Überclok Reactor: “Überperformance” Gaming?

Nothing else performs like a custom-tuned machine that you can push far beyond the rated capabilities of its components. But many buyers lack the time and/or skill to tweak their own systems, and even if they did the whole process of buying the best parts and making sure they perfectly match, it is a job best left to experienced enthusiasts. Fortunately, some smaller system manufacturers employ such enthusiasts to do the work for you. They go even further by guaranteeing the suitability of the final product. Überclok is the latest of a small group of elite builders to send its product for our evaluation.

uberclok reactor

Each Überclok PC is custom assembled, but the component list is narrowed to the parts Überclok believes will provide the best gaming experience. Today, we take a closer look at Überclok’s latest Reactor model in a configuration they selected in anticipation of our normal benchmark routine.

Überclok reactor

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  • rtfm
    Crysis benchmark is where?
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  • retro77
    Wow...pricey!
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  • Hazzzaa
    Exactly my thoughts rtfm.
    with the exception of Supreme Commander and Warhammer. The games tested are clearly last generation. Why are you still running DX9 games to benchmark a DX10 system? get something there to actually stress the system a little bit.
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  • ciduser
    Wow, I bet solitare would have over 200 fps with the Uber. Where are the benchmarks for games that folks actually play?
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  • ap90033
    I just want to know what the CPU voltage is, I have the e8400 and have it a 3.6 but would love to go to 4.0 if I knew more on how to set it. I have DDR2 800 ram though (Gskill)
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  • mdrejhon
    Two DVD burners would have been better choice than a DVD reader and a DVD burner. You can launch two copies of most writer software (i.e. Nero Essentials that's included with LG drives) and burn two DVD's simultaneously, good for making quick rapid copies of photo albums and home videos for friends at a party. Even worthwhile in the budget $1500 gaming rig. I have two of the same DVD writers and writing to both simultaneously is not a problem for modern dual core systems (less than 5% CPU to burn to two drives at once), and you still have enough CPU headroom left to play HD video simultaneously on a mid-range graphics card.
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  • spekkies2
    ap90033, I also have the E8400, DDR2 800 ram and have it at 4.0 stable. My settings:

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    FSB - 1779
    RAM - 800
    CPU core - 1.50v
    CPU VVT - 1.35v
    Nothbridge - 1.43v
    LTD - 3x (Under Advanced Chipset Features)
    Memory Timing - Auto

    Would like to go higher than 4 but my abit FP-IN9 mobo refuses. The same with everyone else who has this board. Point is, you should get your e8400 up to 4.4 at least with a OC friendly board.
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  • ap90033
    isnt that voltage to high? I thought 1.4 was the highest you could go safely?
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  • spekkies2
    which voltage do you mean: cpu core or northbridge? some people go even higher:

    http://forus.vr-zone.com/showthread.php?t=139623

    Check out those settings. Apparently raising the cpu vvt voltage quite high can help a lot with stability.

    extra cooling for the northbridge would be a good idea though.
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  • Anonymous
    pffff

    This isnt a supercomputer...

    My home machine :D
    Two quad-Core x5350 xeon's 2.66GHz/1333
    160GB (7,200rpm) SATA2 Hard Drive (the wimpyist thing about the machine)
    16GB DDR2 677 Quad Channel FBD Memory (8x2GB)
    XFX 8800 GTX 768mb DDR3
    Soundblaster Audigy
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