OCUK Titan Tornado System Review
One element that gets overlooked when people review systems is the packaging. There is no point in waxing lyrical about performance figures if the system arrives looking like it's been dragged through a hedge backwards. With the Titan Tornado there is no such worry. Within the case is the truly genius foam that form-fits to keep the graphics cards wedges in place during transit. The case itself is put in its own case box, so you get the kind of protection Corsair rely upon to ship their cases around the world. That box is then surrounded by air-bag packaging and plenty of stiff cardboard spaces and the whole thing is placed in a palette-sized Overclockers box that is sufficiently rigid to have a second role as a makeshift tank in the event of a revolution.
Freed from its cardboard confines the Tornado is revealed in all its white wonderment. An ASUS X99-S motherboard is the heart of the system and looks tiny in such a cavernous case. No worries about skinned knuckles or restricted airflow here. Round the back of the motherboard we see where all the cables - so absent in the front view - are lurking. It's always the acid test of build quality when you look behind the curtain to see the things they don't expect you to see. It's as good here as it is round the front.
We reviewed the Super Flower PSU recently and they have certainly re-entered the fray with some serious products. At the other end of the bottom of the 760T we have the OS and data drives, both by Samsung. Lots of room for expansion if, like me, you can never have enough storage space.
The OCUK Techlabs AIO cooler is a 240mm affair, certain to keep even the 12 threads of the i7-5930K cool. The main event is the two GTX980Ti's though. We've regularly mentioned how much we love the look of a pair of cards in SLI and here is no different. If anything the knowledge that they're the performance kings only adds to out covetousness.
The front of the 760T has twin intake fans which, combined with the lack of vertical drive bays, should provide plenty of airflow. The rear has all the hallmarks you'd expect to find on a system at the cutting edge of possibility. More USB ports than you can shake a stick at and enough display outputs to let you run your own video wall, should the mood take you.
It's not only at the back that the Titan Tornado has you covered either as the front panel of the Corsair 760T has four USB ports, two 2.0 and two 3.0, for your smart devices and more temporary connections. Finally our review model came with white LEDs which match the case beautifully and look amazing. Highly recommended.