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|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-6700K||Intel Core i7-6700K|
|Motherboard||Asus Z170 Pro Gaming||Asus Z170 Pro Gaming|
|GPU||EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 SC||EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti w/ 6 GB GDDR5|
|RAM||16 GB (2x 8GB) Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 MHz||16 GB (2x 8GB) Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 MHz|
|Storage||2x120 GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD RAID 0||2x120 GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD RAID 0|
|Cooler||Corsair H75 Closed Loop Water Cooler||Corsair H75 Closed Loop Water Cooler|
|Power Supply||750 W EVGA SuperNova 750 G2 Gold||750 W EVGA SuperNova 750 G2 Gold|
|Case||NZXT S340||NZXT S340|
|Operating System||Windows 10||Windows 10|
The Havoc - Intel Z170M gaming desktop is available now.
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The cardboard box for that case has that graphic, it's directly from that, not of the system from Xotic.
Thanks for the link. That is crazy, esp the the info from the guy that used to work there
-$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.
I don't know about you guys, but I'd love to spend my extra $800 on better things. :sarcastic: