Our Fastest Office PC
We don’t normally push the boundaries of computer performance whilst developing websites, however, we do run some decent machines here at Voodish. (Coming soon will be the i7 980X).
One of our latest machines is up here for inspection. With a Windows 7 Experience Score of 7.7 (out of 7.9 max) it’s not a bad little performer. Under normal operating conditions it is also very, very quiet.
RAM: OCZ Reaper (6×2GB) 12GB @ 2Ghz (Stable)
MOBO: Asus P6X58D-E Intel X58
PSU: Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850
COOLER: Corsair H70 with x2 Akasa 120mm Vipers 900RPM (39C Idle)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB @ 845Mhz (Stable - 39C Idle)
Primary Hard Disk: Intel X25-M 160GB
The Primary drive for the Operating System (Win7 64bit Ultimate) and programs is the excellent Intel X25-M SSD drive. These new SSD drives really are the future; being sensationally quick, completely silent and using very little power, what’s not to like?
HDD’s are still very much required, unless you don’t mind spending a £3,000+ per Terabyte (October 2010)
Using 2x Western Digital Caviar Blacks in RAID1, they aren’t a bad drive, but can be a little noisy from time to time. We also have 2x 2TB Western Digital Greens for some of the larger files. All backed up to remote NAS’s daily.
We will be looking at the i7 980X chip soon, with a 6 core setup and a 25x multiplier, 5GHz Core Clock might not be out of the question, although I’m sure the cooling may have to be revised to reach that sort of speed
Anyway, a picture speaks a thousand words, so here are some …
i7 4Ghz / 12 GB DDR3 / SSD / H70 / 460 GTX…