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Canada Computers: Ultimate Gaming Machine of 2003

Canada Computers: Ultimate Gaming Machine of 2003 - PCSTATS
Abstract: It was quite a pleasure to test out this little silver rig which came fully equipped with all the bells, whistles, and bright neon lights that you could ever want.
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Filed under: Computer / SFF PCs Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Canada Computers Oct 25 2003   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Computer / SFF PCs > Canada Computers 3.2GHz Pentium4

Bright Lights, Fan Control

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 either.

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 away.

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.

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Contents of Article: Canada Computers 3.2GHz Pentium4
 Pg 1.  Canada Computers: Ultimate Gaming Machine of 2003
 Pg 2.  Details and Features
 Pg 3.  Assembling an ultimate PC
 Pg 4.  — Bright Lights, Fan Control
 Pg 5.  System Spec's and Benchmarks
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Winbench99, SiSoft Sandra, PCMark2002
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, AquaMark3, Quake III Arena
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusions

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