Aria Gladiator Sparta Haswell i5 4670K Nano Overclocked Bundle Review

Test Setup, Clock speed and Temps

Aria Gladiator Sparta i5 Nano Overclocked Bundle Review

Test Setup

As well as the Sparta Nano we'll be running our tests with a heavily overclocked MSI HD7970. It doesn't quite reach the performance heights of the Club3D HD7970 Royal Ace we normally test with, but as the i5-2500K was about value-for-money and the i5-4670K is on similar grounds, then it should make for a nicely performing system that is still within the reach of the average user.

Aria Gladiator Sparta i5 Nano Overclocked Bundle :
i5-4670K @ 4.4GHz
Crucial Ballistix 1866MHz
Gigabyte Z87 Sniper M5
Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler
MSI HD7950 OC
Catalyst 13.4
Corsair H80 
Cougar CM1000
Windows 7 x64

Clock Speeds

Aria carefully select their CPUs to ensure that you end up with a model which overclocks nicely. It takes away the silicon lottery aspect. It would be very easy to just add a ton of volts to ensure that the overclock remains stable, but the real demonstrator of the build quality of the Aria bundles comes from the 1.17v CPU vCore. This should hopefully help keep the temperatures in check if the i5-4670K takes after it's bigger brother.

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Temperatures

With a single-fan air cooler we'd have imagined the temperatures to be fairly huge, but the combination of a gently volted overclock and the i5-4670K proving a far cooler CPU than it's bigger brother has meant that, even under heavy load testing, the temperature barely got towards 60°C. 

 

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05-07-2013, 05:04:10

tinytomlogan
Based upon the Core i5-4670K, the Aria Gladiator Sparta i5 Nano bundle is pre-built and pre-overclocked. Worthy of a purchase?

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...125048941l.jpg


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05-07-2013, 05:31:13

Solanos
To be honest it's not that good of a price tag there. I got a 4770k with a sabertooth, ripjaws, ssd and an h100i and cost me 780. The difference is that It didn't come already overclocked but..

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Thats over 50% price difference.... lol
I agree but if you just buy an i7, a g1 killer m5, ram and a decent cooler the price will be like 570-580. Isn't the 4770k worth the extra 70-80?

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tbh this is a damn good price for what you get and your only paying about 40 over what you would if you bought the parts yourself, its good if your not confident in putting the parts together yourself and you dont know how to overclock. i think this is a well deserved gold on tom/vb's part great review as always
there got my answer

05-07-2013, 05:32:03

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Solanos View Post
To be honest it's not that good of a price tag there. I got a 4770k with a sabertooth, ripjaws, ssd and an h100i and cost me 780. The difference is that It didn't come already overclocked but..

Thats over 50% price difference.... lol

05-07-2013, 05:37:14

UkGouki
tbh this is a damn good price for what you get and your only paying about 40 over what you would if you bought the parts yourself, its good if your not confident in putting the parts together yourself and you dont know how to overclock. i think this is a well deserved gold on tom/vb's part great review as always

05-07-2013, 12:42:13

VonBlade
That's why we rated it so highly on price. Not only is it a relatively small price over a self build, you're guaranteed the overclock.

Regular forum members will know how variable the Haswell CPUs are at the moment. It's worth the extra to be certain of a good'un, before you factor in the plug and play convenience

06-07-2013, 00:16:26

Mgutierrez33
i7 not necessary for gaming really, speaking from experience. Great price for a great bit of kit, and it doesn't hurt that it actually looks good, too. Great review!
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