Aria Gladiator Juggernaut System Review
Opening the very sturdy cardboard container we find another layer of cardboard on top. Given how often it rains in England it's nice to have that bit extra security, should your delivery driver end up in a deluge.
With that out of the way we have an awesome bit of dense foam protecting the Juggernaut itself. Both top and bottom have loads of space around them, and it's very thick. Although we wouldn't recommend it, we think you could probably drop this down the steps and it would be none the worse for wear. Exceptional packaging ensuring your prized purchase will arrive in mint condition.
One thing we always like to see is the inclusion of the various manuals and accessories from the hardware in the machine. It's a small element, but given that most users will buy a prebuilt system as a starter, and eventually upgrade it, it's nice to have the cables and things that are otherwise a pain to source.
Our review system came with the fantastic CM Storm Xornet, probably the best value for money mouse on the market at the moment.
The Carbide 500R case comes in the hugely popular white, which is the colour de rigueur of everything since the i-devices first appeared.
We loved the Carbide 500R when we reviewed it at the tail end of 2011 and it's still a very solid performer. The blend of white externals and black internals might be reminiscent of a humbug, but it's a pleasing aesthetic. There is plenty of airflow through the case for applications such as this, and the whole thing is solidly built.
Although the GD45 isn't replete with a wealth of connectivity options, there is still enough for the requirements of nearly everyone, and certainly all we'd expect at such a low price. We never tire of seeing two cards filling the PCI brackets up. As nice and technically clever as a dual-GPU card is, it will never replace the visual glory of two single cards.