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The Athlon Cooler Cometh at 2.8 GHz and Below Zero Cool

Price Break-down Of Our Test System

Components Prices
nVentiv barebones, silver (aluminum),including Athlon 64 FX-51 and board$1,500 (1290 €)
Memory : Corsair 1 GB, DDR400$440 (379 €)
Graphic card : GeForce FX 5900 Ultra$638 (549 €)
RAID controller : FastTrak S150$109 (94 €)
Hard drives : 2x SATA Maxtor 80 GB$219 (188 €)
Sound card : Terratec Aureon Space 7.1$115 (99 €)
DVD burner : NEC ND-1300A$208 (179 €)
Total price$3,231 (2778 €)

List Of Performance Increases

Quake III17.8%
PC Mark 200215.9%
3D Mark 200110.9%
3D Mark 20034.4%
3D Mark CPU19.3%
Warcraft III3.2%
Wolfenstein16.9%
Comanche 418.5%
UT 200311.5%
Splintercell18.1%
X2-Demo19.3%
Gunmetal17.3%
Serious Sam17.5%
Aquamark 313.5%
Main Concept20.7%
Xmpeg24.2%
Windows Media Encoder24.5%
Lame MP325.9%
MP3 Maker25.8%
Lightwave27.6%
Cinema 4D26.9%
Mathematica 523.9%
3D Studio Max27.1%
Movie Maker 2.021.1%
Studio 8.825.8%
Steinberg Nuendo16.4%
Sysmark 200225.8%