Armor ES

The middle ground gives you the best of both worlds!

The Armor ES is our most popular machine with an Intel Core i5 processor (upgradable to a Core i7) and several options of NVIDIA GeForce graphic cards. The Armor ES is our fully featured, mid-tier system, packed with power, expandability, and our exquisite attention to detail. If you demand even more power, we offer optional factory CPU overclocking and water cooling. The Armor ES is the computer for those who want plenty of power for the games of today and the future.

$1,895.00

Chassis options
The Armor ES comes default with the Fractal Design 7 Compact chassis.

Fractal Design 7 Compact
The Fractal Design 7 Compact mid-tower is the default chassis on the Armor ES and is surprisingly feature-rich for an entry-level chassis. 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 11th generation Intel Core i5 six-core processor with a base clock of 3.9 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost up to 4.9 GHz. Featuring an enthusiast-grade motherboard with six 6 Gbps 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, eight-channel audio subsystem with five analog audio jacks and optical S/PDIF output that's DTS Connect certified and features Crystal Sound 3, 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.

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, multiple monitors, video editing or amazing 3D graphics, Nvidia can deliver on all! The Armor ES is available with a single GeForce GTX 1660 Super, RTX 3060, RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, or RTX 3080.

Storage
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 super fast 512 GB Intel 660P NVMe M.2 SSD drive, with upgrades available up to 2TB in size! Also choose from 2.5" SATA SSDs up to 2 TB and 3.5" 7,200 RPM HDDs up to 6 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.

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:
Fractal Design 7 Compact - default (H: 18.66" x L: 16.8" x W: 8.27")


Motherboard:
Asrock Z590 Pro 4, ATX, Intel Socket LGA 1200 with dual PCIe 4.0 GPU support, Dual channel memory, 6 x SATA3, 2 x M.2 sockets


Processor:
Intel® Core i5-11600K Processor (12 MB Cache, 3.90 GHz)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology (dynamic overclock up to 4.90 GHz)
6 Cores, 12 Threads
14nm process technology
11th Generation Rocket Lake Microarchitecture
Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 630

Optional Processor:
Intel® Core i7-10700K Processor (16 MB Cache, 3.80 GHz)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology (dynamic overclock up to 5.10 GHz)
8 Cores, 16 Threads
14nm process technology
11th Generation Rocket Lake Microarchitecture
Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 630

Default CPU cooler: Noctua NH-U9S air cooler


Memory:
Up to 64 GB DDR4 3200MHz Kingston HyperX (8 GB minimum)


Operating Systems:
Default: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Optional: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 bit.


Video:
Available with either one GTX 1660 Super, RTX 3060, RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, or RTX 3080

Card Specs:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (6 GB)
Interface: PCI-E 3.0 x16, DVI-I, HDMI, DisplayPort
240Hz Max Refresh Rate
Max Analog : 2048x1536
Max Digital : 7680x4320
Supports up to 3 displays
VR Ready

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (12 GB)
Interface: PCI-E 4.0 x16, 1 x HDMI, 3 x DisplayPort
240Hz Max Refresh Rate
Max Analog : 2048x1536
Max Digital : 7680x4320
Supports up to 4 displays
VR Ready

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (8 GB)
Interface: PCI-E 4.0 x16, 1 x HDMI, 3 x DisplayPort
240Hz Max Refresh Rate
Max Analog : 2048x1536
Max Digital : 7680x4320
Supports up to 4 displays
VR Ready

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (8 GB)
Interface: PCI-E 4.0 x16, 1 x HDMI, 3 x DisplayPort
240Hz Max Refresh Rate
Max Analog : 2048x1536
Max Digital : 7680x4320
Supports up to 4 displays
VR Ready

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (10 GB)
Interface: PCI-E 4.0 x16, 1 x 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


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


M.2 NVMe slots:
Intel M.2 2280 form factor, up to 2 TB, up to 1800 MB/s throughput


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:
1 x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C®)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)


Front connectivity supported:
The Fractal Design 7 Compact chassis:
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
Mic and Headphone jacks

Corsair 570X RGB chassis:
2 x USB 3.0
Mic and Headphone jacks


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

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 purhase 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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