Digital Storm Beats The Heat With The "World’s Most Advanced PC"

Digital Storm Beats The Heat With The "World’s Most Advanced PC"

Most boutique shops rely on other people’s technology to keep the insides of your expensive machine cool. With a custom-designed chassis, the proprietary Cryo-TEC liquid cooling system, and software capable of controlling 13 case fans all at once, Digital Storm’s Aventum isn’t your average boutique machine.

The Aventum is a PC designed from the ground-up by Digital Storm’s engineers to give users complete control over their machine’s temperature and performance. It’s made with PC gamers in mind, specifically the sort of PC gamers that aren’t content to let sleeping hardware lie, tweaking it and twisting it until it burns with the red-hot fury of a thousand suns.

That’s where the Aventum’s patent pending thermal exhaust chamber comes into play. Where other liquid-cooled systems suck in cool air through the their radiators and then blow the resulting hot air back into the PC, the Aventum utilizes the impressive Cryo-TEC technology to dissipate CPU heat through direct contact, the liquid then processed through a trio of 420mm heat exchange radiators, blowing heat out the rear exhaust.


Along with the hardware, each Aventum ships with Windows software that allows users to monitor five different heat zones independently via up to 13 case fans. It also lets you change case’s LED light colours, which isn’t as helpful but endlessly more entertaining.

A built-in LCD display on the side of the chassis keeps all of the pertinent information at your fingertips, so if the temperature inside ever reaches the level of say, a normal PC, you can look at it and go “huh” perhaps rubbing your chin thoughtfully for effect.

Of course with great power comes great price; the lowest end Aventum rings up at a heart-stopping $US3,859, with the top-of-the-line model weighing in at nearly $US8,000 (and that’s for the base unit). Obviously this isn’t a machine for the weekend gamer. Only the most dedicated players or professionals would lay down that amount of money for a rig someone else built.

Still it sounds like a spectacular machine. I imagine the improvement over my current rig would be comparable to the performance of a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren over my 95 Nissan Pathfinder (with broken manifold). This is an apt comparison, as I will never be able to afford either.

Digital Storm Gaming PCs [Official Website]


    • So the line about “patent pending” is outing them as patent trolls for trying to secure the idea of “hey lets section off the radiator to make it cooler” like it took a fucking genius to come up with it?

      • that’s why u patent something, because no one else thought of it, genius or not. i guarantee the first moment u create/think of an idea, no matter how simple, u would go and patent it too.

  • “Where other liquid-cooled systems suck in cool air through the their radiators and then blow the resulting hot air back into the PC”

    Is that right? It doesn’t sound right – clarification anyone?

    • My Antec Khuler grabs the air sitting in the case already, squeezes it through the radiator and then out the back. I think the difference here, and someone correct me if I’m wrong, is that they pull cool air in direct, push it through the radiator then throw it out. So the air used never comes across the main board.

    • Your right, because the orientation of the radiator in a normal liquid cooled pc is up to the person putting it together, and in most scenarios you would have the exhaust(hot air) being blown out of the case as that would provide better thermals for the other parts.

  • Sometimes I don’t like it when a brand new flash computer is released where we all point at it and dream of an amazing gaming experience on that computer but then ….. oh ….. USA!!!!

    What about Australia Giz???

  • so there is no difference between this and a tj07 with a rad mounted sideways at the bottom pulling air in from the left and pushing it out the right side of the case? or a caselabs case?


  • Lol, “engineers”.


    motherboard: $200 (top of line asus)
    CPU: $1000 (i7 extreme series)
    GPU: $2000 (dual GTX 590 SLI)
    HD: $400 couple of fast intel SSDs plus a fast 2TB HD
    Case: $500 (very over estimate)
    Cooling: $500-$600 (over estimate but that would buy you top of the line liquid/heatsinks/fans)
    RAM: $200 (a stupid amount of ram not worth even counting anymore).
    Bluray burner: $200 (in my view utter waste of money. $30 DVD drive is all you need but a blurray burner is just a ego stroker)
    Floppy disk drive: $20 (fuck yeah)
    Optional: $200 for the too lazy to put it together type. take the shit down to your local computer store. the dudes at the store will be utter blown away with the equipment. Hell you can usually negotiate a free deal with em that they get to use your machine for publicity (i.e. front window display) whilst they put it together and ahem “test”.

    Total $5300 – and that’s a major over estimate. Statice the components, and you could probably cut 10-20% at least. I did a build for colleague a couple of months ago and except for the dual 590s we built the exact same setup for $4200k and we were able to chuck in a brand new monitor with that. His setup had a few other bits and pieces that i haven’t included.

    Lol, engineers.

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