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CNet Review #4 - 7/2/08

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  Quote MattSlagle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: CNet Review #4 - 7/2/08
    Posted: 03 Jul 2008 at 5:25pm

CNet Review Core 2 DDR3 SLI Gaming System - 7/2/08

 
 
Our 4th CNet review based upon our DDR3 SLI system with a single 9800 GTX.  Our processor crushed the other reviewed systems in the application testing.  While our single GTX did not perform the best in the gaming department, the other reviewed systems outclassed us by including multiple video cards.
 
"What's impressive about the AVADirect system is that it outperformed the Gateway on every one of our application tests. Considering that the Gateway system has a faster Core 2 Extreme CPU, the AVADirect's speedier performance is a testament to the benefits of 64-bit Windows and its ability to use all 4GB of installed RAM. The AVADirect's faster hard drive and speedier RAM likely contribute as well, helping this $3,220 system even outperform a $6,747 Dell XPS 730 H2C on a few tests. Those looking for a powerful desktop for digital media editing will find exactly what they need in this system." -Rich Brown
 
Review Date:  7/2/08
CNET Editors' Rating:  8.0/10
 
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  AVADirect Core 2 SLI DDR3 Gaming System
Price $3,220
Motherboard chipset Nforce 790i Ultra SLI
CPU 3.4GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
Memory 4GB 1,600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics 512MB GeForce 9800 GTX
Hard drives (2) 500GB 7,200 rpm, 150GB 10,000 rpm
Optical drive dual-layer DVD burner, DVD drive
Networking Gigabit Ethernet
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
 
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 - 18 Jul 2008 at 5:20pm
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  Quote AndonSage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jul 2008 at 5:44pm
Congratulations Did you know you would be compared to systems with dual video cards? And next time, use the Maximum Fans Package, Low Noise
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 Misfate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 2008 at 12:02am
"The bad: Loud; intimidating online configurator."

I noticed this http://www.avadirect.com/Desktop_Systems/Pre-Built_Gaming_Systems while searching "SLI". But the prebuilt gaming systems aren't on the Desktop systems page, which makes it sound difficult for people to find. Embarrassed
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  Quote AVADirect Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 2008 at 8:20am
We appologize as we're still working on this project, but soon to come :)
 
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  Quote Misfate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 2008 at 10:42am
Originally posted by AVADirect

We appologize as we're still working on this project, but soon to come :)
 
Misha


Oh...oops, I guess I wasn't supposed to find it if you guys are still working on it. Sorry. LOL
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  Quote Flash67 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 2008 at 6:17pm
Very impressive!   Makes me feel that I will be in good hands when I order my system.  Especially since I have been able to refine my config from the advice of the AVA staff.
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