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Kotaku Bolt Review - February 2013

Post Date: 2013-02-22

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    Posted: 22 Feb 2013 at 12:03pm


Originally posted by Kotaku Review: Digital Storm Bolt Review

...a case specifically engineered for cooling components in close proximity, and you've got the best possible marriage of power and profile. The Bolt is right next to me on my desk as I type this, idling in Far Cry 3 at max settings. It's whisper quiet. Hot air isn't billowing forth from the vents. It's just discreetly sitting there, quietly waiting for me to play. Seems to me that's what the Digital Storm Bolt was meant to do.

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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Feb 2013 at 2:52pm
    Nice review.    Lots of power in such a small box.   


Curious Alex..... Your team has no problem with Titan   and the 500 w psu?   Obviously not, or you wouldn't do it but can you share draw under load.   Has to be a common question others might have.

Thanks. As usual, you set the bar.   
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Feb 2013 at 3:14pm
The 500W being used in the Bolt is a single rail unit and a high output one, it can even power a GTX 690!

I'll ask the team about load/idle ratings. Thanks for the support.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Feb 2013 at 6:47pm
I don't know Alex, I think in the long run you gonna want something around 550w or higher, that titan under load will eat up some power combined with oc on cpu.

Just my 2 cents.

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  Quote JerryW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Feb 2013 at 9:11pm
The cool factor on this is just above and beyond COOL.  If this had been around when I was putting together my system, I would be having a very difficult time trying to decide what to get.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Feb 2013 at 9:58pm
It packs a punch thats for sure
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Feb 2013 at 10:16pm
Originally posted by DST4ME

I don't know Alex, I think in the long run you gonna want something around 550w or higher, that titan under load will eat up some power combined with oc on cpu.

Just my 2 cents.


It's honestly not an issue. Plus, the Bolt is more for mainstream builds, the GTX TITAN is to show the engineering behind the system.

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