Description

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.

Comments

  • 84 months ago
  • 3 points

When did you build this? I'm assuming it was built before Ivy Bridge and GTX 600 Series were released, am I correct?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

First thing that popped in my mind was Harbinger saying "Assuming Direct Control"

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

yo internet high five right now, you beat me to it haha!

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

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?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you training for an interrogation with that lamp like that?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you using a triple monitor stand? If so, what is it?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

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.