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Post Date: 2010-02-23

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    Posted: 23 Feb 2010 at 4:37pm
System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master CM Storm Scout
Exterior Finish: - Not Available
Trim Accents: - Not Available
Processor: Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA P55M SLI  (Intel P55 Chipset)
System Memory: 4GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 750W Digital Storm Certified (Dual SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition Recommended)
Expansion Bay: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (500GB Western Digital (16MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)
Set 1 Raid Options: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVDÄ…R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 22x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card(s): 1x ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 1: High Performance Cooler (Compatible With ONLY i5/AMD Processors)
H20 Tube Color: - Not Available
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Enhancements: - Not Available
Chassis Mods: - Not Available
Noise Reduction: - Not Available
CPU Boost: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Requires Air Cooling Upgrade)
Graphics Boost: - Not Available
Memory Boost: - Not Available
OS Boost: - Not Available
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)







I got this system for my wife to play AION.  This is currently running AION on a 22" LCD 1680x1050 with all settings enabled and turned up to the max and gets 110+FPS in pandemonium fortress. We've not done any fort battles but I'll update with more FPS details as we encounter them. :)

This is the best built system I've ever owned.  I've always built my own systems by ordering parts from well known oem retailers.  After having to RMA ram 3 times for not posting and failing memtest86.  Not to mention other compatibility issues with things not fitting in cases  etc. I decided I was done building my own system.  It just wasn't worth having to wait 2+ weeks for RMA parts to show up and hoping they work.  I also got tired of waiting months to receive a rebate on an oem part and many times I never receive it.  Also working in the IT industry and dealing with computers all day, the last thing I wanted to do when I came home was work on another system so I decided to order from the best.  This was hands down the easiest computer to setup.  The packing was amazing.  The best packing job I've ever seen and I receive PC's at work from all of the big name vendors.

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Overclocked Processor Settings
Processor Speed GHz: 3.3
CPU Multiplier: 21
Voltage CPU VCore: 1.35
VDroop Control: Yes
i7 - BCLK MHz: 160

Thanks DS!
Now I need to order one for myself.  Ouch


Edited by DBAndrew - 23 Feb 2010 at 4:51pm
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  Quote Exsidium Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Feb 2010 at 4:51pm
Nice, grats to you and the wife Ermm
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Feb 2010 at 6:17pm
nice pc congrats, now where is Monstromo to tell us the value of i5 and its oc ability vs the x58.


very nice looking rig boss congrats
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  Quote Acapulco Sam Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Feb 2010 at 7:31pm
Another satisfied DS customer. Nice PC, enjoy........

Thanks for posting pics.
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  Quote DBAndrew Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Mar 2010 at 4:29pm
Updating with more AION performance stats.

With all video sliders to the far right or maxed. All optional settings checked or enabled (except weather cause it is can be blinding)

In side the big fort battles with 100+ players defending it was getting 40-50 FPS depending on what facing and how many Spirit Master pets are on the screen.

If we hit shift+F12 to turn off character models it jumps up to 60-70 FPS

The system continues to run like a dream pulling 100 - 110 fps avg in most all areas of the game with everything on high and enabled.  In low populated areas of the game that don't have fancy water, lava, etc... it runs 180+ some times 200+ FPS depending on what direction we are facing.


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  Quote rholyrag Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Mar 2010 at 6:44pm
Great looking rig!  Thanks for the pics!
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  Quote AndydViking Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Mar 2010 at 7:55pm
Originally posted by DST4ME

nice pc congrats, now where is Monstromo to tell us the value of i5 and its oc ability vs the x58.


very nice looking rig boss congrats
lol! The P55 w/ a matx board does seem to make a lot of sense if you KNOW your only gonna go with a 1 card solution.
 
Awesome rig man.  I really like the looks of that case too.  The HAF models look cool to me but I prefer the looks of your case when it comes to "gaming style".  Looks like a lot of cases are commin out with all black as it really does make the components stand out and look cool.
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  Quote justin.kerr Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Mar 2010 at 8:34pm
I can get that baby to 4Ghz no problem Ouch
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  Quote sirsiddius Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Mar 2010 at 8:11am
A 3.3 oc does sound a bit tame. Personally I would bump it up to 3.6-3.8 depending on the temps. Though I would not recommend 4ghz on that chip with that cooler for daily use.

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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Mar 2010 at 3:22pm
thats you justin, how much do you want to bet that this users has not idea how to oc his rig?

Edited by DST4ME - 13 Mar 2010 at 3:22pm
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  Quote justin.kerr Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Mar 2010 at 4:06pm
the 750 puts out very little heat, so that cooler should be plenty, depending on chip, though. lol
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