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AVADirect Threadripper GeForce Battlebox Ultimate PC Review

By Steven Bassiri from Nov 9, 2017 @ 8:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: AVADirect

Here are key points about the Threadripper GeForce Battlebox Ultimate.


What's Hot


More Cores and GPUs: Who doesn't want 16 cores and 32 threads of processing power? Threadripper CPUs are loaded with performance, and they are affordable as well. The high cost of the unit isn't just because of the CPUs, but because of the high-end GPUs. With two GTX 1080 Ti in SLI, you can actually play many of the latest games at 4K with high frame rates. The Threadripper GeForce Battlebox Ultimate is definitely 4K battle ready.



Excellent Component Selection: While we know that the 32 threads and two GPUs are awesome, we also have to give the configuration props for using best in class parts. The OS M.2 drive from Samsung rocks, as does the 1TB storage SSD, hard drives are so yesterday. The Corsair H115i is one of few all-in-one water coolers I would trust to properly cool down Threadripper CPUs. The RAM and power supply are just right for the job. The aftermarket GPUs have excellent coolers so they will stay quieter than reference models. The motherboard is also one of the best you can get.


Clean and Sleek Design: Even without RGB LED strips and fans the build is beautiful. Wiring was done beautifully with cable combs, and the sleeve over the AIOs' tubes has grown on me. You can look inside and get a bit of RGB action from the motherboard, but it's not going to distract from the professional beast look the system is going for.


No Bloatware: A lot of desktops and notebooks we come across are pre-loaded with a lot of software from the vendor. However, that isn't the case with this AVADirect unit, it has all the basics and not much more, so you won't have to worry about conflicts or spying.


What's Not


Pricey: the $6,169 price tag might make some people faint. You can put together this system for a bit less if you built it yourself, but that price tag might also make you faint.



Final Thoughts




The AVADirect Threadripper GeForce Battlebox Ultimate is the best it gets with pre-built gaming PCs featuring AMD's new Threadripper CPUs. It's a formidable gaming box that doubles as a workstation. Let's say you want to play PUBG and record the gameplay while watching Netflix and rendering something in the background. You can't do that with the same smoothness with a 7700K machine. It's simple core count math, and while the 1950X might not beat the 7700K in head to head gaming-only tests, it does do well when you are running multiple programs at the same time while gaming.


AMD's Threadripper CPUs are excellent for games that use many cores, such as Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation. To be honest, I love that game, and this rig destroys everything else we have tested with that game.


The AVADirect GeForce Battlebox Ultimate Threadripper Gaming PC is one of the best you can buy right now if you want excellent all-around performance, but it comes at a high cost.

Product Summary Breakdown

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The Bottom Line: AVADirect's Threadripper-based GeForce-powered Battlebox puts the pedal to the metal when you need more cores and more GPUs to get the job done.

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