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Vibox Apache Package 9,
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This review is from: Vibox Apache Package 9 Gaming PC - with Warthunder Game Bundle, Windows 10, 21.5" HD Monitor, Gamer Headset, Keyboard & Mouse Set (4.1GHz AMD FX Six Core Processor, Nvidia Geforce GTX 960 Graphics Card, 1TB Hard Drive, 16GB RAM, Vibox Predator Green LED Case) (Personal Computers)
I'm not sure where to begin, so I'll just start babbling and hope I make sense!
The first thing that arrived was the monitor. A 22 inch, LCD screen that comes with a base which is simple to set up and has a beautifully clear screen that doesn't flicker or anything which spells badness. However, when the actual PC arrived (more on that in a moment) and we connected the monitor to it, all that kept coming up on screen were the words No Signal. It took quite a while for us to figure out that the colour coded connection points weren't where the monitor needed to go. My friend can explain it better, so I'll update when I get the info off him. Needless to say, it was a little puzzling.
The tower itself is... Well, the inner geek in me, who is currently addicted to Avengers, automatically screamed out "HULK!" When the tower came alive and believe me, it does come alive. The look of the tower has this shape to it that my friend called sexy, which was then preceded by a certain F word when he saw no screws were needed to add in an extra drive. Where things like that are concerned, the tower is easy to read. Since it's a gaming PC, it's a little bigger than the standard office setup, but it isn't ridiculously huge and so there's plenty of room to house it, although the desk I bought needs to have a shelf removed in the tower part to accommodate it.
I can't comment on the bits inside the tower, such as the graphics card and whatnot, as my thoughts are "If they work, great!" but what I can comment on is how much trouble I don't get when playing. My Skyrim arrived today and so of course that needed to go straight in, and wow. That's it. Wow. It was smooth, the clarity was crystal clear, and I can't even begin to think of how this game would look and feel on a less capable machine. I know Warcraft doesn't require much to run and play, but there's a dramatic difference with this gear.
I fully realise that I'm not doing this lot justice (I normally review cosmetics LOL), so I'll wrap it up. If you need a PC, be it package or tower, then go with Vibox. They've got some good stuff, so don't disregard because they're an unknown company, which is what I was going to do and so very pleased I didn't. They are truly excellent machines and they also double up as ambient lighting! Last night after my friend left, I whacked on Avengers, switched the light off, and the green light from the tower provided this lovely little atmosphere!
Suffice to say if you're in need of something like this, Vibox is the one to go with.
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Initial post: 16 Aug 2013 15:36:55 BDT
Mrs. La Barlow says:
Hello, I just resided my vibox, display hasn't come yet... When did yours come? Did you get an email saying that the monitor was coming or what?
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Oct 2013 05:02:19 BDT
Hello! Sorry for the late response. The first parts of my PC to arrive were the monitor, keyboard, and mouse, and just under two weeks later, the tower arrived. I hope yours didn't take too long to arrive.
Jude, and sorry again for the late response xx
Posted on 1 Dec 2013 11:52:47 GMT
I love your review, I read it twice lol xxxx
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2014 14:44:08 GMT
Sorry for the late response (which seems to be my MO of recent!), but thanks! I think LOL
Posted on 15 Apr 2014 21:08:10 BDT
Hi, I purchased this PC package yesterday and all the parts arrived today. I appear to be having the same "no signal" problem as you. Would you mind detailing exactly what you needed to do to resolve the issue?
Posted on 6 Jul 2014 22:07:35 BDT
olivia yexley-alick says:
What is your mouse and keyboard like? Is the keyboard unresponsive and is the mouse basic?
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jul 2014 22:17:20 BDT
The mouse and keyboard were very basic, but I already had a keyboard and mouse that I'd been comfortable using for a short while, which I've only just recently replaced after my keyboard turned a £1.63 eBay bid into a £163 bid! Basic though they are, they do the job adequately enough if you're not an overly heavy game user, but if you're like me and you do play a lot of games, like WoW, then I would suggest investing in something a bit better. The computer is still going strong and has handled everything I've thrown at it, and the only problem I'm having is the monitor stand is looking a bit on the wonky side and the monitor itself wouldn't turn on about a month or so ago, so I had to restart. I haven't had any issues since, yet I am thinking of purchasing a new monitor just in case.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jul 2014 22:20:04 BDT
So, so sorry for the late response. I can't explain how I got the signal to work, as my friend at the time and soon to be ex-husband was the one who took care of the leads and wires etc. Wish I could be more help, and hope you got your issues resolved :)
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jul 2014 22:22:14 BDT
olivia yexley-alick says:
Thank you for replying, oh right. I might look elsewhere as I love gaming and I wouldn't like things to be basic. But thank you.
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2014 05:52:23 BDT
If you love gaming, I swear you cannot go wrong with this set up. Sure, a new mouse and keyboard will set you back around £25-£30, or if you go on eBay, you can buy a kick ass gaming keyboard for £15 and gaming mouse for the same price. I just bought a simple wireless keyboard from Logitech until I can find me a suitable gaming keyboard, but that's just me being fussy!!
Anyway, this PC system is seriously fantastic. In the whole time I've had it, it's crashed twice, and that's just effing brilliant if you ask me. You can always buy it, try it out, and return it if isn't for you. Good luck with your choice and if there is anything else I can help you with, please ask. I have a black belt in Google-Fu, and can find almost anything :D :D
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