- May 25, 2003
2:45yeah, but can it run crysis?
Well, they did actually use some pretty surprising components. That Tagan BZ1300 certainly isn't the PSU I'd choose for this type of build.What!? No SSD in RAID 1+0?
Perhaps they are mistaking that burnt smell as fear.OMG WTF
Lastly, as we look at the back of the main PCB we see what is possibly some of the scariest and sloppiest looking soldering we have ever seen. This is tremendously bad workmanship and needs to be corrected. I think it can be said that no [H] readers will be caught dead with this unit in their system based on this one picture alone. If this little care goes into building it, you just should not be purchasing it
True, but I imagine they are loosing quite a bit of the theoretical performance because of inefficiencies involved in multi-gpu scaling. Not to mention other improvements in technology over a four year span. IIRC, fours years ago G7x was NVIDIA's currnet gpu. If you were building a system today, would you rather have a 7950GX2 Quad SLI rig or one with a single 5870?So what kind of aggregate transistor count, memory count, and memory bandwidth are we looking at there across four HD5870's? Not going to see that kind of performance from a single GPU for another four years or so.