Smooth Creations Broodling Gaming System - HotHardware

Smooth Creations Broodling Gaming System

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The Broodling uses the Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 full-tower case--popular with do-your-selfers and custom-builders alike for its sturdy construction and spacious interior.

      

If there is any doubt as to where the "Smooth" in Smooth Creations' name comes from, all you have to do is run your hand along one of their painted cases. Your fingers skate across the smooth, painted surface as if it were ice that a Zamboni had just cleaned. This is a system you'll want to touch as much as you'll want to use it for gaming. Even with sturdy handles at the top and bottom of the case, the heft of the system is enough to deter you from carting it around to LAN parties. Which is a shame, as the impressive paint job is intimidating enough to scare your opponents before they even log on. You'll just have to host the LAN parties at your own house. 

      

The Broodling's front panel is conveniently located on the top of the system--ideal positioning for under-the-desk placement of the system. The front panel includes power and reset switches, four USB 2.0 ports, one firewire port, one eSATA port, headphone and microphone jacks, and power and hard disk activity lights. Unlike some system designs we've seen, this reset switch is actually functional. An optional setting in the BIOS allows the audio out to the speakers to automatically cut out when headphones are plugged into the front headphone jack. The back panel of the system includes two PS/2 ports, four USB ports, one gigabit Ethernet jack, and six programable audio jacks with 7.1-channel surround audio support. A toggle switch on the backplane resets the CMOS memory--making it much easier for overclockers to push back BIOS settings to their default without having to open the case to access the motherboard's CMOS reset jumper. The HDCP-compliant, Diamond Viper Radeon HD3870 X2 graphics card has two dual-link DVI-I ports and a proprietary port for a variety of video-out functions.



The system's 1,250-watt Cooler Master Real Power Pro power supply is more than enough to power the system's components. Which means that anyone looking to add more components can rest easy knowing that the power supply has the juice to power just about anything you can throw at it. The power supply has a non-standard connector, designed to be used only with the supplied heavy-duty power cable.
 

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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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