Application and Futuremark Performance

Given this is the fastest i7-2600K we've tested, one of the fastest graphics configurations on the market, and one of the fastest SSDs available, it's not unreasonable to expect the Enix we have on hand will top every one of our performance tests.

Apart from a minor hiccup in the first pass of our x264 encoding suite (close to being within the margin of error), the Enix shows up pretty much everywhere you'd expect it to be: the top of each chart. 3DMark should be no less kind.

Yeah, it's more or less a bloodbath. The Enix's massive overclock and SLI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580s take on all comers. But you already knew this was going to be the fastest machine we've yet tested, so the next page chock full of gaming benchmarks should be purely academic, right?

Introducing the DigitalStorm Enix Gaming Performance
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  • randinspace - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    I think his point was that they'll just give you what they value it at when it dies, which a lot of companies do in other industries now that products and parts don't stay on the market indefinitely.

    Although even if they decided on a flat $300 or so they should be covered by inflation, the profit they made off the rest of the unit as a whole, insurance, tax write-offs, etc.
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  • fingerbob69 - Friday, May 13, 2011 - link

    I don't know if US law is different to UK law in this regard but if the cpu was to die during the 10 yr guarantee period, in say year 9, then DigitalStorm would be obliged to replace it with an equivalent chip ...or better.

    As the customer, I would interpret that to be Intel's latest/last mid range release. So for example, if I had had a duff i7-750 in a DigitalStorm unit, with that chip having gone eol some years past, I would today be expecting a 2600k as replacement...which of course means a mobo change also as the two are integral to each other.
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  • Belard - Saturday, May 14, 2011 - link

    If you go back 5 years ago... the TOP Dog CPU was the Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800, which was about $500 USD.

    Today, a $60 AMD X2 bottom end CPU is just as fast and its a 1 year old CPU. So it takes about 3~4 years for a $500~900 CPU to be replaced by a $100 or less bottom end model.

    Is there a typo, don't recall an i7-750. An i5-750, yes.

    Common sense, they'd have to replace the board and maybe the memory too if an O/C CPU dies. I'm sure they'll be updating the BIOS with better controls ASAP still. If in 5 years, they need to replace the CPU, as long as its faster - even at $60, it'll be fair. With 16GB costing about $200 today, it should be about $20 in 10 years :)

    LOL... you'll be OLD and saying "I remember the says when we had 2 core CPUs! Imagine that! Can't imagine how I got anything down with 3Ghz Quads"

    Would warranty of the CPU cover the labor to replace it and the system board?
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  • qwertymac93 - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    Hmm, dual 590s? trade those for dual 6950's and upgrade the SSD to a 240GB vertex 3, then we are talkin'. Reply
  • qwertymac93 - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    Meant 580, Not 590. Man, not having an edit feature sucks... Reply
  • MeSh1 - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    No peek inside? Reply
  • arthur449 - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    In Silverstone's FT03 manual, they strongly recommend removing the angled 120mm fan shroud under the video cards and mounting a pair of 80mm fans in its place when using two cards in Crossfire/SLI. Reply
  • Azfar - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    Err..i'm a bit confused looking at the optical drive bay. the conventional drive won't work at this slot type....right ? Reply
  • JarredWalton - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    Correct; you need a slot-loading slim laptop drive, which adds to the overall cost. Reply
  • Zap - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    It isn't too bad a cost for a combo drive. Try pricing out (or even finding these days) a slim slot load BD burner! Back when the Panasonic one was available, they were running close to $600 for just the bare drive!

    I did a quick price search and the Optiarc used in this DigitalStorm rig runs about $150. Expensive? Yes, however not exorbitantly so.
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