Many enthusiasts seem to think that Smooth Creations came on the scene when Cooler Master introduced their CSX line of products. The truth is that Smooth Creations has been lingering around in the corner of the PC market for many years, long before CSX. And even if you are a casual user, chances are you are familiar with their work from Maximum PC's Dream Machine project. Smooth Creations has painted nearly as many Dream Machines as Intel has calculated data.
Recently the company decided to change their strategy a bit and brought in an engineer that cut his teeth in the middle of the Graphics Card Wars between NVIDIA and ATI. At the same time the company prepped for technical support and started down the system builder path.
Today we are taking a look at the Smooth Creations LAN Shark, the entry point for a Smooth Creations systems build. The LAN Shark comes in an acrylic case, but don't let your initial thoughts on that stop you from reading on. Smooth Creations has devised a way to turn every negative aspect of acrylic around and produce a system that you will be proud to have sitting on your desk. So, clear some room and prepare to kick that PC sitting under your desk to the curb.