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That is awesome! I wounder what the temps are like.

It seems to be designed so that the hot components such as GPU draw cool intake air from outside of the case, so I wouldn't be surprised if temps were quite reasonable.
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it's quite funny that lots of people here in OCN doesn't quite understand how air cooling works, they think that the bigger the case the cooler it will be, that's not quite true.

small cases like sg08 for example, the gpu draws/exhausts air directly from/to the outside of the case. the cpu doesn't have cooling problem either because the single 180mm fan is more than enough to refresh the air inside the tiny case, try to use just a single fan in a cosmos 2 and let's see if you components won't overheat.

with that said, i doubt that the titan gpu inside this Digital Storm Bolt will run hotter than when installed in a normal case, i'm willing to bet that it will even run cooler because it draws fresh air directly from outside, unlike normal cases wich relies on the case fans to bring fresh air inside the case.
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it's quite funny that lots of people here in OCN doesn't quite understand how air cooling works, they think that the bigger the case the cooler it will be, that's not quite true.

small cases like sg08 for example, the gpu draws/exhausts air directly from/to the outside of the case. the cpu doesn't have cooling problem either because the single 180mm fan is more than enough to refresh the air inside the tiny case, try to use just a single fan in a cosmos 2 and let's see if you components won't overheat.

with that said, i doubt that the titan gpu inside this Digital Storm Bolt will run hotter than when installed in a normal case, i'm willing to bet that it will even run cooler because it draws fresh air directly from outside, unlike normal cases wich relies on the case fans to bring fresh air inside the case.

oh really? I like a case that will last for many years. I like to be able to interchance parts inside w/o leaving skin inside the case thank you very much...If I want a small gaming rig I think gaming laptop will fix that....
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it's quite funny that lots of people here in OCN doesn't quite understand how air cooling works, they think that the bigger the case the cooler it will be, that's not quite true.

small cases like sg08 for example, the gpu draws/exhausts air directly from/to the outside of the case. the cpu doesn't have cooling problem either because the single 180mm fan is more than enough to refresh the air inside the tiny case, try to use just a single fan in a cosmos 2 and let's see if you components won't overheat.

with that said, i doubt that the titan gpu inside this Digital Storm Bolt will run hotter than when installed in a normal case, i'm willing to bet that it will even run cooler because it draws fresh air directly from outside, unlike normal cases wich relies on the case fans to bring fresh air inside the case.

I agree 100%. The gpu which is one of the hottest pieces of the machine, is pulling air directly from the outside of the case and pushing it right out of the back of the case. No heat is retained. the cpu heatsink is drawing air directly from the outside of the case and it has nowhere to go but out of the back through the vents.

Everything in the case is exhausted properly and has plenty of fresh air. which is why I was wondering why someone said the design was stupid. just really didn't make much sense. its actually designed as well as an air cooled machine could possibly be.
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oh really? I like a case that will last for many years. I like to be able to interchance parts inside w/o leaving skin inside the case thank you very much...If I want a small gaming rig I think gaming laptop will fix that....
>gaming laptop
Good luck finding one that's not $3k and won't fry itself in a month.
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>gaming laptop
Good luck finding one that's not $3k and won't fry itself in a month.

See sig, "Pandora" had it for quite a while, Didn't cost 3k either.
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oh really? I like a case that will last for many years. I like to be able to interchance parts inside w/o leaving skin inside the case thank you very much...If I want a small gaming rig I think gaming laptop will fix that....

yeah you completely debunked my statement rolleyes.gif
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See sig, "Pandora" had it for quite a while, Didn't cost 3k either.
Still poor price/perf ratio IMO. And having a reactor under your hands isn't very cool.
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it's quite funny that lots of people here in OCN doesn't quite understand how air cooling works, they think that the bigger the case the cooler it will be, that's not quite true.

small cases like sg08 for example, the gpu draws/exhausts air directly from/to the outside of the case. the cpu doesn't have cooling problem either because the single 180mm fan is more than enough to refresh the air inside the tiny case, try to use just a single fan in a cosmos 2 and let's see if you components won't overheat.

with that said, i doubt that the titan gpu inside this Digital Storm Bolt will run hotter than when installed in a normal case, i'm willing to bet that it will even run cooler because it draws fresh air directly from outside, unlike normal cases wich relies on the case fans to bring fresh air inside the case.

All true and wise about the titan and the sg08 smile.gif but the DS Bolt has a very poor CPU cooler

The problem with these so-called reviews mentioned in the OP is that neither review didn't actually do any proper testing of the case. The blogger guy left the i7 on stock volts - it's a very cool chip like that - produces under 60W of heat. The Titan has a function to limit itself by temperature. He didn't make any measurements of power consumption or noise, and FPS measurements without comparing to anthing else (so that you can't see that it's undervolting itself). All he said was that it was quiet when idling in a game, which is subjective and useless information. Based on this review the OP seems to presume it will be "simply amazing" when you pick their optional 4.8GHz CPU overclock and stick a 690 in it.

What I want to see is one of these cases reviewed by someone who isn't obviously getting to keep the case and the hardware afterwards smile.gif
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