Saturday, January 29, 2011
Posted by Andy Dixon in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:00 AM
"Overclocked, custom-built PCs are nothing new, and neither is 4.7GHz from the factory. But Digital Storm 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 all-new Enix relies on a Micro-ATX system board, vertical heat dissipation and a mobo that's rotating 90 degrees -- a move that's being made in order to "take advantage of heat's natural tendency to rise." Consumers can order one starting today, with the $1,132 base unit boasting a Core i3-2100, 4GB of DDR3-1600 memory, NVIDIA's 1GB GeForce GT 220, a 1TB hard drive and a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. The high-end model tops out at just north of two large, with each model offering a hot-swap bay and a pair of USB 3.0 ports. Eye candy is below, and the source link shouldn't be ventured to unless you're fairly immune to impulse buys."
This desktop PC is a bit unique in it's layout and I recommend you look at the pictures on Engadgets website to see what I mean. With a top to bottom layout aimed at better cooling, it's certainly different from other PC designs I've seen. I'm not sure that having all the inputs for keyboard, mouse, USB and display on the bottom of the case is great for easy access though.