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It's easy to build a powerful desktop if you take a big, beefy enclosure like SilverStone's FT-02 or the Thermaltake Level 10 GT and just fill it with the highest performance parts on the market, overclock them, and call it a day—and certainly we've seen our share of those. Taking all of that raw performance and shrinking it into a MicroATX case can be a little more difficult, though, especially when you're dissipating a cumulative TDP of at least 730 watts. Yet when we saw that AVADirect had produced another compact but incredibly high performance gaming desktop, we had to take a look. Gulftown may be on its way to bed soon with the advent of Sandy Bridge-E, but let's see if we can't give it one last hurrah in the process.

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A 990X and two 6990s in a mATX case, wat.
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Nice system there.biggrin.gif
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post #3 of 17
finding the video cards in that is not easy let alone..how the hell do they breath?.

and nearly 5k to.. oi @_@
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Custom air cooling design - $1000

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Originally Posted by JunkoXan;15170522 
finding the video cards in that is not easy let alone..how the hell do they breath?.

and nearly 5k to.. oi @_@

I'm using the same case they are, and my 480 runs pretty cool. If I had the money or even cared to, I'd be running what they are.

Edit - This system is easily built by yourself
Edit 2 - Why are they using 2.5" drive adapters? The case has 2.5" drive mounts scattered all over the case.
Edited by DisappointMe - 10/3/11 at 11:50pm
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It would have been more cost efficient to go 1155...

Always wanted to do something like this frown.gif And why on earth is a computer that costs this much running on air? I see enough room for a rad, pump, blocks and tubing.
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It would have been more cost efficient to go 1155...
This.
If the focus is gaming, why get a Westmere?
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Looks like it could get VERY hot in there.
 
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wb-02-01.jpg

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6990_Unique_2_WHITE_CLIPPED_SML.jpg

=?????

Edit: TWO 6990s
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this is why i hate getting stuff from pre assembled systems, special mention: AVAdirect...

this is open extortion, you know what im saying?
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