Smooth Creations Firestorm review
Posted by Brann Mitchell on: 04/07/2010 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
What: SmoothCreations Firestorm Game PC
I probably dont need to do much introduction for SmoothCreations. By now, you should know that since 1999 Jim Saling and Company have been producing some very interesting and unique machines with custom paint jobs and matching performance. Their handiwork is often displayed at trade shows, their latest being for the Far Cry 2 and Saboteur games, or for hardware vendors like BFGTech and Intel. You know, SmoothCreations is a small boutique builder.
Today we have in the lab another way cool computer by SmoothCreations, the Firestorm. We previously marveled at the LANShark, a small and feisty machine that was not only fast, the Stacking Skulls paint job alone could scare your opponents into submission. Even through the intertubes. Yeah, that machine we liked.
This time around, SmoothCreations went even smaller than the LANShark with the Firestorm. The Firestorm is unmistakably a SmoothCreations machine. Built around the same basic set of components as the LANShark, but the Firestorm adds even more to stoke the fire, so to speak. It does have a few flaws, but well get to those in due time.
Please, throw on your nomex smoking jacket (Im getting my pants on), put your feet up, and lets get close to the Firestorm.
Smooth 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 965 config we had was not ideal for this small of a case. However, offering several flexible configurations from AMD or Intel, the Firestorm is a very affordable machine utilizing top components, top speed, and built to SmoothCreation's unusually high standards.
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