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Editor’s Pick: New BOXX Workstation Boosts Processing Speeds

By DE Editors

Dear Desktop Engineering Reader:

LockwoodI see that Tim Allen has a new TV program called “Last Man Standing.” I got a kick out of his old show, “Home Improvement.” I related to how he was always trying to crank up the performance of his power tools and saying he needed “more power” to do the job right. Engineers working with design, rendering, and what have you always need workstations with more power to do their jobs right. BOXX Technologies just announced the 3DBOXX 3970 XTREME. It could be the workstation with the gumption to do your job right.

BOXX Technologies makes high-performance workstations optimized for design, advanced visualization, 3D animation, and motion media. Their expertise lies in their integration process, which brings together best of standards-based technology that they then optimize and tune for maximum performance and stability.

The 3970 XTREME reflects this expertise. The liquid-cooled 3970 XTREME features a second generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor that can crank up to 4.5 GHz. But clock speed isn’t the only neat part here.

What I found cool is that the 3970 XTREME has the option of Intel Smart Response Technology. Now this technology automatically copies your frequently used files from the 3970 XTREME’s hard disk drive to its solid state drive. What this is means for you is that those files on the SSD boot up quickly and applications like SolidWorks load a lot faster.

BOXX Technologies is also about building a system that meets your unique needs. You can add up to 32GB memory to the 3970 XTREME, select your graphics accelerator (ATI, Intel, or NVIDIA), increase storage, and so forth. And the system comes with the expansion slots, ports, drive bays, etc. that you need. The details on all these can be found in the spec sheet linked at the end of today’s Pick of the Week write-up.

I should note one thing. The 3DBOXX 3970 XTREME is so new that certifications are listed as “to be announced.” The company is a SolidWorks Solution Partner. Pricing for a basic 3DBOXX 3970 XTREME unit with 4GB memory, NVIDIA Quadro 600 graphics, 250GB hard drive, and 20GB SSD hard drive is about $2,914. Hit the link, learn more, and see what you think.

Thanks, pal. — Lockwood

Anthony J. Lockwood
Editor at Large, Desktop Engineering

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