Aria.co.uk Gladiator 1155 i5 4.4GHz Bundle
Obviously as the system is pre-built and pre-overclocked, then packaging is vitally important. The last thing you need is the postman wobbling the cooler free from its mount. Thankfully Aria provide a very sturdy box and more bubble packaging than you could ever hope to see to ensure that the bundle arrives in mint condition.
Even further, the anti-static bag is adapted to keep everything covered so you don't have any fears when taking the Gladiator out of the box.
Another great touch is the inclusion of the motherboard box and all the relative periphery items that you would have should you have purchased the items separately.
Finally here is the bundle as it arrives. Everything in place ready to plug in and go.
The board used is the MSI P67A-G45, in B3 revision so you know that the SATA issue that plagued early P67 released wont be an issue. Two PCI-E slots cover your graphics requirements and, as you can see, the connectivity is well covered with everything from SPDIF to USB 3.0.
RAM is handled by 4GB of Mushkin Silverline, rated at 1333MHz, 9-9-9-24. An Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 is used to keep the CPU cool.
Storage options are plentiful. It's a slight shame to see the G45 only use vertical sockets. We can't imagine that the cost difference between vertical and the more normal horizontal sockets is that bad. It's something to be aware of if you plan on using two very long GPUs.
Just a little touch that demonstrates the care with which the system has been built, look at the cable routing for the CPU fan.