Digital Storm's 34-inch gaming all-in-on crams in Intel's 10-core chip, Nvidia's GTX 1080

Digital Storm's stunning AiO was built with the GTX 1080 and Intel's new Broadwell-E chip in mind, but you'll be paying a lot extra for that.

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Earlier in 2016, we saw the launch of a bunch of powerful all-in-one (AiO) PCs, including Origin’s Omni and Maingear’s Alpha 34. Now, custom PC-maker Digital Storm is bringing another entrant into the powerful gaming AiO trend with the launch of the 34-inch Aura, an all-in-one that was designed to rock your gaming world with Nvidia’s “badass” GTX 1080 graphics card and Intel’s new 10-core Broadwell-E chip—the Core i7-6950X. The Aura was announced on May 31 at Computex in Taiwan. 

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Prices start at $2,000, but that doesn’t include a mouse or keyboard, or the awesomeness of the i7-6950X or the GTX 1080. Instead, you get a 34-inch ultra-wide curved display with 3440x1440 resolution and a quad-core 3.2GHz Intel “Skylake” Core i5-6500 processor nestled in a Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5 motherboard. The base AiO also rocks 16GB of RAM, a 1TB 7200RPM hard drive, and an Nvidia GTX 960 graphics card.

If you want the top-tier goodies, you’re going to have to shell out more—a lot more. The i7-6950X alone has an MSRP of $1,723, while the GTX 1080 is priced at $600. It’s true: The new Intel chip should win an award for insane prices, but as we said in our review, that’s what happens when a chip like this doesn’t really have any competition.

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If you decide to go with lower grade parts, you can always upgrade them later yourself. Digital Storm says the Aura was designed with off-the-shelf components so that users could handle DIY improvements on their own.

If you’ve been dying for a gaming AiO with style and power, this might be the PC for you. The Aura is available from Digital Storm right now.

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