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RedLava
by benleow
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Description

Due to the nature of my job, I sit in front of a computer for many hours everyday and this has resulted in lower back pain. It force me to look for alternative for my regular office desk and chair and it has to be as ergonomic as possible. After a long search, I came across The Emperor 200 by MWE Lab. However, it is so ridiculously expensive that I could buy a new car. Then I found another more realistic option from Obutto. Without any hesitation, I bought the R3volution on March 2013.

In order to fully enjoy the cockpit, triple monitor setup is a must. However, my 5 years old PC couldn't support triple monitor. So I have no choice but to replace my old GPU. After I replaced the GPU, I realized Win XP can support maximum 2 monitors only. In order to support triple monitors, I have to choose between Win 7 or Win 8. So I chose Win 7. But my old PC's mobo couldn't support Win 7. So I have to change the mobo as well. But if I change the mobo, I need to replace my obsolete processor. So in the end, I figured it is better if I got myself a new rig :)

Overall, it was a great learning curve.

Part List
Details
Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle39.5° C
CPU Temperature Under Load-
Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate980MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle35.7° C
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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JoeyThePCNoob [2 Builds] 3 points 11 months ago

Looks good, but for 2k you could have built a much better computer. Did you build this yourself. From the look of the first picture it looks like you bought it in full from a retailer.

 
 
I_Luv_Cheetos 3 points 11 months ago

I was thinking the same thing but I would hope a retailer wouldn't make the mistake of z77 with a locked processor. but the budget is somewhat skewed due to all of the accessories and the monitors. but the 300$ silverstone case was definitely not necessary at all and kind of ruins his budget. he could have gotten a 770 with the money he saved on that case.

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

actually, the silverstone case was the best part of the build. it is really sturdy, cooling and silent. it helps to make the PC stable. Anyway, when I built the PC, 770 is not yet in the market.

 
 
I_Luv_Cheetos 2 points 11 months ago

Explains the price on the graphics card, how long ago was this built? I understand about the case but there are some extremely well build cases for much cheaper than that case retails for now. Not to mention better-looking (IMO)

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

The system is built around April 2013. Just came to know of this website last night. I prefer a simple and clean case without the aggressive look of most gaming PC. further more i got the case at discounted price (stock clearance) and it is a limited edition. I simply couldn't resist it. It was an obvious choice at that time.

 
 
I_Luv_Cheetos 1 point 11 months ago

I prefer the same, which for some reason, I liked the aggressive look more when I built my computer. I haven't posted it on here yet though because I am waiting until I change cases. but at a price like that I would take the silverstone case also

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I_Luv_Cheetos 1 point 11 months ago

Tbh there are plenty of cases in the 120-180$ range that look just as good if not better than that silverstone case. Silverstone is overrated and overpriced. I would like to have a good looking computer also but there is no sense in spending nearly 300$ on a case like that.

Although if you can get it for 188$ like OP somehow did then I might consider it but then again that big silverstone emblem on the front ruins it for me.

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

i agree. my other choice would be cooler master cosmos 2. but it was over my budget. the silverstone case was on discount at a price i couldn't resist.

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

actually... i am proud looking at it. this case is really different. it came with 180mm Air Penetrator fans, mobo rotated to 90 deg, positive pressure air cooling, silent and dust free. i play my games at ultra settings.

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

i build it myself and the poster is made by me too.

 
 
ESPM400 [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

Pretty sweet setup, but that 670 is probably going to have some hard times if you're running games at full res...

Wish I had an extra grand to drop on that cockpit. It'd be awesome for DCS...

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

so far no problem with all the games i played. it can support triple full HD monitors with ultra settings.

 
 
ESPM400 [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

I suppose it depends on the games you play, but all I was saying is that a 2GB 670 is not the optimal card for a multi-monitor setup, especially for $430+. I'm assuming by the price of the card, you either built this before the '7-series' of NVidia GPUs came out, or it's actually a 4GB card. If the latter (or both) is true, then you can disregard my comment. If, however, you do have 2GB card, for that money you should have gotten one with a higher VRAM.

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

You are right. I bought this in April, few months before the 7 series came out. It's a 2GB card and it supports triple monitor well enough for the games I played. I might consider a 2-way SLI in future if needed.

 
 
ESPM400 [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

A second GTX 670 probably won't help much when your games start to chug at 5760x1080 (hence why I said the 2GB 670 wasn't an optimal choice). You're going to want a card with higher VRAM. With the current offerings, I would think a 780 or R9 280X (single or in SLI/CrossFire). Judging by your build and setup, I'm guessing you have a substantial amount of disposable income, so it shouldn't be an issue.

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

thanks for the advice. at the moment, it runs pretty smooth for my needs. will take your advice once i need to upgrade it. i gotta admit, i was a little upset when 7 series was release. only if i waited a little longer, i would have gone for 770 or 780.

ur setup looks amazing. oh, my disposable income is quite limited. i just willing to spend on things im passionate on :)

 
 
SumanIV [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

Pictures of the inside.

 
 
Shanevslife 2 points 11 months ago

Nice Setup. Very impressed, 1+ from me.

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

thanks.

 
 
SparkyOnPC 2 points 11 months ago

spongebob reference ..I don't need it.. ..I don't need it.... .. I NEEEEEED ITTTT...

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

lol. thanks.

 
 
l13199l [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

that is a really cool setup, i dont play racing games, but im still pretty jealous

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

thanks

 
 
runxmanrun 1 point 11 months ago

Nice setup, but the build is all over the place.

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

thanks. u mean u have seen this somewhere else?

 
 
timmyd [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

nice pictures, but it looks like it was bought from a builder like CyberPower.

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

no man. i build it myself.

 
 
JoseyMG [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Setup is nice, PC is not so nice. :C

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

thanks. i admit it is not the best. but it performs really well.

 
 
jimbo118 [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

even better if water cooled!! ;)

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

agree. but the case is designed really well for air cooling.

 
 
jimbo118 [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

true but still nice build!!!

 
 
Starlana [2 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

Super sexy setup. Just put a bedpan under me because I'm never leaving this room...lulz. <3 Starlana <3

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

thanks. the seat can recline :)

 
 
Starlana [2 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

Wooooow!! Sleep and do other things in it too! Amazing. Better move the bedpan first though, or things might get a little messy. Lulz.

 
 
tylerv [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

OMG! Best setup I have ever seen! Nicely balanced rig :D

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

thanks.

 
 
WickedRG 1 point 11 months ago

Love the simulator and the build in whole

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

thanks

 
 
ENMAS19-89 1 point 11 months ago

That gaming cockpit thing is nice! Does it take up a lot of space?

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

not really. a little bit more than a conventional office desk that can accommodate 3 monitors.

 
 
RishiCHD 1 point 2 months ago

2500 Dollars and no AM Cooler?

 
 
shawnshibu123 -1 points 11 months ago

if you're getting a z77 mobo, then why a locked cpu?

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

i don't plan to overclock the cpu and the mobo is the one with most USB ports available at that time in the shop.

 
 
SEWComputers [4 Builds] 3 points 11 months ago

That, and the fact that Z77 allows SLI/CrossFire along with many other functions. There are other reasons to get a Z77 besides overclocking.

 
 
benleow [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

yeah... it is a good mobo. leaves a lot of room for upgrades in future.