Digital Storm has launched its new flagship PC
aimed at gamers with a penchant for performance and a savings account to match. The Black Ops system is extremely configurable, and base systems start upward of $1,550 with platforms spanning Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX9650, Lynnfield-based Core i5 and i7 processors, Bloomfield-based i7 processors (including the Extreme Edition 975), as well as AMD Phenom II X4 chips.
Other options include 2 to 12GB of RAM, just about every noteworthy Nvidia and ATI graphics card on the market (including various multi-GPU configurations), add-on graphics (like a TV tuner), as many as three storage drive "sets" (disk or flash) with several RAID options, up to two Blu-ray or DVD reader/writers, Creative and Asus sound cards, and 750W to 1500W of power -- in case you need a space heater to ride out the winter.
Amenities include aftermarket CPU and GPU heatsinks, liquid cooling, a temperature display, internal lighting schemes, chassis mods, a noise suppression package, exterior automotive paint finish, factory optimization of CPUs, GPUs, RAM, and operating systems, pre-installation of select popular games, and more. Digital Storm also offers a three to five-year warranty, lifetime tech support and free (labor) upgrades, and a 72-hour stress test before your system ships.
With an average starting price over $1,700
, a fully decked out Black Ops PC can easily climb beyond $10,000 -- but hey, at least there's free shipping.