CES 2018: Digital Storm Announces Project SPARK PCs
Subject: Systems | January 9, 2018 - 09:00 AM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: small form-factor, small form factor, project spark, Digital Storm, desktop pc
Digital Storm has just announced a new water-cooled, enthusiast PC, called Project SPARK. As the video shows, the device is about the width of a coffee mug and its handle, although it’s a bit deeper and taller. This cuts down on the amount of surface area the PC covers, which matters more than height for something that sits on a desk. The specs? Up to an Intel Core i7-8700k and an NVIDIA GTX 1080.
One of the interesting aspects of Project SPARK is that it is also user-upgradable. Digital Storm designed the system to have an accessible CPU and GPU, not just RAM and storage (but those are, of course, accessible too). Speaking of storage, the PC uses up to 3x M.2 SSDs. I should note that the PC uses MXM slot GPUs, so you can’t just plug in a triple-slot PCIe card in there… but, come on. You’re buying a small form factor PC.
The Digital Storm Project SPARK launches in Q2 with prices starting at $1299 USD (GTX 1060 SKU).