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I finally broke down and upgraded my old Alienware 7700m surprisingly i spent less on this system than i did on the laptop. I also picked up a GoPro black and mic in case i felt like doing some twitch and YouTube. I rerouted the wireless card that came with the board back thru the IO shield and it tapped under the top right side of the case so i don't have to worry about tiny cables dangling outside of it. I am considering get a third 770 but i would probably change the board if i do. Any suggestions on how to improve it cheaply are welcomed.

FFXIV Score:2538 7680x1440 Maximum

FFXIV Score:10970 1920x1080 Maximum

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  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Interior pics? =D

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

I will do case pics tomorrow was putting the LED light strip behind the monitors.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, kk

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious on the light behind monitors. I'm looking to do some ambient lighting as well. Might pick your brain about it...

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Just pick up something like this: http://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-TM-Waterproof-Flexible-Changing/dp/B00ASHQQKI I got the 150 LED version on accident. You can also get a music controller for it so it reacts to your tunes. I had it on last night and it really helps when you are playing in the dark, makes your eyes less tired.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

You should throw up a picture of the color. Always curious on the look of it. If you get a minute that is. .

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I added one. The color fades in and out to others so i just happened to catch red in the pic.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I've been looking at those monitors! Are those the pixel perfect versions or did you just go for it? Also curious if you got the glossy or matte screen? Overclocked them yet?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought it off Amazon and it wasent the pixel perfect model. I know Amazon has a good policy on returns so i though it would be safer. If you notice the right one has color difference between the other two and there is only 2 small edge bleed spots on one of them. I got the matte i know you can get glossy. I have not overclocked them yet still trying to get the whole thing stable used to all the new bells and whistles.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any dead pixels?

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

None! I was surprised. I expected something when buying three but they are wonderful.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

That's good to hear! I've been wanting to go to 1440p so bad. I was torn that there are no 120hz at 1440p, but the overclocking ability of these sound promising. I just got my 7950 crossfire setup installed with the new drivers that fixed the micro stutter and I'm stuck on a wimpy monitor. I'm in serious need for an upgrade!

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

This is nice. Add 2 more monitors and make 'em vertical. It'd be so cool! XD

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Umm i was thinking of a utility display above but that's about it. I don't think i really need it I am already finding that its too much space and that im constantly having to move my head. I might just flip the ones on the side for working.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

You spent too much in a few areas but it's your money and it's a pretty beast setup.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I know i spent too much on the camera and the mic but the monitors are worth it. The ram i all ready realize i need to upgrade and the board is still making me question if i should not have bought it.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Mobo and PSU too. 1440p? Ya pretty sick.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

those monitors are so sick

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

You need to run some benchmarks on this... it's an amazing setup. +1

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I know I am probably going to have to break down and spend another 25 on steam for 3DMark. What benchmark tools do you suggest or want to see?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

3DMark, FurMark, games benchmarks such as Metro Last Light, Crysis 3, maybe Unigine Heaven... They're all great benchmarks. Running all of them isn't necessary to tell performance but running two or three would be cool to see :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I will try to do the 3dmark later but i have the FFXIV test scores will post game play video eventually.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Bulletproof build. Without the monitors and webcasting gear, it would be a nicely priced system.

If you don't mind me asking, how are those QNIX holding up? And do you have a trustworthy source for them? I've been looking into the various 27" Korean panels for a while, but worry about defects and sellers that may not be honest/reliable.

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

I went thru Amazon instead of eBay because the return policy i think is better than that of PayPal.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Who cares about how much. You gotta post more pics.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

What type of pics do you want? Should I dress it up?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the memory is overkill. The motherboard is also a questionable choice considering the price. Asrock uses cheap analog caps in all their motherboards which affects overclocking potential. A gigabyte board would have been better. Gaming on those 3 x 1440p screens must be awesome though. Awesome build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes and no this board is made more overclockers rather than just gaming. I did kinda buy it on impulse because it is waterproof. The other board i was thinking of doing MSI Z87 XPOWER In the future i was thinking of swapping the board out and getting something that can do 3 x16

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn those monitors will be awesome for gaming

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

They are but i have been having trouble with some games even starting in this resolution. The ones that can like GW2 and FFXIV have only been doing around 30 FPS on ultra settings.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I would suggest not getting a 3rd 770. Unless you have Titans, scaling in games beyond 2 GPUs is often terrible. Often 3 GPUs is worse than 2. Just my two cents. You also need a motherboard that's $300+ because it'll need a PLX chip, since nVidia requires x8 bandwidth on all cards in SLI.

Awesome build though :]

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the advice. The board already supports 3 way SLI and 8x but I wont go for it. Thinking maybe water cooling it.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

That would be a good way to spend the leftover money!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty good build overall but my only tiny (may I say tiny again) is that I would 4GB is a little too much imo. I think the 2GB versions would've been suffice. And a 1200w PSU for something that pulls (according to PCP) only 702w. I think an 1000w PSU would've been more cost effective. But again I have to say overall this build was a great build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I was reading that if you wanted to go with the higher resolutions like 7680x1440+ getting the 4gb+ is essential. The power supply is mostly in case i decided to expand and add graphics cards.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm jelly. Beautiful build. :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Fish Eye Picture

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya thats the GoPro I will take more pictures in a couple weeks when i water cool the rig.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice on the 2 GTX 770

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya im looking into water cooling them next pay check.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome!!!!! i really think this is the coolest set up ive seen on here and ive looked at hundreds +1 fome me!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome setup, did you have any issues running 3 of these since they only come with dvi? Ive looked around and only a few people have done it but with limited information.

  • 76 months ago
  • -1 points

So um... when can I have this?

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

The Ergo Tech has an add on for a utility monitor on top but the price point was too height for me so i bought this guy instead http://www.amazon.com/Triple-Monitor-Stand-Standing-Curved/dp/B006FZY2XK/ I think it payed off the construction on this thing is solid. However i do have to have the side monitors under the middle as just slightly not long enough with the giant bezel they have. Or you can do the mode in the images.