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Chillblast Fusion Hex (Ryzen R5 1600) System Review

Rating: 7.5.

Today marks the launch of the new Ryzen 5 line of processors from AMD. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, these are the cheaper hex-core and quad-core chips that slot in under Ryzen 7 in the family hierarchy. Chillblast were very quick to send us a system based on the Ryzen 5 1600, and when coupled with a GTX 1070, could this be a real winner?

The Chillblast Fusion Hex is definitely the most affordable PC with a hex-core processor I have seen in a long while. Priced at £1319.99, this system has the potential to be a winner with those who want to game as well as run multi-threaded software. Read on for our full review, including a look at the system itself, analysis of its computational performance, and how it runs some of the latest games.


Specification

  • Cooler Master MasterBox 5T Case – Black & Red
  • Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3 Motherboard
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU, 6 Cores, 3.2 – 3.6GHz
  • Cooler Master MasterLiquid 120 CPU Cooler
  • Corsair 2x8GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory
  • Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card
  • 250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive
  • Seagate 2TB BarraCuda 7200RPM Hard Disk
  • Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 80 PLUS White 600W PSU
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • 5 Year Warranty, 2 Years Collect & Return

Price: £1319.99

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  • Chillblast

    Thanks for the review KitGuru! Just a couple of points in response to the points raised in the review:

    1. We are working with Cooler Master to produce a sleeved variant of this PSU for this system
    2. With Ryzen 5 being such a new platform we were very limited with memory options that correctly operated to specification on this platform. As the platform matures we will look to include black PCB memory with attractive heat spreaders at no additional cost :).

    Thanks,

    Chillblast

  • Lelisevis

    Oh my god is this THAT power supply? Someone actually chose to use it, I questioned this when Leo did his coverage of CeBIT, did someone actually go to the trouble of making a White rated PSU, is that really a PSU that does not even make Bronze efficiency rating?
    This system appears to have corner cutting written all over it or someone got a job lot of parts from Cooler Master. If you are going to fill it with butt ugly components don’t put a huge window on the side, also don’t use a huge case then fill half of it, and leave the empty half bright red so it stands out even more. I’m not the biggest expert in the world but every review I have read has said pair a Ryzen Processor with as high a frequency RAM as you can, certainly not 2400mhz this minimises the lower resolution framerate loss due to the RAM bottleneck. Only use a mini GPU if you are short of space or its for a aesthetic reason.
    Chillblast are normally so much better than this and produce some awesome computers, all I can think is they wanted something in reviewers hands for the launch of Ryzen R5, I hope they take a look at some of the issues…..or at least pick a case without a window as an option ; )

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  • Dany Dougherty

    This PC is overpriced by about £300