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The Aftershock Bolt is a value-oriented PC for gamers on a budget

By Koh Wanzi - on 30 May 2018, 4:08pm

The Aftershock Bolt is a value-oriented PC for gamers on a budget

Aftershock has announced the Bolt, an affordable gaming system for gamers on a tight budget. The Bolt is best suited for less demanding esports titles like Overwatch and League of Legends, and its starting price of less than a thousand dollars puts it within range of a far larger audience than most gaming PCs.

Aftershock already has a more value-oriented PC with the Zeal, but the Bolt slots in below that. The budget PC space is not without competition, and the Bolt will go head to head with the likes of the Dreamcore Ghost.

Here’s a look at the recommended specifications from the company:

  • Intel Core i3-8100 (3.6GHz, 6MB L3 cache)
  • 8GB DDR4-2666 RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
  • 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD

The above will cost you S$1,075, but the machine can be equipped with up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, which very nearly rivals the GeForce GTX 1080 in terms of performance.

The base configuration includes an Intel Pentium G5400, 8GB of DDR4-2666 RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB. You also get a 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD, and the SSD is a particularly nice inclusion for a system that costs just S$841.

The chassis comes equipped with magnetic patterned dust filters on the front and top panel, both of which can be removed for easy cleaning.

At 387 x 230 x 378mm, it’s also reasonably compact and should fit onto most desks.

The Bolt is now available to buy on Aftershock's website.