Packaging / Exterior / Interior
MIFCOM shipped the Savage GTX 1080 Ti testsample in a rather big outer packaging, which is made from cardboard. Inside this box there is another cardboard box from the case that has been wrapped in a layer of air cushions. Talking about the enclosure MIFCOM uses Corsair’s Carbide 270R. Around the case box there are also the motherboard and the graphics card box, containing the accessories. Once unpacked and taken the left side panel removed we noticed a large cushion on the inside of the system. This big white cushion keeps the components in place nicely, reducing the likelihood of a possible death on arrival scenario (DOA) drastically.
The design of MIFCOM’s Savage GTX 1080 Ti system is framed by Corsair’s Carbide 270R case. This midi-tower measures 509 x 210 x 460mm (LxWxH). Including all the components the system weighs in at a reasonable 10 kilogram. Looking at the front there is a matte black plastic cover giving the system an elegant stance. Apart from that the left side panel comes with a window allowing you to have a glance at the components - especially the nice ASUS STRIX graphics card. Having a look at the connectors we find two USB3.0 ports as well as an audio-in and audio-out onthe right hand side of the front. Right next to those there is the power and the reset button. Overall the Carbide 270R is Corsair’s entry level gaming case.
A look at the backside reveals the different connectors that come with the ASUS STRIX Z270F Gaming motherboard as well as the ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 Ti Gaming graphics card. If you want to know in detail what connectors you get then we’d recommend having a look at page two of this review. There you’ll find all the information you’re looking for.
Looking at the Savage GTX 1080 Ti’s interior we see a neatly wired system. Apparently MIFCOM does a great job when it comes to that. All the cables have been bundled nicely using cable ties and they're also tied to the different cable tie loops the Carbide 270R case offers, which allows for an ideal airflow in combination with neat looks. Looking at the airflow concept there is one 120mm LED fan in the front, shining in red and at the back the radiator of Corsair's H60 all-in-one water cooling unit has been sandwiched using two black and grey standard 120mm fans in push-pull configuration. Since MIFCOM is using ASUS STRIX graphics cards there is a highly capable air cooler taking care of the GPU as well. One of its main features is the semi-passive cooling. As long as the GPU temperature is below 65°C the fans won’t spin, which in turn means no noise at all as long as the card is in idle. In other words you’ll only hear the card when you’re playing games and chance are you’ll have a headset on anyway isolating you from that noise.