PCSpecialist Topaz Elite System Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

PCSpecialist Topaz Elite System Review

Introduction

It’s good to be back with you again. As you might have noticed there has been a lot going on with OC3D this week. Fortunately we’ve managed to recover pretty much everything you might have already seen which we’re really pleased about. Unfortunately for us we’ve lost a few of the reviews we’d already written but hadn’t yet gone live. What this means is that I’m going to undergo some serious déjà vu writing about things I’ve only just written about. Also, due to our workload, we focus on one thing at a time and having to revisit things we spent time with so long ago they’ve gone back to the manufacturer might lead to the next three or four reviews not being as in-depth as we like to be, so give us a little leeway and all will be well soon enough.

PCSpecialist are famed for having a huge selection of systems available for you to buy 'as is', but also for giving you a massive array of options to ensure you don't have to spend a single penny on something you don't want, and can stretch your budget a little on other items if you fancy something different to that which is there by default. Whilst we haven't yet been in a position to build a system from the ground up using the PCSpecialist site, nonetheless with the Topaz Elite we have both a RTX 3070 and RX 6800 so we can show you the performance you can expect whether you go with the RTX option or the latest Radeon.

Technical Specifications

With another GPU on hand we'll be largely focussing our efforts upon the difference between the two options in gaming, but of course we know how important it is to know all that you're getting, so here is the Topaz Elite in the specification it arrived with us. We'll look at it all in detail on the next page in our photos.

CaseCoolermaster Masterbox K500
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core
MotherboardASUS ROG Strix X570F Gaming
Graphics CardNvidia RTX 3070
AMD Radeon RX 6800
OS Drive500 GB Seagate Firecuda Gen 4
Data Drive1TB Seagate Barracuda
PSUCorsair 650W TXm
Memory16GB Corsair Vengeance
CPU CoolingPCS FrostFlow 100 RGB
RGB50cm ARGB Strip
Wireless802.11N PCIe card
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64 bit
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Most Recent Comments

28-01-2021, 22:49:33

Tom Sunday
For the price set at almost US$2,000 I thought that the 'Topaz Elite' for this kind of money was a rather typical product and what 'ready build shops' usually produce. No new WOW here! To be sure an overwhelming amount of spectators or readers here are DIY enthusiasts and any featured 'pre-builds' should be made as appetizing as possible, in both prize and extra carefully choosen hardware. And thus possibly attracting a bevy of educated buyers from this platform. Extra carefully chosen hardware by the Elite crew was apparently missed or covered up trying to wringing-out more profit.

My beefs and where the Topaz crew skimped on the Elite: A AIO was absolutely mandatory to be specified, the MasterBox case is cheap looking and does not compliment the associated GPU'S offered, today a 1TB HDD is much too small for gaming (Steam library) storage. Hello this is 2021. For US$2,000 a far better selection of hardware would have been possible...even with a small profit included. Enough said.Quote
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