Digital Storm introduced on Tuesday the Bolt II Battle Box Titan Z Special Edition, an ultra-thin small form factor desktop featuring Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan Z 12 GB graphics card and Digital Storm's new Hardline Cooling System. The regular price for this gaming beast is $6,658, but the company is selling it for a cheaper price of $4,997. Ka-pow!
"Nvidia launched the GTX Battle Box Program to allow gamers to play AAA, combat-focused games at max settings and super high resolutions," said Harjit Chana, Chief Brand Officer. "But gaming in 4K requires much more than simply upgrading components. Our Hardline Cooling System allows gamers to unlock the Bolt II's full potential and experience games in ways they never thought possible."
The Hardline Cooling System consists of a 240 mm radiator, a pump and yellow coolant running through acrylic tubing like alien veins, cooling Intel's overclocked Core i7-4790K processor (4.0 GHz, 4.4 GHz). The base specs also show a thermal management control board, an internal lighting system and two 120 mm Corsair Series SP120 fans.
This new Battle Box also features the Asus Maximus VI Impact motherboard, 16 GB of DDR3 1600 MHz memory, a 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD and a 1 TB Seagate hard drive. There are also two gigabit Ethernet ports, four USB 3.0 ports, a slot-loading Blu-Ray player optical drive, integrated audio and Windows 8.1. All of this is powered by a custom 700 watt power supply.
Customers can also customize the machine if the components aren't up to snuff. On the CPU front, customers can grab the dual-core Intel Pentium G3258 for a $355 deduction from the final price (if you think pairing a Titan Z with a Pentium chip is a good idea, that is). Don't like the motherboard? Gigabyte's H97N-WIFI will take $120 off the original price. Want a bigger SSD? Try the 512 GB Samsung 840 PRO for $370 extra.
There are plenty of meaty components packed into the Bolt II chassis, as the price tag reflects. The custom steel micro tower chassis itself measures just 14.1 (L) x 4.4 (W) x 16.4 (H) inches and provides two PCI expansion slots, one slot-loading side optical drive, enough drive bays for one hard drive and two SSDs (or 4 SSDs or 2 HDDs), a front I/O panel and more. There's also a "Copperhead" version of this chassis, but it's currently on back-order.
Digital Storm's "Battle Box" joins "Battlebox" entrants from competitors including Falcon Northwest, Maingear, and Origin PC.
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Also, it'd be nice if they mentioned that there's no need for an i7 in a gaming system.
I'd imagine very few considering how low Digital storm has been slashing prices.