If we didn't know any better, we'd say that Digital Storm has launched its own unofficial Steam Machine called the Eclipse. This small form factor PC looks console-like in appearance and packs plenty of power that should make the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 shed a tear. However, the cost isn't quite so console friendly, with a starting price of $699.
Digital Storm offers the new Eclipse gaming PC in four configurations. The $699 Level 1 model consists of an H97 chipset motherboard, an AMD Radeon R7 260X graphics card with 2 GB of video memory, an unlocked Intel Pentium CPU, 8 GB of 1600 MHz memory, and a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive. The $899 Level 2 model upgrades the Eclipse with an AMD Radeon R9 270X graphics card with 2 GB of video RAM and an Intel Core i3-4350 CPU. An optical drive is optional.
For the $999 Level 3 model, Digital Storm has thrown in the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 graphics card with 2 GB of video RAM and Intel's Core i5-4590 CPU.
However, for the $1,299 Level 4 model, Digital Storm has built an entirely new setup that uses a Z97 chipset motherboard. This model consists of a Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 graphics card with 4 GB of video RAM, an Intel Core i5-4690K CPU, 8 GB of RAM, a 120 Samsung EVO SSD, a 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD, and a DVD writer. Good stuff.
The product shots show that the Windows 8.1-powered Eclipse provides four USB 3.0 ports, two Ethernet ports, two HDMI ports, two USB 2.0 ports, a DVI connector, audio output jacks and more, on the back. On the front, users will find two USB 3.0 ports and jacks for headphones and a microphone. All four models include integrated sound and a 400 watt Digital Storm certified power supply. The Eclipse measures just 15 inches (L) x 4 inches (W) x 14 inches (H).
"ECLIPSE fills a gap in the PC gaming market," said Harjit Chana, Chief Brand Officer Digital Storm. "There are multiple high-end SFF systems like our own BOLT II, but fewer mainstream options focused on an affordable HD gaming experience."
To configure and order an Eclipse PC now, head here and scroll down to the bottom of the page.