Aria.co.uk Gladiator 1155 i5 4.4GHz Bundle

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Aria.co.uk Gladiator i5 overclocked Bundle

Introduction

Overclocking your system has long been the most common modifications to perform. Who doesn't want extra performance for no cash outlay? Exactly.

However we know that not everyone necessarily has the confidence to give it a go. Partially because the old method of overclocking, common to every format prior to Socket 1155, was fairly complex and partially because the kind of people who can only afford the lower-end products haven't got the financial freedom to take the risks with their hardware.

Even though the Intel Socket 1155 is delightfully easy to overclock, it's understandable than with the silicon lottery and the time needed to make sure everything is working as it should, many people turn to a pre-overclocked system to get the extra performance without busting the bank.

Usually though a pre-overclocked system comes with an undesirable hefty price-bump. Today we're taking a look at a bundle that is based around the phenomenal Core i5-2500K and is delivered to you with a 4.4 GHz overclock and ready to roll, yet its CHEAPER than buying the bits separately and doing it yourself! Enter the Aria Gladiator P67 B3 4.4GHz bundle.

Technical Specifications

So what do you get for a penny shy of £330? Quite a bit actually. Obviously the processor is the star attraction. 4.4 GHz of Quad-Core goodness, backed up with a good value MSI motherboard. The RAM is slightly slower than we'd like to see, but for the money we can have no complaints at all. After all, this is about great value, and it's very easy to let performance desires creep up (i.e for an extra £10 I could have.. and for an extra £20 I could.. and before you know it you've spent 3 grand).

• Intel® Core™ i5-2500K (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor overclocked to 4.4 GHz
• 4GB Mushkin Silverline #996768 (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz 9-9-9-24
• MSI P67A-G45 Intel P67 (REV B3) Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard
• Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 High Performance CPU Cooler
• Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
• 1 Years RTB Warranty

Features:
• 4.40GHz Overclocked Quad Core CPU
• Intel® P67 Chipset
• 4GB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3
• 2x USB 3.0 Ports
• 8x USB 2.0 Ports
• 2x SATA III Ports
• 4x SATA II Ports
• 1x IEEE 1394a Port
• Gigabit LAN
• High Definition 8 Channel Audio CODEC
• Expansion slots: 2x PCIe 2.0 x16 Slots (dual x8/x8), 3x PCIe x1 Slots & 2x PCI Slots

So as you can see all of the bases are covered for a great underpinning to a system. Let's see how well it's built.

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Most Recent Comments

09-05-2011, 03:54:04

tinytomlogan
Today we take a look at a pre-overclocked Core i5 bundle from Aria. Which just so happens to be the cheapest overclocked bundle in the UK at the time of going to press.



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09-05-2011, 04:06:24

Game Over
Wow. a 9-10-10 score from the OC3D.

Thats pretty impressive. Nice

09-05-2011, 05:50:06

SieB
This bundle is one of the best I have ever seen for the value for money.

I don't like bundles myself because i'm a do it yourself type of person but for someone who isn't confident in building their own PC or overclocking and on a budget, this is definietly the bundle you should buy. All you need to do is add a PSU, case, HDD and GPU, something like the CM 690 II ADV a 6850, Samsung F3 1TB and a 500/600W PSU and for around 600 including the bundle you have yourself a decent little gaming rig.

09-05-2011, 07:04:45

dugdiamond
Roll up! Roll up!

Mr Aria has lost his marbles!

He is almost giving away great bundles!

Get them while you can!

Roll up! Roll up!

09-05-2011, 09:03:26

badtaylorx
here in the states you can get the same stuff for 100$ (61.00GBP)less just hafta put it together yourself 440.96 @ newegg...unless im missing somthin here???

09-05-2011, 09:06:21

SieB
Quote:
Originally Posted by badtaylorx View Post

here in the states you can get the same stuff for 100$ (61.00GBP)less just hafta put it together yourself 440.96 @ newegg
You lucky Americans pay a lot less than us Brits for hardware plus you get mail in rebates and don't have to pay 20% tax, sometimes I hate being British

09-05-2011, 09:49:01

marsey99
it shows how good value this is tbh as its the same price as the hardware would cost in the states once you remove the tax.

the aria bundles are so good i know i guy who is coming over to the uk from norway to get one because the hardware is that much more there he can travel and stay here, buy the parts and still save money

09-05-2011, 09:53:24

SieB
They must pay a fortune for stuff in Norway. I know the tax is really high over there but still, to travel over here and still pay less, that's messed up

09-05-2011, 11:24:33

adamjamesroe
Really good performance, for a very good price. Great job by aria!

09-05-2011, 13:11:15

piotrekhc
wow that is great deal

09-05-2011, 15:00:05

daniSAUR
I've been looking at this deal for the past week and a bit now, I'm so tempted. But if it came without the cooler and had an extra 4GB of RAM I'd have snapped it up in an instant.

09-05-2011, 16:41:24

DT-525
Quote:
Originally Posted by daniSAUR View Post

I've been looking at this deal for the past week and a bit now, I'm so tempted. But if it came without the cooler and had an extra 4GB of RAM I'd have snapped it up in an instant.
Just ask if you want to customize it.

09-05-2011, 17:16:41

marsey99
Quote:
Originally Posted by daniSAUR View Post

I've been looking at this deal for the past week and a bit now, I'm so tempted. But if it came without the cooler and had an extra 4GB of RAM I'd have snapped it up in an instant.
If you phone them they will customize it but I think 4gb of ram will cost more than removing the heatsink and I'm not sure they would oc it as high on a stock cooler as they run stability tests before shipping the bundle.

Only way to know for sure would be to ask tho mate

09-05-2011, 17:18:53

daniSAUR
Hmm, good plan! Although I priced up a few items I wanted (without the overclock) and it came to a similar price (about 20-30 more?) so I'm not too worried.

Still... this bundle is my safety net.

11-05-2011, 03:37:48

sheroo
Just out of interest, are they running the 4.4 overclock without speedstep?

21-05-2011, 03:38:36

Youngie1337
Gonna go for this I think. The specs seem bang for buck! I just hope it's still on by the time the missus gets back(in a few weeks now :S). I will almost defo get this. What graphics card do you guys recommend getting? Looking for a nice card that will be good for some new games and not bottleneck because of mobo.

Cheers.

21-05-2011, 03:47:44

sheroo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Youngie1337 View Post

Gonna go for this I think. The specs seem bang for buck! I just hope it's still on by the time the missus gets back(in a few weeks now :S). I will almost defo get this. What graphics card do you guys recommend getting? Looking for a nice card that will be good for some new games and not bottleneck because of mobo.

Cheers.
What's your budget? Will you go multi-monitor in the future?

21-05-2011, 03:52:28

Youngie1337
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheroo View Post

What's your budget? Will you go multi-monitor in the future?
After this I wouldn't have a budget as I would be waiting a little while to get a card. I've already ordered my desk, which cost just over 200. But I wouldn't wonna go above 200 tbh. But if the performance is a big one, go for it 300 max.

Thank you.

21-05-2011, 03:59:33

sheroo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Youngie1337 View Post

After this I wouldn't have a budget as I would be waiting a little while to get a card. I've already ordered my desk, which cost just over 200. But I wouldn't wonna go above 200 tbh. But if the performance is a big one, go for it 300 max.

Thank you.
For 200 go for the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560Ti SOC.

21-05-2011, 04:05:30

sheroo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Youngie1337 View Post

After this I wouldn't have a budget as I would be waiting a little while to get a card. I've already ordered my desk, which cost just over 200. But I wouldn't wonna go above 200 tbh. But if the performance is a big one, go for it 300 max.

Thank you.
If you want to stretch it a little further then you can get yourself a 570...

MSI GeForce GTX 570 OC Twin FrozR III

https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=44468

21-05-2011, 04:15:35

Youngie1337
Nice, thanks for the information. 570 looks like a nice card, and the reviews are quite good also!

30-05-2011, 02:57:35

Heart
Is there anything remotely similar to this across the pond in the states?
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