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DinoPC Elmisaur 750 OC review

£739 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Dino PC

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

DinoPC's Elmisaur 750 OC desktop PC uses a quad-core Intel Core i5-750 processor overclocked to 3.4GHz to produce a stunning performance score.

DinoPC's Elmisaur 750 OC desktop PC uses a quad-core Intel Core i5-750 processor overclocked to 3.4GHz to produce a stunning performance score.

New to our PC Charts, DinoPC is already shaping up to be a strong contender. Its Elmisaur 750 OC desktop PC uses a quad-core Intel Core i5-750 processor overclocked to 3.4GHz to produce a stunning WorldBench 6 score of 146 points.

Of course, our PC charts don’t allow overclocked machines; the 750’s stock speed of 2.66GHz resulted in a considerably lower but still very fast 133-point tally for the DinoPC Elmisaur 750 OC desktop PC.

The CPU is mounted to an Asus P7H55-M motherboard – sadly not the USB 3.0 version. In addition to the PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot housing the graphics card, the motherboard provides a pair of PCI Express x1 slots and a single PCI slot for further expansion. A pair of memory slots are also available should you wish to expand beyond the DinoPC Elmisaur 750 OC desktop PC's supplied 4GB of RAM.

Gaming performance is on a par with the competition – all bar the Arbico are fitted with an ATI Radeon HD 5770 and 1GB of video memory. In its overclocked guise the DinoPC Elmisaur 750 OC desktop PC may demonstrate slightly faster framerates, but in the most taxing graphics modes it’s still the graphics card that becomes the limiting factor.

Although the 22in LG W2243S-PF display supplied with the DinoPC Elmisaur 750 OC desktop PC is smaller than the 23in and 23.6in screens provided by Chillblast and CyberPower respectively, it’s a stylish model with an excellent design and strong build quality. It offers a full-HD image, but we’d like to see a digital input to supplement its single analogue connection.

Like the Chillblast, the DinoPC Elmisaur 750 OC desktop PC comes with a set of external speakers. While the DinoPC’s Creative T10s aren’t the most exciting speakers to grace our Test Centre, they’re a considerably better offering than the £7 Gigabyte units supplied with the Fusion Nautilus.

The DinoPC Elmisaur 750 OC desktop PC's system case is a smart black affair without any fancy coloured illumination or transparent side panels.

Budget PCs chart ranking

  1. Chillblast Fusion Nautilus
  2. Arbico i7-9250 XL
  3. DinoPC Elmisaur 750 OC
  4. Eclipse Matrix i567r577
  5. CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo

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DinoPC Elmisaur 750 OC Expert Verdict »

2.66GHz Intel Core i5-750 (sold overclocked to 3.4GHz)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
4GB DDR3 RAM
1TB SATA
8 x USB 2.0
Asus P7H55-M motherboard
700W EZCool PSU
22in LG W2243S-PF (0.25mm pixel pitch
1920x1080)
1GB XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] = 65/23fps
Stalker: Call of Pripyat [Medium/Ultra] = 109/45fps)
onboard sound
2 x Creative T10 speakers
22x/22x/12x/16x/6x/8x/12x/16x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+RW/-RAM/-ROM)
three-year return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 133
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The DinoPC Elmisaur 750 OC desktop PC is a strong quad-core system with good all-round features and performance, which becomes all the faster overclocked.

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