iBuyPower Revolt Review: Preview
February 26, 2013 7:23 PM
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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 --
. 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
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.
Our system includes an Intel Corp. (
) i7-3770K (
) and NVIDIA Corp. (
) GeForce GTX 670 (
The system began shipping yesterday and is available
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RE: Depends on price
2/27/2013 11:57:59 AM
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
2/27/2013 6:12:16 PM
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
2/28/2013 3:05:36 AM
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.
"Paying an extra $500 for a computer in this environment -- same piece of hardware -- paying $500 more to get a logo on it? I think that's a more challenging proposition for the average person than it used to be." -- Steve Ballmer
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