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Building TweakTown's Aussie Flood Appeal Dream System

An update and early look at performance!

By Shawn Baker from Feb 8, 2011 @ 7:47 CST

We just wanted to give everyone an update and reminder about the Dream System we're doing so we can help with the Flood Appeal after the devastating effects caused to parts of Australia.


It was always the plan to build the Dream System, put it through its paces to show you just what you can get, and for us to make sure everything was running swiftly.

Anyway, the main bits of the system are built; the WD 2TB drives aren't installed yet as they just arrived today and the Airflow isn't on the RAM. We won't actually install that and instead we'll just leave it in the packaging just so we have no issues with it falling off during transit or anything like that.

Below you can see the system built in the lovely Corsair 800D case which packs some serious hardware. We've got an Intel 2600k cooled with a Corsair H70, your boot drive is two Corsair 120GB SSDs in RAID 0, ultra smooth gameplay is offered via three Sapphire HD 6970 2GB in CrossFireX, with everything sitting on a Gigabyte P67A-UD7 all powered by my absolute favourite PSU, the AX1200 from Corsair.




I've only just finished installing my benchmark line up of games that will let me take the system for a quick run. Before we leave you, though, here's a quick peek at our 3DMark 11 Extreme score with the system running completely at stock!


To give you an idea on how it compares to our fastest VGA setup we've tested, the GTX 580 in SLI Overclocked on our 4.2GHz Intel 980X system, that scored X3975 which can be seen in our GTX 580 SLI Overclocked article.

So everyone dig deep, it's only $10 USD for your chance to win and not only are you helping people who really need the support, but you have a chance to win this awesome beast of a PC.

For more information on TweakTown's Aussie Flood Appeal Dream System make sure you check out our original post that covers everything, plus all those other yummy parts that we haven't mentioned yet, and don't forget, anyone from anywhere can enter!

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