The system packs a decent punch both in terms of the CPU and the GPU although it doesn’t match the sort of punch you get from a Core i5. The difference is that AMD doesn’t support Hyper Threading and, as a result, it suffers in certain benchmark tests. In the real world this doesn’t have as much of an effect as the benchmarks suggest, as quad-core CPUs play little part in gaming and hexa-cores spend a large part of their life waiting for work to keep them busy.
Plenty of grunt with decent graphics too
The exception to this rule of thumb is CPU intensive work such as video rendering that uses all the CPU you can throw at the problem. In essence the Ultra Scylla delivers a huge amount of CPU power with a decent graphics card, plenty of memory and a sizeable hard drive. The extra clock speed is indeed a bonus and it’s backed up by competent peripherals, all at a very fair price.
The array of red LEDs used in the case of the Ultra Scylla are a bit visually overwhelming but the hardware has been carefully chosen to deliver a hefty punch along with decent value for money. ®
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Thanks for the advice.
But can you really see ducting working on PCs without removing or greatly reducing modularity and upgradability.
BTW this PC is not noisy, it has lots of fans at low speed for good balance of air-flow to noise.
I play with the lights down on such a system...
so I never notice the lights dim. It does a good job of supplementing the central heating in the winter.
We make gaming behemoths too but the bulk of the market buys at the mainstream
Fluid Dynamics 101
Lots of fans at low speed = better cooling vs noise than a duct and a high speed fan. In our many years experience as a system builder ducts tend to become resonating chambers amplifying the sound of the high speed fan to a deafening roar.
I like the shoe box PC idea, watch this space or follow my tweets...
I have to object on the graphics card part: The card itself is very well suited for gamers and if coupled with a second one it is okay even for hardcore gamers (tried Crysis on two 5770 on two full-hd lcds... very nice...)
Why not use a low noise, moderate throughput fan (such as those from Noctua, and other similar people) in the ducting? One at each end of the duct gives a reasonably constant air pressure and they don't generate enough noise to cause major resonance issues.
That said, I threw some Noctua fans at my Big Box upstairs, fully intending to duct it, but it was quiet enough that I never bothered - I might break up an old shoe box and get some gaffers tape and see if the sound gets any more noticable/better/worse in terms of it's signature etc.
Although that said, this is the whole reason I stopped building systems (for other people at least ) I still build my own workstations and servers) - too much hard work for not enough profit, especially if you are overclocking on top of that....