OCUK Ultima Raptor Review
As you can see from our other two reviews, today has seen AMD return to the fore with a big bang. I'm sure lots of our more technically minded readers are already plotting their upgrade paths and raiding the Internet for the best prices.
But what if you aren't the type of person who has the confidence to build their own computers. After all, most of us weren't to begin with and even now those of us with self-built PCs are vastly in the minority.
If you're going to buy a pre-built computer there mainly appears to be two big routes you can go down. The first is the generic "store" PC which is usually underpowered and overpriced. Sold to the masses who don't know much better and think that 1GB of RAM is plenty. The second is to get a system that definitely has the go and the show, but costs an absolute fortune to get the latest hardware.
So what if you know what you want, haven't got the time or the expertise to build it yourself, but also don't fancy taking out a mortgage to cover the cost?
Enter Overclockers UK with the Ultima Raptor.
Overclockers UK have been providing pre-built PCs for years now, and in the last year the range has really exploded to cover every imaginable pocket from the exceptional value, to the full Monty. The Ultima Raptor we have in today is balanced neatly in the middle of the OCUK range, priced at £1199 at the specifications we've got today.
Often when reviewing customisable items the provided sample has all the options. Anyone who's seen a car advert or road test will know what I mean. But for the test today we've got the vanilla one. The baseline model. That isn't to say it's lacking at all. Let's have a look at the specifications.
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Six Core Processor - Pre-Overclocked to 4GHz
ASUS 890FX Crosshair 4 Formula Motherboard
ASUS ATI Radeon HD5870
2x2GB Corsair DDR XMS3 @ 1600MHz
Western Digital Caviar 640GB
Corsair TX650 PSU
Titan Fenrir CPU Cooler
Antec 902 Nine Hundred Two Case
As you can see it's a hefty specification indeed, with a 4GHz six core CPU, 4GB or RAM and a HD5870 this should munch through anything you throw at it. Also considering the X6 1090T is only released today, you're getting the very latest hardware for your hard earned pound.