Digital Storm Online, Inc.

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Digital Storm
Type Private
Industry Computer hardware
Founded 2002
Headquarters 448 Kato Terrace
Fremont, California
Area served Worldwide
Products Desktops
Notebooks
Peripherals
Employees 37[1]
Website digitalstormonline.com

Digital Storm is a privately owned boutique computer manufacturer in the United States that primarily specializes on high-performance gaming desktop and laptop computers. Headquartered in Fremont, California,[2] the company also sells upgrade components and gaming peripherals, such as headsets, gaming mice, custom keyboards and high-resolution computer monitors.

History[edit]

Digital Storm was founded in 2002. Originally an internet retailer of computer components, the company began building custom gaming PCs after repeated requests by customers for pre-assembled systems. The first custom-built PC system the company ever marketed was the Digital Storm Twister.[3] In 2012, the company began designing proprietary designs, starting with their Aventum and the Bolt models.

Products[edit]

Focusing heavily on the gaming market, Digital Storm’s designs for gaming desktops and laptops focus primarily on high-performance custom PC configurations, though they also produce workstation models.[4] They specialize in customizing each machine with features such as overclocking, dual video card implementations (such as SLI), RAID arrays, liquid-cooling systems and noise-reduction modifications.

Digital Storm also sells upgrade PC components such as computer memory, video cards, CPUs, motherboards, hard drives, cooling systems and computer monitors. They also offer accessories aimed at gamers, such as custom keyboards, audio headsets and gaming mice.

Notable services[edit]

Custom case designs[edit]

In 2013, they began offering a service called LaserMark, which allows custom images to be etched onto computer cases.[5]

Overclocking[edit]

The company offers custom overclocking of CPUs and GPUs through its “Twister Boost” technology on many of its gaming computers.

Stress-testing[edit]

Before shipping out an order, a technician for Digital Storm performs 72-hour stress testing and quality control to screen for assembly errors, faulty components and other quality issues.

Liquid-cooling[edit]

On most desktop models, Digital Storm offers Cryo-TEC[6] and Sub-Zero[7] liquid cooling systems.

Accolades[edit]

Digital Storm’s systems are often reviewed by technology writers and gaming industry publications. For their more notable systems, they have received critical acclaim and awards. In 2012, the company was recognized as a Design and Engineering Award Honoree for its Cryo-TEC cooling system.[8] The Bolt, Digital Storm’s most successful gaming PC model received Maximum PC’s “Kick-Ass Award” in 2013,[9] receiving special attention for the compact design and performance measurements. Ubergizmo called it the “thinnest gaming PC in the world”.[10] The Aventum, another of the company’s more popular models, won the “2012 Best of What’s New” award from the editors of Popular Science Magazine, who called it a “melt-down proof computer”.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Better Business Bureau (retrieved on 4/23/13)
  2. ^ "Digital Storm Company Profile". Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  3. ^ Shrout, Ryan (December 21, 2007). "Digital Storm Twister Extreme 3-Way SLI System Review". PC Perspective. Retrieved 2013-14-24.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ Metcalf, Brian (March 17, 2010). "Digital Storm’s DAVINCI Ushers in Workstation Renaissance for Creative Professionals". Max Borges Agency. Retrieved 2013-14-24.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ Metcalf, Brian (October 20, 2011). "Digital Storm Debuts LaserMark Service". Max Borges Agency. Retrieved 2013-14-24.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Digital Storm Empowers Supreme Processor Performance with Cryo-TEC Cooling System in Gaming Computers". Max Borges Agency. August 25, 2011. Retrieved 2013-14-24.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ Metcalf, Brian (November 2, 2010). "Digital Storm Debuts Sub-Zero Liquid Chilled System". Max Borges Agency. Retrieved 2013-14-24.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ "Digital Storm Named as CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award Honoree". Max Borges Agency. November 8, 2011. Retrieved 2013-14-24.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  9. ^ "Digital Storm Bolt Review". Maximum PC. Retrieved 2013-14-24.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. ^ "Digital Storm Bolt is Thinnest Gaming PC In The World". Max Borges Agency. February 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-14-24.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  11. ^ "Popsci Teardown: A Meltdown-Proof Computer". Popular Science Magazine. February 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-14-24 last=Safford.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help); Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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