Overclocked, custom-built PCs are nothing new, and neither is 4.7GHz from the factory. But Digital Storm, the predominant name in computer system integration and engineering, has managed to take one of Intel’s newest Sandy Bridge chips to that height, and it’s doing so in a case that’s far sleeker than most of the towers out there.
The Enix from Digital Storm shatters the status quo by delivering bleeding edge performance while maintaining the minimalistic footprint of modern desktop computers. By disregarding the common wisdom that bigger is better, the Enix’s small profile takes full advantage of the Micro ATX format. Overclocks of 4.7GHz and above are easily achieved thanks to the Enix’s vertically cooled chassis and Intel’s new powerful Sandy Bridge architecture. In addition, the motherboard is rotated 90 degrees taking full advantage of heat’s natural tendency to rise. The Enix can also be customized to fit a dual GTX 580 configuration, giving it the versatility of being an elite gaming machine or a high performance workstation.
The Enix looks like no other desktop computer because it isn’t one; it foregoes the inherited inefficiencies to be born anew in a bold sleek design. At its center is a computing engine capable of delivering the type of staggering performance most users thought wasn’t possible with a modern desktop computer of similar size.
The design of the Enix’s internal structure gives it numerous advantages over conventional desktop computers. The Enix’s 90 degree motherboard rotation offers easy access to ports at the top of the chassis, eliminating the need to reach behind the computer to connect peripherals. Also, located at the top of the Enix is a hot-swap bay and two USB 3.0 ports. The hot-swap bay makes it easy to take your data on the go and the USB 3.0 ports provide blazing fast data transfer speeds. Additionally, the hard-drives in the Enix are all installed on the side of the chassis so that they can be passively cooled, minimizing noise for a silent user experience
Digital Storm’s Enix is available for purchase at http://www.digitalstormonline.com/compblackops.asp with a base configuration starting at $1,132.
Yeti Works is where I got my new system. It looks way better than the DSO.