Tuesday, August 26th 2014

Digital Storm Unveils Bolt II Battle Box Titan Z Special Edition

Digital Storm is excited to unveil the Bolt II Battle Box Titan Z Special Edition - a liquid-cooled small form factor PC designed specifically to meet NVIDIA's GeForce GTX Battle Box military grade gaming standard.

Unlike competitors, who simply upgraded the components in existing systems, Digital Storm redesigned the Bolt II to house the company's new Hardline Cooling System. The team was able to pack custom liquid cooling components including a 240 mm radiator, pump and stunning acrylic tubing that delivers hyper yellow coolant to key components into the Bolt II's ultra-slim chassis.

"NVIDIA launched the GTX Battle Box Program to allow gamers to play AAA, combat-focused games at max settings and super high resolutions," said Harjit Chana, Chief Brand Officer. "But gaming in 4K requires much more than simply upgrading components. Our Hardline Cooling System allows gamers to unlock the Bolt II's full potential and experience games in ways they never thought possible."

The BOLT II Battle Box Titan Z Special Edition is aggressively priced at just under $5,000 given its impressive payload. The new system features an overclocked Intel Core i7 4790K processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z 12 GB graphics card, 16 GB DDR3 memory and 700 W power supply.
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16 Comments on Digital Storm Unveils Bolt II Battle Box Titan Z Special Edition

#1
utengineer
I like the burnt bronze finish. Nice change from the black themes that most PC OEMs use.
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#2
Arrakis+9
is that hard line tubing i spot ?
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64K
For $5,000 they should throw in a 2TB HDD. They're in the gaming PC business and they should know how big games are getting. Another thing is the PSU is possibly being made cheap for them and they're just slapping a Digital Storm sticker on it. Weren't Digital Storm saying that a Titan Z system was drawing about 675 watts a while back? If so then I'm wondering why a 700 watt possibly cheap PSU for this PC.
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#4
a111087
I like how they have to write "removable" on things... :rolleyes:
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#5
Patriot
by: utengineer
I like the burnt bronze finish. Nice change from the black themes that most PC OEMs use.
Looks like cardboard... I would rather a glistening black or brushed Al.
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Petey Plane
by: utengineer
I like the burnt bronze finish. Nice change from the black themes that most PC OEMs use.
Agreed. Love the bronze finish, looks like 80s Japanese high-end audio equipment, like Accuphase. Wish more case OEMs would offer it.
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Petey Plane
by: 64K
For $5,000 they should throw in a 2TB HDD. They're in the gaming PC business and they should know how big games are getting. Another thing is the PSU is possibly being made cheap for them and they're just slapping a Digital Storm sticker on it. Weren't Digital Storm saying that a Titan Z system was drawing about 675 watts a while back? If so then I'm wondering why a 700 watt possibly cheap PSU for this PC.
Based on the size (i'm assuming it's the long black thing at the bottom of the case), it's probably a 2U style server PSU, from a server PSU OEM, so it's probably pretty reliable.
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Patriot
by: Petey Plane
Based on the size (i'm assuming it's the long black thing at the bottom of the case), it's probably a 2U style server PSU, from a server PSU OEM, so it's probably pretty reliable.
Dell makes servers too...
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#9
dwade
Dat ugly drive ruined it.
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#10
Digital Dreams
Another system made for people with more money than brains.
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#11
manofthem
It does look pretty nice imo, but the price is nuts :rolleyes:
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#12
silapakorn
If I got 5000$ to build a rig I wouldn't want it to be in compact case.
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#13
MpG
by: Petey Plane
Based on the size (i'm assuming it's the long black thing at the bottom of the case), it's probably a 2U style server PSU, from a server PSU OEM, so it's probably pretty reliable.
The PSU's description on their website only advertises 5% voltage regulation, which would get it distinctly mediocre marks from any reputable PSU reviewer's bench these days. No indication if it meets any efficiency ratings. No hint on the plug configuration, which would indicate future upgradeability. And to look at the site photos, looks more like a 40mm fan at the back? Not exactly confidence inspiring, tbh.
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Petey Plane
by: MpG
The PSU's description on their website only advertises 5% voltage regulation, which would get it distinctly mediocre marks from any reputable PSU reviewer's bench these days. No indication if it meets any efficiency ratings. No hint on the plug configuration, which would indicate future upgradeability. And to look at the site photos, looks more like a 40mm fan at the back? Not exactly confidence inspiring, tbh.
Again, very likely a 1U or 2U server PSU where 40mm fans are the standard. With servers PSUs, efficiency, noise and tight voltage regulation aren't as important as reliability.
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MpG
by: Petey Plane
Again, very likely a 1U or 2U server PSU where 40mm fans are the standard. With servers PSUs, efficiency, noise and tight voltage regulation aren't as important as reliability.
Agreed. And in all fairness, there don't seem to be review complaints floating around about noise in this system, which hints that not much power is being wasted as heat. But this isn't a server, and system builders (even boutique ones) have a not-so-proud history of saving pennies on the areas that people pay less attention to, including the power supplies. Especially with in-house rebrands

If I was trying to convince someone to throw down $5K on a system, I'd welcome the excuse to stick in a marketing speal to the effect of "Includes a Delta or Seasonic high-efficiency server-grade power supply for absolute mission-critical reliability under the most demanding of tasks." Or something like that. But I dunno, I'm not the target market for this in the first place.
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Petey Plane
by: MpG
Agreed. And in all fairness, there don't seem to be review complaints floating around about noise in this system, which hints that not much power is being wasted as heat. But this isn't a server, and system builders (even boutique ones) have a not-so-proud history of saving pennies on the areas that people pay less attention to, including the power supplies. Especially with in-house rebrands

If I was trying to convince someone to throw down $5K on a system, I'd welcome the excuse to stick in a marketing speal to the effect of "Includes a Delta or Seasonic high-efficiency server-grade power supply for absolute mission-critical reliability under the most demanding of tasks." Or something like that. But I dunno, I'm not the target market for this in the first place.
Yeah, i don't think the target market is someone who knows the difference between Seasonic and Super Flower. It's a great looking case and looks to be put together really well (as it should be for $5000+), but high-priced pre-builts like this are definitely not targeted at the DIY crowd.
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