OCUK Releases Powerful Asteroid mITX Gaming System by 8Pack

When we here 8Pack, then we know that it is followed by something great and it is no different this time around. Overclockers UK introduced the new Asteroid Mini-ITX gaming system by 8Pack – an impressive and very powerful system. The all-new extreme mini PC is designed and built by Ian 8Pack Parry, one of the best-known overclockers in the world. The hardware has been handpicked and tuned for only the best experience.

The 8Pack Astroid isn’t just a powerful system, it is also a beautiful one with its black and red case. It is also built with hard-line tubing for the custom liquid cooling loop that gives it an even better over-all look. The PC is also supplied with a flight case as standard that has been manufactured for portability, allowing the user to also pack their peripherals with the PC.

So by now you’re probably curious what kind of hardware powers this tiny monster. At the heart, it has an Intel Core i7 6700K Skylake processor that has been overclocked to 4.7GHz and the base configuration comes with 8GB memory that has been overclocked to 3866MHz. The graphics part is covered by a Nvidia GTX 980Ti graphics card that also has been overclocked out of the box, in this case to 1450MHz or more. The operating system gets a 512GB solid state drive while there also is a 1TB SSD for files and your game collection. All this is powered by a 1000W 80Plus Titanium rated Super Flower power supply. Wow.

 

In every single 8Pack Asteroid gaming PC, there is always expert craftsmanship with cherry picked hardware and deep testing. With a setup like this, you won’t run into any bottlenecks and get maximum performance from the hardware without any compromise.

As with all Overclockers UK systems, you can also customize the specification away from the standard setup in order to get just the right match for your needs. While many might go for a memory upgrade, the rest is pretty much solid. So what will all this cost you, you might ask. It starts at £3989.99 which is a hefty sum, but it is also a hefty system.

Standard Specification:

  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980Ti overclocked (Option to upgrade to Titan X)
  • Memory: Team Group Xtreem 8GB 3866Mhz (Option to upgrade to 16GB 3733Mhz)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 6700K overclocked to 4.7+
  • Storage: Two Samsung 850 Evo Series Solid State Drives. 512GB for OS, and 1TB for games
  • PSU: 1000W Superflower PSU
  • Case: Custom Parvum 8Pack Edition case with built in water cooling reservoir
  • Fan controller: Aquaero 5
  • Flight Case included

While the price of almost £4000 might have put you off a little bit, we got to remember that we don’t just buy the hardware here – this is a little piece of art and it comes with unparalleled support. As a customer of this system, you ‘ll be given 8Packs mobile phone number to contact him if there were any issues or support queries – labour free for 5 years. That isn’t a service that you’ll find anywhere else.

Below you’ll find a lot more images of this beautiful built system and all its details, so have fun drooling and imagining how great it would look on your desk right now.

Overclockers UK Launches Incredible Value “8Pack Approved” Bundle

Ian “8Pack” Parry is one of the most respected overclockers in the world and renowned for setting various world records! Not only that, he employs his many years of experience and specialized expertise to help retailer, Overclockers UK produce extreme grade bundles as well as pre-configured dream systems. After focusing on the elite tier market, 8Pack has decided to cater towards the mainstream customer while only recommending hardware he would feel comfortable using.

The 8Pack Approved Gaming bundle includes an Intel Core i5-6400, 8GB (2x4GB) HyperX Fury 2666MHz DDR4 memory (upgradable to 16GB), ASUS Z170-E motherboard, Alpenföhn Brocken 2 CPU Cooler and 1g Thermal Grizzly which allows for multiple applications. This basic package retails for £329.95 and includes free next day shipping via DPD. By default, the CPU is capable of reaching 4.4GHz despite having a locked multiplier. This is because you can attain substantial speed increases using BCLK adjustments. If this seems like a daunting experience, then there’s nothing to worry about as 8Pack has outlined the recommended settings to easily reach the 4.4GHz figure. Furthermore, if you encounter any problems, he’s usually on hand to help out!

While the bundled air cooler is perfectly acceptable, some users might prefer a more visually pleasing alternative. For an extra £40.94, you can acquire the OcUK TechLabs 120mm All-In-One Watercooler which comes with a Silverstone FQ121 fan in black. This is one of the best water cooling fans on the market and maintains quiet operation. Overall, this is a fantastic bundle for users on a budget and incorporates possibly the best technical support available to consumers.

It’s also great to see a number of options in terms of memory capacity and cooler preference. Since the revelations about Skylake’s CPU strap, there’s no real reason to opt for an unlocked multiplier unless you want to simplify the overclocking process. However, in this case, the hard work has already been done by 8Pack with the hardware testing and recommended profiles.

8Pack and der8auer Smash 3 World Records at ROG OC Showdown 2015

8Pack isn’t known as one of the best overclockers in the world for no reason and he has just shown everyone why that is at the recent ASUS ROG OC  Showdown Area 2015 by not only winning the event but also breaking two world records himself while his partner in “crime” der8auer also cracked a record.

The records were created on the ASUS Rampage Extreme V motherboard with ASUS GeForce GTX Titan X in Triple & Quad-SLI configuration and using LN2 cooling:

  • Catzilla 1440P – 56747 by 8pack
  • Catzilla 720P – 94997 by der8auer
  • 3DMark11 Performance – 53396 by 8pack

Other partners for the event besides ASUS, were HyperX, Seasonic, and Dimastech supplying the hardware that was used.

8Pack’s normal home is at Overclockers UK where they also sell specialized and highly overclocked systems by just him, 8Pack. So if you got the taste for just the best, you can buy it directly. Those systems won’t come cheap though as the cheapest system starts at £4679.94 incl. VAT.

SuperFlower Displays Latest Products @ Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – It’s always a change of pace to look at power supplies. The market is just as fierce as the CPU, RAM, Motherboard, etc… markets, but manufacturers know that a good quality power supply will be enough over fancy gimmicks.

SuperFlower is a large brand, but is fairly low profile in the European sector; well that was until OverclockersUK started exclusively stocking them. Since that move, SuperFlower is highly regarded in the enthusiast world and one of the most famous thanks to a collaboration with Overclocker ‘8-Pack’ to produce the world’s first 2,000W power supply.

In recent years, modifying the power supply cables has become a mainstream modification. This is a very simple change to the power supply that makes a huge difference to the internals of the computer.

The range presented to us today is all previous technology from SuperFlower.

We look forward to see what SuperFlower will bring in the future. We will keep you updated with any news and events from the rest of Computex 2015.

HyperX, Intel and Overclockers UK Open London Pop-Up Store for Immersive Gaming

Kington’s HyperX division of today announces its “Meet the Pros” exclusive Pop-Up Shop launching in London’s Soho from 27-31 May.

HyperX doesn’t do it all alone and they joined forces with Intel and Overclockers UK to create a fully immersive gaming experience where game enthusiasts and visitors can go head to head with professional gamers and compete on the newly released Project Cars game.

You can’t just see how you measure up against some of the best, there will also be daily prizes for the fastest lap times, composed of gaming peripherals and accessories. The grand prize is worthy of the name is it is a complete custom gaming rig that is up for grabs on the final day of the competition.

The League of Legends global champion Snoopeh will headline the event and there will be a meet and greet for fans on Thursday, 28th May.

8Pack is one of the highest acclaimed and known overclockers in the world, and he’ll be attending on the same day, giving fans a chance to meet the record breaker and gain first-hand expert advice.

The event is open to the public from 27-31 May at 27 Peter Street, London, W1F 0AR.

  • Wednesday: 3pm-8pm
  • Thursday: 10am-5pm
  • Friday: 10am-8pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 8pm
  • Sunday: 10am- 5pm

A full array of HyperX products will also be available to view and purchase, and you can also get expert advice along with it.

Super Flower and 8Pack Set to Release 2000W Platinum PSU

You may remember that last week OCUK were teasing us, Well today Super Flower and Ian “8Pack” Parry have announced that they have joined together to bring us a 2000W power supply – the first one on the market for consumers.

Super Flower are a high end PSU manufacturer that are really pushing the boundaries and its no surprise that they have teamed up with the global number one overclocker 8pack to bring us this 2000W power supply. This means that he will be able to overclock 4-Way SLI/CrossfireX with ease and with a platinum rating it will be efficient too!

The power supply boasts the following features:

• 100% Full Modular Design for easy cable management
• 80 PLUS® Platinum Certified
• Full range auto voltage dectection design 100V~240V (Active PFC)
• Comply With Energy Star Standard & EuP (Energy Using Products) Regulation
• Over voltage protection / Over current protection / Over power protection / Short circuit protection / Under
voltage protection
• Support All Intel/AMD Multi-Core CPU & ATX/BTX Compatible Motherboards
• Support NVIDIA® SLI & ATI CrossFireX High Performance Graphic Card
• More than 2,000 times On/Off test
• Unleaded Green Materials with RoHS/WEEE Compliance
• 5 year warranty

And is available from Overclockers for £349.99 inc VAT, which does sound expensive, but your getting a lot of power for your money.

For more information click Here

Thanks to OCUK for this information.

Overclockers UK Tease Something Big

Overclockers UK are teasing that something big coming, but we have very little idea what! They have teased us with a video on their Facebook page today, but we don’t have many other clues yet.

Watching the video closely, we spotted that the PSU could be an 8pack branded Super Flower PSU. Digging a bit more and we found out that Super Flower shared the video on their own Facebook page, so they certainly have something to do with this.

How big will this be? Will it be an 8pack improved PSU? or maybe a killer new system? We’ll have to be a little more patient to find out.

Overclockers have just brought the Leadex 1600W monster PSUs to the EU, so if this is a new complete system built by 8pack, then it will one killer of a system. What do you think it is?

8Pack Smashes 3DMark World Record With 4 MSI R9 290X Lightnings: 1300MHz Each!

When it comes to overclocking there is no bigger name than the MSI Lightning series, time and time again it has proven itself the GPU series of choice for extreme overclockers to smash through world records and you guessed it, today it’s happened again. The professional overclocker in this case is the very talented 8Pack of Overclockers UK, while the graphics card in question is MSI’s mighty fine R9 290X Lightning – but not just one of them, a whopping four hit 8Pack’s test bench. The world record is an impressive 35018 marks in 3DMark Fire Strike for four way R9 290X CrossFire X. That score was achieved with a healthy 1300MHz on the core and 1625 MHz on the memory with some custom EK water cooling and a load of extra fans to keep the monstrous VRM solution running cool and stable. I’m honestly quite impressed the cards only needed water cooling to reach such an impressive speed, maybe there is even more headroom to be tapped with the help of some LN2 in future!

The rest of the system includes 16GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum running at 1338 MHz (2676MHz effective), an Intel Core i7 4930K running at a whopping 6.15GHz with LN2 cooling, an ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Black Edition and an Antec High Current Pro 1200W power supply.

If you feel like having a crack at some world records yourself then you can buy the MSI R9 290X Lightning graphics card today for £529.99 at Overclockers UK, €589.00 at Caseking or $699.99 at Newegg.

Images courtesy of 8Pack (OCUK)

Overclockers UK Unveil New Line Of 8Pack Inspired Systems

Early last month, Overclockers UK became home to a new breed of high-end systems that have taken the process of hand-picking components for sale-able systems to a whole new level. The ultra high-end systems have certainly rustled up the extreme performance community and whilst some regard them as having a steep price tag, it has to be considered that each system is painstakingly put together after each major component is hand-picked and binned based in its out of the box performance.

Following on from 8Pack’s launch of three ultra high-end systems, there has been a second line of systems in development that offer up the same essence of the ultra high-end systems, but with a lighter price point, that for many will make them more within reach of purchase. With inspiration coming from the essence of 8Pack’s dedication to quality and performance, the Infinity line consists of six systems with three water-cooled systems known as the Tesseract, Quasar and Eclipse.

The cheapest system of the three, the ‘Tesseract’ comes with a baseline price tag of £3071.99 (inc VAT) and is based around an overclocked 4770k and twin GTX780’s in SLI on a Gigabyte Z87X-OC with 8GB or RAM and housed in Corsair’s Carbide 540 High Flow Cube chassis. Taking a move up the performance ladder, the ‘Quasar’, like the Tesseract has an overclocked 4770k, but is built on an Asus Z87 Maximus VI Formula with 16GB of RAM and twin GTX Titan’s in SLI, this step up in performance will set you back just over £1000 extra.

At the top of the new range is the £4967.99 ‘Eclipse’. Built around a high performance 4930k overclocked CPU on an Asus Rampage IV Extreme motherboard, this system also comes with 16GB of 2133Mz RAM and twin GTX Titans, again all water-cooled and this time built into the huge Corsair Obsidian 900D chassis that has recently come to market.

All the systems come with a minimum of a 24 month return and collect warranty and are available to buy now at Overclockers.co.uk

Source: Overclockers UK Press Release

Overclocker 8Pack Introduces His Three New Custom Overclocked Systems

Overclocker 8Pack Introduces His Three New Custom Overclocked Systems


It’s been a busy week for pro overclocker Ian ‘8Pack’ Parry. Following his achievement of breaking a benchmarking world record first thing Tuesday morning, followed by his appearance at the O2 arena in London to take part in an overclocking workshop he has now launched a line of three systems that are custom built to his own specifications with selected components specifically for these systems.

We’ve already shown you what these three systems entail here, and whilst some people have regarded them as being expensive, what has to be taken into account is that you are also paying for an after care service that is not like any after sales service program at the moment.

Following the unveiling of the three systems in Stoke-On-Trent, Ian was kind enough to give us an overview of his new systems and what each has to offer:

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Overclockers UK Announce Ultra High-End 8Pack Systems

We told you that something special was coming from Overclockers UK just a few days ago and now they have finally unveiled it. The new 8Pack range of custom built ultra high end systems from Overclockers UK comes built, designed and created by the UK’s number one overclocker Ian Parry, otherwise known as 8Pack.

Overclockers UK will offer three different pre built systems. From top to bottom they are the HyperCube, SuperNova and Polaris. Each system is individually overclocked using cherry binned CPUs, benchmarked and finalised to give the highest level of performance. All systems feature themed coloured parts and custom water cooling loops. All 8Pack systems are delivered by a two-man courier team and then are home-installed. Each system comes with custom 8Pack branding, an “8Pack Welcome pack” and a 24 month warranty managed by 8Pack himself.

To top it all off each 8Pack system comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by 8Pack. These systems certainly aren’t cheap and you pay for quality, but of course you’d expect to so this is no surprise. You can check out more detailed specifications here. The 8Pack Hypercube costs £6599.99, the 8Pack Polaris costs £7699.99 and the 8Pack Supernova costs £9499.99.

Images courtesy of Overclockers UK

Pro Overclocker 8Pack Gives Overclocking Demo At The O2 Arena

Pro Overclocker 8Pack Gives Overclocking Demo At The O2 Arena


Amongst the global community of computer enthusiasts, there are many that dream of having a system that was faster but without having to pay high amounts of money in some cases to get just that. Fortunately for many people, the process of overclocking their systems comes straight to mind and with ease they are able to unlock some extra free performance from their existing components by a process of tweaking setting mainly in the system BIOS.

For a large majority of users however, the idea of doing just that or the thought of playing around in the systems BIOS without the knowledge of what to do is what holds them back and even with many online guides for overclocking available, sadly there’s not too many chances where some of these users get the change to get a workshop based look in to overclocking 101.

This week at the o2 arena in London, Students from all over the world have honed in on the area for a week long technology festival where they can get together with other like minded people and interact in the world’s biggest electronic entertainment event.

Campus Party is an annual week long, 24-hours-a-day technology festival where thousands of “Campuseros” (hackers, developers, gamers and technophiles), equipped with laptops, camp on-site and immerse themselves in a truly unique environment.

Recognized as the biggest electronic entertainment event in the world, Campus Party unites the brightest young minds in technology and science under the idea that “the Internet is not a network of computers, it’s a network of people.”

The festival features over 500 hours of talks, debates, workshops, competitions and hackathons related to science, innovation, digital entertainment and creativity. Additionally, hundreds of hours of ad-hoc events are planned by participants and continue throughout the night.

The overclocking workshop was undertaken by a group of of enthusiasts wh0 included Ian Cutress, the UK’s #1 enthusiast overclocker, Kenny ‘K404’ and finally Overclockers UK’s very own Ian ‘8Pack’ Parry. As part of the 101, the workshop was split into two parts with the first part relating to the fundamentals of overclocking – ie what it is, why we do it, what we need and most importantly how we do it and then a demo of overclocking a Haswell i7 4670k from its stock speed as far it will go in the Intel shipped stock cooler to demonstrate the need for superior cooling.

Asus were keen to pick up on the event and were kind enough to provide the kit for two overclocking setups using a Maximus VI Extreme, 8GB Patriot Black Mamba 2133Mhz memory, Intel i7 4760k and a GTX 760 Direct CUII. Power supply wise, at the heart of it was an Antec 1200W and Corsair AX1200i making sure that the power was clean and stable.

In the second session of the evening, the focus moved more towards extreme cooling and benching for world records. With 160l of fresh LN2 at the ready, the crowd quickly drew in to get a glimpse of what it takes to break a world record.

In the foreground 8Pack can be seen keeping both parts of his setup – which includes a 4770k running at 6.5GHz and a MSI GTX780 Lightning – running well below -100c in order to push for a new 3DMark05 record.

Exclusive: 8 Pack of Overclockers UK WINS Corsair & Intel Overclocking Competition

Newcastle-under-Lyme, The UK’s number one overclocking guru, body building expert and employee of Overclockers UK, 8-Pack has won $5000 through pure overclocking excellence and putting his full knowledge of the all new “Haswell” CPU under a heated competition at Computex Taiwan.

Overclockers UK employee, 8-Pack who currently holds the highest rank for overclocking in the UK was one of a few hand-picked OC specialists to be invited and flown to Computex Taiwan, putting his profound knowledge to the test in a prestige world’s first 4th Generation Intel processor OC competition. Sponsored by Corsair and Intel, the competition took 20 of the most talented CPU benching experts to see what they could achieve through the use of LN2 (Liquid Nitrogen) on Intels latest Z87 platform.

The main event of the competition was the “Top Speed Competition” with a storming $5000 top prize for the competitor who could provide the best verified SuperPi 32M score. 8-Pack through his dedicated personality, strives to always be number one and keeping his cool under the pressure of all the media, rivals and the clock was able to pull off a 6.55GHz overclock with DRAM OC at 2700MHz and uncore of 5.9GHz on an ASUS Maximus 6 Extreme, Corsair Vengeance Pro memory and using a 4th Gen Intel Core i7 4770k processor finishing with a 7 – 8 second lead on the other challengers.

This is a great achievement for 8-Pack, adding another title and reason why Overclockers UK is the first stop for enthusiasts and gamers alike. As seen in the competition, the same dedication and technical knowledge is focused into our own extreme and gaming systems using Haswsell to provide high-overclocks and the best possible performance. 8-Pack will be updating with extra exclusive information on his win over on the Overclockers UK Forums.

Thank you Overclockers UK for providing us with this information.

Image(s) courtesy of eTeknix at Computex 2013 & Overclockers UK