Digital Storm Black Ops Enix Gaming PC Review

Posted: April 11, 2011
Digital Storm Black Ops Enix Gaming PC Review

Digital Storm's Black Ops Enix gaming PC is the stronger and skinnier little brother of monster computers. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey review its Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM and more for state of the art gaming. Find out what they rate the gaming PC that starts at $1,100.

What You Need To Know

  • The Digital Storm Black Ops Enix measures about a 1.5' high and less than a foot long.
  • The gaming PC is only 9" thick which gives it a taller than normal design.
  • Most of the connections and the swappable hard drive are on the top, which should make it easier to get to.
  • The sides of the Enix pop off with no screwing required, so you can add hard drives on one side and reach the rest of the computer on the other.
  • For the most part, there is enough room inside the computer to add extra parts.
  • The nice thing about the Digital Storm is having a tall case to fit a really huge video card.
  • The RAM and other components are hard to reach because of the diagonal fan.
  • The hard drives may require some cabling since they're on the other side of the diving wall.
  • Compared to the Falcon Northwest Fragbox and Serenity by Puget Systems, the Black Ops Enix's gaming benchmarks scored lower than we expected, especially since it has a lot of really fast components.
  • Games will still look amazing on the computer and we had no trouble at all maxing out the settings and playing for hours.
  • Our productivity benchmarks scored much higher on the Enix than the Serenity or Fragbox.


  • Chassis Model: Black OPS Enix Edition
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40GHz (Unlocked CPU for Extreme Overclocking) (Quad Core)
  • Motherboard: ASUS P8P67-M PRO (Intel P67 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)
  • System Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Dominator DHX (High-Performance)
  • Power Supply: 1000W SliverStone Strider Gold (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible) (ST1000-G)
  • Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (128GB Solid State (By: Corsair) (Model: Performance 3 Series CSSD-P3128GB2) (SATA 6Gbps)
  • Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (64MB Cache) (Model: Black Edition WD1002FAEX)
  • Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
  • Video Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB (Includes PhysX) (EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-KR)
  • Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H70 Liquid CPU Cooler (High-Performance Edition)
  • CPU Boost: Stage 2: Overclock the processor between 4.7GHz to 5.2GHz
  • Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
  • Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty


  • $2,567


  • 3 Seals of Approval out of 5 (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • If this Enix had been a little faster or cheaper, we would have bumped the rating up to 4 Seals of Approval.
  • Regardless, it's still a good gaming PC that some people won't be disappointed with.

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Comments are Closed

  • kbarrett319

    @dukeletoatreides, doesn't matter how many elites you buy a gaming PC will still be faster. you spend the money if you want hi end simple as that. but from a personal point of view i would never pay that much because i would build it my self hell i paid 500 for the last build i did, and i can almost every game maxed out

    Cpu- intel i5 2500k
    Mobo-MSi p67a-g43
    gpu-XFX 5850
    ram-8gb 1600mhz
    HD- 1TB 7200 rpm
    PSU- Cosair TX750w
    Case- Rosewill Blackbone

    Posted: April 16, 2011 7:15 AM
  • Galaga

    Somebody screwed up on the pricing,...$2500.00 totally does not make sense for that system...(that would mean the case itself is over $1000.00)

    I think there is a correction notice required here...

    anyone..? anyone...?

    Posted: April 15, 2011 6:09 AM
  • dukeletoatreides

    How many xbox360 elites could one buy for the price of that thing? Hmm. Don't know why people spend so much $$ for gaming PCs.

    Posted: April 12, 2011 7:12 AM
  • NOhara24

    Anything with "Black Ops" in the name instantly loses a star upon review.

    Posted: April 12, 2011 4:08 AM
  • bryguy9021


    Posted: April 12, 2011 1:35 AM