The PCO Group Intel I7 Gaming PC

Games

Grid
Race Driver: Grid is a visually taxing game that perhaps represents a challenge to any graphics system. The benchmark was run a total of 5 times using Fraps with the highest and lowest scores removed leaving the remaining 3 runs to calculate the average fps.



 
CoD4
Call of Duty 4 is a stunning DirectX 9.0c based game that really looks awesome and has a very full feature set. With lots of advanced lighting, smoke and water effects, the game has excellent explosions along with fast gameplay. Using the in-built Call Of Duty features, a 10-minute long gameplay demo was recorded and replayed on each of the GPU's using the /timedemo command a total of 5 times. The highest and lowest FPS results were then removed, with an average being calculated from the remaining 3 results.

 
 
The Last Remnant is a role-playing game developed by Square Enix that uses the Unreal 3 engine to do something slightly different to its accustomed FPS style. Square were kind enough to release a benchmarking tool that ran through a set sequence in order to gauge how a system would cope with the title. The benchmark was run a total of 5 times, the median 3 results were averaged to give the scores shown below.



 
Results Obervations
More impressive results form the system in the games tests, nothing dropping below more than acceptable playing levels. The GTX295 keeping both CoD4 and GRID safely over 100FPS even at the highest resolution, Only dipping below the ton mark when The Last Remnant benchmark hit 1900x1200. 
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18-04-2009, 13:38:05

JN
"No time to build your own high end rig? Check inside to see if The PCO Group can deliver what you need." - by Ham

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18-04-2009, 14:31:40

°TheMadDutchDude°
Nice review. Appauling that they leave all of the settings on auto and let that poor CPU hit 100°c!

Looks fairly tidy to me for a PC build from a company so, well done there!

18-04-2009, 14:35:52

Diablo
That 100C is criminal. The sort of people who buy a prebuilt computer generally won't know them back to front, so won't bother checking the bios or CPU temps, leaving them with a smoking pile of silicon in next to no time.

18-04-2009, 18:26:46

Sleekit
Looks great, if you know how to build your own tho you may aswell, more fun that way

18-04-2009, 18:43:44

°TheMadDutchDude°
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Diablo'
That 100C is criminal. The sort of people who buy a prebuilt computer generally won't know them back to front, so won't bother checking the bios or CPU temps, leaving them with a smoking pile of silicon in next to no time.
Fully agreed. It's shocking!

Yes, Sleekit, it is a lot more fun when you build it yourself! Although, unfortunately there are many people that do not have the confidence to do it as they're scared it won't work. Also, if they have limited knowledge, they will not be able to troubleshoot if it doesn't POST for example.

18-04-2009, 18:59:00

Diablo
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='°TheMadDutchDude°'
Fully agreed. It's shocking!

Although, unfortunately there are many people that do not have the confidence to do it as they're scared it won't work. Also, if they have limited knowledge, they will not be able to troubleshoot if it doesn't POST for example.
I think there are also an increasing number of people who probably could (and did back in the late 90s) but now reckon that people like dell will give you something for the same money...this is very sad

21-04-2009, 14:54:06

Luigi
What i'd like to know is how asus manages to pull a 21x multi out of a 920... :S

21-04-2009, 15:05:33

PeterStoba
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Luigi'
What i'd like to know is how asus manages to pull a 21x multi out of a 920... :S
turbo mode

21-04-2009, 15:09:53

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PeterStoba'
turbo mode
Nope, it's not single core, it's all the cores all the time, they must have found an overide...

Well, that's what I believe it to be, it was mentioned in another review I was reading the other day.

25-04-2009, 19:10:48

OmegaStalker
Tbh anyone that knows about an i7 and overclocking and so forth should just build it, its really not scary and it really doesn't take long i remember when i built mines from start to finish it took me about 2 1/2 hours if that and that was because i was actually reading manuals as i went through... i could probably disassmble this and and re do it now within an hour... The price is rather silly, the cooler is silly and the temps are just p*ss poor...

25-04-2009, 19:37:44

w3bbo
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Luigi'
Nope, it's not single core, it's all the cores all the time, they must have found an overide...

Well, that's what I believe it to be, it was mentioned in another review I was reading the other day.
Turbo Mode adjusts the multi for all cores.

03-10-2010, 21:44:56

coyaks
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim View Post

"No time to build your own high end rig? Check inside to see if The PCO Group can deliver what you need." - by Ham

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Hi

good reviews but i have ordered a Gaming pc from these guys and its been over 2 months i still haven't receive anything! I emailed the Marketing manager and even tried calling them no one is picking up leaved a voice mail havent got any reply. i am beginning to think that this guys pcogroup company is a fraud. ive already paid for the system. customer service is poor the manager does not reply from my emails at all, it like been two week ive emailed them and no replies. i am very sad and a bit annoyed at this company now. if i dont get my system this week or sonner i will report these guys to the police for fraud. hey you cant blame me i have been waiting for over 2 months and i tried to contact them trough phone and email no one seems to care. i get no replies at all. if you were in my situation right now you would be frustrated and feel someone just robbed you. Please if they were really a fraud how can i report them to the police? as this is e-commerce fraud im reporting and i don't know and meet these guys in person. thank you hope you could give me some advice here cos i dont wanna go to the police station like an idiot reporting someone i haven't meet and managed to robbed me a 700 quid.

04-10-2010, 01:47:41

JN
Sorry to hear of the problems you've had with your order coyaks. First things first I would contact your credit/debit card company and let them know what has happened. If they are also unable to contact PCO Group then they should be able to perform a charge back and return your money.

If you have trouble with this also look at the company who processed your card details when you made the order. Chances are it will either be a bank or a shopping cart company. Whoever they are contact them and let them know too.

Finally go to the police and let them know whats happened. They have specialist teams that deal with this kind of thing, but I wouldnt expect any immediate progress.
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