OCUK Titan Envy M Evo System Review
Published: 2nd March 2015 | Source: Overclockers UK | Price: £1531 |
We spend every waking moment comparing hardware on identical systems to ensure that you have the best possible information to help you decide exactly which component suits your needs. This is such an integral part of who we are as people that whenever we see an upcoming release of hardware we automatically place it in our mental 'top ten' and think of the various current things that give it a run for its money. It's second nature to the point that your loyal OC3D staff end up doing it with everything in life. Coffee, pizza, jeans, games, it matters not.
So knowing how fixated we are on tabulating data the times when a system appears in the OC3D office tends to take a moment to recalibrate our instincts. All systems are configured so differently, and hardware moves at such a pace, that any comparisons are meaningless. We have to reset and look at it as a 'value for money/build quality/component choice' exercise. We all have personal preferences to how we'd build systems but thankfully companies have become wise to this and provide an array of customisation options.
Today's review is no exception, coming from the Overclockers.co.uk team who have a system to suit all needs and budgets, but are equally happy to configure it for you until every last drop of value is obtained. Enter the Titan Envy M Evo, a system that reads like a what's what of high-end hardware.
Specifications as reviewed
Obviously you can set it up roughly how you wish, but our review sample came equipped with the following hardware :
- Case: Phanteks Evolv Micro ATX Gaming Case - Gun Metal
- Power Supply: Super Flower 550W 80+ Gold Rated PSU
- CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K overclocked to 4.4GHz
- Motherboard: Asus Z97 Gryphon Armor Edition mATX
- Cooler: Dual 120mm CPU Water Cooler
- RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 Kingston HyperX 2400MHz Dual Channel Kit
- Primary Hard Drive: Samsung 850 Evo Series Solid State Drive
- Secondary Hard Drive: Seagate Hard Drive 2TB
- Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980
- Sound: High Definition 7.1 Onboard Sound Card
- Operating System: Windows 8.1
It's tough to find anything there that doesn't sit high up your wishlist. Latest Intel CPU, check. Best GPU on earth, yep. The case and PSU are probably the biggest things that will inspire debate, so let's show you what it looks like.