Aria Gladiator Juggernaut System Review

Temperatures and SiSoft Sandra

Aria Gladiator Juggernaut System Review

Temperatures

As is always the case when you have a dual-card system the top card does take a small thermal hit thanks to heat rising, but the Juggernaut does a good job of keeping things reasonably cool and, most importantly, quiet. The EVGAs are only between 2 and 5°C warmer than the solo, aftermarket cooled, GTX660Ti's we reviewed recently.

 

 Here is the 4.2GHz i5-3570K in all its glory. It's nice to see that Aria have kept the voltage low rather than take the easy "slap some volts on and push it out" option. It's those little things that make the difference. The EVGA cards are stock models, and as we've seen you can clock them far higher should you choose.

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SiSoft Sandra

With only four cores and no hyperthreading the Juggernaut isn't going to be a number-crunching behemoth, but it still puts up a good showing, especially in the Multi-Media benchmark.

 

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Most Recent Comments

05-09-2012, 06:37:45

SnW
Do all GTX660Ti's have those power connections at the side ?!
really not good for modders IMHO...Quote

05-09-2012, 07:26:35

Master&Puppet
To be honest that's a pretty decent build for a sensible price.

On the whole component selection is sound although I think they could have made more of that CPU overclock. I do have a little issue with providing 16gb of RAM. There's a lot of PC builds available on the market which provide i7 CPUs and 16gb of RAM and frankly it's just a marketing ploy and and a waste of money for a dedicated gamer's build. Bigger numbers aren't always useful and certainly aren't necessary.

I'd prefer to see 7950s wth 3rd party cooling in there instead of the 660s personally, especially given the price these days (at least from a retail perspective) but it's not a deal breaker.

The OCZ SSD though..for me that is. I was on the phone to Aria just this week and it was mentioned that they are still seeing high RMAs for OCZ SSDs and also that all the staff there have M4s in their own rigs. Speaks volumes to me. I can't see why they would risk the extra inconvenience for both themselves and the customer. I guess the margins must be worth the hassle and reputation.

Great to see good packaging and nice cable management too.Quote

05-09-2012, 08:46:19

MSIRawZ
Quote:
Originally Posted by Master&Puppet View Post
To be honest that's a pretty decent build for a sensible price.

On the whole component selection is sound although I think they could have made more of that CPU overclock. I do have a little issue with providing 16gb of RAM. There's a lot of PC builds available on the market which provide i7 CPUs and 16gb of RAM and frankly it's just a marketing ploy and and a waste of money for a dedicated gamer's build. Bigger numbers aren't always useful and certainly aren't necessary.

I'd prefer to see 7950s wth 3rd party cooling in there instead of the 660s personally, especially given the price these days (at least from a retail perspective) but it's not a deal breaker.

The OCZ SSD though..for me that is. I was on the phone to Aria just this week and it was mentioned that they are still seeing high RMAs for OCZ SSDs and also that all the staff there have M4s in their own rigs. Speaks volumes to me. I can't see why they would risk the extra inconvenience for both themselves and the customer. I guess the margins must be worth the hassle and reputation.

Great to see good packaging and nice cable management too.
Thank you for the comments

The OCZ SSD issue was down to the SandForce controller issues on the older SSDs. The new Agility 4 (& Vertex 4) SSDs are nice and stable after our testings with them, and thankfully do not use a SandForce controller.

7950s we do have an alternative CF spec, bit pricier though - http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Gaming...roductId=51643.

This particular review system was sent before the price drops recently.

I couldn't agree more regarding the memory. Many including us do it, but as it's so cheap now (RAM), it's getting to that stage now with a system of this price - why not?Quote

05-09-2012, 10:01:39

NRG!
Quote:
Originally Posted by SnW View Post
Do all GTX660Ti's have those power connections at the side ?!
really not good for modders IMHO...
any one with a short pcb will have them like that, same as a 670.Quote

08-09-2012, 00:21:52

CPMFW
thats a pretty good rig for people that cant be bothered to build their own.Quote
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