The new Threadripper processors from AMD already push the envelope when it comes to multi-threaded performance, and the Chillblast Fusion Centauri Ryzen Threadripper Ultimate takes the red team’s fantastic hardware and pairs it with a stupendous, eye-catching build – complete with two GTX 1080 Tis. At £7500, however, you’re going to need very deep pockets to be able to get one for yourself.
The Centauri is a monster machine that links the Threadripper 1950X with two overclocked Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards, fantastic storage and one of the most expensive motherboards on the market. This machine looks the part, too, with a huge case, bespoke water-cooling throughout and a consistent orange theme.
It costs, though: at £7,500 the Chillblast is one of the most expensive PCs we’ve ever seen, and it’s pricier than other high-end rigs we’ve reviewed recently. But, if you’re into video production and other high-end tasks, it is worth it?
- CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (3.4Ghz – 4GHz)
- CPU cooling: Phanteks Glacier C399a waterblock, EKWB X3 250 reservoir, EKWB Revo D5 PWM pump, XSPC EX360 radiator with 3 x 120mm fans
- Motherboard: Asus ROG Zenith Extreme
- Memory: 64GB Corsair Vengeance RBG 2,666MHz DDR4
- Graphics Chipset: 2 x 2 x Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB
- Graphics cooling: 2 x Phanteks Glacier GTX 1080 Ti waterblocks, XSPC EX240 radiator with 2 x 120mm fans
- Storage: 1TB Samsung 960 PRO M.2 SSD, 10TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
- Case: Phanteks Enthloo Luxe
- Front ports: 2 x USB 3, 2 x USB 2, 2 x audio
- Rear ports: 9 x USB 3.1, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1 x Gigabit Ethernet, 1 x optical S/PDIF, 5 x audio
- Networking: Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band 802.11ac WiFi
- Audio: ROG SupremeFX S1220
- Power supply: Corsair AX1500i 1500W
- Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
- Warranty: 5yr labour with 2yr C&R
Total cost £7,500 inc. VAT.