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Overclockers UK 8Pack Systems Preview and Interview

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AlienwareAndy 2nd October 2013, 15:19 Quote
Great article I really enjoyed reading that. Makes a nice change :)
ADJB 2nd October 2013, 17:08 Quote
It would be nice to see what it all means in reality - Some fps gaming benchmarks against the normal testing games used to see the comparison.
Phame 2nd October 2013, 18:24 Quote
Good read, nice work guys.

I have one issue, these systems just look messy and unfinished in regards to cable management ect.

Surely for £10,000 you would they made it absolutely perfect.
Guinevere 2nd October 2013, 18:40 Quote
8Pack. That's a 33% overclock on a base 6 pack, and 400% more than Tupac.
ChaosDefinesOrder 2nd October 2013, 18:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by Guinevere
8Pack. That's a 33% overclock on a base 6 pack, and 400% more than Tupac.

and more liquid than a TetraPak
Lance 2nd October 2013, 18:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Phame
Good read, nice work guys.

I have one issue, these systems just look messy and unfinished in regards to cable management ect.

Surely for £10,000 you would they made it absolutely perfect.

To get your cabling beyond this though you lose the ability to change the setup, and seeing as they're saying that they will upgrade the parts etc you'd have to undo everything each time you did that. I can see why they've used standard cables.
Guinevere 2nd October 2013, 18:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by ChaosDefinesOrder
and more liquid than a TetraPak

Damn, wish I'd thought of that one!
SchizoFrog 2nd October 2013, 19:48 Quote
I have to say though that while the name works for him personally I would feel stupid having a system named that. Considering the nature of the systems and the expense, I would have thought that they could have done a hell of a lot more to make them stand out in looks too.
Woodspoon 2nd October 2013, 19:58 Quote
Nice tidy looking systems but all I can think of looking at the pictures is Y.M.C.A
Sorry about that Mr 8pack
Asouter 2nd October 2013, 22:30 Quote
Enjoyed the interview, it's good to get an idea about the people behind the products... cheers. Having said that I don't think I'd be happy buying another CPU ... knowing it's probably been tested and rejected for the minions :\
Guinevere 2nd October 2013, 22:34 Quote
I know I'm not an expert... but...

What is Spack doing with his facial hair?

8? Oh, it's a number! Oops. Sorry. I thought it was an S

Just having fun 8Pack. Please don't hit me.
sp4nky 2nd October 2013, 23:12 Quote
But can it run Crysis?
yodasarmpit 2nd October 2013, 23:14 Quote
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The_Crapman 2nd October 2013, 23:19 Quote
This is a great article because when i first saw these systems, it thought it was just some that he's had some design and spec input on, then given the ocuk monkies guides on how to overclock them better. But the level of detail he goes into to ensure you get a great system with top spec parts is really something.

Wouldn;t be for me though. take all the fun out of building it yourself. even if it did take you 2 years......
Meanmotion 3rd October 2013, 00:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Asouter
Enjoyed the interview, it's good to get an idea about the people behind the products... cheers. Having said that I don't think I'd be happy buying another CPU ... knowing it's probably been tested and rejected for the minions :\

The tested CPUs only go into other systems, they're not reboxed and sold as parts.
dactone 3rd October 2013, 01:09 Quote
Holy mother of Jesus! There's more meat then danepak in this article! *Goes to get protein shake*
pbryanw 3rd October 2013, 02:10 Quote
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Holy mother of Jesus! There's more meat then danepak in this article! *Goes to get protein shake*
With my weakly, nerdy frame, I get the feeling that 8pack would be able to easily bench press me if he so desired ;)

On the topic of the PC's - very interesting article. Agree with the other commenters - I could never afford one but it's interesting to read about the amount of work that goes into each one.
Flip 3rd October 2013, 12:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by Meanmotion
The tested CPUs only go into other systems, they're not reboxed and sold as parts.

I bought a Haswell CPU from Ocuk and it was in an open and unsealed box, returned it immediately and received a sealed box.

And it cost me to return it. >:(

just saying.


Flip.
Lance 3rd October 2013, 12:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by pbryanw
With my weakly, nerdy frame, I get the feeling that 8pack would be able to easily bench press me if he so desired ;)

On the topic of the PC's - very interesting article. Agree with the other commenters - I could never afford one but it's interesting to read about the amount of work that goes into each one.

If you're under 70kg even I could bench press you ;)

How good is your planking?
pbryanw 3rd October 2013, 16:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lance
How good is your planking?
*Googles planking* - yeah I reckon I could manage that :)
play_boy_2000 3rd October 2013, 16:35 Quote
http://www.4d-2.com/img/forshame.jpg
Fail.
In datacenter/telecom you get shot for trimming zip ties like that.
m0zes 4th October 2013, 02:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by Phame
Good read, nice work guys.

I have one issue, these systems just look messy and unfinished in regards to cable management ect.

Surely for £10,000 you would they made it absolutely perfect.

Agreed, especially given the parallels being drawn between bodybuilding and OC’ing. Bodybuilding is a sport of aesthetics not brute strength, therefore focusing some more time on ensuring the product is both powerful and elegant would seem very reasonable to me.
MrDomRocks 4th October 2013, 03:13 Quote
All the cpus are tested by OCUK staff and 8Pack simply to find the best of the best. They do not sell them on at least afaik.

I got to meet the man and see these systems first hand. Impressive, massive and generally overkill.
Dogbert666 4th October 2013, 10:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by MrDomRocks
All the cpus are tested by OCUK staff and 8Pack simply to find the best of the best. They do not sell them on at least afaik.

I got to meet the man and see these systems first hand. Impressive, massive and generally overkill.

They're sold on, but only in other OCUK systems. All the chips that don't make the cut will be put into systems lower down the product stack where the overclock demands aren't as high etc.
andrew8200m 4th October 2013, 11:01 Quote
Just to clear a few things up.

1. The 8Pack builds are 8Pack builds because that is his OC name. If he looked like Lurpac then they would be Lurpac systems.

2. Body building has nothing to do with the build so those mentioning Aesthetics over strength are miss informed. Refer to point 1.

3. The systems cabling is done in a way that allows for easy and trouble free upgrades in the future. We dont want to be cutting custom cables to then find the new GPUs that the customer wants 12 months down the line dont fit. Its just not a clever thing to do. Offering a free service and then having to spend what could be hundreds on new cables at the cost of the company is not good business practice.

4. The reason they are so large is because of the watercooling. 4x QUAD Rads sill simply not fit in unless the case is large. The 900D for instance isnt even big enough for that hence the larger caselabs have been used.

5. Many have mentioned that they are overpriced. This based on component value is probably very true. What makes up for the added funds is a build time including testing and tweaking of around 5 days. (thats alot of man hours and a lot of cash if you were to go to a garage for a car for instance). The testing up front of the cpus to ensure you get the best. An 2 man team to personally deliver your 8Pack system and to install it and ensure all is working correctly for you + a one on one support service with the UKs number 1 overclocker and hopefully soon to be the worlds number one if he carrys on as he is doing.

6. The systems are tweaked to a point where by 99.9% of you guys here wouldn't even come close. Memory timings all the way down to the thirds are tweaked until the fastest and most stable system is produced. Baseclocks, offset voltages and other frequencys often not given a moment are tested and tested until the best combination is found.

7. Show me an 5Ghz system sold in the UK that runs fully watercooled with memory at those speeds and producing benchmark scores that could place the system in the top 20 list in most cases that isnt on sub zero or in a mess sprawled over a desk in a shed somewhere. I dont think you will find one, in fact I dont think you would find many anywhere in the world at all.

8. Selling second hand chips does not happen. Chips that dont bin at 5.2Ghz for a 5Ghz system go onto a different bin sheet. These may be 4.9Ghz chips, 4.8Ghz and so on. These chips are then used for the systems that are sold as 4.6Ghz for example. When Haswell launched there was an error where one tray of 21chips was shipped out to customers and all of those chips if the customer called were replaced with shipping etc covered by OcUK.

All in all there is nothing like an 8Pack system on the market. You can buy a very high end system from Scan for instance and you can buy a very high system from OriginPC in the US. Spec them up with the same frequency memory, chip and water cooling and they will all come out at a similar cost. Which looks better is up to the user but when it comes to performance the 8Pack build will be the fastest on test.
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