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

To test the PC Specialist Vulcan X, we have pushed it through a broad array of benchmarks and tests. We have tested CPU performance, GPU performance, drive performance, thermals, power usage and noise levels to give a comprehensive view of the system.

Here are the benchmarks you can expect to find in this review:

  • Cinebench R15
  • CrystalDiskMark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike

We also ran the following games to test the Germanium’s gaming prowess.

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider

For comparison we’ve also included results for a variety of different systems including the PC Specialist Vulcan Pro, which has a near identical system with a i7-8700K processor and GTX 1080 Ti graphics housed in a conventional, understated case. It costs just £1,749.

Next is the Overclockers Germanium. As just mentioned on the previous page, this is an all but identical system in terms of its key components but every other part of it has been upgraded, including the case, RAM, storage and cooling. Costing £2399, it perfectly represents a slightly more premium alternative.

Then there’s the Corsair One Elite. This is again a very similarly specced machine but without the hard drive and all squished into a tiny form factor, and all for an even higher price of £2799.

The Alienware Aurora R7 provides a slightly lower spec comparison, with it using an i7-8700 and GTX 1080 and it’s priced at £1,729.

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