By Jake Crimmins posted May 31st 2011
It’s not every day you get to build a super high end gaming machine, let alone building it gets to be part of your job description! For this build I got to use the brand new Corsair Link™ hardware, along with the new Corsair Hydro Series™ H100 CPU cooler. The Corsair Link technology allows you to control your fans and lighting right from your Windows® desktop. The H100 cooler offers great cooling ability with its dual 120mm fan radiator and it also connects to Corsair Link.
Let’s take a look at the hardware to build this system. For the motherboard I went with the MSI Big Bang X58 motherboard, the CPU used is Intel® Core™ i7-990X Processor Extreme Edition. Filling the memory slots is Dominator® GT DDR3 memory, with an Airflow fan and Corsair AirFlow Pro™ on top. For the power supply I used the top of the line Professional Series™ Gold AX1200 and for the SSD I used a 120GB Force Series™ 3 6Gb/s SSD. To output display to the monitor I chose two NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560s in SLI. For the sound card I went with the ASUS Xonar sound card. I have found it makes a great combination with our SP2500 speakers or the HS1A headset. Finally to house all of these components the Corsair Obsidian Series™ 800D full-tower case was chosen.