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    Posted: 13 Dec 2013 at 8:06pm
I received my new BOLT on Wednesday as was the indication on when it was shipped. Super delivery. In fact my UPS guy said to me when he rang my bell for me to sign for the BOLT and I quote " The beast is here " How he know no idea.

I replaced my HP ENVY Phoenix with this 'beast' which then goes to my son, if he only knew what I have now

Product packing was super, unpacking took 2 minutes, one box with CD's and docs in binder which is pretty impressive by itself, shows customer care. Have not read everything yet but will. The system was in a plastic large bag to prevent any scratching and on top of the box when you opened it was protective Styrofoam which also was on the bottom of the system for protection in shipping.

Setup was a breeze, fastest I can ever recall of any system I ever set up over 30 years. Turned her on and she purred like my Infiniti G37x and BAM she was up and running.

Great job on that guys. The system did one or 2 updates, video driver and something else, but that was it.

The noise that I have read about and spoke about from the fan is noticeable but not a major issue.

Now it's off to install some software etc. and see what she can do.


BOLT sitting next to my HP ENVY Phoenix



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BOLT and my HP office jet printer



following viewing DS website running the BOLT with my new HP IPS display.


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Congrats on the new system and thanks for taking the time to share your new toy with us!!
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  Quote retirednavysnipe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Dec 2013 at 6:01am
Congrats on the new Bolt.   Good review and pics.   
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Looks great. Awesome
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  Quote ssgmike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Dec 2013 at 8:45am
Yes it really nice thou the fan is way louder then I thought, it's a total rush in my right ear was louder then my HP was
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Congrats on your new Bolt and thank you for your service to our country.
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Dec 2013 at 2:31pm
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  Quote M1keILL Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Dec 2013 at 3:05pm
Update on how it is

And what parts did you have in yours?
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  Quote ssgmike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Dec 2013 at 3:52pm
Originally posted by M1keILL

Update on how it is

And what parts did you have in yours?


Purchased the Bolt ultimate 4 as is

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  Quote ssgmike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Dec 2013 at 3:57pm
Originally posted by Dekerfman

Congrats on your new Bolt and thank you for your service to our country.


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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Dec 2013 at 10:49am
Great system! Glad to hear you're enjoying it. Thank you for your service to our country!
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  Quote ssgmike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Dec 2013 at 1:56pm
I had to restore the system due to some strange stuff that started happening day 2, prior to me installing my system security. But all is ok now. Working on new keyboard and mouse. Also installed older games from steam which I had like COD series etc. Not going to BF4 or COD ghosts yet
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Glad to hear things are back in order! Strong
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  Quote ssgmike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Dec 2013 at 4:51am
Originally posted by Alex

Great system! Glad to hear you're enjoying it. Thank you for your service to our country!


thank you Alex. So far no complaints. Only question I have is I am catching up on the TV series 24 prior to it's return next year and noticed a lot of shadows during viewing.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Dec 2013 at 10:47am
Not sure if that is a video card issue, perhaps something with your display cable or color/visual settings.
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  Quote ssgmike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Dec 2013 at 12:55pm
Originally posted by Alex

Not sure if that is a video card issue, perhaps something with your display cable or color/visual settings.
could be possible running HDMI checked looked good. Color / visual settings have not touched yet, need to make sure I know what I'm doing before I chuck things up

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There are automated computer monitor calibration tools. An artist at a company I used to work at used this brand to calibrate monitors: http://www.amazon.com/Datacolor-Spyder4Express-S4X100-Display-Calibration/dp/B006TF3746/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1388360130&sr=1-1&keywords=computer+monitor+calibration

If you scroll down you can compare the features of the different models from them.

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  Quote ssgmike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Dec 2013 at 3:56pm
Originally posted by danjw1

There are automated computer monitor calibration tools. An artist at a company I used to work at used this brand to calibrate monitors: http://www.amazon.com/Datacolor-Spyder4Express-S4X100-Display-Calibration/dp/B006TF3746/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1388360130&sr=1-1&keywords=computer+monitor+calibration

If you scroll down you can compare the features of the different models from them.


interesting will check it out thanks
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  Quote GreenBean Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jan 2014 at 5:24pm
Just wondering if you have had any issues gaming with this or anything else mike. I got the same monitor you got as well after i seen your configuration earlier and read some other reviews as well. I Got a really good deal. Please update and let us know, it would be very appreciated.
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  Quote ssgmike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jan 2014 at 8:12pm
Originally posted by GreenBean

Just wondering if you have had any issues gaming with this or anything else mike. I got the same monitor you got as well after i seen your configuration earlier and read some other reviews as well. I Got a really good deal. Please update and let us know, it would be very appreciated.


I have both BF4 and COD Ghosts, completed BF4 single player and almost done on Ghosts single player no problems at all, over all very happy with the system and the display
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