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Custom Gaming System - Lian Li PC-60/Intel Q9450/DDR3 1333/9600 GT

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    Posted: 30 May 2008 at 2:52pm

Custom Gaming System - Lian Li PC-60/Intel Q9450/DDR3 1333/9600 GT

Some customers have a vision into what the most beautiful should look like.  They select the options on our website and we start to build it.  We then realize just how awesome a computer some of these systems really are.  This system was chosen and configured by an actual customer and we are displaying it here for your viewing pleasure.

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I have not seen too many gaming systems come through inside a Lian Li case such as this.  This case looks more at home inside an office or at a business than be using to play Crysis.  However the insides tell a different story.  The popular Q9450 is once again at home again inside another gaming system.  This time paired up with some faster 1333 MHz DDR3 ram and the 10K WD Raptor to keep that processor well fed with data to crunch.  The eVGA 9600 GT rounds out the system for a respectable gaming rig.


However, the hard drives are setup in a different way than I have ever seen.  If you notice, there are three different hard drives at different speeds and capacities.  We have seen before the fast Raptor paired with a slower larger HDD before.  This way the Raptor stores and loads all the OS and game files quickly and the larger HDD is used for data.  In this setup, the smaller slower HDD is setup to directly mirror the Raptor.  This way if the system goes down due to HDD failure, the user does not need to do a full reload of all programs and games.  He can continue to either use the slower drive or replace the failed Raptor.  I know I save all my data, but if my main HDD goes down, it takes me several days to reload all my programs and install all the latest updates.  He sidesteps this entire time consuming process all together with the addition of a small inexpensive HDD add-on. 


Here are the complete specs for all of you look over.


System Performance: Queen:    19307 Julia:  9701
PhotoWorxx:  21665 Mandel:  4938
Memory Performance: Latency: 69.6 ns Read: 7806 MB/s
Timings: 7-7-7-20 CR1 Write: 7060 MB/s

Video Card Performance:

11379 3DMarks


LIAN LI, Classical Plus PC-60AplusII Silver Mid-Tower Case w/ Window


INTEL, Core™ 2 Quad Q9450 Quad-Core 2.66GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 12MB (2 x 6MB) L2 Cache


INTEL, DX38BT, LGA775, Intel X38, 1333MHz FSB, DDR3-1333MHz 8GB

Video Card:

eVGA, e-GeForce 9600GT Superclocked 675MHz, 512MB GDDR3 1800MHz


OCZ, 4GB (2 x 2GB) Platinum Edition PC3-10666 DDR3 1333MHz CL (7-7-7-20)

Hard Drive:

WESTERN DIGITAL, 150GB WD Raptor®, SATA 150MB/s, 10000 RPM, 16MB cache

WESTERN DIGITAL, 160GB WD RE, SATA 300MB/s, 7200 RPM, 16MB cache

SEAGATE, 500GB Barracuda 7200.11, SATA NCQ 3 GB/s, 7200 RPM, 32MB cache

Optical Drive:

LITE-ON, DH-20A4H-08 Black/White 20x DVD±RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ LightScribe


ARCTIC COOLING, Freezer 7 Pro Quiet CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink, Socket 775

Power Supply:

COOLERMASTER, Real Power Pro, 80 PLUS®, 750W Power Supply

Operating System:

MICROSOFT, Windows XP Professional Edition w/ SP3

Other Options:

CREATIVE, Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ XtremeGamer, 7.1 channels, 24-bit 96KHz

System and memory benchmarks performed with Everest Ultimate Edition

Video card performance benchmarks performed with 3DMark 2006 Professional


Want to config a system just like this?  Click the link below to go to our system page that was used for this build and select the options to match this system.

Edited by MattSlagle - 13 Jun 2008 at 1:47pm
Matt Slagle
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