CCL Elite Raven II Gaming PC Review

Introduction & Specification

 CCL Elite Raven II Gaming PC



With the economic climate climbing and falling more times than a roller coaster at a theme park in recent months, It can be a tough decision for anyone to part your their well-earned cash on a much needed upgrade for their PC. As a result of this some people might be struggling to keep up with developers who aim to set the standard with their new products. Whilst the high street is seemingly struggling to stay afloat, some companies are making the most with what they have and offering their consumers products that are not only keeping up but are also fantastic value for money.

With that being said we've recently had the pleasure of taking a look at one of the best value systems from CCL - The Elite Raven II, a gaming PC priced at £499 that aims to pack a serious punch whilst offering gamers the best experience, without breaking the bank.

Will this potential powerhouse succeed in offering the best bang for buck? OC3D have put it through some rigorous tests to find out.



CPU - Intel core i5-3550 3.3Ghz
Memory - 2x4 GB Patriot Signature DDR3 4GB CL9 PC3-10600 (1333MHz) DIMM
Hard Disk - Seagate Barracuda© SATA 6Gb/s 1TB Hard Drive
Optical Drive - CCL Choice 22x DVD+/-RW Drive
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D2V (H61 Chipset)
Graphics Card - XFX Radeon HD 7850 Graphics Card 2GB
Case  - Fractal Design Core 1000 PC Case (Micro-ATX)
Built-in Wifi
Warranty - 2 Years


As you can see, the Raven II looks like a good all-rounder so far, let's take a closer look and see what it has to offer.


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Most Recent Comments

05-02-2013, 05:44:45

That is an exceptional price, before looking at the price I was totting up the prices of all the components and then obviously adding in a bit for CCL and I was thinking this would be coming in at £600-£650 tbh

Good job CCLQuote

05-02-2013, 05:58:40

Amazing bit of kit for the price - I had alot of fun with it!Quote

05-02-2013, 05:58:44

for £500 cant go wrong this is an epic gaming bundle for that price Quote

05-02-2013, 23:40:07

Honestly I am glad that something like this got a review. Not everyone on these boards can afford the kind of stuff that typically goes up in the project builds section or even stacks up to most of the showcased builds, and to see something this simple, affordable, and decently powerful might just give the BROKE broke bunch hope. Plus this platform is pretty decently upgradeable: the form factor allows you to swap in something like a Maximus V Gene, move to a 7870 Tahiti LE card, a 3570K, and add a bit of decently clocked RAM, all at reasonable cost and all over time (PSU as well, of course). Anyone actually used this case in a build before? I have actually spec-d out a basic multi-monitor web-surfing home computer for someone based on this chassis and was wondering how this thing was to work with.Quote

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