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Bolt 3 review. The pint sized power plant.

Post Date: 2016-03-30

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    Posted: 30 Mar 2016 at 7:04pm
   A few days ago I received my Bolt 3. The only thing I could say when I got it out of the box was holy sugar honey ice tea!(not really what I said, but lets roll with it)

   It looks stunning and came more well protected than Fort Knox. I plugged it in and fired it up. I was pleasantly surprised that the GPU was overclocked to 1513Mhz. This computer may be small but it would give most systems a run for their money. I haven't tried many heavy hitter games yet. The one I'm mostly playing is Skyrim with 4k textures and a really intensive ENB along with over 100 mods. Surprisingly it stays at 60 Fps and doesn't move.

   At first I was worried about the Bolt 3 only having one 240mm radiator. However, even during a heaven 4.0 benchmark it never even cracked 40c. Under heavy gaming I never saw above 35c. I tip my hat to Digital Storm, they have the cooling down to a science.

I must also give my thanks to Digital Storms customer service. Their customer service and I were in contact quite a bit and they were always helpful and respectful (Alex and Jericho you're awesome).

The only complaint I would have is the fans are a tiny bit loud for my own taste. But once I am gaming I don't notice them. After I'm done gaming I normally go into the Digital Storm software and turn the fans down so they aren't really audible.If I had to sum It up in a few words it would be The Bolt 3 is a gorgeous pint sized power plant.

All in all I would give the bolt 3 a 10/10





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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Mar 2016 at 1:53am
Congratulations. That is one sweet system.Awesome Enjoy.
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Aventum 3
i7-6700k @ 4.6GHz
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Is that hardline tubing or regular flex tubing?
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  Quote DigitalPickle Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Apr 2016 at 9:41am
Originally posted by bbq4tw

Is that hardline tubing or regular flex tubing?


Hardline tubing
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That's a great looking machine.
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  Quote lucKykev Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Jun 2016 at 1:43pm
I'm more of a fan of the regular tubing because it reminds me of a car engine but, that build looks SICK. Congrats!
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very nice! enjoy and gg.
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I7-6700K
Gigabyte G1 Z170X Gaming GT
16GB Corsair Dominator 2800MHz
Corsair Hx1000i 1000W
Intel 750 400GB PCIE-NVMe
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Green and purple......Im in!!!!
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  Quote Salangsang Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2016 at 7:26am
Your rig looks sick!

Does it still run at 35 degrees Celsius under a heavy gaming load a few months later?
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LC'edIntel i7 6700k @4.6gHz
LC'ed nVidia GTX 1080 @2038mHz
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