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Computex 2008: Spire


W1zzard's Sidekick
Staff member
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
Spire is showing off a few new cases at the show. The first we have seen in form of a prototype, which was not on public display at CeBIT. It has now been announced. The "Emerald" as it is called, features a metal look and a small "roll" at the top of the case, which holds the front I/O on one side and power/reset on the other side. The second case is aimed at gamers with a "S" theme on an aluminum shield up front. The bottom light up once turned on. Their new hard drive enclosures called "HandyBook" are also ready for retail. Installing a hard drive is incredibly easy, simply open the door, put the drive in place and close it. The units is available for 2.5 and 3.5 inch SATA drives. You will also find two new GPU coolers. Both of which may look similar to some others on the market. The smaller one is intended for mainstream and low-end graphic cards, while the larger Coolforce III to the left can be used for higher end GPUs of the Geforce 6800, 7800, 7900 & 8800 series.

Source: Spire


Bird of Prey
Jul 9, 2006
10,809 (2.57/day)
Gurley, AL
System Name Boddha Getta Boddha Getta Bah!
Processor AMD FX 6100 @ 4.432Ghz @1.382
Motherboard ASUS M5A99X EVO AMD 990X AMD SB950
Cooling Custom Water. EK 240MM Kit, Supreme HSF - Runs 35C
Memory 2 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance White LP @ 1.35V
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon HD 6870 980/1100
Storage WD Caviar Black 1.0TB, WD Caviar Green 1.0TB, WD 160GB
Display(s) Asus VH222/S 22: (21.5" Viewable) 1920x1080p HDMI LCD Monitor
Case NZXT White Switch 810
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek 5.1
Power Supply NZXT Hale 90 Gold Cert 750W Modular PSU
Software Windows 8.1 Profession 64 Bit
Oh, not ATI support on that cooler huh? Not much liking the cases, though the S one looks alright. I really do like their enclosures, cannot possibly get any easier than that!