OCUK Ultima Raptor Review
With any purchase there are always a few elements that sway your decision towards that particular item. So here we've highlighted what we think are the four big products within the Overclockers UK Ultima Raptor.
Firstly, the thing that makes everyone salivate, the graphics card. Here we have a Radeon HD5870 which is pretty much the weapon of choice for any self-respecting gamer, providing great performance and bulletproof reliability. This particular model is from ASUS, although being a reference design it doesn't make a huge difference, nonetheless it's nice to know a major manufacturer is on board.
Of course, although represented here by the mammoth cooler, the major player is without doubt the new CPU. The AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor. If you've been impatient and read the review of that before this one, you'll know what a big deal this is. If not the numbers we have on offer here should give you a good taste of how much performance you're getting at a mainstream price.
Like a house is useless if built on quicksand, the benefits of a great motherboard as the foundation for your system cannot be overstated. Here we have one of the very best AMD motherboards around in the ASUS Crosshair 4 Formula. This Republic of Gamers branded motherboard provides all the very latest hardware bells and whistles along with the famous ASUS reliability and tweakability.
Finally the Corsair TX650. Corsair power supplies are now so refined that you can pick almost any model from their line-up and know that it will be built like a brick outhouse and just as stable.
Premium parts throughout. How does it fair in the OC3D labs?