If you ever thought that all-in-one desktops wouldn’t make great gaming solutions, Digital Storm is out to set you straight with the launch of its most powerful all-in-one desktop yet — the Aura. This beauty is packed with plenty of gaming goodness, including support for liquid cooling, and the latest Intel processors.
To be more specific, the system supports up to Intel’s i7-6950X, and a graphics chip up to Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 1080. The all-in-one’s 34-inch ultra-wide curved display has an impressive 3,440 x 1,440 resolution, with a refresh rate of 60Hz. The Aura uses off-the-shelf components, so that customers can upgrade in the future.
The Aura can be configured before purchasing. The default configuration consists of the Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5 mini-ITX motherboard based on the Intel Z170 chipset. Stuffed into this mainboard is the Intel Core i5-6500 “Skylake” quad-core processor clocked at 3.2GHz, 16GB of DDR4 memory clocked at 2,666MHz, and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 graphics card with 4GB of VRAM.
The base configuration also includes one 7,200RPM hard drive with a 1TB capacity, a gigabit Ethernet port, and integrated audio on the motherboard. The CPU features the standard factory heat-sink and fan, and the cable management is neat and tidy thanks to Digital Storm’s “strategic” routing for optimal airflow.
Standard equipment also includes a 450-watt, 80 Plus Gold Rated power supply, and an unknown number of standard factory chassis fans. There are options for adding an optical drive, additional hard drive, or solid state drive. Users can also change the motherboard, the processor, the memory, and more.
For customers wanting to go with liquid cooling, the company offers its Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler for an additional $94. Overclocking will cost an additional $49. There’s only two other motherboard options available – the Asus Z170i Gaming Mini-ITX board and the ASRock X99E-ITX/ac – and additional CPU options ranging from the Intel Core i3-6320 to the Intel’s Core i7-6950X.
The Aura includes Wireless AC and Bluetooth connectivity on all three motherboard choices. On the I/O front, the Aura chassis provides two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, one SD card reader, one headphone jack, and one microphone jack by default.
To configure and purchase the Aura all-in-one desktop, head here. The default configuration costs $2000, but of course quickly goes up from there, depending on the hardware you select.
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