News | Digital Storm mounts a GeForce GTX 1080 on the back of a 34-inch curved display

The hottest new graphics card on the market is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080. It blows every other graphics card out of the water without carrying a ridiculous price or power requirements. So what did performance PC manufacturer Digital Storm decide to do? They attached one to the back of a 34-inch curved display, because who needs a desktop case to worry about, right?

The all-in-one gaming PC is called the Aura, and it promises to offer a gaming rig in a display that will last you years if you’ve got a little over $3,000 in your budget. In fact, the Aura comes in four configurations (Good, Better, Best, Ultimate) starting at $1,999 for the Good, which gets you a Core i5-6500, GeForce GTX 960 4GB, and 16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM seated behind a 34-inch curved display with a 3440 x 1440 WQHD 60Hz display).


It’s the Ultimate configuration of the rig where money is best spent future-proofing your gaming setup, though. For $3,127 Digital Storm combines a 4GHz unlocked Core i7 6700K, 16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM, and a GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition. The Windows 10 machine also includes a 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, 1TB 7200rpm hard drive, and Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler to keep noise to a minimum.

You can of course upgrade this system with more RAM, two SSDs, an optical drive, and an pre-configured CPU overclock to 4.4GHz, which could see the price reach $4,000. I think I’d do the overclock for $49 and maybe upgrade to 32GB RAM for $87 at least.

Not only does the Aura look gorgeous, it has the added bonus (at least in my view) of only requiring one cable to power the thing. The keyboard and mouse are wireless, and everything else is mounted behind the display. A very clean setup. You also don’t need to worry about future upgradeability. Digital Storm has created a chassis that allows for easy access to the components. Not that you’ll need to upgrade for several years.

You can pre-order the Aura now with delivery expected at the end of June. There’s also thought to be the option of a Core i7-6950X chip, but that along with its pricing has yet to appear.

Source | geek



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