With all this gaming performance you’ll need a decent screen to play them on, and Chillblast has duly obliged by bundling its desktop with a decent 24in flat panel, a Samsung SM-245B, which has a native resolution of 1920 by 1200 and a response time of 5ms.
Helping the gaming experience is an Eclipse 2 gaming keyboard and mouse, and for an even better gaming experience there's a Razor Diamondback 3G mouse bundled too.
The audio experience isn’t bad, either. As the motherboard doesn’t have integrated audio, it comes equipped with a SupremeFX II sound card which provides eight-channel output, nicely matched by the Creative’s T7900 7.1 speaker system Chillblast bundles with the Juggernaut.
The whole set-up is pretty comprehensive
For storage, the Juggernaut comes with a 750GB Samsung drive which, with a 7200rpm spin speed and a 32MB cache makes transferring large files nice and fast - just the job for transferring those large game maps. To help back up your data, there's a Samsung 20x dual-layer DVD burner on board too.
Should you want more storage space then the case comes with four more 3.5in drive bays and four 5.25in bays for you to fill up. As the motherboard supports RAID arrays, you have the choice to combine hard drives either to increase capacity and performance, or to get better data protection.
As with most Chillblast systems, the Fusion Juggernaut is low on gimmicks and high on performance. It's a real wolf in sheep’s clothing, as you might not give it a second look, thanks to the understated case and relatively quiet operation. It may seem a little expensive but it can hold its own against systems costing nearly three times as much.
Chillblast Fusion Juggernaut gaming PC
But does it run Crysis on full?
The text seems to suggest this is fastest machine reviewed to date, but the Alienware Area 51 ALX scores better results across the board. That review compares it with the Mesh Q8, please can we always have closest equivalent system's figures shown on any performance graph, as otherwise its just a bunch of fairly meaningless numbers.
Re: Re: FSB
Specified by Intel for 200-400MHz, sure... but then Asus have always ignored such trival matters.
I have this case myself as the basis for my home-built. Lovely thing, except that because the whole thing is porous, the sound containment isn't the best, and airflow isn't quite as controllable as it could be. Dust is also a bit of an issue. It looks better than you think though... nice black block, quite sleek-looking and understated. I don't want something that looks like it came from the set of Dr. Who. Also very cheap for what it is.
Not a bad price, no... depends on the warranty care though, otherwise may as well build yourself.
Maybe I'm being a divvy, but why do you need a cpu with an FSB speed of 1333 MHz when your mobo can only tackle up to 800 MHz?
And surely half the fun of overclocked gear is building / breaking and overclocking it your self?
HDD cache helping transfer large files?
If you are transferring a file larger than 32MB, I'd have thought the cache would be useless, better to stream straight through. The cache is there because often the data you want is the same as you got before, or very close to it. If you are reading a lot of small files all the time, or at least the same blocks, better to keep them in a buffer of fast memory and read that fast buffer instead of the relatively slow HDD.