OCUK Titan Tornado System Review
We're all big fans of building our own systems here at OC3D. Of course we are. After all we largely review individual hardware items and if you can install a Solid State Drive you can swap your graphics card. If you can swap your graphics card you can swap heatsinks, and if you can do that then a motherboard change is a cinch. However, as much as we enjoy tinkering because it enables us to maximise our budget if we were handed a blank cheque we'd definitely get someone else to build it. Whether it's to take away the hassle of RMA'ing parts, getting the cables all tucked away neatly, or just having the pleasure of a system that is up and running as quickly as you can plug in a kettle lead, the idea of having a pre-built system is one that's very tempting.
Overclockers.co.uk have been building systems for as long as they've been around, with an option to suit almost every budget and plenty of personalisation options they tick plenty of boxes.
Today's system is the Titan Tornado, an SLI X99 behemoth that is as close to future proof as it's possible to get, particularly in our review model. "What does it come with, OC3D?". We're glad you asked...
By default the Tornado is a GTX970 SLI system with a Core i7-5820K CPU. For our review sample it's been upgraded to a Core i7-5930K - working on the bigger, better, faster, more ethos. The GPUs are unquestionably the shining lights here though with the GTX970s swapped out for two GTX980Ti cards. As the Americans say "there is no replacement for displacement". That definitely holds true for this particular build. Add to the speedy CPU and beefy GPU departments 16GB of DDR4 memory, a Samsung 850 EVO SSD and Windows 10, all wrapped up in a Corsair 760T case and you can be certain that no stone has been left unturned.