PC Specialist Glacier Review

Introduction and Specifications

PC Specialist Glacier Review

Introduction

If you only listened to Christmas songs you could be forgiven for thinking that Christmas is all about giving and family, and sure that plays a part in it but who doesn't want to give themselves a gift at this time of year. Work hard all through the year and reap the rewards of your Christmas bonus by getting yourself something. You might think that it doesn't mean as much when you buy it for yourself, but it does.

PC Specialist supply an enormous range of PCs, fully customisable to whatever specification you desire. We've reviewed a few of them in recent times and found them all to be built extremely well and have a specification list that makes a mockery of most others, particularly at the relatively low price points PCS charge.

The system on test today, the Glacier, reads like a what's what of current PC hardware thinking. Wherever you look in the specifications you find it reading like a wishlist of a particularly well-heeled enthusiast.

Specifications

The Corsair Graphite cases, and the 780T in particular, are fabulous offerings that look amazing and really show of your components to their best ability. And what components they are. The Glacier is built around the Maximus VIII Hero, probably the best Z170 motherboard around. In that beats an Intel i7-6700K overclocked to a whopping 4.65GHz. This is backed up with 16GB of 3000MHz DDR4 and all powered by the excellent Corsair RM 850W PSU. The headline grabbing hardware has to be the GTX 980 Ti, a Zotac model in our review system, and the belle of the ball, a 400GB Intel 750 PCIe SSD. By utilising the PCI Express bus the Intel has read speeds well over 2GB/s, and write speeds of 1GB/s. Impressive. Let's take a look. 

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Most Recent Comments

14-12-2015, 10:26:38

Wraith
Nice, very nice indeed the price is exactly the same as my first shop bought system back in 97' and that was a P2 333MHz, 128MB RAM, 12MB Voodoo II, Sound Blaster 16Bit Sound Card, 40GB storage and a 17" CRT Monitor oh how times have changed and hardware has advanced in 17 years.Quote

18-12-2015, 06:12:40

MiNo
Very nice!

Does it have room and PCIe lanes enough for a second card though?

Seems like the obvious upgrade in 1-2 years time.

Edit : The price is not added to the usual place at the top. In fact - where is it?Quote

21-12-2015, 11:28:11

RobCrezz
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Originally Posted by MiNo View Post
Very nice!

Does it have room and PCIe lanes enough for a second card though?

Seems like the obvious upgrade in 1-2 years time.

Edit : The price is not added to the usual place at the top. In fact - where is it?
Should have enough lanes. Z170 had an additional 4 lanes on the chipset for SSD cards and M.2.Quote

29-02-2016, 11:45:07

EdgeDs
Having read this review and being a long term viewer of the Youtube channel I put my fair in TTL and I have too agree with a lot of what is said in this review. However my experience with the actual Pc has been quite tragic not only was the build time very long as I did not pay for the fast build and too be fair it was January when I ordered it which is a fairly busy time but after 20 odd days it turned up and looked great. The initial benchmarking showed great speed too but the PC endlessly blue screened after a short time of use and had too be returned. Pc Specialist apologised which I though was fair enough and promised too fix as soon as possible then I started too get emails apologising for the delay if fixing and so it continued.

Today they finally returned the Pc only for me too find that it looked like they had been using it for a game of football over the weekend. The case had a piece broken of the back lip. The sides were not correctly attached and even the front magnetic dust cover was detached. So at the end of the day this Pc has turned out too be nothing more than the most expensive game of pass the parcel I have ever played and after over 50 days I still do not have a new Pc just a £1800 dent in my bank account.Quote

29-02-2016, 11:51:26

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by EdgeDs View Post
Having read this review and being a long term viewer of the Youtube channel I put my fair in TTL and I have too agree with a lot of what is said in this review. However my experience with the actual Pc has been quite tragic not only was the build time very long as I did not pay for the fast build and too be fair it was January when I ordered it which is a fairly busy time but after 20 odd days it turned up and looked great. The initial benchmarking showed great speed too but the PC endlessly blue screened after a short time of use and had too be returned. Pc Specialist apologised which I though was fair enough and promised too fix as soon as possible then I started too get emails apologising for the delay if fixing and so it continued.

Today they finally returned the Pc only for me too find that it looked like they had been using it for a game of football over the weekend. The case had a piece broken of the back lip. The sides were not correctly attached and even the front magnetic dust cover was detached. So at the end of the day this Pc has turned out too be nothing more than the most expensive game of pass the parcel I have ever played and after over 50 days I still do not have a new Pc just a £1800 dent in my bank account.

Afternoon dude, Im sad to hear you have had a less than pleasurable experience. Nothing and no one can ever get things right 100% of the time and Id like to think a large part of your experience has been down to couriers.

I will how ever personally be giving PC Specialist a link to this post.Quote
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