The GeForce GTX Battlebox combines the most powerful GeForce GTX graphics cards with the latest high-performance hardware to deliver the essential horsepower for your next-generation gaming experience. There are however certain requirements which a system builder must adhere to before they are allowed to display NVIDIA’s coveted Battlebox badge. It has to have the best graphics, a powerhouse CPU and to keep all the high-end hardware in check, excellent cooling.
After months in our genetic laboratories we have bred the ultimate Gaming Monsters. Engineered from the ground up to devour 4k and VR our range of Battle boxes are the only companion a gamer could need. Not only do these systems have everything needed under the hood, but also built to look as good as they perform.
All the components we use are cherry picked to perform best with all the latest technologies, delivering you a truly outstanding gaming experience. 4K gaming and Virtual Reality are in easy reach using the most advanced VR kit like the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive.
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.
Corsair Carbide 600C
From the front the corsair 600C might look relatively understated, however turn it 90 degrees and you are greeted by a full top to bottom side panel window showing off your build in all its glory. The 600C has a steel front and top panel to ensure nothing gets damaged, and the removable PSU shroud conceals otherwise unappealing cable clutter.
The 600C has one of the best layouts we have ever seen. Removing the optical drive frees up some well utilised space allowing for a 240 radiator in the top of the case to cool your CPU, and the full ATX layout allows the installation of a fully fledged high-end gaming system, without the normal full tower footprint. All in all potentially all the case you could ever need, in a compact package.
For this particular Battlebox system we have decked out the 600C with enough fans to keep your components cool even during longer gaming sessions. What's more these fans are all equipped with green LEDs, illuminating the build perfectly and really showing it off. Braided cables have also been employed to make the BX2 a super clean system.
Intel® Core™ i7 CPU
Process, Architecture, Optimisation. These are the key current aims for Intel with processor improvements for forthcoming CPUs. With Skylake we saw a change over to the 14nm process size, and with the new 7th gen Intel line-up (codename Kaby Lake) Intel have focussed on more efficiency and performance. Not only does the new 7700K provide cooler performance, but there is also a boost to clock speed and turbo has been increased from 4.2 GHZ to 4.5 GHz providing better performance over the previous generation 6700K.
We offer pre-overclocked CPUs on certain machines, resulting in improved performance in CPU-intensive tasks. This would be a moderate overclock that wouldn't have much impact on the lifespan of the CPU, it has been approved by our R&D team and would only be offered with an improved CPU cooler to counter the increase in temperature. There is also the option to remove overclocking, as Core i5 and upwards feature "Turbo Boost" which ramps up clock speeds by default as and when it's called for.
Hydro Series™ H100i v2 Extreme Liquid Cooler
The idea behind dual radiator water-coolers is to extend the radiator’s surface to help with heat dissipation so that the radiator thickness can be decreased (down to 25mm in the case of the H100i V2) to make for easier installation. Corsair’s H100i V2 has a 240mm dual fan radiator and 2 of the same SP120L PWM fans that can be found bundled with the H80i V2, with the difference that in this model the fans are mounted side by side, both blowing cool air through the radiator’s mesh at the same time. This design choice results in increased cooling efficiency, particularly when the fans are spinning at lower RPM values, therefore producing less noise. The stylish design that is shared by the higher end Hydro series models and the support for the Link software make this cooler a strong performer that will keep temperatures in check even in the most extreme OC scenarios.
NVIDIA™ GeForce® Graphics
Nvidia’s newest, most powerful and most energy efficient card to date. The GTX 1080 is truly a work of art, not only more powerful than Nvidia’s previous generation but also more efficient drawing only 180 Watts with a single 8pin connection from your PSU. The GTX 1080 has been designed with 4K gaming in mind, which means it devours 1080p and 1440p gaming, and still manages to average around 45 – 60 frames in 4K scenarios. This truly is one of the best single card solutions for 4K and VR gaming to date.
For latest generation NVIDIA and AMD cards you can now take advantage of DirectX 12, this Microsoft API is an extremely efficient interface that optimises the way graphics resources are distributed. The latest version delivers noticeably increased performance for all the graphics card models that support it, with upcoming game titles taking even more advantage of it in the future.
Corsair Vengeance LPX RAM
At the heart of Corsair performance RAM modules is cherry picked silicon that has passed stricter tolerances and is able to perform more efficiently at higher frequencies. To increase the thermal efficiency when operating at higher speed, Corsair performance RAM is equipped with an improved cooling coolingsolution, a heatsink that sandwiches the memory module. Another great feature of Corsair gaming RAM is the support for XMP profiles, Extreme Memory Profiles is something we take advantage of in the BIOS to set up the PC with optimal clock speeds and latencies.
256GB Super Fast M.2 SSD + 2TB SSHD
Included is a super fast 256GB M.2 SSD for ultra fast boot times, and speedy read and writes. M.2 is still solid state storage which means it is just as reliable as a typical SSD, but as it runs through the PCI bus it is not limited by the SATA3 interface. M.2 drives are currently some of the fastest storage options available as they are capable of much faster transfer speeds than SATA will allow. With 256GB of capacity you'll be able to install the Operating system, as well as some of your favourite programmes and games. Alongside it is there’s a 2TB hybrid mechanical hard drive for your collection of games and bulky data storage. Not quite as fast as an SSD, but massively faster than a regular HDD, these “in-betweeners” are our pick for value-for-money and are worth considering
Corsair Quality PSU
The RMx series from Corsair are aimed at the enthusiast looking for a Power Supply capable of delivering extremely stable voltage regulation and high efficiency, with the added visual appeal of flat modular cables. The RMx series models are rated 80 Plus Gold, which means that they perform at over 90% efficiency, in other words, these PSUs are not only handy when it comes to your energy bill, but also, because they produce less heat, quieter than less efficient ones. Corsair have opted for a particularly high grade of 105C Japanese capacitors, for smooth power regulation and reliability.
Included is the latest version of Windows 10 Operating System, installed and ready to go! With release of Windows 10, the Start menu is back and Microsoft has managed to satisfy many different types of users - PC gamers, console gamers as well as mobile and tablet users. After listening to feedback from millions of users and taking into account our rapidly evolving usage of technology, the latest version of Windows has had a great response and addresses many issues encountered with previous versions.