Description

Gaming rig i spent months on deciding and buying and building. Now, it plays perfectly well. The only problem i have had are Far Cry 3 not running well after about 20 minutes of gameplay and i can't manage to switch between eyefinity and extended desktop. Thanks to the Toms Hardware and reddit communities, and this wonderful website.

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 6 points

Awesome build. You should get the g10 and kraken x40 and slap it in the 290. I love your desk!!! Where did you get it? IKEA? How much?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I like it too, I found it. It is Ikea. the MALM desk with pullout panel $149 US http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80214182/#/60214183

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Praise the gods for IKEA. I scoured many stores before going there. Its the MALM. I got it for $160 or so. Great find!

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Lucky buying that 290 right before the price jumps.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Tell me about it! I was so surprised to hear that it went up to $500!

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

wouldnt you card do better in the highest pic e slot?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Both are 16x slots, he should be fine, as long as the top slot isn't occupied.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty sure the bottom one is 4x, unless the motherboard user guide is wrong.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm certain it's x16, unless top slot is occupied, then it's 4. But I don't actually own the mobo, so I can't be 100% on that.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

The black slot is only wired for 8x.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

It would do much better, but then it will block the fan cord for the front. So i had to choose between case-wide cooling and better GPU cooling.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, blue switch cm storms, the only place that is in stock in US with those right now is Tigerdirect. Newegg sold out, Amazon sold out, etc. I hope my Uncle finds that out! Kind of poked him about it.

And the build is very nice :) Hope that runs well with 3 monitors!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, thanks. I bought it a bit of time ago. It was on sale for $80 and a mail in rebate.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

put the videocard in the top slot, will help you a bunch with that card.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

They are both 16x slots, he'll be fine.

EDIT: He'll be fine if top slots not occupied.

  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

whoops didnt realize both where 16x my bad.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but then it blocks the front fan cord. I need to either choose between the video card or the main cooling.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Epic build and those monitors look sick on that desk IMO. Great job, +1

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Now buy a camera! Haha just joking, nice build :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, though yes, i do concur that the quality of those pictures is horrendous

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice... Can't wait 'till we can use TrueAudio!!!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Me neither. Especially with the headset.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Tons of unneeded pics.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

What can i say, do you not remember your own first build?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like those headphones? I just bought a refurb pair for 30 bucks. Hoping for the best...

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

They're pretty good on sound. Not that sturdy so they wont stand the test of time but they're good if you got them for 30 bucks. The purchase was worth the money, definitely

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the keyboard ?