Desktop Systems Guide
Digital Storm Flaunts Slimmest Gaming PC, Bolt
Digital Storm has unleashed Bolt, its slimmest custom designed gaming desktop ever. Built meticulously from scratch, the Bolt boasts a slim yet aggressive profile that's only about 91mm (4mm thinner than its closest competitor, the Alienware X51) wide and 355mm tall. Supporting up to 3 hard drives (2 SSDs and 1 mechanical) for storage flexbility, its chassis is designed to effectively dissipate heat, allowing it to accommodate the latest and fastest components on the market. With five copper heat pipes, the high performance CPU cooling solution allows even more gaming performance with processor overclocks of up to 4.6GHz with Intel's i7-3770K CPU.
Here's how the Bolt (which comes with 4 different configurations) stacks up against the Alienware X51:-
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Dell Alienware X51|
Intel Core i3-2100
|Intel Core i5-3570K
|Intel Core i7-3770K
|Intel Core i3-2120
Intel Core i5-3450 (Ivy Bridge)
Intel Core i7-3770 (Ivy Bridge)
|Memory||8GB DDR3 1333MHz||8GB DDR3 1600MHz||16GB DDR3 1600MHz||Up to 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz / Up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600Mhz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB||NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 / GTX 555 1GB GDDR5|
|Storage||1TB 7200rpm||60GB SSD & 1TB 7200rpm||120GB SSD & 1TB 7200rpm||Up to 1000GB SATA hard drive|
|Optical Drive||Slim 8X DVD-RW||Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW) (Standard) / Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)|
|OS||Windows 7 Home Premium||Windows 7 Home Premium|
|US$1,249||US$1,599||US$1,949||Starting from S$1,328 for the Intel Core i5 processor option|
Read on for the full press release.
Custom designed chassis provides thin form factor and future upgradability; while a 4.6GHz overclocked CPU delivers furious performance
FREMONT, Calif. - – Digital Storm proudly introduces its slimmest custom designed gaming computer ever - Bolt. With Bolt, Digital Storm gives gamers exactly what they’ve craved: a powerful and affordable gaming PC without the need of a bulky desktop tower.
When conceptualizing the Bolt, Digital Storm engineers found no chassis on the market that met their design criteria, so they designed their own brand new chassis from the ground up. Every aspect of the Bolt from: cooling, performance, and upgradability were ingeniously designed to the highest possible standards. The Bolt boasts a slim yet aggressive profile that is only 3.6” wide and 14” tall. The Bolt’s thin chassis is designed to effectively dissipate heat allowing it to house the latest and fastest components on the market, bucking the trend of sacrificing performance for a smaller footprint.
No other thin form factor tower houses as much power as Bolt because no other system can handle the type of bleeding edge hardware and overclocking that Bolt does. Bolt’s high performance CPU cooling solution, with five copper heat pipes, unlocks even more gaming performance with processor overclocks of up to 4.6 GHz with Intel’s i7 3770K CPU. Bolt also supports up to 3 hard drives: 2 SSDs and 1 mechanical for incredible storage flexibility.
“Gaming PCs have always been housed in massive towers, but we’ve seen that more and more consumers are moving towards smaller and more efficient machines,” said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s Director of Product Development. “We wanted to develop a slim affordable gaming PC that could play the latest titles, while still being a powerful desktop PC that kept future upgradability in mind.”
Prior to shipping to the customer, each Digital Storm system undergoes a rigorous 72-Hour Stress-Test. Digital Storm technicians stress-test and benchmark the system via industry standard testing software coupled with a proprietary testing process that detects components which can be prone to future failure.