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Vibox Wildfire Mk2 Review

Vibox Wildfire Mk2 Review

Today we take a look at a system from one of the UK’s leading builders in our Vibox Wildfire Mk2 Review. Running a an Intel CPU at over 4GHz, GTX 970, Z97 and even featuring added LEDs it certainly stands out from the average system on paper  so lets check it out…

Vibox Wildfire Mk2 Review – Packaging and Bundle

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Vibox send their system out in a large, plain cardboard box. There is a reinforced layer inside that and then a large amount of shredded  cardboard sits around a retail box for the case being used on the build. This of course means that the retail box adds protection, as does the polystyrene within that and the system is then wrapped in a plastic bag. Bundled with the system is a mains cable, leaflet from Vibox to help us get started and then all the bundled extras from our motherboard, GPU etc which were not used in the build.

Vibox Wildfire Mk2 Review – The System


For the Wildfire Mk2 Vibox use the NZXT H440 and we actually reviewed a version of that recently over here: NZXT H440 Review. Its a solid case with nice styling and some cool features like LED lit back panel to help with plugging in cables in low light. Also worthy of note is that Vibox leave on the protective layer on the case window to ensure it arrives in good condition.

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The case sides can be removed very easily on the H440 and inside we see that Vibox have added some extra white LEDs in the main chamber as well as doing a good job at keeping the wiring tidy.


As far as components go, we start with a liquid cooler in the form of Corsairs H75. Memory is 2x8GB of Kingston DDR3-2400 and our storage is in the shape of a 250Gb Kingston V300 SSD along with a 1TB Toshiba mechanical drive.


Looking a little deeper we have a quad core Intel Core i5-4690K clocked at 4.4GHz along with a MSI GeForce GTX 970. It is clocked at 1114MHz with boost up to 1253MHz and our 4gb of GDDR5 runs at 1753MHz. All of this sits on an MSI Z97 Gaming 3 motherboard and Vibox install a bloat free version of Windows 8.1 for us.

Vibox Wildfire Mk2 Review – Performance



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Vibox Wildfire Mk2 Review – Conclusion


The experience with Vibox will generally start with their website (although systems are available through Amazon too) and overall things start off well. The site is intuitive, there are some useful tools to help novices through the decision process and the custom build options offer plenty of flexibility, for example running from £59.99 CPUs right up to the best of the best, overclocked at £899.99. We can reach out to Vibox on social media too and of course they offer plenty of standard builds like the one we are reviewing today.

Our Wildfire Mk2 arrived in perfect condition, something which surprised us as the delivery driver was less than gentle with it going from van to door. It’s always good to see a system builder include all of the retail extras and the help leaflet is a nice touch for novices.

As far as components go, no complaints there. All good quality brands and decent models from those brands. The MSI board and GPU in particular are great choices and the i5 CPU is of course an enthusiast favourite. Pricing is competitive and the 2-year warranty, decent and in a nice touch they won’t charge for labour if something goes wrong…and will collect and return the system within 90 days for free if needed. You should check out their great support statement here: Vibox Support

Looking at performance, the system achieves what it sets out to do. It offers performance above a stock build thanks to the overclocked (and completely stable) CPU, while all of our other aspects hit the ratings we would expect (e.g. USB, SSD speed). This system has no issue gaming at 1920×1080 or 2560×1440 with high detail levels and will breeze through tasks like HD video playback and office use.

Summary: Built well, priced competitively and a high level of performance.

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Stuart Davidson

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  1. Michael MooMasher Duncan

    Looks pretty.

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