The first system to hit our labs in 2013 is OverclockersUK’s Titan 8350a King Cobra MK2. Featuring an overclocked octa-core processor from AMD and a 2GB Radeon HD 7850, can the Titan 8350a King Cobra MK2 plough its way through our set of tests?
Based around an AMD backbone, the Titan 8350a King Cobra MK2 Gaming System aims to offer solid performance at a very competitive price point. Ensuring that good performance is achieved, OcUK has overclocked the FX-8120 processor to 3.6GHz by pairing it with a high-end 990FX motherboard from ASRock – the 990FX Extreme 3. Add Sapphire’s 2GB Radeon HD 7850 Dual-X graphics card, a 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD and Samsung’s overclocking-friendly Green 30nm DDR3 memory into the mix, and the Titan 8350a King Cobra MK2 starts to look like a real gaming powerhouse.
With tough competition coming from system builders such as Cyberpower and DinoPC as well as Aria’s Gladiator range, can the OcUK Titan 8350a King Cobra MK2 Gaming System offer performance good enough to beat down its rivals?
- Processor: AMD Bulldozer FX-8120 3.10GHz overclocked to 3.60GHz
- Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme 3
- Memory: 8GB Samsung Green DDR3 1600MHz 30nm
- Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Dual-X
- Solid State Drive: 60GB OCZ Vertex 2
- Hard Disk Drive: 1TB Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 7200.14
- CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS 14X
- Case: BitFenix Shinobi USB 3.0 Gaming Case
- Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 750W
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB 24x DVDRW
- Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit