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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.

-Weasel


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.


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