Digital Storm Intros Ultra-thin "Future-Proof" Rig

Digital Storm is currently promoting what it considers to be the world's thinnest, most powerful and future-proof gaming PC. It's simply called Bolt, standing 14-inches tall (front) and measuring 3.6-inches wide. The company says it's been engineered from scratch to effectively dissipate heat, allowing it to house the latest and fastest components on the market in a small form factor.

"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 company said on Tuesday.

So what makes it future-proof? Digital Storm says it's the power supply coupled with plenty of room for large video cards and additional storage despite its small footprint. As seen in the base specs below, Bolt arrives in four customizable flavors ranging from $999 to $1949 starting prices:

LEVEL 1
Designed for gamers on a tight budget looking for both performance and value
Starting price: $999
CPU: Intel Core i3 2100
RAM: 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2 GB
Storage: 1 TB 7200RPM
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-1
Optical Drive: Slim 8X DVD-RW
Power Supply: 500W
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

LEVEL 2
Designed for gamers on a medium budget looking for both performance and value
Starting price: $1,249
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K
RAM: 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2 GB
Storage: 1 TB 7200RPM
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-1
Optical Drive: Slim 8X DVD-RW
Power Supply: 500W
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

LEVEL 3
Designed for gamers with a significant budget looking for cutting-edge performance
Starting price: $1,599
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K
RAM: 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2 GB
Storage: 60 GB SSD, 1 TB 7200RPM HDD
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI
Optical Drive: Slim 8X DVD-RW
Power Supply: 500W
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

LEVEL 4
Designed for gamers looking for the ultimate high performance machine
Starting price: $1,949
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K
RAM: 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 2 GB
Storage: 120 GB SSD, 1 TB 7200RPM HDD
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe
Optical Drive: Slim 8X DVD-RW
Power Supply: 500W
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

Product images show that the Bolt PC measures 13.3-inches at the back, 14-inches at the front, and 13.4-inches deep. While most of the connections reside on the back, the front panel appears to play host to the optical drive and an illuminated Bolt logo while audio jacks and several USB 2.0 / 3.0 ports are tucked away along the front panel's side.

"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," the company said. "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."

For more information about the Bolt gaming desktop, head here.

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  • amuffin
    Well, to be fair. There is no such thing as future proofing in the PC industry. :)
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  • maigo
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    500w psu

    She doesn't have enough power, captain!
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  • mightymaxio
    Nice looking rig, would be pretty awesome to take that in a backpack to LAN parties at school instead of carting the big ol tower 10 blocks down campus and all the weird looks people give you lol.
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  • amuffin
    maigoShe doesn't have enough power, captain!

    500W should be plenty, that is assuming DS used a good PSU in there.

    A system with a 3770K and 680 should only draw around 250-300W under normal circumstances.
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