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OCUK 8Pack Systems - Supernova, Polaris, Hypercube

Overclockers UK Supernova

First up is the Supernova, the highest end system. As we said, it retails for £9499.99 and is designed to be the best of the best. It runs an Intel Core i7-3930K at a minimum of 4.9GHz and is paired with an Asus Rampage IV Extreme. There's also 16GB of 2,400MHz memory alongside a trio of Nvidia GeForce GTX Titans (overclocked, of course). Dual Plextor M5 Pro 512GB SSDs in a RAID 0 array make up the primary storage, while 4TB of secondary storage completes the attractive package.

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As with each of the builds, the Supernova is housed inside a custom Case Labs chassis, in this case the monstrous Magnum STH10. All three systems are also fully water-cooled with a dual loop set-up that draws heat away from the CPU, GPUs and motherboard. Specifically with the Supernova, the loops feature two quad radiators in the roof section as well as another quad and a double in the bottom. It also comes with a remote controlled Aqua Computer fan controller and system monitor.

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Overclockers UK Polaris

Next up is the Polaris, which comes in at £7699.99. It uses a tried and tested Intel Core i7-3770K guaranteed to run at a whopping 5GHz. It's again paired with an Asus board, this time the Maximus V Extreme, as well as 16GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum memory at 2,600MHz. Graphics power comes from two Titans, while storage is the same SSD array as the Supernova and 3TB of extra space. Power comes courtesy of a Corsair AX1200, with Corsair also supplying the PSUs for the other systems too. The chassis is the slightly smaller Case Labs Magnum SMH10, which houses one double, one triple and one quad radiator, all full thickness. Fans can be controlled from within Windows thanks to a USB fan controller.

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Overclockers UK Hypercube

The cheapest system, the £6599.99 Hypercube, comes in a smaller Case Labs magnum M10 chassis, but still doesn't skimp on the hardware. The Gigabyte OC Force Z87 motherboard houses an Intel Core i7-4770K running at at least 4.9GHz and coupled with 8GB Avexir Core Extreme memory that powers along at 3,000Mhz. Three overclocked Gigabyte Windforce GTX 780s are left to pump out the frames. Meanwhile, storage has been reduced to a single Plextor M5 Pro 512GB SSD and 2TB extra. Despite the smaller dimensions, there's still room for three 360mm radiators and one 240mm one in the dual loop set-up.

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As well as each system being tuned to be as powerful as it can be, 8Pack is keen to emphasise that they're also tuned for silence, something which the water-cooling is crucial for. Scythe GT fans are used on all the radiators (and Corsair SP 120s for the rear fans), and the systems are all fully stable with these running at approximately 700rpm, which is essentially inaudible.

As you can see, braided cables and colour coded fluids are used throughout every system as well, and everything is kept very tidy too. The colour schemes are open to customisation, and users can also arrange to have any of the chassis powder coated like the Polaris. The cases are also modded to include the 8Pack front plate, logo and fan grilles, while a unique plaque with a serial number will be attached to retail versions of the cases too.

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Windows 7 64-bit (Professional or Ultimate) and Windows 8 Pro 64-bit are the OS choices, and the full specs and professional eye candy shots can be found on the OCUK product pages.

Read on over the page for our full interview with 8Pack.