Chassis options
The Armor ES comes default with the Aero 1000 White Edition chassis with the option to step up to the Corsair Graphite Series 760T White Edition.

Aero 1000 White Edition
Photo: Corsair Aero 1000If black is the new beige, then white is the new black! The Aero 1000 White Edition stands out with its contrasting color scheme and impressive build quality. With a mesh grill design on intake and exhaust ports and two 120mm fans in front, and one rear, heat doesn’t stand a chance in this chassis. The front panel offers USB 3.0, and audio jacks. Inside you’re treated to an elegant black powder coated interior with gobs of real estate and rubber grommets which make for a clean and professional look with excellent airflow; a perfect place for your components to call home. With toolless drive bays, maintenance and upgrades are a snap. You’ll definitely want to keep this chassis out from under desk for all to envy.

Corsair 760T Arctic White Edition Chassis (Optional)
Photo: Corsair 500R WhiteStylish Mid-tower on the outside, jumbo full tower on the inside, the 760T is deceptively cavernous. Peeking inside will make you think you're peering into a blue British phone booth. Featuring two blue LED lighted 140mm fans front, a 140mm rear fan and room for four additional side fans, this is an overclocker’s dream chassis. It supports front panel USB 2.0 and 3.0 and audio jacks. Inside is a gracious array of rubber grommets for flexible cable routing options making for a polished, professional finish that supports excellent airflow. It has a luxurious full black powder coated interior with toolless drive bays and bottom mounted power supply. For a modest upgrade cost, step up to our quietest chassis with the best airflow and the most stylish presence.

Platform technology
The Armor ES is your gateway to high-end performance and extensive features at an affordable price with the all-new 7th generation Intel Core i5 quad-core processor with a base clock of 3.8 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost up to 4.2 GHz. Featuring an enthusiast-grade motherboard with six 6GB SATA 3 ports, dual PCI Express 3.0 video cards slots and a full array of front and rear connectivity ports to support all your devices and networks. It also supports bleeding edge technologies such as a dual channel memory controller supporting up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory, six-channel audio subsystem with four analog audio jacks and optical S/PDIF output that’s Dolby DTS Studio Sound and DTS Connect certified, and an on-chip CPU voltage regulator for flexible and stable overclocking. The Armor ES is our best-selling system and there’s no question why with its low entry price and flexible base component set.

All Armor Series desktops feature Nvidia video cards to give you stunning graphics, stellar performance and an array of advanced features and connectiivity options. Whether you want the best immersive gaming experience, multiple monitors, video editing or amazing 3D graphics, Nvidia can deliver on all! The Armor ES is available with a single GeForce GTX 1060, 1070, or 1080. For the elite gamers, we offer dual GTX 1070s or dual GTX 1080s in SLI. We even have benchmarks posted in the Performance tab so you can compare their results for yourself and choose which card configuration is best for your graphics needs and your budget!

Armor Series machines support up to four mechanical or solid state drives (SSDs) in any combination to meet your storage capacity and performance needs. Each system comes default with a single 7,200 RPM 1 TB Western Digital Black Edition SATA 3 drive, with upgrades available up to 6TB in size! For blazing-fast storage performance, add an Intel SSD with capacities as high as 1 TB or a Samsung 2 TB SSD with throughput as high as 540 MB/s. These options give you many ways to quickly store and access your data. Combine a standard hard drive and a solid state drive together with Intel® Smart Response Technology to get the best of both worlds. See the Performance tab for more information on this option.

Intel® Smart Response Technology

All Armor series machines and the Mobius TL support the Intel® Smart Response Technology. This cutting edge process recognizes and automatically stores your most frequently used applications and data into a high performance solid state drive (SSD) while giving you full access to the large storage capacity of a hard disk drive (HDD). This decreases boot times, application and game load times as well as giving a boost to your in-game zoning times. This video from Intel shows this amazing technology in action:

Benchmark testing

We like to say that we do our homework so you don’t have to. We don’t want our customers to become lost in endless options and ultimately buy a configuration that doesn’t meet the standards we set for ourselves. The Armor ES is the end result of a meticulous testing process. A significant number of hardware configurations were tested in our lab to find the correct formula to balance price and performance all while ensuring quality.

Below are benchmarks of 3 popular games showing the level of performance you can expect from your DogHouse Systems Armor ES depending on the video card option chosen.

Benchmark testing was performed using the following methods:

World of Warcraft: Mist of Pandaria -  All options were set to Ultra or High with the exception of Shadow which was set to Good.  The Benchmarks were run using DirectX-11 using the in-game /timetest function between The Shrine of Two Moons and Honeydew Village at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Bioshock Infinite – Using the built-in benchmarking tool, all options were set to Ultra using DirectX-11 at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Civilization V - All options were set to Ultra and the built-in benchmarking tool –benchmark lategameview was launched at the command prompt and run using DirectX-11 at 1920 x 1080 resolution. Fraps was started and used to record the FPS.

Benchmark Graphs

Benchmark Graphs

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Buying a DogHouse Systems computer is more than just adding something to a cart and checking out. We bend over backwards to provide world class customer service and provide assistance for the entire experience. From pre-sales, to support to post warranty, we are there for you. To this end, we perform extensive new product validation and compatibility testing in our lab to find that “magic combination” that will provide the best performance for the best price. We want to earn your business for life and we do that by providing support and attention to detail just as we would for our friends and family.


Our warranty covers all parts, labor, and support related shipping costs necessary to keep your DogHouse Systems gaming rig in top shape so you will have no out-of-pocket service costs during your warranty period.

  • Desktop models come standard with a comprehensive parts and labor 1 year warranty (upgradeable to 3)
  • Laptop models come standard with a 1 year warranty (upgradeable to 3 years)

In the unlikely event you have an issue with your system, we offer e-mail and phone support by our team of experts located right here in our Dallas, Texas USA office, all of whom are friendly geeks and gamers themselves. If we identify any failed components, depending on your comfort level inside of a computer, we will either send you replacement parts and talk you through the installation, or, in a worst case scenario, recall your system and repair it in our lab at absolutely no cost to you for in-warranty repair. Optionally, we offer an onsite warranty where instead of talking you through a repair or recalling the system, we'd send an agent to your home or office to perform the repair for you. Onsite warranty service is available in the United States and Canada. We provide phone and email support for troubleshooting for as long as you own the system, well beyond the warranty period, on every model we sell.


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Available Chassis:
Aero 1000 White Edition - default (H: 19.7” x L: 19.6" x W: 8.25”)
Corsair Graphite Series 760T Arctic White Edition - optional (H: 22.4" x L: 22.2" x W: 9.7")

ASUS Z170-A, ATX, Intel Socket 1151 with dual PCIe 3.0 GPU support, Dual channel memory, 6 x SATA3, 2 x M.2 sockets

Intel® Core™ i5-7600K Processor (6M Cache, 3.80 GHz)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology (dynamic overclock up to 4.20 GHz)
4 Cores, 4 Threads
14nm process technology
7th Generation Kaby Lake Microarchitecture
Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 630

Up to 64 GB DDR4 2666MHz Kingston HyperX (8 GB minimum)

Operating Systems:
Default: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Optional: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, Windows 8 64 bit, Windows 8 Pro 64 bit, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit.

Available with either one GTX 1060, GTX 1070, or one GTX 1080, or two GTX 1070s or two GTX 1080s in SLI

Card Specs:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3 or 6 GB)
Interface: PCI-E 3.0 x16, DVI-I, HDMI, 3 x DisplayPort
240Hz Max Refresh Rate
Max Analog : 2048x1536
Max Digital : 7680x4320
Supports up to 4 displays
VR Ready

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB)
Interface: PCI-E 3.0 x16, DVI-I, HDMI, 3 x DisplayPort
240Hz Max Refresh Rate
Max Analog : 2048x1536
Max Digital : 7680x4320
Supports up to 4 displays
VR Ready

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB)
Interface: PCI-E 3.0 x16, DVI-I, HDMI, 3 x DisplayPort
240Hz Max Refresh Rate
Max Analog : 2048x1536
Max Digital : 7680x4320
Supports up to 4 displays
VR Ready

All cards feature:

3D Vision2 Ready

2D and 3D NVIDIA Surround on up to 4 displays

G-SYNC Ready

Up to 4 independent displays supported

Other technologies supported: CUDA, DirectX 12, PhysX, TXAA, Adaptive VSync, FXAA, GPU Boost 3.0

Hard Drive Bays:
Configurable up to 4 drives
Intel SSD SATA3 (up to 1 TB, up to 540 MB/s)
Samsung 2 TB SSD SATA3 (up to 540 MB/s)
Western Digital Black Edition SATA3 (up to 6 TB, up to 186 MB/s)

Power Supply:
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 - 80 PLUS Gold fully modular, or an optional EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 - 80 PLUS Gold fully modular

Rear connectivity:
5 x Analog Audio Jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x PS/2
4 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.1 (1 x Type-A, 1 x Type-C)

Integrated video (fall back for discrete video card): DVI-D, DisplayPort, HDMI
1 x Gigabit Ethernet

Front connectivity supported:
The Aero 1000 White Edition chassis:
2 x USB 3.0
Mic and Headphone jacks

Corsair 760T chassis:
2 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Mic and Headphone jacks

Optional USB WiFi Adapter (up to 300 mbps)
Optional All-in-One card reader

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