NCIX AMD Platform System Review :: Introduction

09-17-2008 · Category: Hardware - Misc

By Doc Overclock

Ordering a system online from any said company can be a challenging experience and one that will either go smoothly or be a nightmare depending on who you deal with and their attention to detail when building and shipping your system. We decided to move in another direction and start doing full system reviews for our readers to gain the knowledge and understanding of how different companies work and what they offer in terms of systems and support. In a world full of random companies this can be beneficial information for those seeking to buy a system online or by phone.


NCIX AMD Platform System Review

NCIX and Cyberpower were the first companies we received systems from and the NCIX AMD system is the first one here on the bench. The folks at NCIX who run the sales floor seem to have a decent grasp of what a gaming system should be and their staff was friendly and willing to go over a few configurations in an effort to get a system that would not be over the top expensive and still be a viable system for most any gamer. AMD is always the more affordable choice in this time frame as Intel is still able to charge more due to their name branding efforts. Donít be mislead though, AMD is still a good company that makes solid CPUs and their Quad-Core Phenom series line performs well enough for any application.


NCIX AMD Platform System Review

The NCIX system was delivered within ten working days after it was requested and it came in a huge box that housed the system and the Silverstone box, which in turn had the full system packed inside it. There were no dents on the box or noticeable damage, but when we opened up the box the CPU cooler was detached from the motherboard. This is not the fault of NCIX itís just one of those things that happens sometimes as heavy freight gets thrown around on the way to its delivery destination. Here is the catch though, for us this is simple stuff to repair and reattach, but for users who are not used to working with various system builds this could cause alarm or even a full system return. Beyond that little hiccup, everything was still intact and the system posted on our first try. Letís delve deeper into this system and see how it performs and how stable it is. The system shipped with Windows Vista Home Premium as the OS, which is a plus or minus depending on where your feelings are on this OS. Personally I think Vista is a good OS, sure itís got a few bugs and a crazy way of saving files, but it has more good features than bad software issues in the overall picture.


NCIX AMD Platform System Review
NCIX AMD Platform System Review