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OCUK Titan 8500i Vortex System Review (Z77)

Rating: 8.0.

Today we are looking at the latest system from UK etailer, Overclockers UK. The Titan 8500i Vortex is a special configuration for the Gadget Show Live in Birmingham and features a Core i5 2500k processor with liquid cooler, Gigabyte Z77 motherboard, SSD drive and Sapphire 7 series graphics.

Overclockers UK have been creating prebuilt systems now for many years and this is the first time we have had the opportunity to look at one, up close and personal. The Titan 8500i Vortex is a competitively priced system  designed for all round use and casual gaming.

OCUK Titan 8500i Vortex System
Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155)
Optical Drive OcUK 22x DVDRW SATA Rewriter (Black)
SSD Drive OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5″ SATA 3
System Fan Sharkoon Silent Eagle 2000 120mm fan
Processor Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3ghz – overclocked to 4.6ghz
Power Supply OCZ ZS Series 650W ’80 Plus Bronze’
Memory Corsair Vengeance Low profile 8GB DDR3 1600mhz
HDD Drive Hitachi Deskstar 1TB Sata 6GB 7K1000.D
Chassis BitFenix Shinobi USB 3.0 Gaming Case
Cooler OcUK H Flo Extreme Liquid Dual Fan Cooler
Graphics Sapphire HD7770 1024MB GDDR5
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit
Warranty 12 months standard warranty
£884.99 inc vat

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  • Brian D

    I like the case, but i would personally have opted for a cheaper cooler for the CPU, a smaller storage drive, maybe even 4GB of ram. With the money saved on those, it could be put into the graphics card.

  • Dave

    Another 7770 would make a lot of difference in regards to the gaming power, but im surprised that the 7770 is quite capable at 1080p anyway with a lot of games. just shows how overkill the really high end cards are for most people.

  • Roger McBridge

    Good points:

    good CPU and cooler choice
    case is great.

    Bad points.

    the machine is really not classed as a gamers machine with a 7770 in it. I think they could have balanced it a little better by lowering the cost of some items as someone else said and by then maybe using a grade up in the discrete department.

    Also the case needs more OCUK branding on it. This is why Alienware and Dell sell well for such expensive systems. you are buying something that looks like nothing else. Like Apple.

    Shame they couldnt work with a company to do special colours and logos on their system builds. it might attract more attention.

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