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Digital Storm's Bolt II is a hybrid Windows gaming PC and Steam Machine

Digital Storm's Bolt II can play Windows and SteamOS games.

Above: Digital Storm's Bolt II can play Windows and SteamOS games.

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Digital Storm is announcing that its Bolt II computer can serve as both a Windows gaming PC and a Steam Machine.

The Fremont, Calif.-based maker of gamer PCs announced at the 2014 International CES that it has created a new liquid-cooled gamer machine that combines the ability to play Windows PC games as well as games based on Valve’s Steam OS.

The latter capability takes advantage of Valve’s library of games, and it allows the Bolt II to be officially classified as a Steam Machine, hooked up to a big screen in the living room.

Digital Storm isn’t looking to provide a cheap computer. It focuses on delivering the best possible graphics and overall game performance. The system features high-end HydroLux cooling capabilities that try to balance heat and game performance. Most of the major parts are upgradeable.

“We are not looking to compete with console pricing,” said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s director of product development. “We’re taking aim at the high end of the market, targeting consumers that demand the best possible gaming experience and who are looking for a PC capable of playing any title on their new 4K display.”

Bolt II will be available later this month starting at $1,899 on the company’s website. Digital Storm was founded in 2002.


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