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I built this over the course of about a year. The final piece happened to be the case, which I bought new at Micro Center this past weekend to give it a fresh feeling for finally being complete. The 770s are kind of mismatched, both being EVGA, but one is an ACX and the other is a reference cooler. This was just a matter of what cards were available at the time I wanted to SLI. My favorite part of this setup has got to be the monitor. The PB278Q is just an all-around beast of a display. I have mine overclocked to 75Hz (PLS Panel), which I guess isn't bad. But 1440p, gorgeous colors and only 5ms response time is good. I've been switching out keyboards a lot and I really like the BWTE from Razer. Although it has their "Razer Green" switches. I find them extremely tactile and very responsive. Actually increased my WPM by 20-30 immediately after switching from Cherry MX Browns. If you have any questions on how I like my parts, please feel free to ask. If you're commenting on my desk setup, I live in a college dorm, so next semester I'll have much more space.

I'm open to name suggestions. I've never named a computer officially.

Notes: The Logitech speakers are actually Z213s The RAM is actually Samsung Panram OC'd to 2400Mhz 11-16-16-36 1.65V The Sound Card is there because my onboard sound went out on the motherboard.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Where did you get those 770s for that price

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks. Loved Your Build +1

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  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

VERY nice LAN box, I love the build. +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That was the idea! I move around a lot and especially will be moving my setup until I get it just right, as soon as I get an apartment out of the freshman dorms.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, lugging a huge Mid sized ATX case isn't fun. I move from place to place a ton. May end up building a LAN gaming machine in small form factor.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

not too shabby, hows the case? good build all around, +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I really enjoy the case, except it's a little tight and almost impossible to work in the bottom chamber unless you remove the motherboard tray, which can be done with four screws.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

How's gaming on them cards with only 2GB of VRAM @1440p?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Surprisingly well. I max out BF4 with 60FPS on 1440P no issues. Any other games you'd like me to test VRAM usage?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh just curious as I have a similar setup and was wondering if it would be capable at higher resolutions, anyway thanks for the feeback :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Playing Skyrim with about 8 mods right now (half are texture mods) and currently installing an ENB, prior to the ENB I've been getting SOLID 60FPS. No dips whatsoever. I'll see what I get with the ENB installed.

Edit: With ENB, still solid 60

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

These prices are just too good. Awesome job!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

How the hell did you get the monitor for so cheap? everywhere i look its $450 and no lower

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Bought it used.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Wouldn't it be better to switch the non-reference card on bottom so it's not blowing the hot air onto the other card?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

In doing that, it would cause the dissipation from the back of the non-reference card to inevitably be thrown into the reference card, which needs all the fresh air it can get. Plus, with the motherboard on it's side in this case, they both get plenty of unrestricted front ventilation. Hottest I go on one of the cards stressed out was 81C

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

You know what, I think switching their places is probably going to have way less of an affect on it than when I first thought. You might be right, honestly. I was just thinking that reference cards are typically used for tight spaces, and you're doing the opposite.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know if your sound card can do DDL?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you install a top fan in your case along with the NH-D15? I have that CPU cooler and I am thinking of building a HAF XB Evo setup but I would like to know if there is any space left for a top fan, while using the NH-D15

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  • 60 months ago
  • 4 points

Yeah the 770s actually do outperform the 960s. If I were buying new, I probably would've gone with 970s though. I just don't feel 960s perform well enough to justify the cost difference to a 970

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't really think so. There's a lot better options for $200 from team red. I'd say there really is no reason to buy Nvidia when a 290x is $300. At $200, the R9-280 beats the 960 too. That's coming from a guy with two 780s.

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