With part of the profit going to shark preservation the Chillblast Fusion Tiger Shark is a system aimed at those who want the latest Intel CPU with maximum value for money but don’t know how to build and overclock a system.
Overall the build quality of the Chillblast Fusion Tiger Shark is good. We have a decent case which looks quite stylish and feels robust then inside the quality components continue. There is a good choice of motherboard, GPU and hard drive with some solid if not spectacular memory. Overall we can understand why Chillblast have gone for value select on the memory as there is no huge benefit for the target consumer group from anything else however for the value orientated PSU things should be different.
The PSU used here has cheap connectors and potentially limits future upgrades. It isn’t an issue to change the PSU as well however it would be extra cost. We might also have been tempted to go for a board that has multiple bios profiles so any clearing of the CMOS would be easy to recover from and get back to that 4.4GHz.
Overall Chillblast did a nice job of the wiring, even if we would have to ruin it to add something simple like a new HDD and we also thought the level of protection in the shipping container was very good. That said maybe it should be polystyrene peanuts inside rather than cardboard as its "dust" gets everywhere.
Moving to performance the overclock applied by Chillblast was completely stable and overall the performance was good. That overclock takes us closer to the more expensive i7-4770K, though not quite as fast overall and gaming wise we have a system which can play games like Grid 2, Metro etc at 1080 resolution with maximum detail.
So that brings us to price where the system costs £749 including VAT, that seems reasonable to us… although we would like that PSU changed over. For those who want a Haswell system with maximum value for money but no effort this could well be the system to go for.
|Where to buy…|
|Chillblast.co.uk from £749.99|