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Overall I have been extremely happy with my build. I actually spent about half ($1300) than what is stated because of my riding on deals as they have come up. This is an awesome build for my young age and I really feel awesome with the deals that I have been able to get to put this beast together. The custom lighting thing was a really cool cheap mod ($20) off ebay and I can make any color/brightness/fade/flash pattern with it. This was somewhat of an experiment with no SLI or crossfire for my 5670x1080 setup (not pictured due to a monitor issue, will post pics when done) but because of the awesome vram and overclocking of my 670, the boost achieved for physx with my old hd 4850 1gb, and lucid virtu mvp I am able to achieve spectacular framerates in all of my favorite games. If you have any questions, feel free to comment and I will try to respond.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 7 points

You might want to add another fan. Other than that, nice build.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

haha yeah its a lot but the static pressure helps keep low temps on just air and a quiet system

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

It's overkill, but as long as it's quiet then it's fine.

  • 81 months ago
  • 3 points

this is quite awesome im just a little curious about how the virtu MVP and physx boost is applied with the 4850 :o

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Basically the Virtu MVP provides a boost with the integrated graphics by taking the optimization that comes with the intel hd 4000 and applying the power of the dedicated graphics. This is software that, to my knowledge, only comes with intel z77 and z68 boards, though it may apply to other intel chipsets as well (probably at least one haswell one as well). The hd 4850 took some work but basically windows 7 sees it as another possible physx processor(just like it sees my 670 and i5-3570K as a physx processor) and I can select it as the dedicated physx processor. This provides a nice boost in many physx games, namely borderlands 2 and the batman games (Just cause 2 is easy enough to run without the dedicated).

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

But yes, utilizing the 2 graphics that others would normally ignore (old graphics and integrated graphics) has allowed me to utilize all three graphics processors in the system that has added a significant performance boost in most games (albeit with a little more power consumption [easily handled by the oversized psu)

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

That's awesome :o

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

The fans on the outside of the case look a bit weird but still nice.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think you have enough fans :P. it must be like Antarctica in there, jesus!

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice rig my friend. I see your CPU temp with under load is quite impressive, great job.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

why two optical drives?

  • 81 months ago
  • 7 points

A lot of dvd burning - I back up software and prefer physical copies of games so it seemed logical for the multidrive setup.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

What games do you play?

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Far Cry 3, Dirt 3/Showdown,Brink, League, Minecraft, Just Cause 2, Valve Games. All run maxed with some form of AA with NVIDIA Surround

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

That's awesome!

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

Other than the weird *** printed pieces of paper on the side of the PC, (no offence kinda make it look like a sponsored PC), awesome rig.