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


  • 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.

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The Specs

Processor type Dual Intel Xeon E5-2687w
Processor speed 3.1 MHz
Cache size 20.48 KB
Processor count 2
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
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 size 65536.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 98304.0 GB
Power Supply Wattage 1200.0 watts
Motherboard Chipset C606
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
Chassis style Tower