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Xotic PC Releases Intel Z170M-Based 'Havoc' Gaming Desktop

Xotic PC extended its line of Havoc gaming desktop PCs with a new high-end system using an Intel Skylake CPU and Nvidia Maxwell GPUs.

The "Havoc - Intel Z170M" uses an Intel 6th Gen (Skylake) Core i7-6700k on an Asus Z170 Pro Gaming motherboard. The CPU is cooled with a Corsair H75 closed-loop water cooler, which should allow users to perform a mild overclock on their systems without worrying about overheating. The system also contains an EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti OC Edition graphics card with 6 GB of GDDR5. The system will also be available with an EVGA GTX 970.

For storage, the Havoc - Intel Z170M uses two 120 GB Samsung 850 SSDs in RAID 0. Xotic PC opted to place 16 GB (2x8 GB) of Kingston HyperX Fury 2666 MHz DDR4 in a dual-channel configuration. Xotic PC also included an Evga SuperNOVA 750 G2 750 W PSU with the system, and the PC is build into a NZXT S340 case.

To improve the aesthetics and cooling abilities of the PC, Xotic PC includes the Thermaltake Riing 12RGB LED internal lighting kit, too. This kit contains three 120 mm fans with adjustable LED lights capable of roughly 40 CFM of airflow. A remote is included with the kit that can adjust or turn off the fans.

Xotic PC Havoc - Intel Z170M Gaming Desktop
CPUIntel Core i7-6700KIntel Core i7-6700K
MotherboardAsus Z170 Pro GamingAsus Z170 Pro Gaming
GPUEVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 SCEVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti w/ 6 GB GDDR5
RAM16 GB (2x 8GB) Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 MHz16 GB (2x 8GB) Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 MHz
Storage2x120 GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD RAID 02x120 GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD RAID 0
CoolerCorsair H75 Closed Loop Water CoolerCorsair H75 Closed Loop Water Cooler
Power Supply750 W EVGA SuperNova 750 G2 Gold750 W EVGA SuperNova 750 G2 Gold
CaseNZXT S340NZXT S340
Operating SystemWindows 10Windows 10

The Havoc - Intel Z170M gaming desktop is available now.

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  • Matt_550
    Comes with a Corsair cooler? Then why do all the pictures show an NZXT Kraken X61?
  • digitalgriffin
    $500 extra just to upgrade from a 970 to a 980?

    Horse Puckey!
  • Sakkura
    Might want to check this reddit thread before buying from Xotic PC:
  • drtweak
    Again with RAID 0 on SSD? WTF? Screw the RAID 0 on SSD's and just toss a Samsung 950 M.2 in there.
  • Digmeahole
    The motherboard in the pictures is not a Asus Z170 Pro Gaming motherboard! wth is goin on here? I have that MB in the photo and it is a MAXIMUS VII FORMULA
  • Davinlevey
    Comes with a Corsair cooler? Then why do all the pictures show an NZXT Kraken X61?

    The cardboard box for that case has that graphic, it's directly from that, not of the system from Xotic.
  • kickasspipes
    For the love of Gaben build your own if you want a gaming PC (esp if you have a Micro Center near you)
  • kickasspipes
    17232442 said:
    Might want to check this reddit thread before buying from Xotic PC:

    Thanks for the link. That is crazy, esp the the info from the guy that used to work there
  • JackNaylorPE
    The thing that sours me on Xotic, well aside from the reddit link and other similar references that I have seen over the years, is the focus on useless technology that appeals only to the uninformed. Perhaps I wouldn't be so critical if not for their reputation but if you are going to purport to be a technology leader, don't try and push technologies that serve no purpose other than obtaining a cost premium far above what is warranted. A retailer's cost premium for delivering a box to your door is fixed.

    -$500 for a 970 => 980 Ti Upgrade ? A 67% markup ? Exactly how much more does it cost the company to install the 980 Ti as opposed to the 970 ?

    -An H series cooler ? Why pay a fat price premium for a cooler that is louder and and doesn't cool as well as a decent air cooler ? If you are going to offer water cooling at least offer an Alll-In-One that doesn't mix copper and aluminum and allows the user to add more water blocks and a case that will allow you to add more radiators if they want to expand the system.

    -RAID 0 - Foisting such a solution on your customers under the guise of a "performance feature" for a gaming system shows a total disregard for the customer.

    Other faux pas would include

    -Naming the PC the "'Havoc' Gaming Desktop" using nVidia GFX card(s) w/o recognizing the use of the homonym as used by AMD to describe their PhysX alternative.

    -Oversizing the PSU at 750 watts in the Ti build adds nothing, if you are going to upgrade, why use some of that extra $200 not make it SLI capable ?

    -The pics don't agree with the parts list.
  • Tommy_Gun
    I personally wouldn't purchase a PC from this company. For the amount of money you're paying you can get a better PC along with better service elsewhere. Instead of paying Xotic PC $2,630 for this build, an identical setup that is fairly simple to assemble yourself would only cost you $1,800.

    I don't know about you guys, but I'd love to spend my extra $800 on better things. :sarcastic: