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Digital Storm Unveils Hybrid PC-Steam Machine

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Computer manufacturer Digital Storm today (Jan. 6) unveiled the Bolt II gaming PC. It features both the Windows operating system and the Linux-based SteamOS. The SteamOS from Valve has been optimized for computer gaming, including an interface intended to be used on televisions in living rooms.

The Bolt II features Digital Storm's advanced heating measures, including a liquid-cooling system, a case designed to stimulate airflow, temperature sensors throughout the machine, a 240mm radiator to cool the processor and the HydroLux control board that allows users to monitor and adjust every aspect of the cooling system.

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The company says the Bolt II case was designed to allow easy access to individual components, including removal for any adjustments or for complete replacement. The Bolt II is also designed as a small-form factor system, with the case measuring 4.4 inches wide by 16.4 inches tall and 14.1 inches deep.

The Bolt II will be available in four different configurations, starting at $1,899. It will be released later this month, via the Digital Storm website.

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    applegetsmelaid , January 6, 2014 4:05 PM
    Eat your heart out gaming consoles.
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    SirSuperSouthern , January 6, 2014 6:17 PM
    That box is sexy as hell...
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    antilycus , January 6, 2014 6:55 PM
    1900 bucks?! Must be created and sold in California where people try to waste money. You can build your own, with 2 780 GTX's and liquid cooled for under 1,000. There is a sucker born every minute and sadly (as Apple has proven) people think more expensive products = better prodcucts....(which is completely wrong btw)
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    loosescrews , January 6, 2014 10:03 PM
    @antilycus
    The cheapest GTX 780 on newegg is $499.99. In other words, two GTX 780s alone will run you $1000.
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    back_by_demand , January 7, 2014 5:25 AM
    Get this, a "Steam Machine" is basically any PC every built with the graphics power determined by its CPU/GPU combination, it's such a non-term it is getting annoyingBy the way, great paid ad for Digital Storm who just made a gaming PC, expect a flurry of samey-samey SFF gaming PCs from everyone else too
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    jkflipflop98 , January 7, 2014 10:04 AM
    That's the point you f'n dimwits. A gaming PC where a nubcake would normally have a console. Derp.
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    antilycus , January 7, 2014 10:07 AM
    @loosescrewsGood point... but we all know prices drop. By the time this thing even hits retail, my commend will be true. GPU's have progressed past the point of software developement cycles My single GTX 460 still isn't even tapped.
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    back_by_demand , January 8, 2014 5:16 AM
    jkflipflop98, I hardly think it is targetted at noobs with the pricetag of these machines and the fact 90% of your Steam collection is borked including nearly every AAA title. Just pointing out that the journalism sucks where every gaming PC will be tagged as a Steam Machine, the same way all mp3 players were called iPods when they clearly weren't.
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    back_by_demand , January 8, 2014 5:18 AM
    The only reason to have SteamOS is so people don't have to pay for Windows but then settle for a reduced game library. This PC has Windows and SteamOS together, so having already paid for it who in their right mind would bootup an option with only 10% of their game collection available?
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    paul_durham , January 14, 2014 9:21 AM
    starting at $1900 ? 8°/
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    danwat1234 , January 23, 2014 4:53 PM
    No hybrid hard drive, eh?
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