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Extreme Gaming & Video Editing Computer System

Is PC industry dying? Nope, I just upgraded my extreme gaming and video editing computer system. Previous PC system serves me well for the past 6 years. And it is still able to do basic office, blogging and surfing tasks. But slow for 3D gaming and of course video, photo editing as well. There are still tasks that cannot be done by tablet and smartphone. So here you are – my latest extreme gaming and video editing computer system. You will need a powerful multi core CPU for fast video editing. Enough memory so that it won’t slow down when hard drive page file kicks in. SSD to speed up the whole process as normal HDD is usually the bottleneck that slows the whole system down. Therefore, slow HDD but big capacity is used for data storage and backup only. And SSD is for Windows OS and storage for ongoing tasks. Fast GPU is required for extreme gaming of course. And finally you will need good cooling system to let you increase performance further by overclock them…

Cooler Master Silent Pro M600 vs SilverStone SST-ST60F

Continued from Cooler Master CM 690 (RC-690) chassis

Alright, it’s time to get my gear powered up. I have 2 power supply units to select. There are Cooler Master Silent Pro M600 and SilverStone SST-ST60F. ATI Radeon HD 4870 requires 600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX technology in dual mode. I plan to have 2 ATI Radeon HD 4870 display cards in the future. Therefore, I need a minimum 600W power supply unit.

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Cooler Master Silent Pro M600

Prime95 ~ CPU torture tool

Prime95 is also known as Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS). It is a tool to find World Record Primes. However, it can be used as CPU torture tool as well. It is a great tool to stress your CPU because the torture test will use up all your CPU core and 100% CPU utilization. Who want to torture his own CPU anyway? Overclocker like me will need it. Besides this tool, I also use SpeedFan to monitor CPU temperature and CPU-Z for CPU core speed and bus speed.

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Prime95 torture test in action

Cooler Master CM 690 (RC-690) Chassis Preview

The first sight on Cooler Master CM 690 (RC-690) Chassis. Wow… It is big. Cooler Master CM 690 (RC-690) Chassis is mid tower chassis. However, it is bigger than normal mid tower chassis. And heavier too. This is good for overclocker like me. And the version I have come with Transparent Acrylic Side Window Panel. In short, I like Cooler Master CM 690 (RC-690) Chassis.

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Cooler Master CM 690 (RC-690) Chassis

Cooler Master Geminii S (風神鍛) CPU Cooler

Continued from Cooler Master Silent Pro M600 vs SilverStone SST-ST60F

Cool… Cool… Make it cooler. Hehe… I selected Cooler Master Geminii S (風神鍛) as my CPU cooler after reading lot of CPU cooler review. I love it because it is small, low profile and powerful. However, it might not fit with Corsair Twin2X4096-6400C4DHX memory modules that I want. Cooler Master Geminii S only allows 4 cm height memory modules to be installed. Will GIGABYTE EP45-DS3 has enough space for me to install it?

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Cooler Master Geminii S (風神鍛)

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