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Offline Ray  
#1 Posted : Monday, May 10, 2010 2:34:02 PM(UTC)

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Digital Storm has already struck gold once with their Black|OPS desktop range, and as they say in Hollywood, there's no need to createsomething brand new when there's something awesome still left to milk.Despite the fact that we just made all of that up, there's no denyingthat Free Willy 2 is evidence of it being true. Oh, back to the PC. Thenew Black|OPS Assassin is called the "world's most advanced verticallycooled PC," which is exactly what a system needs if it plans on runningat 4.4GHz.

Yes, this new machine includes three 180mm fans, a sub-zero coolingsystem and an overclocked Core i7 CPU capable of reaching 4.4GHz. Thecompany offers it in three variations (Performance, Enthusiast andExtreme), each of which comes with 6GB of DDR3 memory and an EVGA X58motherboard. NVIDIA and ATI GPU options are available, and a 750W powersupply keeps everything rolling. Windows 7 Home Premium is included,and prices start at just over $2300. Did we mention it runs at 4.4GHz?

Digital Storm Debuts Black | OPS Assassin – The World’s Most Advanced Vertically Cooled PC
Black | OPS Assassin system boasts vertically cooled chassis design, three massive 180mm fans & industry leading Sub-Zero cooling system to deliver overclocks of 4.4GHz or more…

Fremont, Calif. – (May 10, 2010) – Digital Storm, the predominant name in computer system integration and engineering, proudly debuts the industry’s most vastly superior vertically cooled gaming PC – Black|OPS Assassin.

The Assassin is Digital Storm’s latest system under the Black|OPS brand, notorious for benchmark busting performance. Each Assassin system contains an innovatively designed chassis that naturally promotes vertical heat dissipation by taking advantage of heat’s naturally tendency to rise. With three enormous 180mm fans positioned at the bottom of the chassis, cold air is pumped into the machine & warm air is forced out through the top of the chassis. Next, Assassin receives Digital Storm’s Sub-Zero Liquid Cooling System treatment which not only removes performance inhibiting heat from the processor, but also from the motherboard’s chipset and voltage regulators. The combination of these processes results in outrageous overclocking potential, with recorded overclocks of 4.4GHz and higher.

For hardcore gamers and enthusiasts who want the most astonishing graphics performance imaginable, Assassin is able to efficiently cool a three-way SLI configuration of NVIDIA’s GTX 480s with minimal graphic card fan noise. Digital Storm has also rotated Assassin’s motherboard 90 degrees clockwise, allowing for neat peripheral cable organization. The sleek, modern looking chassis is made entirely from aluminium and features a large side window that cleanly displays the world’s best hardware within.

“Assassin is the system that performance enthusiasts have been waiting for. The pairing of exceptional components, patented processes and bleeding-edge design enables components to be pushed far beyond what any other gaming PC on the market today can promise,” remarked Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s Director of Product Development. “The ability to effectively remove component damaging and performance inhibiting heat is phenomenal, but I’m astonished by how quietly we were able to accomplish this.  The phrase whisper quiet is an understatement.”

Digital Storm’s Black|OPS Assassin gaming PCs are backed by the company’s Standard 3 Year Premium Parts and Labor Warranty are available for purchase at www.DigitalStormOnline.com. The base configuration for the Performance configuration has a starting price of $2,387.

For images or additional information, please contact Digital Storm Media Representative Brian Metcalf at brianmetcalf@maxborgesagency.com or 305-576-1171 x11, or visit http://www.digitalstormonline.com/compblackops.asp

To learn more about Digital Storm’s complete product offerings, please visit www.DigitalStormOnline.com.

Offline la_guy_10  
#2 Posted : Monday, May 10, 2010 9:50:28 PM(UTC)

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Sweet, price looks good for entry level rig.

Wonder why they went with the Nvidia 480 on the Extreme? Not that have anything against Nvidia but the 5970 is the top dog. Being that they are running a 750 watt power supply also an overclocked processor I would have went with the 5970 or at least up that power supply to a 1000 watt.

Offline inspector  
#3 Posted : Monday, May 10, 2010 10:02:55 PM(UTC)

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Um, you can always change the parts to fit your needs, they aren't pre-built systems. :D what u mentioned is around $350 more.

DigitalStorm is just a great company, they always giving you the options for the best built :D!

Offline Der Meister  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, May 11, 2010 1:11:27 AM(UTC)
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Not bad, its looks close to what i have with out, the cool look, yet!

Offline infinityzen  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, May 11, 2010 7:55:20 AM(UTC)

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Looks nice, but since I got my new rig I haven't found any normal towers (yes this is a normal tower) that truely excite me.

Offline Lev_Astov  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, May 12, 2010 11:05:13 AM(UTC)

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What case did you use, InfinityzeN? I'm looking for a tower for a new build, and this one delights me with it's vertical orientation.

Anyone know of a 3rd party case that has vertically oriented PC card slots like this one? That or if it's possible to just buy a Black OPS case outright?

Offline digitalstorm  
#7 Posted : Wednesday, May 12, 2010 3:54:37 PM(UTC)

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Sure! We're using the new SliverStone FT02 chassis with this new PC. Obviously we didn't design the chassis ourselves, but, rather we're taking the chassis, liquid cooling system, and our overclocking and creating a product behind it.

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