KobraLan Extreme Review

Published by Luca Rocchi on 14.04.14
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Specifications / Chassis

CPU Intel Core i7-4770K
Cooler Corsair H100i
Motherboard MSI Z87I Gaming
Memory 2x8 GB Kingston HyperX 2133 MHz CL 11-12-11-30
Graphics card MSI GTX 780Ti Gaming OC
Hard drive Kingston HyperX 240GB
Case Cooltek W1 Black / Silver
Power supply Thermaltake Toughpower 750W 80Plus Gold
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 4 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
  • 2 x Antenne connectors
  • 1 x eSATA port
  • 6 x audio jacks
  • 1 x DVI-I port
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x DP port
Dimensions 356 x 242 x 362 mm (W x D x H)
Weight 11 Kg
Drivers NVIDIA ForceWare 334.89 WHQL
SiSoft Sandra 20.21
OS Windows 7 x64



The KobraLan Extreme is a mini computer based on an ITX form-factor motherboard, created to be easily carried during events and LAN parties. Unlike the previously analyzed V1 version, the size of the Extreme is slightly larger, measuring 356 x 242 x 362 mm with a weight of 11 Kg. This little beast uses a Cooltek W1 case, made of aluminum with good quality and workmanship. The front and rear parts feature a 140 mm fan with white blades. The case has been customized by KobraPC, and the front panel features the KobraPC logo while the top front of the case features a red LED strip that can be switched off.

Hardware-wise, KobraPC decided to go for MSI's Gaming Z87I motherboard, which has all of the most common connections including WiFi and Bluetooth. Combined with the small Gaming motherboard from MSI, is the Intel Core i7-4770K 3.90 GHz CPU cooled by Corsair's Hydro H100i water cooler. Despite the ITX form factor, the KobraLAN Extreme also features a rather powerful MSI GTX 780 Ti Gaming OC as well as a Thermaltake Toughpower 750W Modular 80Plus Gold power supply unit.

When it comes to pre-assembled desktop systems, it is always interesting to see what it would cost to build the same PC but with components purchased individually. We tried to configure a system which is similar to the KobraLan Extreme using Geizhals.eu price search engine. The economic difference between the two configurations is very low. In our opinion, this difference is definitely fair and justified by the assembly, customization and software installations done by KobraPC.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 8 - Games
Page 2 - Preview Page 9 - SSD
Page 3 - Specifications Page 10 - Power Consumption
Page 4 - Sisoft Sandra 1 Page 11 - Noise Level
Page 5 - Sisoft Sandra 2 Page 12 - Temperatures
Page 6 - 3D Mark Fire Strike Page 13 - Conclusion
Page 7 - Unigine Heaven 4.0

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