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    Posted: 10 May 2013 at 4:19pm
Hey Everyone.

Im going to detail my setup a bit. About a month ago. I ordered a Level 3 Bolt. After hearing the GunMetal Gray case was backordered, I decided to take advantage of the time and upgrade to a Level 4 Bolt and added the nVidia GTX Titan.
That was a very good decision. The bad decision was ordering the system with Windoze8. After a very short amount of time, I formatted the system and reinstalled with Win 7.
After some quick and expert help from DS Tech Support, we have everything working perfectly now.

So Here is what I have.
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Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Pre-built Digital Storm Bolt - Level 4
Exterior Finish: Metallic Dark Grey Gunmetal Matte Finish with Black Vents and Black Stand
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe (Intel Z77 Chipset)
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 500W Gold Plus Series Digital Storm Certified BOLT Edition (Enhanced Quiet Operation)
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (120GB Solid State (By: Corsair) (Model: Neutron GTX Series) (SATA 6Gbps)
Optical Drive 1: DVD/CD 8x Multi-Drive (Writes and Reads DVDs, CDs)
Video Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN 6GB (Includes PhysX)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: High Performance Cooler with Five Heatpipes
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
CPU Boost: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz
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Now here is the crazy part.
I use a late year 2009 27" iMac as the Monitor.
Other supporting hardware is as follows

Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround sound

Logitech G700S Gaming Mouse

Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard

Steel Series Mouse Pad

After a little bit of frustration at waiting for the system to arrive and the small snafu of the DVD player, I am EXTREMELY happy.
This system is so fast and one can only appreciate the Bolt fully when you open the case and look inside.
There is so much inside this small case, yet it has such great airflow that heat is not an issue. Kudos to whoever designed it.

To end my probably too quick detailing of my system I'd like to include a Pic of my setup and I actually recorded a quick video.



And here is a quick YouTube walk around.
Tardis Walk around

Edited by lusiphur - 10 May 2013 at 4:34pm
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  Quote tkywa Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 May 2013 at 4:28pm
Nice set-up! Clean and simple. Big%20Smile

Ah, that Titan upgrade.....why must you be so *tempting*...(slaps self)
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  Quote Captain Ahoge Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 May 2013 at 4:46pm
Hey man, glad you're enjoying the system and it's back up and running great!

Give me a ring anytime Daleks or Weeping Angels cause BSODs or any other trouble.

See you on Steam!
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  Quote DomTheBomb Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 May 2013 at 6:17pm
Awesome! Congrats on your Bolt!

I like how you've got your iMac set up so that you can easily go from Mac to PC with the bolt.
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 May 2013 at 6:26pm
Man that looks slick! Awesome
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  Quote lusiphur Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 May 2013 at 3:12pm
I swear this computer is going to get me kicked off BO II and Steam.
I am owning since I got this and I bet people think I am hacking.

MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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NICE!!!!!

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  Quote lusiphur Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 May 2013 at 1:39pm
I was still having Stability issues so I ran the OC and it put my computer down to 4.1Ghz vs 4.5
I can now play Black Ops II
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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 May 2013 at 9:44am
Awesome with the IMac - love it.
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Great!
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  Quote lusiphur Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 May 2013 at 6:15pm
I did a short stint of BlackOps II today.
O
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I F-ING love this computer

and have been telling everyone who wants to listen about DS

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  Quote lusiphur Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 May 2013 at 9:24pm
Check out that FPS




And some of my Bolt inspired Domination





Edited by lusiphur - 19 May 2013 at 9:35pm
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  Quote joguco2012 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 May 2013 at 10:17am
Congratulations!! Its Nice that you have the GTX Titan and nice review.
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  Quote lusiphur Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 May 2013 at 10:41am
I could redo the review to be something more like
Do you like making your friends Cry.
Does the thought of constantly having them below you in the end game stats tickle your insides

Then you my Friend need to buy a DS Bolt with a GTX Titan
and become the Mythical Killing machine you have always dreamed of being

haha
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I could get behind that infomercial. Hahaha
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  Quote joguco2012 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 May 2013 at 11:02am
Originally posted by lusiphur

I could redo the review to be something more like
Do you like making your friends Cry.
Does the thought of constantly having them below you in the end game stats tickle your insides

Then you my Friend need to buy a DS Bolt with a GTX Titan
and become the Mythical Killing machine you have always dreamed of being

haha


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  Quote lusiphur Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 May 2013 at 11:28am
T-Shirt arrived today

Thanks Alex!!!!
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You're welcome!
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Were did you get your Tardis wallpaper... I love it !!  Alien
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I did a search on Bing and found that under the images section
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  Quote lusiphur Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Jun 2013 at 3:38pm
Just wanted to put a small update about "The Tardis"
He has been running at 4.2Ghz for a long time now with zero issues.

So in summary

The bolt F-ing Rocks.
I can not recommend it, or Digital Storm enough.
(Which I do all the time by the way whenever I am playing online)
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  Quote Clay Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Aug 2013 at 1:54pm
Originally posted by Tidgxor

I could get behind that infomercial. Hahaha

Nice Rig!! Who is your internet provider? What download speed are you using
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I have Verizon FIOS.

I pay for 50MB down/ 25MB Up
so I am getting what I pay for and then some.

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  Quote Clay Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Aug 2013 at 3:05pm
Nice! What MB did you have before? Is it seriously noticeable in game play? I'm looking at the bolt level 4, built as is.
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  Quote lusiphur Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Aug 2013 at 8:23pm
My Old system is the Monitor you see in the above pics.
It is actually a 27" iMac. It's a quad core i5 with 8gbs of memory.
It's still a very decent computer and I do the majority of my computing on it.
The only thing that was getting long in the tooth was the video card. Since its an all in one, I was limited as to what I could upgrade it to.
It has an ATI Radeon 4850

The Bolt has a GTX Titan and it freaking rules.

Click the link at the end of the first post to check out my setup.
It's pretty slick and I can guarantee you, I am the only one running something like this.


Edited by lusiphur - 10 Aug 2013 at 8:24pm
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  Quote Clay Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Aug 2013 at 8:44pm
Yeah, I saw that!

Are the fans loud during game play?

I was looking to pay about 3600-4K for a system! After looking at your build...I dont think its necessary!

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  Quote lusiphur Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Aug 2013 at 11:12pm
I use headphones So I don't hear anything but my game.
$2500 is all you need if you are only gaming.
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  Quote Clay Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Aug 2013 at 8:57am
Well, in general...when you are doing a virus scan, running system mechanic or something like that....do the fans run hard? I just hate to hear fans running hard, or the system running hard for no reason.
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  Quote lusiphur Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Aug 2013 at 2:12pm
Nope
The fan on the Titan only kicks in when I am gaming.
I run 2560x1440 at max settings in all my games.
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