Thursday, March 24th 2016

8Pack Asteroid SFF Gaming Desktop Now Available

The 8Pack Asteroid is the all-new extreme mini PC designed and built by Ian '8Pack' Parry, the world's renowned overclocker. The Asteroid is the fastest Mini-ITX gaming PC available on the market today, packed with high performance hardware that has been finely tuned by 8Pack. Ian Parry, or more well known by his alias 8Pack is the UK's number one benchmarking champion, holding multiple prestigious world records and winning some of the largest overclocking events globally.

The PC is supplied with a flight case as standard that has been manufactured for portability, allowing the user to also pack their peripherals with the PC. As standard, the PC has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti overclocked to 1450 MHz+ combined with an Intel Core i7-6700K processor overclocked over 4.70 GHz. The memory is 8 GB overclocked to 3866 MHz followed by plenty of storage, a 512 GB SSD for the Operating System and a 1 TB SSD for files and games. All of the hardware is powered by a 1000W 80 Plus Titanium rated power supply from Super Flower.
In every single 8Pack Asteroid gaming PC there is always expert craftsmanship, with cherry picked hardware and deep testing, ensuring there are zero bottlenecks and maximum performance from the hardware without any compromise. The aesthetics are mesmerising, the system not only performs great, but also displays the hardware in a unique fashion, with a complete custom hard-line tubing watercooling loop flowing within the case, through the built in reservoir.

The support given with all 8Pack systems is unparalleled, customers will receive 8Packs mobile phone number to contact him if there were any issues or support queries, and they also come with labour free for 5 years.

Standard Specifications:
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti overclocked (Option to upgrade to Titan X)
  • Memory: Team Group Xtreem 8GB 3866 MHz (Option to upgrade to 16GB 3733 MHz)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K overclocked to 4.70+ GHz
  • Storage: Two Samsung 850 Evo Series Solid State Drives. 512GB for OS, and 1TB for games
  • PSU: 1000W Superflower PSU
  • Case: Custom Parvum 8Pack Edition case with built in watercooling reservoir
  • Fan controller: Aquaero 5
  • Flight Case included
Prices start at £3989.99, and available through Overclockers UK.
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22 Comments on 8Pack Asteroid SFF Gaming Desktop Now Available

#1
GhostRyder
Machine looks good and clean, but that price...Even if they are hand picked parts and overclocked to the extreme, that is way to much for this PC in my book for just an i7 6700K and GTX 980ti combo.
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#2
P4-630
Nice, but it's just too expensiveo_O
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#3
damric
I couldn't seem to make it cost that much...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($369.95 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Team Xtreem 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3866 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin ECO2 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Reactor 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($229.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB AMP! Extreme Video Card ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA T2 1000W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2090.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-24 15:53 EDT-0400
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#4
tabascosauz
"Flight case"? Flight case?

That rig isn't going anywhere with today's carry-on restrictions :rolleyes: Parvum won't fit into any respectable "flight case" that I know of.

EDIT: evidently 8Pack uses these "flight cases"



lmaoooooo PC goes in "flight case", kiss 4000GBP PC goodbye as it goes under the plane and into the hands of baggage handlers
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#5
Sp33d Junki3
damric
I couldn't seem to make it cost that much...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($369.95 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Team Xtreem 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3866 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin ECO2 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Reactor 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($229.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB AMP! Extreme Video Card ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA T2 1000W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2090.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-24 15:53 EDT-0400

Did you really add a AIO in a system and try to compare it with a custom loop?
Also you went with US and not UK prices.
How many of those parts include full 5 year coverage, which they take care of everything wrong with system.
The price they ask, is not same as what you got there.
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#6
GhostRyder
Sp33d Junki3
Did you really add a AIO in a system and try to compare it with a custom loop?
Also you went with US and not UK prices.
How many of those parts include full 5 year coverage, which they take care of everything wrong with system.
The price they ask, is not same as what you got there.
Well, the British Pound is right now $1.42 which means if we do the math it translates out to ~$5,665.78 base price. That only comes with 8gb of DRAM (High clocked ram though it maybe), two Samsung 850 Evo drives (Not Pros), and just an i7 6700K. Even factoring in the flight case, custom built case, water cooling components being custom built, warranty, and the other parts that still does not add up to that price. I believe his point was that the price is way off what it should be even though its custom and a limited edition.

For that price, I would expect top of the line parts on all fronts. Samsung Pro drives (M.2 on at least the OS drive and an 850 Pro for the SSD), a classified/OC/Hall of Fame/Whatever edition GPU, 16-32gb of high clocked ram, and a whole lot more. I won't deny its clean and your paying a bit more for supreme overclocking, warranty, and the custom built case/watercooling system, but that much more? I just went on newegg and frozen CPU, put together a parts list of choice cuts (Including Samsung m.2 950 Pro and 850 Pro drives) and came up with a $3000 build that would put that one to shame. I can understand charging for a warranty and overclocking along with custom case and special watercooling (Even those special tubes and such inside that one). Still though over $2000 more (almost $3000) and not complete premium parts???
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#7
trog100
people will buy it or they wont.. nobody has to.. plus you cant just convert UK prices into US dollar prices.. it dont work that way.. living in the UK i wish it did.. he he

i aint that envious cos my own machine would out perform it.. but i do understand why such a machine costs what it does..

why people feel the need to knock such things baffles me bit and smacks more of jealousy than anything else..

and the flight case aint meant to go on f-cking airplanes its just a nice box cart it all about in.. jeeesh.. he he

and anybody that cant tell the difference between a box parts you have to put together yourself and the talked about machines needs their brains testing.. :)

trog
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#8
zo0lykas
he's right about price, 8 pack is same as iphone, pay for brand :)

Sp33d Junki3
Did you really add a AIO in a system and try to compare it with a custom loop?
Also you went with US and not UK prices.
How many of those parts include full 5 year coverage, which they take care of everything wrong with system.
The price they ask, is not same as what you got there.
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#9
Caring1
Prices start at £3989.99
That converts to over $5,000 here, for that much money I should be able to build three of them.
The limited edition sticker inside can't be worth that much!
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#12
Darksaber
W1zzard's Sidekick
Anyone else thinks that this press release is really hard to read? Whoever wrote this needs to work on their style of writing IMHO. Cool PC though.
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#13
wolar
Caring1
Prices start at £3989.99
That converts to over $5,000 here, for that much money I should be able to build three of them.
The limited edition sticker inside can't be worth that much!
Yes but the prices are more in UK , it roughly translates 1:1 to USD for the parts , so a 4000$ and pick items in pcpartpicker lets say .
But still for 4k this is extremely expensive .

Edit: Just an example:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-AX1200i-Professional-Digital-Platinum/dp/B008QB8URK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1458911632&sr=8-1&keywords=ax1200i
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008Q7HUR0/?tag=tec06d-20
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#14
GhostRyder
trog100
people will buy it or they wont.. nobody has to.. plus you cant just convert UK prices into US dollar prices.. it dont work that way.. living in the UK i wish it did.. he he

i aint that envious cos my own machine would out perform it.. but i do understand why such a machine costs what it does..

why people feel the need to knock such things baffles me bit and smacks more of jealousy than anything else..

and the flight case aint meant to go on f-cking airplanes its just a nice box cart it all about in.. jeeesh.. he he

and anybody that cant tell the difference between a box parts you have to put together yourself and the talked about machines needs their brains testing.. :)

trog
First it was just a point out from what I thought the other guy was getting at (Pound to Dollar).

Second, I am not knocking it because its overpriced. Any of these premium built, limited edition, supreme overclockers with custom cooling are going to cost a lot because they have the notability and such to charge for it. The problem I was pointing out more than anything was the fact that for that price I am curious as to why they are not including all very premium parts. Why are the SSD's the Samsung EVO drives instead of the 950 Pro or even the 850 Pro drives, why only 8gb of ram (Even if they went for speed over capacity), and other gripes. If it was all premium parts, I would have just said meh its over priced. I am just wondering why some of these parts seem more standard on something they are pushing as not only limited edition, but custom cooled, supreme overclocked, and high performance. That is my point :)

Caring1
Prices start at £3989.99
That converts to over $5,000 here, for that much money I should be able to build three of them.
The limited edition sticker inside can't be worth that much!
Yea I agree.
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#15
Steven B
Overclocks don't cost $800, in fact, as someone who has been paid by random people on the internet to teach them how to overclock their systems, I can tell you there are people out there willing to pay for overclocking advice, actually more than you might think, but they aren't prepared to dish out more than $500, if that.
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#17
trog100
pick your parts list.. add it up.. add on you own time doing all this and putting it together.. plus all the knowledge needed plus the value of you own name as a brand and you have a selling price..

if i did it i doubt i could even sell it for the cost of the parts never mind get anything back for my time and knowledge.. but there you go..

i recon its a "work of art".. such things are worth money.. how much depends on who is doing the buying.. :)

trog
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#18
nickbaldwin86
trog100
pick your parts list.. add it up.. add on you own time doing all this and putting it together.. plus all the knowledge needed plus the value of you own name as a brand and you have a selling price..

if i did it i doubt i could even sell it for the cost of the parts never mind get anything back for my time and knowledge.. but there you go..

i recon its a "work of art".. such things are worth money.. how much depends on who is doing the buying.. :)

trog
You have a point and I get that but still that system isn't worth $6k. many other companies sell the same level of PC for less WAY less. And yes "work of art" is playing a HUGE factor, agree with you on that too.

I am sure many people will buy this, some people aren't into computers for "the build" like I am. I have never bought a pre-built PC
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#19
remixedcat
Super flower? What kinda name is that for a PSU brand?

And flight case for him BC he prolly flies first or private .
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#20
tajoh111
When taking into account VAT(adds 20% which is included in the near 4k price) and exchange rate, this system is about 1000 dollars overpriced.

Subtracting VAT and multiplying that by the usd to british pount, this system costs about 4700 dollars american.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nb8Dpg

The cost of the system that uses the same components or same spec components as the one listed is $2543.75.

This doesn't include the water cooling system however which adds close to1000 dollars to the price.

The motherboardblock, gpu block and CPU block cost about 350 when using performance pcs

The pump reservoir combo assuming they use EK is another 170, the radiator(60), fittings(120), tubing(20), fan controller(115), power supply sleaving(100), dyes, additives, cpu paste another 30 dollars.

= $965 for the water cooling setup. Water cooling is not cheap and people that are novices to it, think AIO are cheap, so dedicated can't be much more.

So combine both of these and we get about 3500 dollars.

Lets say 3 year extended warranty is another 200 dollars and hence the 1000 dollars over priced.

That no small chunk of change but considering the work involved, custom parts(the middle partition which seperates the radiator and motherboard is a giant waterblock), the flight case, and testing, it is not crazy bad.
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#21
wolar
remixedcat
Super flower? What kinda name is that for a PSU brand?

And flight case for him BC he prolly flies first or private .
Really ? Super flower is one of the best and its a manufacturer/brand , evga g2 series are based on super flower leadex gold and from other brands also.
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#22
remixedcat
Just sounds a bit chinese knockoff like lol or a bit of a hipster brand or somethin lol..
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