Novatech The Reign VIPER MKII Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅08-08-19

Product on Review: Novatech Reign VIPER MKII
Manufacturer: Novatech
Street Price: £1929.98

Cable management, component compatibility, operating system setup and the entire build process are all hurdles to overcome if you construct your own PC, an often-daunting task, but system integrators, like Novatech, take all of this hassle away and add on a warranty to boot.

Today we’re going to unbox and test Novatech’s VIPER MKII, part of their Reign range of gaming systems; specifically designed for 1440p or 2160p gaming with powerful components.

Providing the processing grunt is a 9th generation Intel Core i7 9700K CPU with 8 cores at up to 4.9GHz. That processor is paired to 16GB of Corsair memory and an NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 with full real-time ray-tracing support.

Providing storage is a duo of SSDs, one NVMe for improved throughput and one SATA for a cost-effective, yet still very fast, mass storage solution.

All of that is neatly packed away inside a Mini-ITX NZXT H200 Matte Black chassis with added RGB lighting and a tempered-glass side panel.

Priced at £1929, the VIPER MKII needs to impress greatly to command such a price-tag, but with free tech support for the life of the machine and a 3-year warranty for peace of mind, there’s certainly added value there. Let’s open it up and examine the machine more closely.

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