous especially considering they could not even throw in an X99 chip and board for that price...
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#15
ZeDestructor
GhostRyder
I get that, but seriously $5,000 bucks for those specs is beyond outrageous (not to mention the upgrade costs which can exceed $10,000 depending on your options). Even when you factor in warranty and support that system does not equate to 5 grand in my book. Here is an example of what 5 grand could do:

Corsair 900D
i7 5930K
32gb DDR4 2400
EVGA Classified GTX 980ti X2
Asus Rampage V Motherboard
1tb Samsung 850 Pro
4tb Seagate HDD
EVGA 1200Watt Platinum

With Windows that adds up to ~$4,000 leaving 1k for your choice in cooling (Add maybe an AIO for $100 if you do not care or you have another 1k for a custom loop). That was just a quick picking of expensive parts not even including doing a bit of shopping around. My point is there is an extreme markup on that machine and even including the fancy custom loop with sensors and controls does not add up to near that price. A warranty is nice, but with systems like that using parts from various manufacturers instead of in house (Like Alienware/Dell for instance) you still have those normal warranties anyway for the parts. So the warranty is really only adding on for the cooling system which just comes down to how well its put together (Or pump failure which would be the most likely component to fail).

I do like some of the custom PC sites as their markup is not that bad at times. However I feel this ones markup is ridiculous especially considering they could not even throw in an X99 chip and board for that price...
Like I said, that pricing is clearly working for them, so why care?
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#16
ensabrenoir
....truly a beautiful rig...could use a little tweaking though. To those complaining about the price....If it was your business what would you charge? Don't forget shipping and the sometimes 24/7 support cost though .....and there is that old pesky profit margin to maintain after paying workers and the over head of it and all ..... in this current landscape.......I'd buy one just to support the industry.
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#17
GhostRyder
ZeDestructor
Like I said, that pricing is clearly working for them, so why care?
They do not sell many of those, its all about image from the high end machines that add to the companies reputation. Most of these outfitters sell the lower end machine that cost no more than $2500 in a quantity and a few of the extreme machines a year from what I understand.

ensabrenoir
....truly a beautiful rig...could use a little tweaking though. To those complaining about the price....If it was your business what would you charge? Don't forget shipping and the sometimes 24/7 support cost though .....and there is that old pesky profit margin to maintain after paying workers and the over head of it and all ..... in this current landscape.......I'd buy one just to support the industry.
Depends on the picture, some are of different machines and cost significantly more. None of those shown cost less than 7k...
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#18
kn00tcn
just to be clear, people's problem is the extra markup after paying employees?

cuz you CANNOT sell near the cost of parts while being 'made in the usa' without having mexican slaves doing the work... which you still need to train in the first place
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#19
GhostRyder
kn00tcn
just to be clear, people's problem is the extra markup after paying employees?

cuz you CANNOT sell near the cost of parts while being 'made in the usa' without having mexican slaves doing the work... which you still need to train in the first place
Its not the fact there is markup as that is to be expected, its how much markup there is on there higher machines. It makes Alienware look budget oriented when you get down to it. That computer at a total of 5K base price costs about 2K in parts to make depending on the choices of components. Heck without the custom loop its below $1800 and that's with the same specs but higher variants (Like EVGA Classified 980ti). Even throwing a custom cooling system with sensors and such (Which the base only cools the CPU) would still equate to below $2500 which means they are charging your an extra 2500 at least when its all said and done.

I don't have a problem with all custom PC gaming gear, some are actually quite good and decently priced. I just think some have gotten a bit...pricey lately.
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#20
Assimilator
btarunr
... custom engineered, Digital Storm exclusive plug-and-play power connectors.
"Custom engineered" bog standard Molex connectors? Wut?
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#21
m9420qq
這設計 有讓人驚艷 好想買一台阿~~~
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#22
zithe
The fully loaded price is $10,562.
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#23
Arjai
m9420qq
這設計 有讓人驚艷 好想買一台阿~~~
It is designed with amazing really want to buy A ~~~
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