Silentium T2 Case, Fanless PSU Roundup, and more!
Good afternoon folks, welcome back from the weekend. To start you off today, we have an announcement... there's going to be a beast of a machine unveiled at CeBIT 2005, the description is below you so check it out and feel free to drool all over your keyboard, you won't be alone. Enjoy the rest of the news :)
PC enthusiasts' dream machine on display at CeBIT 2005
Broenderslev, Denmark, March 2005 - ABIT Computer Corporation, Kingston Technology, ATI Technologies Inc. and asetek Incorporated have joined forces at this year's CeBIT 2005 to present the ultimate dream machine for PC enthusiasts and gamers. The system based on VapoChill CPU cooling, WaterChill™ graphics, hard drive and motherboard chipset cooling, ABIT Fatal1ty AA8 XE motherboard, ATI RADEON X850XT PE graphics card, Kingston Technology HyperX PC6000 765MHz DDR2 RAM and Intel P4 3.8GHz CPU overclocked to +5000MHz is displayed at the ABIT booth (A50) - Hall 23.
"The jointly configured system forms the basis of the ultimate dream machine for PC enthusiasts and gamers available on the market today. The CPU runs with a magnificent speed at +5000MHz, the Front Side Bus (FSB) will be close to 270MHz and the memory speed 765MHz. All essential hardware components will be cooled down with phase-change cooling and water-cooling, especially the CPU that will be taken to -33/-50C degrees by the powerful cooling unit mounted in the VapoChill LightSpeed system. Furthermore will the graphics card, hard drive and the motherboard chipset be chilled by asetek's highly recognized and awarded water-cooling product line; WaterChill™," states Morten Berg-Christensen, Communication Manager at asetek.
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