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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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  • maigo
    500w psu
    She doesn't have enough power, captain!
    Reply
  • 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.
    Reply
  • 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.
    Reply
  • frank the tank
    Is that a 1u server PSU I see in there? This machine is going to be loud.
    Falcon Northwest made a rig like this called the "tiki" and it is claimed to be quiet and they even crammed
    A water cooler in its tiny case too. Then again the tiki is way more expensive.

    Would be great for a LAN party but I would rather build an sff build with a silver stone sg07 that is also upgradeable and can fit a water cooler as well. It also has a 600 watt PSU in it too.
    Reply
  • merikafyeah
    Looks like Falcon Northwest's Tiki has some serious competition!
    Reply
  • dudewitbow
    Digital Storm Bolt: 3.6 inches wide, 14 inches tall 1000$ build uses an i3-2100 and a Gtx 650 ti
    Alienware x51: 3.74 inches wide, 13.5 inches tall(on the taller side) 1050$ build uses an i5-3330 and Gtx 660


    and i though alienware was overpriced.
    Reply
  • bavman
    Overpriced as hell!!! You can build these yourself for literally half the price.
    Reply
  • lunyone
    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
    So to break it down:
    CPU - $125
    RAM - $40
    GPU - $175
    HD - $70
    Mobo - $100
    DVD Burner - $30
    PSU - $60
    Case - $100
    OS - $80

    Sooo for about $780 shipped from Newegg you can have the "Gamers on a tight budget" PC!! Of coarse I gave the case a $100 value (not sure if it's worth that or not) and the PSU a $60 value too. But I can tell you that I would rather spend more $ on the GPU than what they have allowed for a $1k gaming system.
    Reply
  • dudewitbow
    bavmanOverpriced as hell!!! You can build these yourself for literally half the price.its price is aesthetics and size. though its still overpriced if you compare it to Alienware(Dell) slim tower comparison. by a large margin.
    Reply
  • lunyone
    Also forgot to mention that the Asus P8H77-1 Mobo doesn't OC either, so how is this "future-proof"???
    Reply