A couple of days ago we received an offer to test UltraViolet Machines Genesis XOC, one of the best equipped and assembled machines we've seen so far. A great enthusiast and an eternal fighter striving for faster machines, Hans-Wolfram Tismer, the head of EVGA Europe, came up with the idea of creating such a machine, and that's exactly what EVGA strives for.
UltraViolet Machines is closely working with EVGA, and the English simply couldn't resist putting a water cooled EVGA nForce 680i SLI 775 Black Pearl motherboard and a couple of Black Pearl 8800 Ultra cards in their top models.
Two EVGA Ultra cards in SLI mode are the best duo to supply gamers and enthusiasts with more raw power than they might use. The cards are overclocked to 655MHz core, and 2250MHz memory, but we will not yet discuss the price of Genesis Xoc. However, as you can already guess, the components used are all top notch, so they will cost you an arm and a leg.
EVGA 680i motherboard means it uses an Intel processor, but the Intel Qx6850 Quad Core is not running at stock 3.0GHz, but rather an over-clocked 3.5GHz. Black Pearl motherboard is one of a kind and it's easy to reach such speeds. Processor, chipsets and power mosfets have water cooled blocks built by Innovatek, EVGA's partner in charge of everything that has to do with water and quality water blocks.
The water cooling system itself is Ultraviolet Advanced Liquid cooling, and we'll talk about that further on. We'll just mention the rest of the components and show you a couple of pictures, and then we're going to try and handle this beast.
The memory used is renowned OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1066MHz memory, and the machine has 2GB total, two Western Digital 150GB SATA Raptor S300 10.000 RPM used for quick access to system data, while Seagate Baracuda 750GB SATA S300 7200 RPM is used for storage.
The machine is being shipped in a large crate that can handle anything that rough transport might do.
We were pleasantly surprised by Benq's 22 inch monitor, Logitech G15 keyboard, Razer Copperhead Blue mouse and a lot of software including Windows XP Pro.
If you want Vista, then you can opt for Vista Home Premium as your OS of choice. Ultra Violet Machines have cheaper models also, with a different set of components. You are offered a starting basic configuration and you can choose the rest.
You can take a look at the full offer on the ultravioletmachines webpage.
We found the crate to be the ideal stand for setting up the Genesis XOC system.
You can choose between different colors if you don’t like this color of the case. We got Agent Black color, but you can opt for Bruised Pink, Roswell Pearl and Blood Red.
Heavy and stable Genesis XOC bears the symbol of its “UV” creator, UltraViolet Machines.
A tiny display on the front of the case shows the current temperature on all four cores of Intel's Quad core. The system is currently idle and you can see that the temperatures are quite low thanks to well implemented water cooling system.
Water cooled Black Pearl 680i motherboard can keep the processor temperatures up to 30°C lower than a standard cooling setup.
The beast is loose, and we’ll try to hold it.
To be continued...