Smooth Creations is a company I've only heard of recently. They first popped up in some e-mail correspondence and then I begun to hear more about them once QuakeCon 2008 fired up. The company works in conjunction with CSX (which is a subsidiary of Cooler Master) to create some absolutely unbelievable looking cases.
Today, we're not just looking at one of Smooth Creations' pimped out cases, but a complete system from them which includes everything from CPU to DVD-ROM. This is actually my first system review, so there isn't really any set procedure; I am just winging it a bit at the moment.
The first thing we'll be doing is looking at the outside of the case to see what's going on with the paint job along with the particular case Smooth Creations decided to use. From there, we will take the panel off and dive inside the case to see what we've got as far as components go.
Once that's all done, we'll fire the system up and see how it goes in performance land against our humble graphics card testbed. Let's not ramble anymore and get stuck into the case to see what exactly Smooth Creations has going on.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Outside]
- Page 3 [The Inside]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and 3DMark06]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - 3DMark Vantage]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - PT Boats: Knights of the Sea]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - CINEBENCH R10]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - World in Conflict]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Unreal Tournament 3]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - wPrime]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Everest]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro]
- Page 14 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 15 [Final Thoughts]
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