Use it for games. Can play 3 sessions of EVE online at max graphics, BF3 on ultra, etc. A lot of fun to put together, even if the case is a bit small.
When did you build this? I'm assuming it was built before Ivy Bridge and GTX 600 Series were released, am I correct?
Yes, you are! I bought this summer of 2011 so before the 600 series and Ivy. I spent a lot of money, but can't say I'm disappointed, technology moves very fast and I expected the improvements but waiting for the latest tech means you'll wait forever so I jumped and bought it all together.
First thing that popped in my mind was Harbinger saying "Assuming Direct Control"
yo internet high five right now, you beat me to it haha!
Ooh I have one of those VS228H-P monitors and can't wait to get two more for some triple screen action. What active mini displayport adapter did you buy? I'm trying to find one but I hear these kind of adapters have a pretty bad failure rate.
Nvidia cards only run 2 monitors per card (Or at least for my 570s) but I plug them all in to both cards using simple DVI and one is HDMI to my xbox so I can switch back and forth easily. As for the monitors, I've owned them for over a year and can't say I've had any sort of issue.
Chances are you are only able to use either 2x DVI or 1x DVI and 1x HDMI, if you get a DP adapter you can use 3 monitors from one card.
The premium cost for windows 7 ultimate only nets you drive encryption and multi-language support. If you don't use these features, it's a waste. Not that $70 would have made much of a difference in the final cost of the build. I like it otherwise.
And also, what's up with the lamp shining right in your face?
We already had a copy of Ultimate in my family so I just used that.
The lamp actually points down now and lets me work with papers and course assignments at night.
Are you training for an interrogation with that lamp like that?
Are you using a triple monitor stand? If so, what is it?
Pretty good build considering the build date - although the card you used wasn't even that good at the time of release - I'm not gunna get into a HD vs GTX war.
Two things I must ask is: Why Windows 7 Ultimate? And why did you get an overpriced sound card? The $200 soundcards are aimed for 7.1 Real-Surround Sound speaker sets which give stunning playback.
For gaming, a $50 Soundcard is the max you will need and even then - The motherboard you chose supports and gives great crisp sound.