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Custom Gaming System - ThermalTake Lanbox Case / Intel OC Q6600 3.0 GHz / 9800 GTX

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    Posted: 10 Jun 2008 at 4:11pm

Custom Gaming System - ThermalTake Lanbox Case / Intel OC Q6600 3.0 GHz / 9800 GTX

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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Here is another system of my favorite type, mATX.  While a mATX system will never be as powerful, good looking, or cheaper than an ATX system, there is just something about something smaller that performs just as well as a full sized system.  Also the case and the components selected make for a very well rounded LAN system.  While somewhat heavier than expected, the carrying handle really does help in moving around the system.


We will start off with an overclocked Q6600 bumped to 3.0 GHz.  This clock speed puts it right in extreme territory and the extra performance shows in the benchmarks.  The 9800 GTX was about 2 inches to long and 1 slot too wide for the case, as the floppy drive area blocked the card.  While a single slot card like an 8800 GT would have fit, we had to cut away some of the floppy drive bay to make this card fit.  4GB of Corsair memory is all that is needed for this type of system and that is what the customer chose.  A Corsair PSU powers the whole thing and is also a very nice component.


However, I noticed and I am sure you will too is that there is no disk writer drive.  With only a DVD-ROM, you cannot burn a DVD or CD.  While this person may have no use for such a drive, with the prices today, a DVD-RW drive would have only cost $10 more over the regular drive.


We achieved a 3.0 GHz total overclock from 2.4 GHz using a FSB of 333 MHz and a multiplier of 9x.


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


System Performance:









Memory Performance:


5-5-5-18 CR2


7370 MB/s


67.7 ns


6093 MB/s

Video Card Performance:

13152 3DMarks


THERMALTAKE, Lanbox Black Compact Gaming Cube Case w/ Window and Handle


Overclocked INTEL, Core™ 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core, 2.4GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 8MB (2 x 4MB) L2 Cache


ASUS, P5E-VM HDMI, LGA775, Intel G35, 1333MHz FSB, DDR2-800 8GB

Video Card:

eVGA, e-GeForce® 9800 GTX 675MHz, 512MB GDDR3 2200MHz


CORSAIR, 4GB (2 x 2GB) XMS2 PC2-6400 DDR2 800MHz CL5 (5-5-5-18)

Hard Drive:

SEAGATE, 250GB Barracuda ES, SATA 300MB/s, 7200 RPM, 16MB cache

Optical Drive:

SONY, DDU1615/B2S Black 16x DVD-ROM Drive



CASE FAN, LED Fans Maximum Package, Blue

Power Supply:

CORSAIR, CMPSU-520HX HX Series Modular Power Supply, 520W, 80 PLUS®

Operating System:

MICROSOFT, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Options:


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.
GAMING CUBE, Core 2 PCIe Compact Gaming System:  http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_configurator.asp?PRID=4509

Edited by MattSlagle - 13 Jun 2008 at 1:49pm
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  Quote AndonSage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 2008 at 7:26pm
If the person that ordered this is just using it for gaming and LAN parties, then he probably doesn't have a use for a DVD burner.
My AVA computer: Q9450 @ 3.2GHz | eVGA 750i SLI FTW | 8GB OCZ Reaper HPC 1066HZ RAM | TRUE-120 HS w/Scythe S-Flex 120mm fan | eVGA GTX 280 621/1350/1134(2268)MHz | 320/640GB WD HDDs | Antec P182 | Corsair CMPSU-1000HX | Samsung S203N DVD burner | Scythe Kama-Meter Fan Control | Vista Ultimate 64-bit | Soyo 24" 1920 x 1200 | Logitech G15 keyboard | Logitech MX518 mouse
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  Quote OneHit Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2008 at 3:26pm
Thank you very much for posting my setup on the forums, its great to see it, should be here tomarrow, and yeah there is really no need for a DVD burner, this computer is for gaming only, and I have a laptop for the other stuff, such as burning discs.
Anyway, it looks great
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