Description

...so I never have to get out of the same chair to watch movies, listen to music or play games.

I wanted home theater quality audio for both games and movies. The system is calibrated with Dirac Live, which is necessary to get a good full range frequency response without peaks, nulls, and reflections. After getting used to a calibrated system my older headphones wouldn't cut it anymore, so for quiet listening I had to upgrade to the Shure SE846 which has a full range response and even competes with the bass from the SVS PB-2000 subwoofer!

Regular headset microphones were rendered useless while gaming due to the sheer volume of the audio system. For my voice to be audible in-game, I had to get a professional cardioid microphone and amplifier which would pick up my voice at close range - the Shure WH20XLR and Shure X2u.

I enjoy 3D games and movies, so the Asus ROG Swift PG278Q was the only monitor that had it all - 3D Vision, G-SYNC, 144 Hz, and a screen big enough for movies. To sustain 60 fps at 2560x1440 in 3D Vision, I had to get a second GTX 1080 for 2-way SLI. I also got an Oculus Rift.

I had to go server-grade for the UPS since no consumer UPS could handle the instantaneous power surges to the subwoofer without melting (even while running on the mains!). The APC Smart-UPS series is designed to handle brief overloads.

For bulk storage, I used the new Storage Spaces in Windows 10. I created a two-tier Storage Pool with a HDD tier, and an SSD tier for write caching and frequently accessed data.

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

I never thought sound could look so good... I'll just be over here... With my $90 Sennheiser HD 439

Fricken awesome setup. + all the 1's

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I bought a cheap $30 Logitech stereo system hahaha. To my ears it sounds good enough.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess sound is pretty subjective, right?

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

More pictures!!

Please. :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Added a picture of the case after installing an LED strip.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I know it's late. How about some more pictures?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Just upgraded to a GTX 1080 SLI. I'll post pictures once I get the SLI HB Bridge.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy cow, man. Post those pics.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated with pictures of the SLI HB Bridge and the ROG Enthusiast SLI Bridge.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

This guy, you rich.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, so you're telling me you lived off of $3,000?

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the money for this like holy crap I want to build this later but holy crap

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice PC, which framerate on GTA V maximum graphics settings?

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

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