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PC Specialist Vulcan X (i7-8700K & 1080 Ti) System Review

Rating: 8.5.

If you’re after the ultimate in gaming performance but for the lowest possible outlay, this system from PC Specialist should be right up your street. Packing an Intel Core i7-8700K and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, it's a top-notch gaming machine yet it costs just £1,629.

Considering that CPU and graphics card combo alone will set you set you back over £1,000 when bought separately, to get a full system for £600 more is mighty impressive.

You also get a Fractal case with a glass side panel, a 256GB M.2 SSD, a 2TB hard drive and of course all the essentials to keep everything running, including a Corsair power supply, Asus motherboard and Corsair all-in-one liquid CPU cooler. The system even comes pre-overclocked.

Otherwise, there’s next to nothing in the way of extras here, with just a couple of strips of white LEDs lighting up in the interior, but for the price this should still prove to be a mighty impressive PC.


  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel core i7 8700K (overclocked to 4.8GHz)
  • Memory Supplied: 2 x 8GB
  • Memory Type: DDR4
  • Memory Speed: 2,133MHz
  • Max Memory Support: 64GB
  • Graphics Chipset: nVidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • Graphics Memory: 11GB GDDR5
  • Storage: 256GB M.2 SSD, 2TB hard drive
  • USB Ports: 6
  • Video output(s): 2 x HDMI, 2 x DisplayPort, DVI
  • Card Reader: No
  • Audio: Headphone and line outputs, mic input
  • Warranty: 3yr collect and return

Total cost: £1,629.99

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