The fan controller that comes with Canada Computers
Ultimate Gaming Machine has multicoloured LEDs that go from bright
blue to bright red at a certain fan speed. Turn the dials
all the way down and the fan cotnroller will actually shut the fans
right off. The knobs are turned aluminum, and have a nice smooth finish.
Canada Computers probably should have gone with a Radeon 9800
Pro based videocard for their Ultimate Gaming Machine, but the GeForceFX 5900
Ultra is not a total slouch when it comes to 3D performance
I find it funny that many people bash nVIDIA for their "driver optimizations" (aka
cheating) in 3D benchmarks yet ATi did the very same thing when they released the 8500! It's
pretty amazing how quickly people forget... Anyway the GeForceFX 5900 Ultra powered through
all the benchmarks that we threw at it, and unless you're a
real stickler, you probably won't notice the IQ differences while fragging
The KingWin Divine 450W PSU is certainly very
'flashy' with its four fans and multicoloured LEDs. We didn't experience any power related issues, although
the 12V rail does dip down to about 11.6V during load.
The Kingwin power supply does have one
issue and that's if the fan controller on the PSU is not set properly (when
selecting fan speeds) all the fans will actually turn themselves
off ! That can pose a problem to the PC's
well being, and we hope that KingWin will address this issue.
Even at the lowest fan setting, the
power supply produced the most noise in this quiet computer; sort of
a low pitch hum, though so I doubt it would bother anyone.