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Tweak Town Bolt Review - March 2013

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    Posted: 12 Mar 2013 at 3:55pm
Tweak Town gave the Digital Storm Bolt a final score of 90/100 with an in-depth review containing a full unboxing, benchmarks, temperatures, noise output, and power consumption results.

The Level 3 configuration priced at $1,599 was reviewed. When compared to a full size $2,700 standard gaming desktop, the Bolt ran just as cool and as quiet as a normal gaming desktop system. It also was almost as fast in certain benchmarks.

The review gives a great example of how the 3.6" wide Bolt gaming PC shatters the status quo by being as quiet, cool, and powerful as a full size desktop computer.

Originally posted by Tweak Town: Digital Storm Bolt Desktop Gaming PC Review

All-in-all, the Digital Storm Bolt feels like a solid, quality machine. It managed to survive our benchmarks, which isn't an easy task.

Next time you're in the market for a new small form-factor desktop, the Bolt should definitely be on your list of systems to take a look at.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5269/digital-storm-bolt-desktop-gaming-pc-review/index.html


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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Mar 2013 at 4:41pm
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  Quote Solidus1833 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Mar 2013 at 6:11pm
i have to say after looking at the bolt no other company's mini desktops come even close. Not by a longshot. Man i wish these were runnin about when i was in college. Would have been life of the lan party lol
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  Quote DomTheBomb Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Mar 2013 at 7:35pm
Nice to see some numbers on temps, power usage, and noise. Even nicer to see that the Bolt runs cooler than a competing full sized desktop and is also quieter.

Also great to read that the Bolt only draws around 300 watts under full load, as that seems to be one of the biggest concerns people have with the Bolt.

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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Mar 2013 at 3:15am
   Looks like DS done good with yet another system. Way to go.
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  Quote retirednavysnipe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Mar 2013 at 5:52am
      Way too cool. The Bolt seems to be loved everywhere it goes. Digital Storm hits another one out of the park!!!!   
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  Quote Timmyny Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Mar 2013 at 9:55am
"Nice to see some numbers on temps"

Actually, you can already see the temps of the Bolt compared to a full size desktop

If you watch the video of the Bolt gaming PC by Robert Wall at Digital Storm, and pause the video at the 5:30 markā€¦ the recorded temps while playing the video game are.

CPU - 59c
GPU - 79c

And if you pause the video at the 6:06 mark, running all cores at 100% the CPU temp was 71c

Now watch the video for the Dreadnought gaming PC by Robert Wall at Digital Storm

The Dreadnought PC has the Cooler Master 942 HAF X case, with side, top and rear fans and is using the Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler.

If you pause the video at the 5:00 mark, the recorded CPU temp while playing the video game is

CPU - 54c

If you pause the video at the 5:08 mark, the recorded GPU temp while playing the video game is

GPU - 78c

So the small form factor of The Bolt is only really running 5 degrees hotter than the full sized HAF desktop with a Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler..

I think that is really impressive !!



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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Mar 2013 at 10:09am
Good catch. Strong  I guess I should pay more attention to Robert's awesome presentations. Big%20Smile
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  Quote DomTheBomb Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Mar 2013 at 7:01pm
Originally posted by Timmyny


So the small form factor of The Bolt is only really running 5 degrees hotter than the full sized HAF desktop with a Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler..


Wow, that really is impressive.
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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Mar 2013 at 5:55pm
.. lol someone really pays attention.
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