Smooth Creations Firestorm Custom PC review [Guru3D]

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  1. Guru3D News

    Guru3D News Ancient Guru

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    Smooth Creations Firestorm Game PCSmooth Creation's Firestorm takes the LAN party computer to its lightest and most diminutive form. The Firestorm we got ended up being prone to overheating so the i7...

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  2. Ieldra

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    lol what a failure.
    What kind of bull**** joke is this ? :p CPU heatsink relying on PSU to suck out heat ?
     
  3. Omagana

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    What started good, obviously took a wrong turn somewhere :3eyes:
     
  4. Pete1989

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    and it only has 2GB storage on the 2nd HDD :p

     

  5. zombie_666

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    WTF, 100 degree on CPU??? OOOMMMGGG, that's such a fail. Only way to safely use this machine is by using external water cooling, i think Thermalrigt offers such modul for 70-80 euro in Germany.

    OMG once again, and they ment this machine for LAN partys...think about it...100% load for undless hours, so many people around...eventual fire inferno and burnt bodies on sight...
     
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    Nearly 4k for trash =/
     
  7. CronoGraal

    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    lives up to its name & image :I
     
  8. proFits

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    +1, not gonna read the review TBH those PCs are overpriced
     
  9. IPlayNaked

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    Eh, gotta be a problem with the cooler's mount or fan or something, surely.
     
  10. scoter man1

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    $3,800 failure! haha, Thats why we all buy nice cases and good heatsinks... You'd think that would be included with the $3,800 price tag. I could build one helluva rig for 4k. 1.5k is enough to cover gtx 480 3-way sli...
     

  11. zombie_666

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    Yeah, that's right. For 4k you could build rig...wel not just rig...super-mega-hyper rig...GTX480 SLI included, probably some of the new 6-core Xeon, a whole lot of (love?) RAM, superb mobo...omg...

    Well, here is something I wolud buy for 4k:

    1. 3 x GTX480 for 3x499 = 1497$

    2- EVGA 170-BL-E762-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 4-WAY SLI Classified XL ATX for 479$

    3. Core i7 980X for 1000$

    4. CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 6GB (3 x 2GB) for 300$

    5. Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 for 119$

    6. LIAN LI PC-P80 for 299$

    8. BFG Tech EX-1200W for 200$

    9. ASUS Black Blu-ray drive for 55$

    Equals 3949$.

    No monitor, but you don't get monitor with Firestorm either.

    I think "my rig" is sure better and more powerfull than Firestorm.

    Equals 3894$
     
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    I could get a used Kawazaki Ninja for that price .
     
  13. zombie_666

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    Yeah, and surely some attention from girls :) :banana:
     
  14. Frog_Smoker

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    is it possible to buy a smooth creations case only, without the oh so lovely hardware?
     
  15. IPlayNaked

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    You left out an SSD, and the one they have in the computer is a 350 dollar SSD, so.

    But of course this isn't a new thing. Of course you can build a computer for less money than you can buy one, but not everyone can do that. I could fix the headlights on my truck for less money than I can pay someone else to do it, but...I don't know how to do that, so I pay.
     

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    I could get and Alienwear for that price.
     
  17. zombie_666

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    I know, but somehow i don't like SSD disks...too expensive and not that much speed (well, that's just my opinion, i simply don't like them :) )

    Sure it's allways better to do something on your own, if you can do it. I learned to weld steel and aluminium, so I can repair almost anything on my farm, even my tractors and other machines. At least I don't have to pay somebody else to do it, becouse welding is very expensive.
     
  18. scoter man1

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    Lol, I was gonna do that but, I've didnt feel like it today. 4k is such a ridiculous amount for a computer. Crap, I dont even know if I'd spend that much on a pc if I was worth a couple million bucks. Theres just no way to justify spending that much.
     
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    I would never buy a pre-built PC. Assembling your own custom PC rig is half the fun!
     
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    If you think that's ridiculous... Then you haven't met some of my more "affluent" yet unfortunately stupid friends...

    For ~$3,600(2,696.64 EUR) he bought (yes, bought) an Alienware with: I7 920 OC to 3.0Ghz, 2 SSD's in RAID0 (total 128GB), 1TB storage drive, 12GB of DDR3-1333 with Sh*tty timings (like 9-9-9-25, for 1333 you could do better), a SINGLE 5970, "Custom" Water cooling, a crappy Alienware proprietary mobo and a 1kw PSU (that's just the essential hardware, I know I'm leaving out the BLU-RAY burners etc.)

    and "support" from alienware's less than spectacular tech support... (Face it, asking you to turn on the computer then check if it was plugged in,WHILE ITS ON, is rather illogical if you ask me...)

    The sad part? My $2,505(1,876.46 EUR) system (at left) runs cooler, O/C's more (his is limited by that mobo&"custom" watercooling), has a bigger screen, and plays games at a higher min FPS... That's just alittle sad...

    Oh and that cost ($3,600/2,696.64 EUR) wasn't including tax... which is 8.5% here...

    (P.S. I've learned that most of Guru3D is in Europe or surrounding countries, so the Euro is included as a convenience)

    EDIT:
    I was so shocked that I actually called him just to make sure I didn't miss anything... Turns out they weren't even SSD's, just plain vanilla 500GB RAID0 drives, and he forgot to get a mouse...
    Just shows you what happens when you give idiotic rich kids absurd amounts of money to do whatever... And they think they know better! hahaha
     
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