The Unit 03 custom gaming PC comes from a different approach to the Unit 02. The Unit03 is built around the AMD X6 Black Edition core and the HIS 5850 graphics card.
It also sports a motherboard with SATA3 and USB3, increasing the amount of time between gaming machine upgrades, future-proofing the system significantly.
COOLER MASTER RC692
This case is excellent, and the Unit 03 motherboard inside lets us turn on all its features. On the top it has eSATA, and a hot swap drive bay, along with the usual USB, headphone and microphone plugs.
This sweet gaming case won the Atomic Hot Award when reviewed and scored 91%. It has a nice all black interior, and will present all the tech inside beautifully.
We re worked the case fans to achieve a positive air pressure in order to, reduce the latent absorption of dust. But that’s it… its a great case.
X6 1090T BLACK EDITION 3.2 GHz
Whats there to say? AMD’s latest is kicking intel in the teeth at the price point, and performance for your dollar.
The 1090 BLACK screams in with all six cores running at 3.2GHz out of the box, but the multiplier is unlocked so you’ll see this core running at speeds around the 4GHz in many gaming rigs. And with the cooler, and case combination we are shipping with the Unit 03 you should feel free to go nuts.
Its the bad ass nerve center for your gaming PC.
HIS ATI Radeon HD5850
The 5850 has been accepted as the all round best affordable performer when it comes to running the latest games. It consistently delivers frame rates which make games such as Bad Company2, and STALKER a joy to play… and you aren’t paying for frames you can’t even see.
The HIS version of the 5850 has no factory overclock, but is able to be tuned just the same as any other Radeon card. The Unit 03 will ship a slightly overclocked core speed for you to use straight out of the box.
This board boasts all the essential tech, USB3, SATA3 and RAID controllers. It also comes with the GIGABYTE 3 times USB power boost, so if you regularly charge your phone or other devices off the USB you’ll notice a faster re-charge time.
Not a great board for a crossfire configuration, but once again you’re not paying for something that you are unlikely to use. It has plenty of case fan support as well as healthy support for multiple case USB ports and eSATA. Obviously it also features the UltraDurable 3 seal of quality which comes with the majority of GIGABYTE boards.
G.Skill DDR3-1600 4GB
Faster timings than the normally included 1333 RAM shipped with gaming pc’s at this price point, this bad ass pair of rip-jaws Gskill RAM is ready to go.
The Unit 03 Gaming PC ships with 4GB RAM, using 2 of the 4 available slots in the motherboard leaving room for upgrade later on.
COOLER MASTER HYPER 212+
With direct contact pipes, this cooling solution form COOLER MASTER will allow you to play around with the AMD black unlocked multiplier without cooking you entire gaming system.
Featuring an optional fan bracket in a push and pull configuration, the Hyper 212+ is an excellent performer for the gamer on a budget. However in combination with the excellent cooling provided by the CoolerMaster case, one fan will do just fine.
Zalman 600W ZM600-ST
The best thing about this power supply, other than the rock solid supply of consistent power. Is the complete lack of noise. Sometimes its difficult to tell if its even on.
Plenty of length in the supplied cables, all of which are sleeved in black netting make using this PSU great for gaming pc cable management.
Western Digital Caviar Black, 640GB, SATA III
One of the fist drives to be released on the SATA3 format this little beauty will fly along at the full 6gb/s data rate.
Caviar Black is the top grade hard drive from Western Digital and the 64oGB gives a comfortable amount of room for all your gaming rigs movies and games etc.
Sony SATA Black Internal
Last but not least is the DVD burner. No gaming rig is complete without one, however they are getting used less and less as time rolls on. The sony brand is the better choice in my opi
Top Level Features: + Positive Air pressure + USB3.0 + Faster usb device charging + SATA III + Easy Overclock to 3.6GHz + eSATA + External HDD bay Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage - P13,692 Far Cry2 - Avg 78fps HDD Speed - 117 MB/s Case: COOLER MASTER RC692 ADVANCED BLACK Core: AMD PHENOM II X6 SIX-CORE 1090T BLACK EDITION CPU, 3.20 GHz Cooling: COOLER MASTER HYPER 212+ Mobo: Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H RAM: G.Skill DDR3-1600 4GB Dual Channel Graphics: HIS ATI Radeon HD5850 HDD: WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLACK, 640GB, 7200RPM, 64MB. SATA III Burner: Sony SATA Black Internal PSU: Zalman 600W ZM600-ST