Smooth Creations Broodling Gaming System - HotHardware

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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 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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