Dual Fermi Gaming System
Built by Matthew on 06/10/10Share:
Asus P6X58D Premium Motherboard
Intel Core i7 980X 3.33GHz Processor Overclocked to 3.9GHz
12gb Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 XMP RAM
2x NVIDIA Geforce GTX 480 1536MB Video Card
Antec P183 Chassis (Gunmetal Finish with Window and Extreme Liquid Cooling Package)
Western Digital Caviar Black 1.0TB SATA 6 Gb/s Hard Drive
Lite-On 8X Blu-ray Player SATA
ATech PRO-35U USB 2.0 Internal/External Card Reader
Antec CP-1000 1000W Power Supply
Koolance CPU-360 CPU Water Block
Koolance Geforce GTX 480 Waterblocks
The new nVidia GTX 480 video cards are both fast and hot! This system is running two of them, liquid cooled by our custom P183 Cooling Package.
Before we ship any of our systems out, we log some thermal images of them, to make sure that temperatures are where we want them. I've uploaded one of these, so you can see a visual representation of how well the cooling system works on those video cards.
Looking at our logs, the highest temperature the video cards ever hit during the benchmarks was about 45C. The CPU Maxed out around 65C, which is an excellent temperature, especially for an overclocked i7 980X. This thing crushed our benchmark tests, averaging about 50fps in Dirt2, with the highest possible settings. (At medium settings and resolution this thing was hitting over 100fps).
Inevitably, it's just a matter of time before new processors and new video cards put this thing to shame, but for now, this system is our King of the Hill.
Let us know what you need and we'll send you a quote for the right PC for you.