Chassis Options
Photo: Corsair 760T Arctic WhitePhoto: Corsair 570XCorsair Crystal Series 570X: With immaculate tempered glass enclosing the entire chassis, every component of your DogHouse rig is on display for all to see, including three vivid SP120 RGB LED fans and a built-in LED controller.
Corsair Graphite Series 760T Arctic White Edition: Stylish 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.

Platform technology
The Armor TL holds nothing back. Its platform components lay the foundation for flexible configurations and future expandability. The shining star in the Armor TL is the all-new, water cooled 7th Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor with a base clock of 4.0 GHz and features Intel Turbo Boost Technology with an overclocked boost speed screaming at 5.0 GHz as well as Intel Hyperthreading Technology capable of juggling all your high performance needs without flinching. The enthusiast-grade motherboard features ultra-high quality capacitors and other components for reliable overclocking, six 6gbps SATA3 ports, dual PCI Express 3.0 video card slots, and a full array of front and rear connectivity ports which all conspire to support the latest in solid state drive technology, high-end graphics with SLI support, and provisions for all your devices and networks. The advanced, energy-efficient motherboard sports bleeding edge technologies such as digital power delivery, a dual channel memory controller supporting up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory running at 2666MHz, Audiophile-grade ASUS SupremeFX eight-channel (7.1 + 2 independent multi-streaming) audio subsystem with five analog audio jacks and optical S/PDIF output that’s DTS Connect certified, on-chip CPU voltage regulator for flexible and stable overclocking, and on-board Intel HD 630 Graphics that can stand in for video output duty should a problem ever arise with your high-performance discrete gaming video card(s). The no-compromise Armor TL offers the best in leading-edge technology and performance for the discerning power-gamer.

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

Storage
Armor Series machines offers up to four mechanical or solid state drives (SSD) 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 SATA3 drive, with upgrades available up to 6TB in size! For blazing-fast disk performance, add an Intel SSD with capacities as high as 1 TB, or a Samsung 2TB SSD, both with throughput as high as 540 MB/s. These options give you many ways to quickly store and access your data. Combine an HDD and an SSD together using Intel® Smart Response Technology for the best of both worlds. See the Performance tab for more information on Intel's amazing Smart Response technology.

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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVVNWurdeQw

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 TL 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

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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.

Warranty

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.

Shipping

In addition to the United States, we ship to Canada, Mexico and all 27 European Union member states as well as Switzerland, New Zealand, and Australia. Our web store is configured to display pricing in US Dollars, Canadian Dollars, British Pounds, Euros, and Australian Dollars for your convenience. Orders are delivered "Duties Paid" and your invoice will include line items for all applicable sales tax and import fees that we collect at the point of sale for your convenience. All our systems are built in and supported from Dallas, TX in the United States. As such, technical support is provided in English and Spanish and availability is limited to the posted times on the Support landing page accessible in the navigation bar at the top, keeping in mind that we are in Central Time USA (GMT -5:00) and we observe Daylight Savings Time during the summer months. Also, a modest "International Support Fee" is added to each order shipping outside the United States and is designed to offset the higher shipping costs we'll incur should there ever be a need to recall your system for repair or ship out replacement parts and recall failed components during the warranty period. This amount varies by region and depends on shipping costs to and from each region. All international orders ship with a universal power adapter at no additional charge.

We invite you to take a leisurely read through our Support Statement written in everyday-speak, not legalese.

Available Chassis:
Corsair® Crystal Series 570X RGB ATX Mid-Tower Case (H: 20.16" x L: 18.9" x W: 9.21")
Corsair® Graphite Series 760T Arctic White Edition (H: 22.4" x L: 22.2" x W: 9.7")


Motherboard:
ASUS Republic of Gamers MAXIMUS IX HERO Z270, ATX, LGA1151 socket with dual PCIe 3.0 GPU support, Dual channel memory, 6 x SATA3, 2 x M.2 sockets


Processor:
Intel® Core™ i7-7700K Processor (8M Cache, 4.20 GHz)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology (dynamic overclock up to 5.0 GHz)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology
Corsair H115i Closed-loop CPU water cooler
4 Cores, 8 Threads
14nm process technology
7th Generation Kaby Lake Microarchitecture
Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 630


Memory:
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.


Video:
Available with either one or two GTX 1070(s), or GTX 1080(s)

Card specs:

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


Power Supply:
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 - 80 PLUS Gold fully modular or an optional EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 - 80 PLUS Platinum fully modular


Rear connectivity:
5 x Analog Audio Jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x PS/2
4 x USB 2.0
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): HDMI, DisplayPort
1 x Gigabit Ethernet


Front connectivity supported:
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