Pros

  • Very powerful without overkilling on price
  • A myriad of connectivity options

Cons

  • Still rather pricey
  • No media card readers

At A Glance

Digital Storm’s ODE Level 4 offers blistering speed, but doesn’t come cheap.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 3.2 MHz
Cache size 12.288 KB
Processor count 1
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD
Number of Graphic Cards included 2.0
Storage
Drive size 1119.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Drive type
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Solid-State Drive
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 4.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Center/Bass Out (1/8" mini)
  • Audio - Digital Optical
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Rear Surround Out (1/8" mini)
  • Audio - Side Surround Out (1/8" mini)
  • Bluetooth
  • DVI
  • HDMI
  • IEEE 1394 - FireWire (Unspecified)
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 3.0
  • eSATA
Ethernet Type
  • Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
  • Wireless Ethernet - 540 Mbps IEEE802.11n
Memory
Memory size 16384.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Power
Power Supply Wattage 1050.0 watts
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 48.0
Optical Drive Type BD-R/RE/DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 213.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 114.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 299.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 120.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 238.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 256.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 124.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 112.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 97.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 137.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 163.4   Watts
Sleep power usage 7.9   Watt hours
Off power usage 2.3   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 132.0
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 350.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 347.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 351.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 356.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 212.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 213.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 216.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 213.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 222.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 222.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 219.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 173.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 227.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 227.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 233.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 234.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 223.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 220.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 217.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 171.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 270.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 269.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 268.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 264.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 158.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 163.3   Frames per second (higher is better)