Liquid-Cooled Digital Storm PC Is The Bane of Steam Machines
CES 2014 (I’ll be there, by the way), is all about the Steam Machines, my friends. Valve is having a press conference, and a slow trickle of “we are totally building a Steam Machine,” emails are starting to come in from PC makers.
One such email came in today from Digital Storm, who will also be at CES, showing off their Valve-approved, liquid-cooled SFF mini-beast. Pictured above, the PC will have a full liquid cooling system, and “…takes aim at the high-end of the market and capitalizes on PC Gaming’s biggest advantage – GRAPHICS.” This is not a machine aiming for the $500 console crowd, as important as that segment is — the starting price is $1,469.
If you zoom in on the above picture (click through for a larger size), you can make out the I/O on the side, near the front-right corner. Bottom to top: Looks like four USB ports, audio and mic, a slew of memory card slots, and possibly a fifth USB port.
The case, cooling system and airflow manager will all be customized by Digital Storm, I’m sure, but the rest of the machine — including that Nvidia GTX Titan you might want to include — will be traditional, off-the-shelf PC hardware.