Holy FPS, Batman! The Aventum II, the just announced offering from custom PC maker Digital Storm, looks powerful, imposing, and ready to pwn. In fact, its custom-designed chassis is more reminiscent of a race car than your run-of-the-mill desktop tower. How extreme is it? For starters, there are 22 fans inside the chassis equipped with sensors to automatically cool individual components. Those fans complement a liquid cooling system with an exhaust fan that sends heat outside of the tower.
Oh, and did we mention the liquid cooling runs through nickel-plated copper piping that’s installed by hand?
Digital Storm says the chassis design and cooling systems were influenced by high-end automotive systems – but don’t worry, it’s not powered by a V8 Hemi. Instead, the Aventum II is available in four different configurations (Good, Better, Best, and Ultimate) that may be further customized to your liking. All of the available models run Windows 7 and include two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and headphone and mic jacks.
The most basic “Good” configuration includes an Intel Haswell Core i7 4770K processor, two SLI Nvidia GTX 780 3GB graphics cards, 16GB of RAM, a 240GB Corsair Neutron GTX SSD paired with a 1TB 7200RPM hard drive for storage, an Asus Z87 motherboard, a 1050W Corsair 1050HX power suppy, and a DVD burner for $5,000.
Move up to the “Better” configuration and you’ll get an Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7 3930K processor, 16GB of faster RAM, and a Blu-ray player/DVD burner combo. The “Best” configuration ups the ante further with an Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7 3970X processor, two SLI Nvidia GTX Titan 6GB graphics cards, and a heftier power supply unit, the 1200W Corsair AX1200i PSU. The “Better” and “Best” configs are priced at $5,997 and $7,752, respectively.
The “Ultimate” configuration of the Aventum II includes the custom, hand-installed copper piping and adds a third SLI Nvidia GTX Titan 6GB graphics card to the “Best” configuration. If you’re an avid gamer and you’ve got your heart set on the “Ultimate” model, hopefully you’ve also been saving up for a car. The “Ultimate” model will likely rock your gaming your world and impress your friends, but it’ll empty your wallet at $9,500.
We can’t wait to start
gaming on testing the Aventum II and seeing just what it can do. Stay tuned.