Pros

  • Impressive mix of high end components
  • Superb build quality and attention to detail

Cons

  • Limited upgradeability
  • Incredibly loud

At A Glance

While we love the attention to detail Digital Storm puts into most of the Aventum’s construction, there are enough head-scratchers to warrant a bit of a pause before cutting a check for this nearly-$8,000 performance desktop. You’re a little limited for upgradability, a bit more limited for multimedia support, and getting slower speeds than more fully stocked performance desktops that are arguably the same price.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Dual Intel Xeon E5-2687w
Processor speed 3.1 MHz
Cache size 20.48 KB
Processor count 2
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia Geforce GTX 690
Secondary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce
Number of Graphic Cards included 2.0
Graphics Memory 8.0 GB
Video Bus PCI Express-SLI
Storage
Drives included 4.0
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 2288.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Drive type
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Solid-State Drive
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express Slots 4.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Center/Bass Out (1/8
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8
  • Audio - Rear Surround Out (1/8
  • Audio - Side Surround Out (1/8
  • Bluetooth
  • DVI (dual link)
  • DisplayPort
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • Line In 1/8
  • Line Out 1/8
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Memory
Memory size 65536.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 98304.0 GB
Power
Power Supply Wattage 1200.0 watts
Motherboard
Motherboard Chipset C606
Dimensions
Width 10.0 inches
Depth 26.0 inches
Height 30.0 inches
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type BD
Included Drives DVD Drive
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Case
Chassis style Tower

Performance

Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 187.0
Worldbench Version 7
Start Up
Start Up 64.9   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 4978.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Web Performance 19.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 432.3   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 30.5   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 164.4   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 126.0   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 118.2   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 52.0
Working power usage 32.9   Watt hours
Idle power usage 259.8   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 75.0
Crysis 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 34.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 55.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 86.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 89.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1024x768 93.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 78.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 94.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 94.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 94.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 64.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 2560x1600 124.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1920x1080 184.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1680x1050 186.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1024x768 194.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 2560x1600 219.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1920x1080 265.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1680x1050 274.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1024x768 281.0   Frames per second (higher is better)