Our look at pre-built systems continues today as we take a step up and look at a fully water-cooled system from the guys over at Overclockers UK. We’ve had a look at a range of systems so far that use off the shelf components that most users would buy and fit themselves, however there is always the scope for more and when it comes to getting more out of your system, custom water cooling loops are the next step. Water cooling for the most part is an uncharted area for a large number of people due to the seemingly complex process that is involved and more so the worry of the system leaking and damaging other components in the build.
Overclockers UK are one of the UK’s biggest hardware retailers, both in their shop at their warehouse in Stoke-On-Trent and more so through their website at www.overclockers.co.uk where this system and much, much more can be found – sadly not including giraffes! Overclockers UK pride themselves in having a large knowledge in overclocking their shop built systems, as their name would suggest and this they pass on to their huge consumer base with their pre-built systems.
The Ultima 460i Scimitar is one of OcUK’s more recent system creations with a hearty amount of power from the latest generation of Intel processors and one of the most powerful graphics cards on the market courtesy of AMD. To top all this off, the system has been overclocked and fully water-cooled with a custom loop, which itself is made up of parts from the biggest names in the water cooling market.
- Name: Ultima 460i Scimitar
- Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II
- MB: Gigabyte Z87X-OC
- CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k @ 4.5GHz
- RAM: 16GB Team Group Vulcan Orange 2133MHz (2x8GB)
- SSD: 120GB Samsung 840
- HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
- GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7990 6GB
- PSU: Corsair TX850W V2
- ODD: OcUK DVD-RW / Blu Ray Combo
- Radiators: XSPC EX120 120mm, XSPC EX360 120mm, Hardware Labs Black Ice SR-1 240 120mm
- CPU Block: XSPC Raystorm
- GPU Block: EK Water Block EK-FC7990 SE – Acetal
- Pump: XSPC D5 Vario
- Reservoir: EK Res X3 250
- Fittings: XSPC Black Chrome Rotary & Compression
- Fluid: Mayhems Pastel Orange
- Fans: 6x Noiseblocker Black Silent Pro PLPS 120mm
- OS: Optional Windows 7 or 8
- Warranty: Minimum 24 month Collect and return (36 month optional)
- Price: £2,764.00 inc VAT
As system specifications go, this is by far the longest and most impressive list that I’ve seen to date, however that is not all, it is also the biggest and heaviest system that I’ve had to haul around the office.
After muscling this hefty system up the stairs (which I will add was inside another box with loads of protective foam and heavy-duty straps around the outside), we find that the original boxes for the motherboard and GPU are included along with all of the manuals and extras for all the system components.