Let's take care of the price here and now. At this level of performance you can expect to pay a premium. The Hellcat delivers superior performance to anything else on the market. Sure there are a few people out there that can build a similar system that performs close to what the Hellcat does. I will put it to you like this; would you rather have a souped up Subaru WRX or a Ferrari 360? Both can perform very well, but only one you dream about. With that said, the cost of ownership is 5,400 Dollars. That will get you into the exact system we reviewed here today, kick ass paint and all. The Smooth Creations team will even paint your gamer tag on the case along with a design of your choice.
With the price out of the way, we can talk performance and there is a lot of it in this system. The Hellcat is beastly, pure muscle throughout; performance comes as second nature, embedded in the cat's instincts and ready to strike at any time. The component list is made from the exotic, a true system that you have always wanted to build yourself but don't dare attempt. This is the system your current computer lusts over.
Looking back on my experience with the Hellcat, I still think that opening the box was one of the coolest things to date. The only thing missing were pieces of shredded paper used by shipping companies to pack valuables. I mean come on, opening a wooden crate to reveal the treasure? that was priceless.
Smooth Creations does still have a few things that they could do to improve the Hellcat. Most users would really like to have front USB ports. I would not be surprised if Smooth Creations doesn't start offering a painted USB hub that matches your system after reading this article. I would bring it up when ordering a system. Windows 32-bit hampers performance a bit, but I was told the company has just finished validating Vista 64-bit on the system and it will now be offered. The last complaint was brought up with the LAN Shark system we reviewed last week and that is system noise which is also being addressed by the company.
If you are in the market for the highest spec system on the planet and the term value added has never been a part of your vocabulary then the Smooth Creations Hellcat is the system to get.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Recommended for You
Latest News Posts
- QPAD uses DreamHack to launch its first new mouse shape in seven years
- Noctua says its 24V industrial fans are the best an enthusiast can get
- Samsung announces huge 128GB DDR4 DIMMs for enterprise, data centers
- The9 pays $500 million for five-year Chinese exclusive on Cross Fire 2
- The first screenshots from the System Shock remake arrive
- Seagate Game Drive for PlayStation 1TB Review
- North Bridge Frequency Locked at 4300 on Fatal1ty X99M Killer/3.1 Board
- New SSD Connections and GA-Z87X-UD5H?
- ID-Cooling Frostflow 120L CPU Liquid Cooler Review
- SanDisk Extreme 500 240GB USB 3.0 Portable SSD Review
- CYBERTRONPC OFFERS TESSERACT 15 SK NOTEBOOK, NOW WITH 6th GEN INTEL PROCESSOR AND WINDOWS 10
- HERE and the Netherlands evaluating 4G/LTE-based C-ITS road messaging system
- Sony PLAYSTATION 4 (PS4) SALES SURPASS 30.2 MILLION UNITS WORLDWIDE
- Samsung Starts Mass Producing Industry's First 128-GIGABYTE DDR4 Modules for Enterprise Servers
- LG RAY DELIVERS LARGE HD DISPLAY AND BEST-IN-CLASS CAMERAS FOR 3G MARKETS