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Dino PC Ravenous 2600 B3 review

£949 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Dino PC

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

The Dino PC Ravenous 2600 B3 PC is housed in a quirky-looking Zalman system case. Its asymmetric details carve out 'Z' shapes at the front and side, where a transparent panel proudly displays the system's internals.

The Dino PC Ravenous 2600 B3 is housed in a quirky-looking Zalman system case. Its asymmetric details carve out ‘Z’ shapes at the front and side, where a transparent panel proudly displays the system’s internals.

Four front-facing USB ports are provided, along with an illuminated temperature gauge and a two-channel fan-speed controller that help you balance cooling and noise inside the Dino PC Ravenous 2600 B3's case. These features are wasted on a PC that includes the non-overclockable Core i7-2600 processor, however.

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With both chips running at stock speeds, the Core i7-2600 processor achieves the same performance as the i7-2600K; thus the Dino PC Ravenous 2600 B3’s 166-point WorldBench 6 score is a good result.

A slightly updated version of the original Ravenous 2600, the Dino PC Ravenous 2600 B3 specifies an nVidia GeForce 560 Ti graphics card rather than an ATI Radeon HD 6850. The nVidia graphics card offers a significant boost to gaming performance, but it’s not the best on test.

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Rather than install a single Blu-ray/DVD combo drive, the Dino PC Ravenous 2600 B3 has separate drives that make for better performance from each. You also get a pair of external stereo speakers and a subwoofer for improved bass response, but not the surround-sound speakers that come with the Chillblast and Palicomp PCs.

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3.4GHz Intel Core i7-2600
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
8GB DDR3 RAM
1TB SATA
10 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Asus P8P67 LE motherboard
500W Xigmatek PSU
23.6in AOC 2436Swa monitor (0.25mm pixel pitch, 1920x1080)
1GB Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] = 100/44fps, Stalker: Call of Pripyat [Medium/Ultra] = 186/103fps)
onboard sound
2 x Logitech S220 speakers and subwoofer
4x BD-ROM
24x/24x/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: 166
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The Dino PC Ravenous 2600 B3 PC offers strong performance and features, and a quirky-looking system case. Its low-spec motherboard and non-overclockable processor are disappointing, however.

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