ILLEGEAR has announced their latest PULSE series ITX micro tower desktop alongside with the BOLT gaming monitors a few weeks ago. Unlike the ILLEGEAR POSEIDON that comes in a huge chassis, the PULSE is a completely different set of computer built especially for PC gaming enthusiast that prefer a low profile system that doesn’t take up a lot of space.
Given the nature of this particular NZXT H1 chassis and the vast selection of custom PC building services out there, instead of testing the system components which you can literally read or watch on plenty of other sources, today we shall be answering two questions the customer might be asking before they decide on purchasing this PC –
- What is ILLEGEAR PULSE?
- Why ILLEGEAR?
What is ILLEGEAR PULSE?
First, let’s get the specs out of the way:
- AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
- Gigabyte X570I AORUS PRO WiFi
- ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2060 Super Twin Fan Mini
- 2x 8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3600MHz
- 480GB Seagate Barracuda Q1
- NZXT H1 White
Check out price: RM8215
The key highlight of the ILLEGEAR PULSE is the use of NZXT H1 chassis. If you ever tried to build an ITX system before, choosing the right components is one of the most fun yet troublesome process. Unlike how large systems usually don’t have to worry about GPU or cooler clearance, small form factor, on the other hand, would require you to pay extra attention to the product dimensions. Hence, this is the reason why this infamous NZXT H1 ITX case is so popular at launch. The novel concept of providing a complete ITX solution that includes the chassis, SFX PSU and CPU AIO cooler makes it one of the easiest ITX builds for those who are getting their hands on small form factor PC for the first time. Check out our review of the NZXT H1 in case you missed it.
The demo system we got here has a rather interesting configuration pairing for gamers with the Ryzen 7 3800X and GeForce RTX 2060 Super. While the CPU is one amazing little chip, one could easily go for the Ryzen 5 3600X or 3600 and get the GeForce RTX 2070 Super. However, that is just a part of the story as ILLEGEAR is giving customers the option to pick and match the components by themselves, whether you need more CPU processing power for your work or more GPU power for gaming. The real question is how would the chassis support the new RTX 30 series cards with a larger heatsink and shroud. Besides, with the included 650W PSU, it is likely the highest possible configuration would be the RTX 3070. ILLEGEAR told us they would be testing the new cards and update the system builder page accordingly.
That brings us to the next question – why choose ILLEGEAR when there are other PC shops out there offering custom PC building service as well? What ILLEGEAR brings to the table is their services. Remember I did mention about the PC building process can be fun yet troublesome at the same time? ILLEGEAR is offering the hassle-free PC building services for consumers who just want to get their hands on a powerful PC instead of spending time on researching the components, comparing prices and then building. Sure all those aforementioned services are already available from other PC shops, hence ILLEGEAR is providing a 3-years warranty service whereby they cover all the components in your PC even if some of the components might only have 1 or 2 years warranty.
All in all, the ILLEGEAR PULSE is a well built little ITX gaming tower. It is an excellent choice for gamers that looking for a gaming PC that is both sleek and powerful at the same time. For those enthusiast PC builders, this might seem rather redundant as they enjoy the PC building process, however, I see this as a decent choice for those who just want to sit down and game. Not to mention they are offering a hassle-free 3-year warranty because the claiming process can be very troublesome.