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Custom Gaming Systems - Sunbeamtech Transformer Cases Showdown / Red and Blue Lighting

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    Posted: 01 Aug 2008 at 4:31pm

Custom Gaming Systems - Sunbeamtech Transformer Cases Showdown / Red and Blue Lighting

I cannot help but say that these cases look pretty good.  While SunbeamTech is known as a less expensive case manufacturer, they do put out some nice case designs.  These cases are quite new and are called by the name of Transformer.  To me, it looks more alien then anything.  However, the design and the lights of each system is just mesmerizing.

                                     

  System 1 System 2
 
 
 
System Performance:         
     Queen / PhotoWorxx 13408 / 16051 19494 / 20065
     Julia / Mandel 5840 / 3005 7686 / 5395

 

Memory Performance:

   
    Timings / Latency 9-9-9-24 CR2 / 71.4 ns 5-5-5-18 CR2 / 53.2 ns
    Read / Write 7677 / 7070  MB/s 8075 / 6204  MB/s
     
Video Card Performance: 15276 3DMarks 15983 3DMarks

 

Hardware

   
     Processors: Intel C2S E8500 @ 3.16 GHz OC AMD Phenom 9950 @ 3.18 GHz
     Cooling: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Asetek LCLC Liquid Cooling
     Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 ASUS M3A32-MVP
     Video Card: 2x VisionTek Radeon 4870 Sapphire Radeon 3870 X2
     Memory: Corsair 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz OC Corsair 4 GB DDR2 @ 980 MHz
     Optical Drive: Lite-On DVD-RW

Sony Blu-Ray Combo Drive

Lite-On DVD-RW

     Hard Drive: WD 300 GB VelociRaptor WD 300 GB VelociRaptor
     Power Supply: ThermalTake 850 W Corsair 750 W
     OS: Vista Home Premium 64-bit XP Professional

 

System and memory benchmarks performed with Everest Ultimate Edition

Video card performance benchmarks performed with 3DMark 2006 Professional

 

 

Conclusions


 

Wow, I am liking what I am seeing from the Phenom system.  While I have great respect for the 4000 series from ATI, the 3000 series has not gotten any of my attention.  But if that 3DMark score is any indication, it looks like the 3870 X2 is still an amazing card to use.  With the help of the Phenom quad-core vs the Intel dual-core, you can see that the extra cores helped in the CPU and GPU benchmarks.  What also helped is that we overclocked the memory on the Phenom system as well.  With the direct connection between processor and memory, every bit of increased memory speed is seen directly in the performance benchmarks and it shows.

 

As much as I like the Intel side of processors, AMD seems to be making a comeback in their low priced yet moderately powerful products.  Seems more people are finally taking notice.

 

Sunbeamtech case choises at AVADirect:


Edited by avadmin - 24 Aug 2008 at 3:17am
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