Überclok Reactor: Balanced Performanceby Matt Campbell on October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST
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Überclok is a relative newcomer to the OEM system market. We first took a look at them while reviewing their entry/midrange Ion system and we liked what we saw. Good component choices, an honest and straightforward website, solid tweaking, and stability all conspired to give us a warm feeling. In fact, their youth and relatively unknown name (areas associated with reliability and long-term support for the consumer) was the only major flaw we pointed out. Today we're reviewing their only other model, the high-end Reactor.
We've already covered the company and the website in our Ion review, and won't rehash it here. Both the Ion and the Reactor come with a number of well-chosen options you can customize, and in general we like this segregation into two product lines. In theory, it should allow Überclok to focus on providing the best possible performance from each platform without getting bogged down in minor details. Their website still shows refreshing honesty, from their descriptions of video cards to their new Blog, and it's clear that they keep up to date with the market and adapt their strategy and product lines as the industry changes. We were sad to see the loss of the Tuniq Tower as an option, but according to Überclok it was so heavy that even with their custom foam stabilizers (which of course add to shipping hassle and cost), it was causing an unacceptable amount of failures.