The high-end system, which features the latest hardware from AMD and NVIDIA, was described by free-lance journalist Rosario Blue as "something to behold. Neat, clean and sleek... deserv[ing] a moment... as you gaze in awe and admiration through its tempered glass panel."
Featuring the RTX 3070 and an unlocked Intel Core i7-11700K, 240mm AIO water-cooling, 16GB of DDR4 3200MHz RAM, and a combination of lightning-fast NVMe SSD and HDD storage, TechRadar commented that the build was "packed with top-quality components," and that they considered the PC to be "a convenient, high-quality buy [giving] you everything you need for the best gaming and streaming experience."
We were also pleased to hear that they felt the PC was "clearly designed for ease of access and... headache-free upgrading," as well as praising the spacious interior of the PC, highlighting that the use of the high-airflow Corsair 4000D chassis, AIO cooling, and our "expert" and "exemplary" cable management, meant that thermals were great too.
"[The PC] can handle pretty much anything you throw at it. Raytracing, modern games at max settings, in excess of 60 FPS? Very little we threw at it bothered the fans or caused the PC temperature to rise maniacally, and running at 1080p at a consistent 120+ FPS didn't make a dent."
Speaking of performance, TechRadar were not disappointed here either, noting that the Reign Sentry Extreme MKII managed an average of up to 126fps in Metro Exodus, and around 105fps in Total War: Three Kingdoms at 1080p Ultra settings. Meanwhile, at 4K, they said that performance was also impressive, with the system outputting over 60fps at 4K in every game TechRadar tested.
Connectivity was given the thumbs up too, with the rear I/O offering up three USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, a further 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port, two USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, and another two USB 2.0 ports, to which TechRadar humorously commented that "You won't be starved for I/O!"
Like all of our Reign Gaming PCs, there was of course no unwanted or unnecessary bloatware bundled with the PC, with only "the programs you need to manage your system... like Nvidia's GeForce Experience and Corsair's iCUE4 software" pre-installed and pre-prepared for user convenience. TechRadar also pointed out that "setting up the PC was as easy as one would hope," and were very pleased to find that all the relevant drivers were up to date too, so gamers can get straight into their favourite games, no hassle.
To conclude, the review ended on another high-note, saying that the Reign Sentry Extreme MKII was "a PC that will give you great performance in AAA games for years to come," and that this "well-built beast of a PC" is more than anyone could ask for in a high-end 1080p or 60fps+ 4K gaming rig.
Posted in Reviews
Author - Danny Adams
Published on 28 Jul 2021
Last updated on 28 Jul 2021
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