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Digital Storm Bolt Review: Editor's Choice

Post Date: 2013-03-24

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    Posted: 24 Mar 2013 at 1:22pm




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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Mar 2013 at 2:08pm
Congrats on another very good review of the Bolt..     Seems like nobody can find much to complain about.    My initial concern of noise and psu were put to bed.   Nice.   
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Mar 2013 at 2:12pm
Thanks! The Digital Storm Bolt has been a great hot selling system. It's really awesome to squeeze that much power into something so small. This review gives a great example of this.

Also, for the curious, Bolt PSU load testing results and review are here: http://www.digitalstormonline.com/forums/bolt-psu-load-results-with-kill-a-watt-meter-tidf19908/

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  Quote Defengar Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Mar 2013 at 12:32pm
Awesome! The only real thing i have seen most reviewers complain about is the housing sometimes gets caught on internal stuff when you are trying to take it off, which can lead to some nerve wracking situations. Are there any plans on improving that?
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Mar 2013 at 12:51pm
Sure, that issue is not a major one, as it just makes taking the cover off a little tricky. A customer can still remove the cover and get into the system fairly easily when they want to make upgrades. You'll just have to disconnect the monitor/keyboard/mouse cables plugged into the system first.

We are working on a revision that make it easier to take the cover off (ETA 1-2 months), but, it's still not going to be like a normal computer tower. There are limitations to design when we you try to make something so thin and small.
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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Mar 2013 at 2:42pm
Either way, the Bolt is pretty awesome. The OP shows that.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Mar 2013 at 2:47pm
Agreed.       
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  Quote Defengar Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Mar 2013 at 4:19pm
Originally posted by Alex

Sure, that issue is not a major one, as it just makes taking the cover off a little tricky. A customer can still remove the cover and get into the system fairly easily when they want to make upgrades. You'll just have to disconnect the monitor/keyboard/mouse cables plugged into the system first.

We are working on a revision that make it easier to take the cover off (ETA 1-2 months), but, it's still not going to be like a normal computer tower. There are limitations to design when we you try to make something so thin and small.

Good to know. That you for responding.
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  Quote retirednavysnipe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Mar 2013 at 6:13am
Congrats on another great review of your PC Systems. I feel Digital Storm deserves every great review that comes out.

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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Mar 2013 at 8:58am
Thank you for your kind words!
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  Quote Defengar Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Mar 2013 at 12:29pm
I wish there was at least one unboxing video of it on youtube.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Mar 2013 at 5:21pm
I'm sure there will be some in the future.
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  Quote on3simpleclick Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Mar 2013 at 6:58pm
Wow, very impressive PC on such a small form factor!
This will definitely be on my radar for when I'm looking
for a new gaming rig. Great price for what comes included
in it hardware wise & looks stylish as hell as well!
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Its awesome how you guys are giving casual customers the opportunity to afford a great computer without putting a hole in their pocket. A more Bang for your buck type of deals is great ! keep on doing what your doing !
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  Quote Bronwen Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Apr 2013 at 2:15pm
I love my bolt. It is rocking everything i have played. The only issue i had was one the fan on the top right hand side was rubbing. pulled the cover off and relaxed the screws some and it stopped.
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  Quote sourcreamsauce34 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Apr 2013 at 7:21am
I can testify-the Bolt is an amazing piece of hardware. I've been the proud owner of one for the last month or so and I just gotta say, it's the best PC I've ever owned.
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Nice.  Awesome
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Apr 2013 at 6:51pm
Thank you for sharing your feedback on the system!
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I am patiently awaiting mine. I basically bought the exact model that Rob Demo's in the video, but removed the second non SSD HD. I figure the 120gb will be enough storage for now, and when I eclipse that, I will copy the HD to another larger one, but that will take a long time. I buy most of my games through steam, so I can re-download anything at any time

I am very psyched. I tried going the console route, but just like a keyboard and mouse. This will pair up perfectly with my 27" monitor
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Originally posted by lusiphur

I am patiently awaiting mine. I basically bought the exact model that Rob Demo's in the video, but removed the second non SSD HD. I figure the 120gb will be enough storage for now, and when I eclipse that, I will copy the HD to another larger one, but that will take a long time. I buy most of my games through steam, so I can re-download anything at any time

I am very psyched. I tried going the console route, but just like a keyboard and mouse. This will pair up perfectly with my 27" monitor



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Awesome! Thanks for choosing Digital Storm.
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  Quote lusiphur Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Apr 2013 at 12:27pm
Give Tom's Hardware a shout out. I almost went with an Alienware X51, but it is limited to the 1.5Gb 660 video card and only has a 330 External power supply.
So I clicked on the DS ad and when I saw the Bolt I got all Geek Giddy.
When I saw the 3 monitor demo I was sold and clicked the Buy Button.

With the 3 year warranty, the bolt is the same cost with a Cooler looking case, Better Power Supply, Better Video card, better support and true upgradeability

When I called with a final question, I reached an actual person, who actually lives in the USofA.

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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Apr 2013 at 12:32pm
Thanks for sharing your experience! If you'd like, feel free to share your story over in this thread:

How Did you Originally Hear About Digital Storm?
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  Quote Mokuro Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Apr 2013 at 4:07pm
I really wanna get the high-end Bolt. But will you guys ever consider Intel Core i7-3930K & X79 combo as an option? If so, how much will the difference be in price?

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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Apr 2013 at 6:06pm
Thank's for your interest in the Bolt! Currently there is no ideal solution to bring the X79 chipset to the mini-ITX form factor that the Bolt case requires.
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Congrats on another great review!
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  Quote WoRD Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Apr 2013 at 10:20pm
Ever since I read the review on this computer I can't stop drooling! I have a 6 year old Dell computer and I think it's about time to upgrade! Hahaha
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Mine arrives tomorrow
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