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Digital Storm Bolt II

Digital Storm Bolt II
alaScore 97

4 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Digital Storm Bolt II. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. Comments are divided on the reliability, and some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Digital Storm Bolt II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

Digital Storm Bolt II


With its gorgeous copper paint job and compact build, the Digital Storm Bolt II gaming PC will be right at home on your desk or in your living room. But its single GPU means that performance leans more toward that of a midrange gaming rig, despite the...

Compact. Beautiful copper paint job. Overclocked Intel Core i7-4790K CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti card. Includes wireless Xbox controller. Rewritable Blu-ray drive. Tiered warranty on tech support, parts, and labor

Pricey. No internal expansion room

With its attractive copper paint job, and powerful components, the Digital Storm Bolt II ($3,489 as tested) certainly catches the eye. This small-form-factor gaming desktop houses some very powerful components, including an overclocked CPU, a...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Hayden Dingman (

Digital Storm Bolt II review: Rise of the un-Steam machines


Remember all those Steam machines you heard about at CES? They're finally coming to market—just without the SteamOS.

Ultra-slim design ; Powerful component choices ; Liquid-cooled CPU

Gets very hot (although it remains stable) ; Front-panel ports mounted on the side of the case ; Optical drive can't be omitted from custom orders

The Bolt II is a powerful desktop gaming system without the desktop footprint. Could it go in your living room? Sure. Could it go in your office? Absolutely. It’s a beautiful system, regardless of what use you find for it. Awkward ports and a hot case...

Aug, 2014

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Digital Storm Bolt II review


The Bolt II is Digital Storm's latest attempt at building a high-powered small form factor rig, but is it enough to beat Maingear's liquid-cooled…

Lots of connectivity ; Easy to upgrade for its size ; Excellent processor performance ; Easily handles modern games ; Power efficient

Feels less expensive than it is ; Can be loud at maximum load

Our review unit clearly beats the value of the Maingear Torq, which is just slightly quicker and almost $2,000 more expensive. The Maingear also provides a full loop liquid cooling system, but that fact is somewhat irrelevant; it’s not optional, and it...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Nick Pino (

Digital Storm Bolt II review


Forget SteamOS, this is the best reason for Steam Machines

Awesome performance ; Keeps cool ; Plentiful ports ; 3-year warranty

Dicey Blu-ray drive ; Spotty optical audio ; 1-for-1 upgrades ; Expensive

As a habitual penny-pincher, there aren't many systems I think are worth over $2,000. The Bolt II, however, is definitely one of them. The "Best" configuration definitely delivers a machine with both performance and panache. And while it's not as...

Sep, 2014