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Chillblast Fusion Event review

£750 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Chillblast

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

Chillblast’s Fusion Event is the only PC here to offer a Blu-ray drive. Its multimedia credentials are boosted further with a set of external speakers and a 25in full-HD screen – the largest in the chart.

Chillblast’s Fusion Event is the only PC here to offer a Blu-ray drive. Its multimedia credentials are boosted further with a set of external speakers and a 25in full-HD screen – the largest in the chart.

Chillblast’s Fusion Event is the only PC here to offer a Blu-ray drive. Its multimedia credentials are boosted further with a set of external speakers and a 25in full-HD screen – the largest in the chart.

None of this would have been possible without some cost-cutting, however. The Chillblast Fusion Event's Core i5-2400 processor is very fast, but not as quick as the i5-2500 and i5-2500K seen elsewhere. The PC thus scored 147 points in WorldBench 6.

In other respects, the Chillblast Fusion Event's specification is in line with the competition. There’s a 4GB allocation of DDR3 RAM, a 1TB hard drive and an HD 6850 graphics card. Gaming performance is solid, with the desktop PC averaging 35fps in Crysis (‘Very High’ settings) and 71fps in Stalker: Call of Pripyat (‘Ultra’ settings).

Inside the Chillblast Fusion Event's PC case, an Asus P8H67-M motherboard is differentiated from the competition by its ‘LE’ moniker. Unlike the standard version of this board, the LE model offers support for both USB 3.0 and 6Gbps SATA.

The Chillblast Fusion Event's EZCool A200 PC case sports a cool blue illuminated fan at the front, while the stealth-black interior supports cable management and tool-free drive bays.

Budget desktop PCs: chart ranking

  1. Palicomp Phoenix i5 Solar Flare
  2. Arbico i5-2568 Pro HD
  3. Chillblast Fusion Event
  4. Dino PC Elmisaur 2400
  5. Mesh Evolution GTX PCA

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Chillblast Fusion Event Expert Verdict »

3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (choose Windows 7 32bit at no extra cost)
4GB DDR3 RAM
1TB SATA
6 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Asus P8H67-M LE motherboard
650W EZCool PSU
25in Hanns-G HH251DPB (0.28mm pixel pitch
1920x1080)
1GB Asus ATI Radeon HD 6850 (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] =77/35fps
Stalker: Call of Pripyat [Medium/Ultra] = 145/71fps)
onboard sound
2 x Chillblast speakers
10x BD-ROM
16x/16x/12x/16x/6x/8x/12x/16x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+RW/-RAM/-ROM)
two-year collect-and-return warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 147
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

Chillblast’s Fusion Event is a fantastic PC all-round, and well worth consideration if multimedia-playback options feature higher on your priority list than performance.

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