The Digital Storm BlackOPS PC gets the Core i7-980X treatment

These Core i7-980X CPUs are everywhere now. First it was Alienware, then Maingear, now Digital Storm, and there’s still at least one more announcement coming today. But Digital Storm wasn’t satisfied with the standard 3.33GHz on a stock 980X. Oh no, this Core i7 can be cranked all the way to the breakneck speed of 4.44GHz.

Just like the other Core i7-980X systems, this fun doesn’t come cheap. The least expensive option is a $5,642 affair with dual ATI HD 5970 2GB GPUs, 6GB of DDR3 memory, all kept under control by a liquid-cooling system. Of course you can check every option and drive the price above $13k, though.

Fremont, Calif. – (March 16, 2010) – Digital Storm, the predominant name in system integration, proudly announces a hardware update to its Black|OPS gaming systems. Now gamers can configure the Black|OPS machine with Intel’s first consumer hexa-core processor, the Core i7-980X Extreme Edition.

With the addition of the 32nm Core i7-980X processor, also known as Gulftown, gamers can effortlessly run up to 12 computing threads at once, a feat that was once unimaginable. Intel’s’ new processor features an impressive 12MB L3 cache, which helps streamline operation by limiting the number of times the CPU needs to access DDR3 memory. The Core i7-980X has a clock speed of 3.33GHz, making it as fast as any processor Intel has ever created.

“The introduction of a six core processor with hyper threading capabilities is a momentous occasion for gaming enthusiasts,” remarked Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s Director of Product Development. “With our TwisterBoost overclocking package, we can overclock the i7-980X to a record breaking 4.4GHz. The results we’ve recorded on our test bench have been nothing short of astounding. I can honestly say that our Black OPS machines with this new CPU resulted in the most impressive gaming experience I’ve ever had.”

Digital Storm’s Black|OPS systems with Intel’s Core i7-980X Extreme Edition are currently available for purchase at The Extreme configuration has a base price of $5,642 & each Digital Storm system comes with a 3 year parts and labor warranty, including replacement parts, and lifetime customer support.