Digital Storm Fixes Noise Issues with Bolt PC and Throws in Better Components To Boot
In response, Digital Storm has redesigned the Bolt’s airflow to dramatically reduce noise, largely due to a new side vent and a new custom quiet fan profile for the Sparkle 500W Gold Plus PSU.
The company also opted to goose the specs on the Level 3 edition of the Bolt (there are four “Levels” available) by upgrading the solid Intel Core i5-3570K CPU to a Core i7-3770K and doubling the SSD size from 60GB to 120GB, all without raising the price.
Digital Storm Bolt with a new side vent up top
Although we felt the chassis’ paint job was excellent, the smudge-attracting glossy black finish apparently bothered enough people that Digital Storm worked up two new paint options--metallic gunmetal and pearl white.
It’s never good to ship a product with obvious shortcomings, but we’ll give DS some serious credit for admitting a mistake and fixing the problem and then some. The Bolt is now an even better SFF gaming rig, and it still costs $1,599.