Stormforce specialises in creating prebuilt gaming computers for a mass audience and back in October we reviewed one of their budget systems (HERE). Today in this review I evaluate the more high end Stormforce Crystal featuring a Ryzen 5 3600 & RTX 2070 Super – which will be great for playing the latest games at high settings. It is priced at £1279.99 but there is currently a £160 off deal for £1,119.97 – so should it be on your shortlist for a new system?
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- PROCESSOR: AMD Ryzen 5 3600
- Cores: 6 Cores, 12 Threads
- Core Frequency: 3.6GHz
- Max Boost Clock: 4.2GHz
- Cooler: Cooler Master ML120L RGB AIO Watercooler
- MEMORY: Kingston Hyper X Fury 16GB 3200Mhz DDR4 RAM (2 x 8GB)
- Storage: Seagate 1.0TB Barracuda 3.5″ 7200rpm SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive, WD 500GB M.2 2280 Blue SN500 NVMe PCIe SSD
- MOTHERBOARD: ASUS TUF B450-PLUS GAMING
- GRAPHICS: Asus GeForce DUAL RTX 2070S GDDR6 8GB
- GPU connectivity: 2x HDMI Port, 2x DisplayPort
- NETWORKING: 300Mbps WiFi, 1 Gigabit LAN Controller
- POWER SUPPLY: FSP 750w ATX PSU 85% Efficiency Rated – Stormforce Customised SKU
- DIMENSIONS: Height:468mm Width:218mm Depth:496mm
- CASE: Cooler Master Masterbox MB520 RGB Black Trim ATX Case
- Front IO: 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 2x audio jacks
- OS: Windows 10 Home
- Warranty Information: Stormforce Gaming systems all ship with a 3 year collect, repair and return warranty for the full term. Collection costs are included in the warranty for the full 3 years.
I priced up the components used in this Build on PC Part picker and the total price including OS at the time of review is £1121.45 you can find my list HERE. (prices may fluctuate, accurate at time of publication).
The CPU that comes with this system is the Ryzen 5 3600 which is equipped with 6 cores and 12 threads. The Max boost clock speed it can achieve is 4.2 Ghz and we saw the CPU in our Crystal system reach 4.0Ghz on all cores most of the time making it a very capable CPU. The motherboard used is the ASUS TUF B450-PLUS GAMING and you also get 2 x 8GB sticks of 3200Mhz Hyper X Fury memory.
The GPU in this system is the ASUS Geforce DUAL RTX 2070 Super which is supplied with a base clock speed of 1605Mhz and a boost clock speed of 1770Mhz. The 8GB of GDDR6 memory runs at 1750Mhz (14,000Mhz effective).