Armor ES

The middle ground gives you the best of both worlds!

  • Performance: Intel Core i5 processor and 16GB DDR5 for all your tasking needs
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 with upgradeable options.
  • Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD with all the upgrades for more.
  • Ready to Go: Includes Windows 11, peripherals, and an upgradable one-year warranty.


The Fractal Design 7 Compact mid-tower comes as the default chassis for the Armor ES and is chalked full of features. The front panel sports five front USB ports including one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with fast charging support and speeds up to 10Gbps, and Audio jacks. The interior features a seductive black powder coating, toolless 3.5" and 2.5" drive bays for easy maintenance and upgrades. The Fractal Design 7 Compact features a bottom mounted power supply which conspires with the other design features to maintain a cool and quiet home for the high-quality components that live inside.

Platform technology

The Armor ES is your gateway to high-end performance and extensive features at an affordable price with the all-new 14th generation Intel Core i5 14-core processor with a base clock of 3.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost up to 5.3 GHz. Featuring an enthusiast-grade motherboard with two PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe slots, four 6 Gbps SATA 3 ports, a PCI Express 5.0 x16 video card slot, 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 128GB of DDR4 memory, 7.1-channel audio subsystem with five analog audio jacks and optical S/PDIF output, 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 connectivity 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 GeForce GTX 1660 Super, RTX 4060, RTX 4070, RTX 4070 Super, RTX 4070 Ti, or RTX 4080.

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 two high speed NVMe M.2 solid state drives or two 3.5" mechanical or 2.5" solid state drives (SSDs) in any combination to meet your storage capacity and performance needs. Each system comes default with a single super-fast 512GB Solidigm P41 Plus NVMe M.2 SSD drive, with upgrades available up to 2TB in size! Also choose from 2.5" SATA SSDs up to 4 TB and 3.5" 7,200 RPM HDDs up to 10 TB.

Coming soon!

If you are an existing customer in need of support, please click here for all our Support resources.

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 2-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. 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.


In addition to the United States, we ship to Canada. Our web store is configured to display pricing in US Dollars, and Canadian Dollars. 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.

We also ship overseas and domestically for those serving in the military through APO&FPO.

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


Fractal Design 7 Compact (All Solid-Side Panels)
Lian-Li MID Tower Black
Fractal Design Define R5 Black Silent

Power Supply

EVGA SuperNOVA 750 Power Supply


ASUS PRIME Z790-P WIFI Motherboard


Up to an Intel Core i7-14700K
8 P-cores & 12 E-cores / 28 threads
Max Turbo boost up to 5.60 GHz.


Noctua NH-U9S Cooler
Optional Upgrade to a 240mm Liquid Cooler


Up to 64GB (2x32GB) DDR5


Up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti with 12GB of GDDR6X


Up to 3 x 2TB M.2 NVME PCIe Gen 4x4 Solid State Drives
Up to 2 x 4TB 2.5” SATA Solid State Drives
Up to 2 x 8TB 3.5” SATA Mechanical Hard Drives

Operating System

Windows 11 Home (64-bit)
Optional Upgrade to Windows 11 Pro (64-bit)


Optional Asus 23.8” 1080p 60Hz Display
Optional Asus 27” 1080p 60Hz Display
Optional Asus 27” 1080p 165Hz Display

Optical Drive

Optional Internal Blu-ray Reader/Writer - Only with R5 Case

Card Reader

Optional 20-in-1 Card Reader


Built-in 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
Optional Wi-Fi and Bluetooth PCIe Add-in Card


Built-in Surround Sound High-Definition Audio Outputs
Optional Sound Blaster Audigy Rx PCIe Add-in Card


Basic Logitech Keyboard Included
Optional EVGA Z15 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Optional EVGA Z20 RGB Optical Mechanical

Gaming Keyboard


Basic Logitech Mouse Included
Optional EVGA X20 Wireless Gaming Mouse


Optional Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad

Warranty and Support

Standard 1-year Parts and Labor Warranty
Optional Upgrade to 3-year Parts and Labor Warranty
Lifetime Phone and Email Support

From the forums:

"The feeling of assurance that I got at DogHouse is unmatched in ANY field. Thank you for helping me feel that my purchase was not only important, but a priority with everyone in your company."

"So far the Armor VS gets two thumbs up, 5 stars out of 5, a 10/10, any award you can think of. "

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