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We take this slick new box through the paces

Back at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) iBuyPower showed off an intriguing design to us -- Revolt.  The system packs an eye catching case an an unsual graphics card mount that allows the card to sit somewhat flush with motherboard, which in turn allows a rather slender profile for a system with a high end GPU.

Our colleagues over at Anandtech have already done a nice writeup on overall performance of the system.  We got our hands on a Revolt unit of our own and wanted to test in a little different direction.  Tomorrow we'll share the first of our results.

We decided to run our benchmarks in the stock Windows 8 and are currently benchmarking a couple of more recent titles including Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3.  We'll post our first results tomorrow, but for now here's some pics.

Revolt case

Our system includes an Intel Corp. (INTC) i7-3770K (Ivy Bridge) and NVIDIA Corp. (NVDA) GeForce GTX 670 (Kepler)

Revolt case

The system began shipping yesterday and is available direct from iBuyPower.

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Depends on price
By EasyC on 2/27/2013 7:52:03 AM , Rating: 1
Decent CPU. Meh GPU. Will come down to price. Like the case, though.

RE: Depends on price
By WeaselITB on 2/27/2013 11:22:43 AM , Rating: 2
So, because there are a small handful of cards that are faster than it, or are placed slightly differently on the price/performance curve, the 670 has somehow transformed into a "Meh" GPU? It's still one of the fastest cards currently on the market today, but I guess that's not good enough ... Perspective, please, this isn't a GT 610 that they're slapping in there.


RE: Depends on price
By jnemesh on 2/27/2013 11:43:09 AM , Rating: 2
You can configure whatever Nvidia card you want in the thing, up to and including the new Titan. I speced out a loaded system with an overclocked i7 3770k, liquid cooling system, 8GB of the highest speed RAM, a 240GB SSD, a 2TB storage drive, the 500w PS, and the Nvidia Titan for about $2600. You can go as basic or as high end as you want with this thing, barring a GTX690 or SLI. I am REALLY looking forward to getting one of these in the next month or two!

RE: Depends on price
By EasyC on 2/27/2013 11:57:59 AM , Rating: 2
My machine cost less than that to build.... 3930K, Watercooling, 32GB-2133, 256 Samsung SSD, 2TB WD Black, 7970 GHz Ed, 850w PSU.

Why not just build?

Invest in X79, the IB-E (up to 12 cores) will be released this year I believe.

RE: Depends on price
By jnemesh on 2/27/2013 6:12:16 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I know I could save a few hundred if I built it myself. A few years ago, I probably would have, just for the fun of integrating a new system. Now, though, it's worth the $300 or so to have someone do it for me and give me a 3 year warranty to go with it! I also REALLY like the idea of a semi-portable compact gaming rig. I have been waiting for YEARS for someone to get it right, and it looks like ibuypower finally did!

RE: Depends on price
By TakinYourPoints on 2/28/2013 3:05:36 AM , Rating: 3
Any DIY PC will cost less than one from an OEM, that's beside the point. Some people want easy support and a central warranty.

I've always assembled my PCs and I probably always will, but I don't blame people if they go with an OEM PC as long as it is well made. This Revolt seems pretty good, small-ish form factor with room for good video cards.

"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007
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