The second generation of Digital Storm's super-slim Bolt system has a clear advantage in the gaming PC's leisurely march towards the living room: tiny little feet.
Some Steam Machine makers are attempting to create small form factor gaming machines powered and priced competitively to the latest generation consoles. Starting at $1,899, Digital Storm's liquid-cooled Bolt II is not one of those.
Valve might be aiming for the living room with its idea of the Steam Machine, but that doesn't mean every "console" released in the family is going to be small and cheap. Digital Storm's third-party offering, for example, is going to cost a ton.
This is not a gaming PC. This is a handcrafted work of art.
Every time I post a review of a boutique gaming PC, someone in the comments has to mention that they could build a similar machine themselves for less money. That's still true for Digital Storm's newly-launched Vanquish line of gaming PCs, but it's a narrow truth — we're talking $20 to $60 narrow.
This week Nvidia released its latest high-tech graphics card, the GeForce GTX Titan. The announcement was accompanied by the usual flurry of press releases from boutique PC makers, eager to get their name associated with the next big thing. Normally these me-too systems don't garner more than a passing mention, but…
On Thursday Nvidia's latest "most powerful graphics card in the world" hits the market—the Kepler-based GeForce GTX Titan. Packed with a ridiculous number of CUDA cores, all the Teraflops you can eat and innovative features like display overclocking, it's sure to impress the hell out of people that watch performance…
Last March boutique PC maker Digital Storm unveiled the Aventum, a powerful gaming PC with a custom-engineered cooling system. They called it the "world's most advanced PC", and models started at nearly $4,000. Now Digital Storm is readying the Aventum II, featuring a copper tube liquid cooling solution and an even…
Digital Storm isn't just a boutique PC shop — it's a group of engineers striving to innovate in the PC space. Now those engineers have unleashed the Bolt, a 14 inch tall, 3.6 inches wide marvel of space economy and power, with one rather noisy downside.
Digital Storm is a boutique gaming PC maker that I've traditionally associated with putting together mind-blowing systems that cost more than the vehicle I drive. So when they announced a new line of affordable gaming rigs starting at only $799, I was taken aback. What could the company that's built the "world's most…
When I think about boutique gaming PC maker Digital Storm, the first image that pops into my head is large stacks of money. Having reported on machines that can run upwards of $8,000, I never thought I'd see the day when a Digital Storm machine was priced at under $1,000.
Most boutique shops rely on other people's technology to keep the insides of your expensive machine cool. With a custom-designed chassis, the proprietary Cryo-TEC liquid cooling system, and software capable of controlling 13 case fans all at once, Digital Storm's Aventum isn't your average boutique machine.
Why are custom gaming rigs so expensive? There's no such thing as a bulk discount when a company has to order each part individually. For players not picky about parts, Digital Storm's new line of affordable pre-built gaming PCs might be the answer to pricey PC gaming.
At BlizzCon 2010, high-end gaming PC builder Digital Storm showed us a pair of machines powerful and attractive enough to make any PC gamer's heart sing...and their wallet cry for mercy.