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We found quite a bit to like about the Digital Storm Bolt Level 3 small form factor gaming PC when we reviewed it last month, including fine performance and a (mostly) smart and sexy custom chassis, but there were a couple of lingering issues that we weren’t thrilled about. Primarily, it was the noisiest PC we’d ever encountered, and there were also a few minor grievances with the ergonomics of the case, too. 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... Read more...
Gaming PCs come in all shapes and sizes, but the small form factor gaming rig is not one that you see all that often. When it comes to tablets, notebooks and small form factor PCs, “thin and light” may indicate the latest and greatest in design and mobile components, but when it comes to gaming, a lithe chassis can be indicative of deep compromises on the performance inside. Digital Storm has tackled the task of building a system that offers both high-performance parts and a small chassis with the Bolt series of custom PCs. Indeed, they nailed it on the compact size; the Bolt’s case measures just 3.6"(W) x 14"(H) x 15"(D), and while the components inside the Bolt we tested aren't... Read more...
Gaming PCs come in all shapes and sizes, but the small form factor gaming rig is not one that you see all that often. When it comes to tablets, notebooks and small form factor PCs, “thin and light” may indicate the latest and greatest in design and mobile components, but when it comes to gaming, a lithe chassis can be indicative of deep compromises on the performance inside. Digital Storm has tackled the task of building a system that offers both high-performance parts and a small chassis with the Bolt series of custom PCs. Indeed, they nailed it on the compact size; the Bolt’s case measures just 3.6"(W) x 14"(H) x 15"(D), and while the components inside the Bolt we tested aren't... Read more...
Custom gaming rigs are often a thing of beauty, but they’re also usually quite large; not so with Digital Storm’s Bolt gaming PC, which measures just 3.6 inches wide and about 14 inches square. In truth, it looks more like an HTPC than anything else, but it has the guts of a gamer. Inside that lithe custom-built chassis is (up to) an Intel Core i7-3770K, an ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe motherboard, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (2GB), and 16GB of DDR3-1600MHz RAM. For storage, the Bolt features a 120GB SSD paired with a 1TB (7200RPM) hard drive, and there’s a slim 8x DVD-RW optical drive, as well. That configuration will run you $1,949, but there are three other configurations that cost less,... Read more...
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