The Making of a Boutique Gaming PC (Part 5 of 6): CoolMod
Q: The new X79 platform has caused quite a stir for high-end system builders. Tell us about what you've been able to achieve with this new platform.
A: Everything! We have now motherboards from MSI, Gigabyte, Asus and Asrock. Memories quadchannel from G.Skill, Corsair and Patriot. And of course micros from Intel.
Q: Almost all of your X79 systems are built with two or more GeForce graphics cards in SLI. Why is this? How do these two technologies complement each other?
A: Nowadays X79 is the most powerful platform for gaming. So the advanced gamers prefer X79 configurations.
Q: Of all your gaming PCs, which model are you most proud of? Please give us a rundown of how it's built, from the component selection, construction, to testing.
A: I'm in love with this config.
It has a good micro, an SSD to speed up everything, 8 GB Ram and a powerful Nvidia GTX580. It's not the cheapest but you'll not regret if you buy it.
Q: When people buy a multi-GPU PC from you, what percentage choose SLI? What are the main reasons why people go with SLI?
A: Most of the gamers prefer 2 individual cards if possible, but then need a well freezed case to avoid heat problems. SLI is the way to have three monitors and if you add 3D Vision then the user experience becomes amazing.
Q: Many of our readers are avid system builders themselves. What are your top three tips for someone looking to build a high-end gaming PC?
A: Always choose a good PSU with enough Amps, to choose a case with space for some fans to keep it cool inside and of course a good Nvidia card.
Q: Finally, there are quite a few vendors building high-end gaming PCs. What makes you special? What's your philosophy when it comes to building systems and taking care of customers?
A: We try to make costumers as comfortable as we would like to feel if we were the costumer. We have a very fast RMA service. We send the PC's on a mini pallet, so always arrives perfect to the costumer.