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Digital Storm Unveils Four New Gaming Laptops

 Digital Storm Unveils Four New Gaming Laptops   FREMONT, Calif. – April 3, 2014 – Digital Storm is excited to unveil four new gaming notebooks – the 15.6 inch Javelin and Lance and the 17.3 inch Krypton and Behemoth. The four laptops provide a variety of sizes, configurations and features to meet the needs of almost any mobile PC gamer.   All four models in Digital Storm’s new line feature the new NVIDIA GTX 800M series of graphics cards. The new generation of graphics cards offers improved performance and advanced technology like Battery Boost, to maximize battery life during gaming, and ShadowPlay for recording gameplay streams.   “We’ve wanted to refresh our notebook line for a while and the NVIDIA GTX 800M series launch provided the perfect timing,” said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s Director of Product Development. “The cards’ ability to deliver gaming performance comparable to a desktop system allow our notebooks to dominate anywhere.”   Starting at just $1,196 the custom built Javelin gaming notebook delvers stellar gaming performance and a high-definition multimedia experience. The Javelin’s 1080P display allows gamers to experience every inch of the battlefield in incredible detail.   The powerful Lance utilizes a high performance notebook cooling system that compartmentalizes critical hardware to keep the notebook frosty during even the most intense sessions. The notebook also comes equipped with Sound Blaster’s ...



Digital Storm Unveils Bolt II – First SFF/Steam Machine Hybrid Gaming PC

Introduction In LAS VEGAS on January 6, 2014, Digital Storm today unveiled at CES 2014 the Bolt II, a small form factor (SFF) and hybrid Steam Machine gaming PC. This is the first liquid cooled Steam Machine and will feature both Steam OS and Windows. Digital Storm’s second generation SFF system has a sleek refined look, increased accessibility and advanced thermal design. By doubling it’s cooling power, the Bolt II separates itself from other SFF and Steam Machine systems by focusing instead on delivering the best graphics possible and refusing to compromise on performance. Digital Storm is not looking to compete with console pricing but is taking aim at the high end of the market. It offers discerning Consumers a PC capable of playing any title on their new 4K display. The Bolt II defies the cookie-cutter mold of SFF systems by giving performance that bypasses most full-size desktop PCs. It has expertly engineered airflow design and large perforated ventilation areas over the graphics card, cooling system, and power supply. It also includes one in the top panel which transfer excess heat out of the system while pulling cold air in. It’s best-in-class 240mm radiator cools any overclocked processor, which drastically reduces system temperature making it the most thermally efficient SFF computer available. Unhappy with simply offering the best performing SFF cooling systems, Digital Storm included their proprietary HydroLux control board, providing users with ...



Digital Storm Named NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti Launch Partner

Introduction On November 7, 2013 in Fremont California, Digital Storm, a boutique system builder announced they will make available NVIDIA’s new flagship graphics card, the GTX 780 Ti. It will now be available for all Digital Storm desktop systems including the award winning Aventum II and Hailstorm II and could be the ideal card for 4K gaming. The Aventum II is a system crafted without the use of plastic. This unit’s exotic nickel-plated copper piping solution was inspired by high-end automotive cooling systems. It is handcrafted, ensuring no two Aventum II’s are identical. Combined with three huge 420mm radiators, the liquid cooling system is as efficient as it is beautiful and fully capable of unlocking the maximum performance potential of bleeding edge components like the GTX 780 Ti. Computer Enthusiasts looking to satisfy their need for benchmark crushing components and bone chilling liquid cooling need look no further than the Digital Storm Hailstorm II. With space for up to four radiators (ranging from 140mm to 480mm sizes) and a quadruple GPU and dual CPU configuration, enthusiasts can achieve the ultimate level of performance and customization by combining Hailstorm II with NVIDIA’s flagship graphics card. Specifications are based on the user’s selected components for each individuals personal Build with a MSRP for the Aventum II starting at $5,839 and for the Hailstorm II at $4,233.  



Digital Storm Unveils HydroLux – The New Standard in PC Cooling

HydroLux redefines PC cooling performance by offering unmatched levels of customization and control FREMONT, Calif. – (August 29, 2013) –Digital Storm today unveiled HydroLux, a complete desktop cooling solution that combines liquid and airflow cooling with fully customizable control software. Available exclusively on Digital Storm desktops, HydroLux monitors and automatically adjusts to temperature fluctuations in in real-time, marking a giant leap in the evolution of PC cooling. “We work hard to differentiate the Digital Storm brand by engineering powerful systems that meet our customer’s high-performance demands,” said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s Director of Product Development. “HydroLux delivers on that promise by providing an industry leading cooling solution that can be fully customized to meet each user’s unique needs.” The HydroLux’s proprietary Control Center software provides enthusiasts with complete control of the cooling system and chassis. This includes detailed temperature graphs, thermal linked LED lighting (pictured below) and automated airflow optimization.With the click of a button, HydroLux can transform chassis LED lighting into a powerful tool for monitoring system temperatures. As both internal system and fluid temperatures rise, HydroLux visually displays the fluctuations by fading LED lighting from a cool blue to a warm red. To help enthusiasts know when they have pushed their system to n...



Digital Storm Unveils the 13.3” VELOCE Gaming Notebook – The Ideal Balance of Power and Portability

VELOCE is the first Haswell based slim gaming notebook to feature a full HD 1080 display FREMONT, Calif. – (July 10, 2013) – Digital Storm today unveiled VELOCE, a slim 13.3” gaming notebook that packs a serious punch. Despite weighing in at a mere 4.6 pounds (including battery) and only 1.26 inches thick, the portable VELOCE is ready to do battle anytime, anywhere. “VELOCE is the gaming notebook the industry has been waiting for,” said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s Director of Product Development. “The notebook strikes the optimal balance of power and portability without sacrificing gaming performance and is the first Haswell based slim gaming notebook to offer a stunning full 1080 HD display.” Starting at $1,535, VELOCE is aggressively priced despite boasting a payload superior to any other gaming notebook in its class. Armed with an Intel Core i7 4800MQ processor, NVIDIA’s GTX 765M graphics card, 8GB of memory and a full high-resolution HD screen (1920×1080) 13.3″ display, VELOCE’s comes well equipped despite its slim, portable design. VELOCE’s aggressive aesthetic matches its powerful configuration, with Digital Storm’s signature finish featuring a blood red logo slicing across the notebook’s black top cover. A cold silver and grey interior surrounds the backlit keyboard. Other key features include room for two storage drives (mSATA & 2.5”) with RAID capability, a dedicated internal network port, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports...



Over a Decade in the Making, Digital Storm Releases Aventum II – a Steel and Copper Dream Machine

Digital Storm is the first boutique system builder to offer handcrafted, custom copper pipping liquid cooling solutions FREMONT, Calif. – (June 26, 2013) – For more than ten years Digital Storm has worked diligently to build some of the world’s finest, high-performance computers. That commitment to building the best culminates today with the release of Aventum II, a system that is as much a work of art as it is a finely tuned piece of technology. Digital Storm’s in-house team of engineers designed every inch of Aventum II, incorporating ten years’ worth of the most challenging customer requests to create a dream machine. They knew there was no off-the-shelf chassis or cooling solution that could meet the extreme requirements of Aventum II, the world’s most advanced performance PC. “We (Digital Storm) unveiled an Aventum II prototype at CES 2013 and have been working to prefect the design since,” said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s Director of Product Development. “The final product is a unique system, completely designed from the ground up featuring a bold look and packing enough power to go toe to toe with any PC on the planet.” Crafted exclusively from steel and copper, Digital Storm did not use any plastic in the construction of Aventum II. The exotic nickel-plated copper piping solution was inspired by high-end automotive cooling systems and is handcrafted, ensuring no two Aventum II’s are identical. Combined with three huge 420mm radiators...



Digital Storm Unveils VIRTUE – A Higher Standard in PC Gaming

FREMONT, Calif. – (June 11, 2013) – Digital Storm today unveiled VIRTUE, a performance gaming PC that exemplifies the system builder’s commitment to excellence and its customers. The stunning mid-tower desktop features a brushed aluminium and steel exterior, benchmarking crushing components and a large, upgrade friendly interior despite its relatively compact footprint. “We noticed there are not many pc manufacturers designing mid-tower gaming systems with the same ardor and attention that ultra-tower PCs receive,” said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s Director of Product Development. “As its name suggests, VIRTUE represents a higher standard of PC gaming, both in terms of aesthetics and performance.” The VIRTUE release comes on the heels of two major component launches, Intel’s 4th Gen Haswell CPUs and NVIDIA’s GTX 700 series graphics cards, disproving the notion that a big desktop tower is required to house and cool a system as powerful as VIRTUE. “We strive to deliver a superior gaming experience with all our systems but knew we needed to raise the bar with VIRTUE,” said Kuruppu. “With two big component launches on the horizon it required a bit of patience, but being able to offer our customers faster, more efficient systems that run both cooler and quieter was well worth the wait.” VIRTUE supports all that bleeding edge hardware with an impressive liquid cooling system featuring up to five fans and a massive 240mm radiator. This allows VI...



Digital Storm Ends the Pre-Built vs. DIY Debate with VANQUISH Line of Gaming PCs

For $23-$58 more than the retail cost of components, customers get a fully tested and configured system ready to game out of the box FREMONT, Calif. – (April 24, 2013) – Digital Storm put an end to the age old debate of pre-built systems vs. DIY (do-it-yourself) with the launch of the VANQUISH line of gaming PCs. For years, enthusiasts have claimed they could build systems with the same high-end components Digital Storm configures for significantly less. The VANQUISH line narrows that gap to a mere $23-$58 difference making the decision a no brainer – DIY is simply not worth the hassle. Like all Digital Storm systems, the VANQUISH line of PCs feature a carefully optimized selection of brand name, high-performance components to deliver a fluid smooth game playing experience. Digital Storm’s team of engineers meticulously review every tiny detail to provide customers with the peace of mind an average “do-it-your-self” cannot match. Digital Storm VANQUISH systems are pre-built, pre-tested, and ready to ship immediately after an order is placed, eliminating the delays of traditional built-to-order systems. By building an inventory of all four VANQUISH models, Digital Storm can run its industry leading 72-hour stress test and benchmarking to ensure customers experience zero performance bottlenecks and get the most out of their hardware. “When we decided to take on the DIYers we knew we had to offer impressively built systems that could compete in terms of perf...



Digital Storm Unleashes Hailstorm II – An Enthusiast’s Monstrous, Dream Machine

Digital Storm, first system integrator to offer the highly anticipated Corsair Obsidian Series 900D FREMONT, Calif. – (March 19, 2013) – Enthusiasts looking to quench their thirst for a benchmark crushing components and bone chilling liquid cooling need look no further than the Digital Storm Hailstorm II. With space for up to four radiators (ranging from 140mm to 480mm sizes) and a quadruple GPU and dual CPU configuration, enthusiasts can achieve the ultimate level of performance and customization with the Hailstorm II. The Hailstorm II pairs an advanced liquid cooling system with a blustery current of cold air driven by three front intake fans and a large rear exhaust fan. With the ability to include up to 15 fans total, the Hailstorm II encompasses one of the most powerful airflow designs available, providing prolonged stability and ensuring every component operates at peak performance with zero heat related bottlenecks. “When we (Digital Storm) set out to redesign Hailstorm we knew it would be a challenging to improve on a system capable of handling nearly any high-end configuration an enthusiast could dream up” said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s Director of Product Development. “This meant the search was on for the biggest and baddest chassis available. When we saw the Corsair 900D at CES we knew we had the enclosure we needed to make the original Hailstorm look like a small mid-tower system and not the bad ass high performance system it really was....



Digital Storm Bolt Combines Supercomputer Graphics with a Super-Thin Design

Digital Storm, the predominant name in computer system integration and engineering, is excited to announce it will offer a Titan Edition of its award winning Bolt – the slimmest gaming computer ever. The new NVIDIA GTX Titan is the world’s fastest graphics card, and utilizes the same technology that powers Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan, the world’s fastest supercomputer. The Bolt’s unique ventilation system differentiates it from all other small form factor PCs, making it one of the only systems in its class able to handle the powerful GTX Titan. The custom designed chassis features vents near each critical component, large top and rear vents to eliminate any stagnant air inside of the system, and a dedicated air channel created by a slotted side vent to cool the power supply. The design delivers industry leading thermals and ultra-quiet operation. The Titan powered Bolt performed exceptionally when running Steam Big Picture, Valve’s popular games distribution platform optimized for big screen TVs. The Bolt’s unmatched balance of explosive power and size, just 3.6″ wide, make it an ideal console replacement and destined to make the move from the home office or bedroom into the living room. The Digital Storm Bolt Titan Edition is available now at www.digitalstormonline.com and starts at $2,499.



Digital Storm Unveils Aventum II – The New Standard in Liquid Cooled PC Design

Custom designed cooling solution and chassis features copper piping to keep Aventum II running cool and smooth LAS VEGAS – (January 8, 2013) – Digital Storm, the predominant name in computer system integration and engineering, unveils Aventum II — the next leap in the evolution of custom, high-performance PC design. The original Aventum, a Popular Science 2012 Best of What’s New award winner, was recognized for its ground breaking liquid cooling solution. Aventum II takes that proprietary cooling design to another level with the addition of nickel plated copper piping that dramatically increases system durability while providing a visual aesthetic enthusiasts will drool over. “The Aventum II is a performance inspired machine, its very nature required our engineering team to push the envelope during development,” said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s Director of Product Development. “That’s why we chose to be the first system integrator to offer copper piping to end users inside a high-performance PC, like the Aventum II. Enthusiasts will get an infinitely more durable cooling system that can weather the extreme heat that bleeding edge hardware produces.” Beyond the fundamental performance benefits from the new cooling system inside the Aventum II, the aesthetics created by the nickel-plated copper tubing are incredibly appealing. Enthusiasts have never seen a machine that offers such extreme-performance while delivering stunning internal design o...



Digital Storm is re-launching the Bolt

  FREMONT, Calif. – (December 19, 2012) – Digital Storm, the predominant name in computer system integration and engineering, is excited to announce it has made Bolt, the slimmest custom designed gaming computer on the market, even better. Acting on feedback from customers and the media, Digital Storm redesigned Bolt to run quieter with improved airflow, upgraded its Level 3 configuration, and now offers two new paint options without raising the price. Despite the fanfare and tremendous success of the Bolt launch this past fall; the Digital Storm engineering team felt the need to address concerns regarding system noise levels and a glossy finish that seemed to attract fingerprints. The team contacted power supply manufacturer Sparkle to create a custom quiet fan profile for the server class 500W Gold Plus PSU. Digital Storm then added a new side vent to improve overall chassis airflow. With an improved chassis design, the team then turned its attention to paint options, looking for solutions befitting the most powerful thin form factor tower PC ever. Digital Storm decided on two matte options – an aggressive metallic gunmetal and stylish pearl white. “When we (Digital Storm) design a system it has to stand up to our core principles –performance, support, and value,” said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s Director of Product Development. “Our original design was outstanding, but after listening to customers and reading media reviews we knew we cou...



Digital Storm Aventum Wins Best of What’s New Award

Digital Storm’s Aventum Wins Popular Science Magazine’s “Best of What’s New” Award Fremont, Calif. – (November 14, 2012) – Digital Storm, the predominant name in computer system integration and engineering, proudly announces that the Editors of Popular Science Magazine have given Aventum a “Best of What’s New” award in the Hardware category. Click here to view Aventum’s “Best of What’s New” feature in Popular Science Magazine. The Aventum is the first system to feature Digital Storm’s patent pending chassis and CES Innovations Award-winning Cryo-TEC cooling system. Designed by Digital Storm engineers from the inside out, Aventum’s chassis boasts a proprietary thermal exhaust chamber, intelligent 5 thermal zone regulation and exclusive Aventum software that controls 13 customizable fans to effectively dissipate performance inhibiting heat. Together with the Cryo-TEC liquid cooling system that chills liquid below 0ºC, Digital Storm has designed the industry’s first truly custom high-performance PC. Every aspect of Aventum’s chassis has been scrutinized during months of R&D by Digital Storm engineers who utilized thermal imaging cameras to perfect the Aventum’s air flow design. Starting with the patent pending thermal exhaust chamber, Digital Storm has ensured that performance diminishing heat is contained and dispersed so it doesn’t recirculate through the system. The Cryo-TEC liquid cooling system utilizes direct contact ...



Digital Storm Unveils Bolt–World’s Thinnest Most Powerful PC

  Fremont, Calif. – (October 23, 2012) – Digital Storm, the predominant name in computer system integration and engineering, proudly introduces its slimmest custom designed gaming computer ever – Bolt. With Bolt, Digital Storm gives gamers exactly what they’ve craved: a powerful and affordable gaming PC without the need of a bulky desktop tower. When conceptualizing the Bolt, Digital Storm engineers found no chassis on the market that met their design criteria, so they designed their own brand new chassis from the ground up. Every aspect of the Bolt from: cooling, performance, and upgradability were ingeniously designed to the highest possible standards. The Bolt boasts a slim yet aggressive profile that is only 3.6” wide and 14” tall. The Bolt’s thin chassis is designed to effectively dissipate heat allowing it to house the latest and fastest components on the market, bucking the trend of sacrificing performance for a smaller footprint. No other thin form factor tower houses as much power as Bolt because no other system can handle the type of bleeding edge hardware and overclocking that Bolt does. Bolt’s high performance CPU cooling solution, with five copper heat pipes, unlocks even more gaming performance with processor overclocks of up to 4.6 GHz with Intel’s i7 3770K CPU. Bolt also supports up to 3 hard drives: 2 SSDs and 1 mechanical for incredible storage flexibility. “Gaming PCs have always been housed in massive towers, but we’ve...



Digital Storm Infographic – PC vs. Console Gaming

Some things in this world just don’t get along – oil and water, cats and dogs, PC gamers and console gamers. One can barely go on a gaming forum these days without seeing the standard animosity between the two factions repeatedly rear its ugly head. So what is the truth of the matter? Who really has the superior gaming system? A side-by-side comparison can show us a lot. A gaming PC, for example, will require a larger initial expenditure, but the level of graphics and processing power of the average gaming computer means you get a lot more for your money. While the most powerful current generation consoles only has a 550MHz video card, a well-equipped gaming computer can run upwards of 800MHz to 1GHz. Consoles will likely always rule as the most convenient gaming choice, though, because they are designed to offer a simple plug-and-play experience. You buy a game and after a minor install you’re ready to play. The PC, however, still offers a larger variety of games, has a bigger independent game scene, and is the best choice for real time strategy, first person shooters, and MMORPGs. While you can do a lot with a modern console, it just can’t stand up to the versatility of a high-end gaming PC.  





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