Smooth Creations Broodling Gaming System

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Enthusiasts are familiar with the Smooth Creations team as the artists behind the airbrushed gaming rigs from the likes of Falcon Northwest, Alienware, and Maingear. Not as many may be aware, however, that Smooth Creations has recently expanded from the realm of painting cases to that of building and selling painted, customizable systems and laptops as well. These are not your grandfather's systems--they are all high-end gaming rigs with the specs and price tags to prove it.

For HotHarware's April sweepstakes, we partnered with Smooth Creations and Diamond Multimedia to create a truly intimidating system; and they delivered. In the pages ahead we'll take a peek at the system's design and see what's revving under its hood. Although not a full product review; this article is meant as a showcase of the sweepstakes system and to hopefully get you excited for the next great HotHardware sweepstakes.


Smooth Creations Broodling
Features & Specifications

Processor

  • AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core Processor @ 2.4GHz

GPU

  • Diamond Multimedia Viper Radeon HD3870 X2

    • ATI Readon HD3870 X2

    • 1,024MB DDR

    • GPU clock: 823MHz

    • Memory clock: 900MHz

Memory

  • 4GB Kingston Dual Channel DDR2 @ 666MHz

Motherboard

  • Abit AX78

    • AMD 770-SB600 chipset

Installed Drives

  • Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB, 16MB cache, 7,200rpm, SATA 3Gb/s hard drive

  • Lite-On LH-20A1S 20X DVD+/-RW drive with LightScribe

CPU Liquid Cooling

  • CoolIt Systems Eliminator CPU Cooler

Power Supply

  • Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1250W

Case

  • Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 full tower

Operating System

  • Windows XP Professional SP3



The Smooth Creations Broodling is powered by a 2.4GHz AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core Processor residing on an AMD 770-SB600-based Abit AX78 motherboard, coupled with 4GB of Kingston Dual Channel DDR2 memory running at 666MHz. The AX78's Phoenix-based BIOS offers room for overclocking, made easier by the CoolIt Systems Eliminator CPU Cooler's combination of air cooling and liquid / TEC chilling. Driving the graphics is a Diamond Multimedia Viper Radeon HD3870 X2--a 16x PCIe-based card with two Radeon 3870 GPUs onboard and 512MB of DDR3 memory dedicated to each GPU, for a total of 1GB of graphics memory. A single 500GB Western Digital Caviar SE16 hard drive and Lite-On 20X DVD+/-RW drive round out the peripherals. Powering the rig is a 1,250-watt Cooler Master Real Power Pro power supply--which gives this system plenty of power to grow for future upgrades.
 

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 Great Article! The pictures are the Mobo pictures don't work, they were pic of the hard drives. Once again congratz Ice 73!

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thnx, i noticed that the memory isnt buffalo, also, i didnt even know ddr2 came in 666... i thought it was 800 :-/  

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Ah, this is so tempting. My saliva is dripping all over the desk. :) 

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Ice gets a whole page dedicate to himself. Hehe, as if winning the system wasn't cool enough. =P

12k 3Dmarks. Mmmm, muy delicioso.

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wow so nice and pretty gratz again ice =o 

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Crisis Causer:
Ice gets a whole page dedicate to himself. Hehe, as if winning the system wasn't cool enough. =P

12k 3Dmarks. Mmmm, muy delicioso.


hey i did do a shout out to you guys :-p

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That was a great article.. and Ice you truly deserve it ;)

Enjoy it, Clean it Regularly, Don't Scratch it.... And take more pics :p

Great stuff HH Crew :)

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That was a great article.. and Ice you truly deserve it ;)

Enjoy it, Clean it Regularly, Don't Scratch it.... And take more pics :p

Great stuff HH Crew :)


wow i never thought of scratches untill now, way to freak me out :-P would it be "normal" to put the case in a case O_O

ohh and its coming in monday so ill try to post a follow up review with more benchies, counter-strike source (hl2 engine :-p ), crysis (vista and xp), and bioshock. and of course OVERCLOCKS

on a side note, i think the article made a typo on the ram.. i think tis 1066 not 666 because hyperx discontinued 666 and the benchmarks are too high for 666(edit- im retarded it is 666.... evil much? hahah this fits in perfect with my phone which has 666 in it. ) plus the coolit cooler still has the buffalo logo on it Big Smile love it <3

great system and thank you hh!

im kinda sad no one noticed the shout out i did :-( honestly no conest could make me post in a forum i hate. thats why hh rocks; these forums are great! its the people! if ajay and kam left its their loss plus karma is a *** :-p if kam's skull trail fails he will be Sorry Out of Luck (SOL) :-p no help from me. if something happend to him that prevented him from checking in i could understand that but he is active on another forum and just left us, plus he backed out of his promise to give away his old rig which amdcrankitup could Really use!! speaking of which amd, i *think* my friend has an old 9700/9800 lying around i could ask him what he did with that. or in general try to get you something better. i live in nyc and im pretty sure i can find a better rig for you cheap/free.

would of loved if i could of had smooth creations paint my monitor, mouse and keyboard, ohh and ipod (they do ipods too!)

anyway to wrap up this post. i love this forum and while i may diminish my activity around the time i get the rig (i gotta play some games on it after all!) i will still be quite active, perhaps even more so O_O 

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ice_73:
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ice_73:
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