Smooth Creations Broodling Gaming System

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A benefit to using a full-tower case is that it is much easier to have a neat layout on the inside. The Smooth Creations folks did a decent job on cable management, keeping as many of the cables out of the way as possible.

      

The side panel pops off right off with the release of a lever on the back of the system. The Diamond Radeon HD3870 X2 graphics card occupies one of the two PCIe 16x slots. The AX78 motherboard supports CrossFireX with its second PCIe 16x slot, so upgrading to a total of four GPUs with a second X2 is always an option. Three PCI slots and one 1x PCIe slot are all vacant; however, plugging a card into the 1x PCIe slot might be a tight fit as the graphics card is right against it. All four DIMM slots are populated with 1GB modules, bringing the system up to 4GB--half of the motherboard's maximum supported 8GB. The Smooth Creations artists included some of their handiwork inside the system as well. They painted the CoolIt Systems Eliminator CPU Cooler's chiller/pump module with logos for the various component manufacturers of the system as well as a shout out their favorite technology Website! Occupying the most space in the system--and adding a bit of a cluttered feel above the CPU--is the Eliminator's CPU fluid heat exchanger. Effective cooling at this level means that this system has room for overclocking.

   

There is no shortage of available drive bays here. The system sports five accessible, external drive bays--only one of which is occupied with the Lite-On DVD+/-RW drive. Below the external bays are six internal bays--one of which is populated with the 500GB Western Digital hard drive. The motherboard includes a total of four SATA connectors, supporting RAID 0, 1, and 0+1. Those looking to go old school will be happy to know that the motherboard also includes an IDE connector and a floppy disk drive port.
 

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SqUiD267 6 years ago

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

ice_73 6 years ago

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

peti1212 6 years ago

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

Crisis Causer 6 years ago
Ice gets a whole page dedicate to himself. Hehe, as if winning the system wasn't cool enough. =P

12k 3Dmarks. Mmmm, muy delicioso.
higgamo 6 years ago

wow so nice and pretty gratz again ice =o 

ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="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.[/quote]

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

^Bad_Boy^ 6 years ago
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 :)
ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="^Bad_Boy^"]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 :)[/quote]

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 

Crisis Causer 6 years ago

[quote user="ice_73"]O_O 

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O_O 

ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="Crisis Causer"]

[quote user="ice_73"]O_O 

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O_O 

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O_O
Marco C 6 years ago
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ice_73 6 years ago

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O_O goatse! yay

entermymatrix03 6 years ago

 Bigwop...do we need to put you in time out? : ) HAHA, i almost lost my coffee when I saw that! : )

ice_73 6 years ago

 thought i should add, the ram IS ddr 800, its clocked at 667 1.8 cause not all mobo's support ddr 800. but it works at ddr 800 at 2.0 volts!

:-)

entermymatrix03 6 years ago

'Atta boy Ice! If it won't do what you want it to do...make it do it! : )

ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="entermymatrix03"]

'Atta boy Ice! If it won't do what you want it to do...make it do it! : )

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;-) mind power..... ha, now if only the video card would work.....


amdcrankitup 6 years ago

Hey dont pick on Ice bout his video card!Sad  Hey Ice I,ll let you borrow mine all  32Mb! Hey thats what friends do! LOL

ice_73 6 years ago

 i cant help but lol at every comment about your computer :-(

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="ice_73"]

 i cant help but lol at every comment about your computer :-(

[/quote]       Well you got to have a since or humor when you go from this to that!

                             

Hell that,ll make your Eyes Water!

entermymatrix03 6 years ago

^^^what happened? Why did you go from that to that?

(if it's to personal, just say so and we'll leave it at that) : ) 

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="entermymatrix03"]

^^^what happened? Why did you go from that to that?

(if it's to personal, just say so and we'll leave it at that) : ) 

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Its not to personal .Last couple of years suuffered to minor strokes,a brain anurisam,2 brain surgeries and a heart attack! Been little havent I! LOL

When I had the strokes I got fired by the A___hole i used to work for at a computer repair business and basically lost everything I had!  Then the Brain surgeries  were done at the UAB University of Alabama so lived with my Sis there for a year and now Im back in SC where I belong trying to get back on my feet! Hey Im alive and get to my Kids grow up so Im good with that!!Very thankfull cause I bout died 3 times so Im GooD!

I,ll build me another computer! I, a patient man!

entermymatrix03 6 years ago

Ohhh..sorry to hear that man. Good to see you are back on your feet now. What part of SC do you live in? Savannah GA here.

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="entermymatrix03"]

Ohhh..sorry to hear that man. Good to see you are back on your feet now. What part of SC do you live in? Savannah GA here.

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Hey Im good I get to be here with my kids so Im good. Thanks

Greenville SC  Home of BMW.Michelon and Hitachi among a few!

SqUiD267 6 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]

Its not to personal .Last couple of years suuffered to minor strokes,a brain anurisam,2 brain surgeries and a heart attack! Been little havent I! LOL

When I had the strokes I got fired by the A___hole i used to work for at a computer repair business and basically lost everything I had!  Then the Brain surgeries  were done at the UAB University of Alabama so lived with my Sis there for a year and now Im back in SC where I belong trying to get back on my feet! Hey Im alive and get to my Kids grow up so Im good with that!!Very thankfull cause I bout died 3 times so Im GooD!

I,ll build me another computer! I, a patient man!

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 I hope you are doing well. It must be really hard.

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="SqUiD267"] I hope you are doing well. It must be really hard[/quote]

I have problems with pain management, try to stay medicated!Wink  I have a little cognitive thinking problems which bothers me more because I try to carry on a intelegent conversation with everybody here and sometimes I come off a little on the duffass side and it shows up so I get some people here confused on what Im saying.Hell I get me Confused. That bothers me more than anything being here when it does happen its embarressing and a little defeating! But its OK if yall can deal with it so can I. its all good IM alive, Right! And I got a sence of humor!

Savage Animal 6 years ago

Greenville you say? Your near Lake Murray?

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

No actually closest lake to me is Lake Hartwell on the SC and GA state Line!  Yeah like SC beautiful state and got great beaches one in Particular Myrtle Beach!

Savage Animal 6 years ago

 Isn't Greenville just north of Columbia? Kinda parallel to Batesburg Leesvile?  

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

No its in the central part ot the State between Columbia and Georgia!

ice_73 6 years ago

 :-) so off topic but im actually enjoying this.

continue

*munches on pop corn*

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="ice_73"]:-) so off topic but im actually enjoying this.

continue

*munches on pop corn*[/quote]

I dont know how it got there.Just post a picture of your Rig and we,ll be back in line! Need a Beer with tha popcorn!

nelsoncp21 6 years ago

Hey amdcrankitup, I think I decided you need the new 5000 cpu more than I do. Shoot me an email with your info and I'll send it to you. If you can repay me for the shipping great if not no biggy. That should help you on your way to a new comp. I'll have some other stuff when I finish my build that you can have pretty darn cheap if you want.

SqUiD267 6 years ago

 Thats deff nice nelson.

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="nelsoncp21"]

Hey amdcrankitup, I think I decided you need the new 5000 cpu more than I do. Shoot me an email with your info and I'll send it to you. If you can repay me for the shipping great if not no biggy. That should help you on your way to a new comp. I'll have some other stuff when I finish my build that you can have pretty darn cheap if you want.

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I want to say to Everybody there is some Great people here HH.I enjoy just being here and feel like I,ve have made some friends.

nelsoncp21 your just one example of many and I want to say thanks what a gesture. But here recently in the last few days I have aquired a proccessor.So I want to tell you how much I appreciate your offer that was a very generous thing to do but I cant in good faith accept it, but there is other people on here I,m sure can use it and deserve it. Im sure you can find someone here. But most of all I appreciate you even thinking about me when you made that decision. Hey besides the big day coming up in a couple days and somebody is gng to get lucky! Damn this is fun!! So thanks again nelsoncp and GOOD Luck to Everybody here!

 

higgamo 6 years ago

 well i have a extra cpu cooler amdcrank if u want it fits amd i believe for your new cpu Yes

Savage Animal 6 years ago

It's been quite some time since I've been to S.C., my sister lives down there and I used to visit quite frequently, I havn't been in about 10 years now though. My memory of the geography of the state must me jumbled up.   

Crisis Causer 6 years ago

 Nelson rules.Yes

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="Crisis Causer"]

 Nelson rules.Yes

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He does man that was generous of him, like I said there are some great people here and its people like that that makes this place a good site and and keeps you coming back.I imagine I,ll be a lifer here so guess ya,ll are stuck with me!

Laughing: chuckle, chuckle, On a sad note its 6:14 pm and our Commander in Cheif will be landing in Air force One at Greenville-Spartunberg Airport in about an hour!Super Angry  Is they anything anyone would like me to pass along to him some informitive words of wisdom or some hand gestures maybe sign language! Just say the word I,ll be glad to Hook him up!   NOT I dont have time for him I need to rest and drink AYes.

nelsoncp21 6 years ago

I am glad you got a cpu. I'll keep an eye out and if I see a reular on here that may be in need of the cpu than I may get it to them. In the mean time if someone else notices anyone worthy send me a pm.

Crisis Causer 6 years ago

Sounds like you're trying to convert him to the Dark Side. 

ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="Crisis Causer"]

Sounds like you're trying to convert him to the Dark Side. 

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its the broodling its infecting us! ahhhhh
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