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Custom Gaming System - Cosmos S/OC Q9550/ATI 4870 X2/OCZ 4 GB

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    Posted: 16 Sep 2008 at 2:23pm

Custom Gaming System - Cosmos S/OC Q9550/ATI 4870 X2/OCZ 4 GB

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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This is quite a system and I love it.  Everything in this system is everything I like about computers.  Its about cutting edge performance, the newest and baddest hardware, yet also about the best components for the value.  This system has it all with the Intel Q9550 and the ATI 4870 X2, currently the fastest card on the market.  All that great hardware is connected to the ASUS Rampage Formula X48 motherboard, currently the king of motherboards for running a CrossFire system.  While there is only one card at the moment, I am sure a second card will soon follow.


Other great hardware in this system include 4GB of OCZ's best memory, two hard drives for speed and reliability, and a Blu-Ray burner.  A nice and beefy 1000W Corsair PSU powers all this great hardware, and plenty powerful enough for that second video card.  All this is inside the roomy and cool Cosmos S, equipped with LCLC liquid cooling and low-noise fans.


We were able to achieve an overclock of 3.4 GHz from 2.83 using stock multiplier of 9.5x and FSB of 400 MHz.


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


System Performance: Queen:    24245 Julia:  12462
PhotoWorxx:  19225 Mandel:  6309
Memory Performance: Latency: 78.1 ns Read: 6812 MB/s
Timings: 5-5-5-18 CR2 Write: 8468 MB/s

Video Card Performance:

19299 3DMarks


COOLERMASTER, Cosmos S (RC-1100-KKN1-GP) Black Tower Case, EATX, No PSU, Aluminum


Overclocked INTEL, Core™ 2 Quad Q9550 Quad-Core 2.83GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 12MB (2 x 6MB) L2 Cache, 45nm, 95W, EM64T EIST VT XD


ASUS, Rampage Formula, LGA775, Intel X48, 1600MHz FSB, DDR2-1200 8GB /4, PCIe x16 CF /2, SATA 3.0 Gbit/s RAID 5 /6, HDA, GbLAN /2, FW /2, ATX

Video Card:

SAPPHIRE, Radeon™ HD 4870 X2 750MHz, 2GB (2 x 1GB) GDDR5 1800MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, DVI /2, HDTV-Out


OCZ, 4GB (2 x 2GB) Reaper HPC Edition PC2-8500 DDR2 1066MHz CL (5-5-5-18) 2.1-2.3V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC

Hard Drive:

WESTERN DIGITAL, 320GB WD Caviar® SE16 (WD3200AAKS), SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 16MB cache

WESTERN DIGITAL, 640GB WD Caviar® SE16 (WD6400AAKS), SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 16MB cache

Optical Drive:

LG ELECTRONICS, GGW-H20L Black 6x/8x/24x BD/DVD±RW/CD-RW Blu-ray Disc™ Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA

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


ASETEK, LCLC CPU Liquid Cooling System, Socket LGA775/AM2

CASE FAN, NON-LED, Fans Maximum Package, Low Noise

SCYTHE, Kama Panel 2 Multi Function Panel, 6-Channel Fan Controller, Card Reader, 5.25" Bay, Black

Power Supply:

CORSAIR, CMPSU-1000HX HX Series Power Supply w/ Modularized Cable Management, 1000W, 80 PLUS®, 24-pin ATX12V EPS12V, Multi-GPU Ready

Operating System:

MICROSOFT, Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM

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 PC, Core 2 CrossFire™ DDR2 Gaming System:  http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_configurator.asp?PRID=7375 
Matt Slagle
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  Quote Taz13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2008 at 11:57am
That's my BABY!  And Matt's correct.  As soon as the 4870 x2 drops in price, I will add a second one.
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  Quote AVADirect Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2008 at 12:22pm
Enjoy your rig Chris and let us if there is anything else we can do for you.
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  Quote themandalorian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2008 at 11:32pm
Nice, hopefully they also release some better drivers too!
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