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Palicomp Core i7 Blitz 950-24 BLU review

£999 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Palicomp

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

Housed in an imposing Cooler Master Scout system case, the Palicomp Core i7 Blitz 950-24 BLU power desktop PC looks like a fearsome beast. Two handles add bulk, and the build quality is reassuringly solid.

Housed in an imposing Cooler Master Scout system case, the Palicomp Core i7 Blitz 950-24 BLU power desktop PC looks like a fearsome beast. Two handles add bulk, and the build quality is reassuringly solid.

Housed in an imposing Cooler Master Scout system case, the Palicomp Core i7 Blitz 950-24 BLU power desktop PC looks like a fearsome beast. Two handles add bulk, and the build quality is reassuringly solid.

A matt black paint job extends to the case’s interior, where generous cooling provision should please overclockers. Masses of room and a 750W PSU, to which only the required cables are attached, allows for very tidy cabling inside the Palicomp Core i7 Blitz 950-24 BLU power desktop PC too.

Like the competing machines from Arbico, Chillblast and CyberPower, the Palicomp Core i7 Blitz 950-24 BLU power desktop PC runs a 3.06GHz Intel Core i7-950 processor. Although the Palicomp came in joint-last position in our WorldBench 6 performance test, it’s a fast machine and there was little separating the PCs in this test.

The Palicomp Core i7 Blitz 950-24 BLU power desktop PC's gaming scores are more competitive, however. Although its close rivals here have also selected ATI’s Radeon HD 5850 graphics card, Palicomp has fitted a factory-overclocked model. It isn’t as fast as the CyberPower’s version of the same board, but that PC doesn’t come with a set of external speakers and a Blu-ray drive.

Yet another common specification, the 24in full-HD HKC monitor is the final ingredient needed for the Palicomp Core i7 Blitz 950-24 BLU power desktop PC to be used as a multimedia PC. A one terabyte (1TB) hard drive and 6GB of DDR3 RAM are also standard inclusions.

Power PCs chart ranking

  1. Palicomp Core i7 Blitz 950-25 BLU
  2. Chillblast Fusion Bullet
  3. CyberPower Infinity Phoenix
  4. DinoPC Fermisaur 870
  5. Arbico Elite i7-9558 HD

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Palicomp Core i7 Blitz 950-24 BLU Expert Verdict »
3.06GHz Intel Core i7-950
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (choose Windows 7 32bit at no extra cost)
6GB DDR3 RAM
1TB SATA
6 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard
750W Thermaltake PSU
24in HKC 2249A (0.27mm pixel pitch
1920x1080)
1GB MSI ATI Radeon HD 5850 (Crysis High/Very High: 82/40fps
Stalker: Call of Pripyat Medium/Ultra: 155/77fps)
onboard sound
5 x Creative A500 speakers and subwoofer
4x BD-ROM
max DVD speeds: 24x/24x/12x/16x/12x/16x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RAM/-ROM)
one-year return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 146
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

In a chart overrun with Core i7-950 processors, Radeon HD 5850 graphics cards and 24in HKC monitors, the Palicomp Core i7 Blitz 950-24 BLU power desktop PC stands out for its solid build quality, external speakers and Blu-ray drive. The Blitz has the best all-round specification for gaming, multimedia and overclocking.

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