PC Specialist Minerva System Review
Published: 10th November 2014 | Source: PC Specialist | Price: £999 |
Freed from its cardboard constraints you can see what an outstanding job PC Specialist have done in tucking away the cables and making the inside look as neat as possible. With a side window and blue LED fans in the front you want it to look its best and it certainly does.
Taking a quick tour we have the Corsair H60 keeping the i5-4690K cool...
Some PC Specialist logo'd Kingston HyperX DDR3, 16GB of it no less.
The heart of the system to many people, and the card that first sparked our desire to see if you can achieve maximum performance at minimum outlay, the nVidia GTX970. Here in Palit trim.
When we reviewed the Maximus VII Ranger we found it to be barely believable how much capability it had for such a tiny price so it was almost a no-brainer to include it in the Minerva build.
All hardware has become more efficient, particularly in the latest generation, allowing us to use the Corsair CS750M PSU. Fully modular and with enough overhead to ensure that it remains quiet in even the most demanding applications.
Storage is handled by a Kingston 120GB SSD for the Windows 8.1 OS, with a 2TB data drive to handle your, erm, home movie collection. Yes that's it. We knew there is a reason why we've all got enormous storage and it's for self-made films and music.
Finally round the back we have the outputs and inputs with enough USB ports to handle even the most peripheral happy user.