- Jul 8, 2005
- 2,645 (0.58/day)
- Gmunden, Austria
|System Name||Core i7 Overclocked - Main Workstation|
|Processor||Core i7 940 at 3.66 GHz|
|Motherboard||Asus P6T Deluxe|
|Cooling||Noktua U14P Super Silent|
|Memory||3x2GB OCZ 1600 MHz CL8|
|Video Card(s)||2x MSI Cyclone Radeon 6850 1GB in Crossfire - tuned to be silent|
|Storage||G.Skill 240GB Sandforce SSD, 1x 640GB Samsung F1, 2x500GB Samsung Spinpoint, 1.5TB External Samsung|
|Display(s)||Samsung 305T 30" 2560x1600 DVI LCD|
|Case||Corsair Obsidian 800D|
|Audio Device(s)||Asus Xonar D2X PCIe|
|Power Supply||Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W|
|Software||Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit|
QNAP is showing off their newest NAS enclosures. The first is a single hard drive enclosure, which also acts as a media center. It is one of the few out there, whiche manages 1080p output. It has all the usual connections as well as HDMI. There is a remote control included and the user interface is very clean and easy to use. But this is not the only new product - read on...
Their larger enclosures are also getting a refresh, with Atom based four and six hard drive NAS enclosures. These enclosures feature a large fan, for quiet operation and a display, which shows all kinds of information.
The largest, eight hard drive bay NAS unit actually utilizes a Core 2 Duo based system, This should make this the best performing such system on the market today. A rackmount based version is also available.
Then there is another very interesting and unique device. The company behind the QNAP brand - iEi is showing off an external enclosure which gives you the ability to drive four display in any imaginable configuration. All you need is a dual link based graphic card and you may connect four of these units to a master box, which gives you independent access to a whopping 16 screens. The upside when compared to current systems is not only the cheap price of around 800 US Dollars for each unit or 1200 US Dollars for the master box, but also hardware independecy, very low heat output and very low power requirements.
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