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DinoPC Ultrasaur 860 OC review

£1,279 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Dino PC

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

DinoPC’s Ultrasaur 860 OC is the least expensive desktop PC in this month’s chart, costing nearly £250 less than Eclipse’s Reaper. You could be forgiven for expecting a lower-spec PC in return, but the Ultrasaur boasts one of the fastest graphics cards currently available.

DinoPC’s Ultrasaur 860 OC is the least expensive desktop PC in this month’s chart, costing nearly £250 less than Eclipse’s Reaper. You could be forgiven for expecting a lower-spec PC in return, but the Ultrasaur boasts one of the fastest graphics cards currently available.

DinoPC’s Ultrasaur 860 OC is the least expensive desktop PC in this month’s chart, costing nearly £250 less than Eclipse’s Reaper. You could be forgiven for expecting a lower-spec PC in return, but the Ultrasaur boasts one of the fastest graphics cards currently available.

Like the Arbico, the DinoPC Ultrasaur 860 OC desktop PC uses a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-860 and an Asus P7P55D-E LX motherboard. This means you’ll get the latest USB 3.0 and 6Gbps SATA interfaces. However, it comes with only 4GB of installed RAM and is unable to support a second graphics card.

The 23.6in AOC monitor offers a full-HD resolution. It comes with a handy USB port, but no digital connection. A Blu-ray drive and external speakers are also provided with the DinoPC Ultrasaur 860 OC desktop PC.

Performance was a little slower than we expected, with the DinoPC Ultrasaur 860 OC desktop PC's 135-point WorldBench 6 score falling well behind the Arbico, which uses the same processor. However, sold overclocked to 3.2GHz with a large CPU cooler to keep things running nicely, the Ultrasaur is actually capable of a very respectable 141 points.

A top-of-the-range nVidia GeForce GTX 480 graphics card helps the DinoPC Ultrasaur 860 OC desktop PC to deliver very good gaming performance. Although the CyberPower’s overclocked GTX 470 gave it a run for its money, there’s nothing to stop you doing the same with this card.

Power PCs chart ranking

  1. Chillblast Fusion Tracer
  2. Arbico Elite i7-8670 HSD
  3. CyberPower Infinity i7 Phoenix
  4. DinoPC Ultrasaur 860 OC
  5. Eclipse Reaper xFire i796r587

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DinoPC Ultrasaur 860 OC Expert Verdict »
2.8GHz Intel Core i7-860 (sold overclocked to 3.2GHz)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
4GB DDR3 RAM
1TB SATA
10 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Asus P7P55D-E LX motherboard
700W Thermaltake PSU
23.6in AOC 2436SWA (0.25mm pixel pitch
1920x1080)
1,536MB Zotac nVidia GeForce GTX 480 (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] = 80/44fps
Stalker: Call of Pripyat [Medium/Ultra] = 117/75fps)
onboard sound
2 x Creative T10 speakers
4x BD-ROM
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: 135
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The DinoPC Ultrasaur 860 OC desktop PC provides very good value for money, especially if you’re prepared to buy and run an overclocked system.

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