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Box Cube Dragon Army One Gaming PC Review (3800X, 2080 Super)

Rating: 8.0.

If you’re a huge fan of MSI then Box certainly has a PC just for you. The One is a prebuilt PC that sits within the Dragon Army line up of systems and includes parts from Corsair, Intel and Nvidia with the main focus being on MSI. The MSI Gungnir case has a giant red dragon on the front and the theme continues inside with the MSI RTX 2080 Super and MSI MEG X570 ACE Motherboard – all finished off with braided black and red cables. With all the various Corsair RGB lighting set to red it certainly looks the part, but how well does it perform and is it worth the £2,289.99 asking price?

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The Dragon Army One can be tweaked and components modified by the buyer before ordering but these are the components used in our review system.

  • Case MSI MPG GUNGNIR 100D Tempered Glass Mid Tower Case
  • Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 ACE Motherboard
  • Memory: CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO 16GB 3200MHZ
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 4.5GHz Eight Core Processor
  • Processor Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H100i RGB PLATINUM 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Graphics: GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB
  • Solid State Drive: 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD Samsung 970 EVO
  • Hard Drive 1TB HDD Seagate BarraCuda
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
  • Network Card: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
  • Wireless LAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • HDMI Port: 2 x HDMI
  • DisplayPort: 3 x DisplayPort
  • USB Ports 7x USB 3.0 and 2.0
  • Power Supply: Corsair RM850 850W 80 PLUS Gold Fully Modular
  • Warranty: 3 Year MendIT Warranty to include All Parts / Labour / Collect and Return Costs

PCPartPicker list of the same Components can be seen HERE. The total price of the components including the Operating system is £2058.52 at the time of review. 

The Cube Dragon Army One uses one of AMD’s new Ryzen 3 processors –  the Ryzen 7 3800X. With 8 cores and a boost clock speed of up to 4.5Ghz its a very capable CPU. The motherboard used is the MSI MEG X570 Ace which contains a two 8GB sticks of Corsair’s Vengeance RGB PRO memory running at 3200MHz.

The GPU in this system is a MSI RTX 2080 SUPER VENTUS OC which comes with a base clock speed of 1650MHz and a boost clock speed of 1830MHz. The 8GB of GDRR6 runs at 15.5Gbps.

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