Gladiator i5 4.4GHz Z68 Bundle

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The Gladiator comes packaged just like the P67 did with enormous amounts of air bags and one of the most serious cardboard boxes we've ever seen. There is no chance of it getting damaged in transit which is always a worry with a pre-mounted heatsink.

The bundle itself is kept safe in a modified anti-static bag and we also have the box and all accessories included, just as if you'd brought it all separately. Gladiator Z68 Bundle Gladiator Z68 Bundle  

As this is one of the lower-end Gigabyte motherboards there isn't an extraordinary amount of accessories included, but there is still everything you'd need. 

Once out of the packaging you can see the Freezer 13 dominates this Micro-ATX board. Gladiator Z68 Bundle Gladiator Z68 Bundle  

Although the Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 comes with Intel HD3000 graphics integrated, there are still enough PCI-e slots that you could run CrossfireX or SLI should you so choose. An array of USB3.0 headers ensure you're not short of USB ports. 

The D2H comes with four SATA 3Gbp/s and two SATA 6Gbp/s sockets for all your storage requirements. Gladiator Z68 Bundle Gladiator Z68 Bundle  

If you do wish to use this as your HTPC then power efficiency is an important requirement. It's important in every use, but especially so as your digital media server. As you can see the 4-pin CPU power and integrated VRM components reassures us that your electric meter wont need a lie down. Gladiator Z68 Bundle Gladiator Z68 Bundle

Round the back we have a combined PS2, four USB 2.0, two USB 3.0 and the Realtek LAN. Although the excellent Realtek ALC889 supports 7.1 you'll need a front-panel to make full use of it as the D2H comes with line-in, line-out and microphone jacks.

For maximum compatibility the onboard graphics can be output via the VGA, DVI-D or even HDMI connectors. Gladiator Z68 Bundle Gladiator Z68 Bundle

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Most Recent Comments

31-05-2011, 06:58:37

Following the excellent P67-based i5 Gladiator bundle from Aria, we take a look at one based on the Z68 board. Is it just as good?

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31-05-2011, 07:09:18

Another bargain bundle from Aria and this time with a Z68 motherboard and some Muskin Copper Head. The IGP is better than expected as well 30 fps in Far Cry 2 is pretty good, just don't ask if it can run Crysis Quote

31-05-2011, 08:04:06

value for money yet again

BTW: aria's gaffer is on the tv tonight "secret millionaire"Quote

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