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Our Fastest Office PC

i7 5Ghz

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.

Specifications

i7 920 4ghzCPU: Intel i7 920 @ 4.07 Ghz (Stable)
ocz reaper fast office pcRAM: OCZ Reaper (6×2GB) 12GB @ 2Ghz (Stable)
MOBO: Asus P6X58D-E Intel X58
psu stable office fast pcPSU: Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850
water cooling h70COOLER: Corsair H70 with x2 Akasa 120mm Vipers 900RPM (39C Idle)
Gigabyte 460GTXGPU: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB @ 845Mhz (Stable - 39C Idle)
Primary Hard Disk: Intel X25-M 160GB

7.7 windows experience score

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?

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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…

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  1. Ken7 October 2, 2010

    Hey, that seems very quick - my windows experience is less than 5 on Windows Vista.

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  3. admin October 2, 2010

    Hi Ken, I think the Vista experience was capped at 5.9; Windows 7 is capped at 7.9… Windows 8 (?).. for 9.9///

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  5. Ken7 October 2, 2010

    Ahh yes, i remember reading that somewhere Dan… amazing to think those commodore PC’s were running 1Mhz CPU’s!!!

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  7. admin October 2, 2010

    Hehe, the Commodore Vic20, a classy machine. I had many a happy afternoon playing Radar Rat Race on that… if the music wasn’t enough to send you insane, the poor programming was… :)

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  9. go-get-it October 2, 2010

    That’s a VERY good result for a C0 920, with such low voltage. What sort of temperatures are you seeing?

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  11. admin October 2, 2010

    With normal use through the day, the CPU is between 39C - 47C, that’s with the Fans on very low (900RPM).

    Under Full load for an hour on Prime95, the Cores rise to around 70C, but that’s with the Fans on full chat.

    Not bad at all for 4Ghz :)

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  13. i7d October 6, 2010

    Need pics of the Comp.

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  15. admin October 7, 2010

    @i7d, a few added there - very tempted to SLi the 460GTX :D

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  17. ak October 7, 2010

    Definitely +1 for the SLI 460GTX, nice rig.

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  19. trace October 18, 2010

    :| How many Vipers you got in there!? They ain’t cheap fans.

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  21. admin October 18, 2010

    @trace, you’re right, they are not the cheapest of fans, but we were reviewing a few different types and found these to be quietest and most effective at cooling the Radiator and HDD’s - the backups drives are down to 25/6C @ 900RPM :D

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  23. i8 December 15, 2010

    nice rig - with some voltage, you’d see 4.2/4.4, i think.

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  25. admin February 3, 2011

    Quite possibly i8! Although we’re quite happy for it hover around the 4Ghz mark - after a few months with it now, it (knocks wood) hasn’t missed a beat.

    Nice low temps and excellent performance, after you use the i7 at this clock, the standard speed has noticeable lag; hugely recommended :)

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  27. sweet February 13, 2011

    sweeeet! i wish those SSD’s would come down, those Intel ones seem to be the fastest - they haven’t dropped in price at all since June 2010.

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  29. admin April 6, 2011

    Now updated with a tasty Samsung Blu Ray drive; 1st pic in series.

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  31. nik June 10, 2011

    nice spec - did u end up getting a 2nd 460?

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  33. admin July 12, 2011

    Hi Nik, no we didn’t get the second 460 - we’re looking at building something a bit more special soon.

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