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Review: Chillblast Fusion Nano Fury

by Parm Mann on 8 October 2015, 15:00

Tags: Chillblast, AMD (NYSE:AMD), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

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Test Methodology

Comparison Systems

System Name Chillblast Fusion Nano Fury Chillblast Fusion Silencio Cyberpower Trinity 300 PC Specialist Mortis PC Specialist Vulcan 440 Scan 3XS Nanu Carbon Scan 3XS Z170 Vengeance Vibox Rapture Chaos MX1
Overclocked Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.4GHz Intel Core i5-4690K @ 4.3GHz Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.0GHz Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.6GHz Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.6GHz Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.0GHz Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.6GHz Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.5GHz
CPU Cores / Threads 4 / 4 4 / 4 6 / 12 4 / 4 4 / 8 6 / 12 4 / 8 4 / 4
CPU TDP 91W 88W 140W 91W 88W 140W 91W 91W
CPU Cooler Corsair Hydro Series H75 Cooler Master Hyper 612 Ver. 2 Cooler Master Seideon 120V Corsair Hydro Series H80i GT Corsair Hydro Series H100i Noctua NH-U9DX i4 be quiet! Dark Rock 3 NZXT Kraken X61
Motherboard ASUS Z170I Pro Gaming Asus Z97-K ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Asus Maximus VII Ranger ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Asus Z170 Pro Gaming MSI Z170A Gaming Pro
Memory Crucial 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB) Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB) Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB) Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB) Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB DDR3 (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 (2x4GB) Patriot Viper Xtreme 16GB DDR4 (4x4GB)
Memory Speed 15-15-15-36-2T @ 2,133MHz 9-9-9-24-1T @ 1,600MHz 15-15-15-35-2T @ 2,400MHz 15-17-17-35-2T @ 2,666MHz 10-10-10-30-1T @ 1,600MHz 14-16-16-31-2T @ 2,400MHz 15-17-17-35-2T @ 3,000MHz 16-18-18-36-2T @ 2,800MHz
Integrated Graphics - - - - - - - -
Discrete Graphics Asus Radeon R9 Nano 4GB Asus GeForce GTX 970 Strix 4GB MSI GeForce GTX 980 OC 4GB Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Zotac GeForce GTX 980 4GB EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked ACX 6GB EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 6GB MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB
Sound Card Onboard audio Onboard audio Onboard audio Onboard audio Onboard audio Onboard audio Onboard audio Onboard audio
Primary Storage 256GB Samsung SM951 PCIe M.2 SSD 250GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD 250GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD 240GB Kingston HyperX Savage SSD 500GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD 512GB Samsung SM951 PCIe M.2 SSD 256GB Samsung SM951 PCIe M.2 SSD 250GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD
Secondary Storage 1TB Seagate SSHD - 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD 2TB WD Caviar Black HDD - 2TB WD Green HDD 2TB WD Black HDD
Optical Drive - - - - - - Samsung DVD Writer -
PSU Corsair CS650M (650W, internal) Cooler Master V550 (550W, internal) Cooler Master B600 (600W, internal) Corsair CS650M (650W, internal) Corsair RM850 (850W, internal) Corsair CS550M (550W, internal) Corsair CS550M (550W, internal) Super Flower Leadex Gold (750W, internal)
Chassis Raijintek Metis Cooler Master Silencio 652S Deepcool Tristellar NZXT Noctis 450 NZXT H440 Fractal Design Node 304 Corsair Obsidian Series 450D NZXT Noctis 450
Operating System Windows 10 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 10 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 10 (64-bit) Windows 10 (64-bit)
Warranty Five years (two-year collect-and-return including parts, five-year labour) Five years (two-year collect-and-return including parts, five-year labour) Three years (one-month collect-and-return, two-year parts, three-year labour) Three years (one-month collect-and-return, one-year parts, three-year labour) Three years (one-month collect-and-return, one-year parts, three-year labour) Three years (first year onsite, second year return-to-base with parts and labour, third year return-to-base with labour only) Three years (first year onsite, second year return-to-base with parts and labour, third year return-to-base with labour only) Two years (90-day collect-and-return, two-year parts, lifetime labour)
Date Reviewed October 2015 April 2015 July 2015 August 2015 May 2015 June 2015 August 2015 September 2015
Cost When Reviewed £1,500 £949 £1,999 £999 £1,499 £1,919 £1,500 £1,850

CPU Benchmarks

HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching PiFast test is used to benchmark the computational power of each system's CPU
Cinebench Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses as many cores as possible
HandBrake Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores

Memory and Storage Benchmarks

AIDA64 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency
CrystalDiskMark Popular free-to-use storage benchmark, used to gauge sequential performance and aggregated 4K QD32 speeds

Gaming Benchmarks

3DMark DX11, run at the Firestrike default test
Aliens vs. Predator FHD, medium quality, 2xAA, 4xAF
Alien: Isolation FHD, QHD and UHD, SMAA-T2x, maximum quality
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor FHD, QHD and UHD, Ultra Quality preset
Total War: Rome II FHD, QHD and UHD, Extreme preset

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Power Consumption Noted for system idling, under HandBrake video-transcoding load, and for GPU playing Aliens vs. Predator
Temperature Noted for CPU idling, under HandBrake video-transcoding load, and for GPU playing Aliens vs. Predator