The Carbide Spec-01 is the ideal choice for your first foray into the PC master race, with a conventional size and layout that would support most components allowing for a simple to maintain and upgrade build. Cable routing cutouts and built-in dust filters help to keep the innards clean and tidy, with a large transparent window to proudly show it all off.
Based on the new 14nm process AMD have managed to achieve a 40 percent improvement in instructions pre-clock against its previous generation AMD core. Alongside this TDP is lower, heralding a significantly more power efficient generation of CPUs. The base RYZEN 1700 features 8 cores and a total of 16 threads providing a dramatic improvement for heavily multithreaded applications and at a much more affordable price than the closest offering from Intel. Each RYZEN CPU also has a base and boost clock allowing cooler operation and longevity when at idle, and a performance boost when required in applications such as gaming, and rendering.
Keeping it Cool
There's no fancy cooling solution for the CPU here, just a plain old stock cooler that is designed and supplied by Intel for this specific CPU. There is less chance of things going wrong and no matter how much you push this machine there wouldn't be much heat generated nor much audible variation in noise. There is an option for an uprated CPU cooler, which can be especially handy if you consider upgrading the CPU in the future.
NVIDIA™ GeForce® GTX 1060 Graphics
The GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics card is a circa £200 model loaded with innovative new gaming technologies that make it the perfect choice for the latest high-definition games. Powered by NVIDIA™ Pascal the most advanced GPU architecture ever created - the GeForce® GTX 1060 delivers brilliant performance that opens the door to virtual reality and beyond.
Latest DDR4 RAM
DDR4 is the latest generation of memory, optimized for the latest Intel chipset motherboards, it offers higher frequencies that start at 2133Mhz, greater bandwidth and lower power consumption than DDR3 modules. It’s the perfect future-proof option, with future advancements delivering further performance advantage as latencies are reduced and software takes full advantage of the faster frequencies.
Solid State Hybrid Drive
Solid State Hybrid Drives have been introduced to deliver a more responsive experience, at a fraction of the price of an SSD. This innovative approach achieves this by pairing a mechanical HDD with a small amount (usually 8GB) of fast Solid State Memory, automatically delegating this memory to loading the files that are accessed frequently, providing for much
Quiet Reliable PSU
AeroCool's 500W PSU is the best companion for a system of this type, it's 80 Plus Bronze certified showing its strong green credentials. With modern components drawing less power this Power Supply Unit will be able to power the latest components quietly, efficiently and reliably.
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.