CustomPC Premium Grade
The Carnivore Series is our hand crafted range of ultra high-end machines, the ultimate representation of this is the T.Rex. But don't take our word for it, here is a review of the T.Rex published in CustomPC magazine in August 2015 for the annual DreamPC competition. We were pitted up against the UK's most respected system builders, Scan and Overclockers, narrowly missing the top prize by a mere 1 point deficit but we were awarded with a CustomPC Premium Grade award and scored 87%.
CustomPC Quote: "Dino PC makes a spectacular entrance to our Dream PC Labs test with the aptly named T. Rex"
Virtual Reality Ready
GeForce® GTX graphics cards provide a powerful next-generation platform for the ultimate immersive virtual reality experience. Rigs and cards marked with "GeForce GTX VR Ready” ensure that your VR games will be optimized with a best-in-class GPU. Immersive VR requires seven times the graphics processing power of traditional 3D apps and games. NVIDIA’s unique set of features—such as multi-res shading—mean you get the right level of performance, image quality, and latency to ensure your VR experience is nothing short of amazing..
"The vinyl has been expertly applied too, with no fraying edges or squished corners – we can only imagine how much time and effort went into this part alone. The end result is a PC that’s unique, good-looking and wouldn’t look out of place in an expensive fashion boutique.
Dino PC has gone one step further and used a completely illuminated plate that’s lit from beneath. The bottom of the case is illuminated too, courtesy of a mirrored base that lights the Corsair 900D to look like something out of Fast and Furious. The result is one of the best-looking interiors of any PC this month. Dino PC has also used an Asus ROG SLI bridge, which isn’t customised like the one in the Barracuda, but it’s illuminated and looks snazzier than the bare bridge in the Supernova."
Intricate Custom Cooling
"The cooling system is right up there with the best on test too. Dino PC chose two EK CoolStream XTX quad 120mm-fan radiators equipped with Noiseblocker NB-eLoop fans, which have been sprayed satin black, and there are two Laing D5 pumps connected to EK pump tops and reservoirs. The clear Monsoon acrylic tubing shows off the stunning Mayhems Aurora 2 coolant too, which has a fantastic swirling metallic effect.
Meanwhile, the tubing itself has been constructed mainly using straight lines and chrome EK fittings, rather than bending the tubing as Scan did with the Barracuda. However, the effect complements the luscious interior, so we’d probably have done the same too. All three GPUs are, of course, water-cooled and it’s EK fittings all around again, with a trio of Titan X nickel waterblocks and an FC Parallel Bridge connecting the blocks together. Combined with some brilliant cable routing, the inside of the Dino PC is achingly attractive."
"While the system looks fantastic and will eat 4K gaming for breakfast, it’s the storage that really stands out with the T. Rex. There’s a super-fast 480GB Intel 750 PCI-E SSD as the OS drive, which isn’t quite as fast as the 1.2TB model in the Barracuda, but it still wipes the floor with SATA 6Gbps SSDs, and it likely has enough space for all your regularly used games and programs too. The genius move, though, is to include a 1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD as well, so if you need a little more space, you get more solid state storage space than with either the Supernova or Barracuda. If that wasn’t enough, there are also two 6TB Western Digital Caviar Red hard disks in RAID 1 configuration, giving you a reliable and gargantuan data storage setup. It’s easily the best storage setup on test."
"Controlling the fans is a Lamptron CM615 touch-screen fan controller, which is very easy to use, so fine-tuning the T. Rex to your own needs is a simple process. There are a pair of ball valve drain ports too so, as with the Supernova, changing the coolant won’t involve dismantling the whole cooling system."