Pros

  • Interior stays cool with fans and watercooling
  • Powerful components that dominated our benchmark
  • Plenty of room to add more components

Cons

  • Boring, plain case
  • Hefty price tag

At A Glance

Powerful components and room to grow make the Virtue a great gaming desktop if the price tag doesn't manage to scare you away.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Digital Storm VIRTUE delivers benchmark crushing performance and exotic beauty in a small yet powerful design. With support for even the most hardcore configurations and 240mm liquid cooling, the VIRTUE can handle almost any task. Enjoy the best of both worlds in a compact and easy to upgrade form factor that exudes beauty from every angle.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-4770k
Processor speed 3500.0 MHz
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia Geforce GTX 780
Number of Graphic Cards included 1.0
Graphics Memory 3.0 GB
Storage
Drive 1 size 120.0 GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive
Drive 2 size 1000.0 GB
Drive 2 type Hard Disk Drive
Drive 2 speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
USB Yes
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
  • DVI (dual link)
  • DisplayPort
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • HDMI
  • Line In 1/8
  • Line Out 1/8
  • RCA Digital Coax (S/PDIF)
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Memory
Memory size 16192.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Power
Power Supply Wattage 1050.0 watts
Power Supply Model AX1050
Power Supply Manufacturer Corsair
Dimensions
Width 8.0 inches
Depth 17.75 inches
Height 17.25 inches
Optical Drive
Included Drives
  • Blu-ray Drive
  • DVD Drive
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
Case
External Drive Bays 2.0
5.25 Inch Internal Bays 1.0
3.5 Inch Internal Bays 1.0
Chassis Color Black

Performance

Product Type
Subcategory Performance
Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 399.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Start Up
Start Up 18.4   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 6720.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Peacekeeper 4003.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5240.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 38.9   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 147.8   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 45.7   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 126.5   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 165.3   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 9.5   Watt hours
Idle power usage 72.0   Watts
Gaming
3DMark, Ice Storm 175531.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 26214.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 4311.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike 8469.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 57.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 85.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 171.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 20.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 37.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Low Quality, 1024x768 67.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 55.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 93.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 333.1   Frames per second (higher is better)