I recently built a new gaming computer in 2013 (AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz + Radeon HD 7970 3GB), but gave it to my son who was starting his first year of college (I reverted to using my first system built in 2009 Radeon HD 4870 + AMD Phenom II X4 920) . I use my computer mainly for gaming. Conveniently right as I was building a new rig on pcpartspicker my old monitor from 2008 finally passed away in its sleep (R.I.P.). Enter this beautiful 34'' 3440x1440 ips monitor which i paid way too much for, but you have to spurge on yourself some times i believe. Ordered all parts from newegg which some qualified for 2 day free shipping with a premier account, and the rest i paid for 3 day shipping instead of 4-7 days free so it would all arrive somewhat together. Received everything as ordered on second day so brownie points for awesome shipping from UPS and FedEx.
I cannot express how much of joy and pleasure it is to work with the air 540 case, this made the entire build cake. Case came with 2 front white 140mm led fans, 1 rear 140mm non led fan used for a exhaust. Moved the front top led fan to rear exhaust, moved rear to top as exhaust, and mounted the h80i in top as exhaust. I was afraid mounting the liquid cooler exhaust on top would interfere with ram installation, but was just enough room. I didn't want the white lighting of the case to be overpowering and this gave me the perfect balance. HHD and SSD snapped into place easily with no visible wiring, cant say how ingenuous this design looks. Power supply mounts on other side of case with many grommets for all wiring. Only bad experience I had was some of the fans had a hard time reaching its connector, but that's more my improper planning than anything else. Also for some reason the 24 pin motherboard connector had issues properly seating into its connector. Maybe it was me trying to baby my new baby, or something else. After having this build together and working the 3rd day it would not turn on!! Needless to say I was livid. I was just about to swap out the new power supply for old when I touched the 24 pin connector it seemed seated but slightly loose. After applying more pressure it powered on (thank god cause I was about to go Hulk Mode on someone or something).
The 34um94-p is a monster, yet beautiful and super overpriced and i had to have it!!!. If you notice in the pic that's 3 full sized web pages side by side all of which you can read clearly. I don't play fps shooter type games that require high refresh rates, and or super low response times (more of a dota 2 and lately something possessed me to start playing wow again). These games are not too visually intensive to make my 970 work hard at all @3440x1440) I was more interested in screen real estate and resolution. I did a fair amount of research and not sure if I got lucky but can see no backlight bleed on this particular monitor, but this monitor is extremely bright which is I can deal with. I chose windows 8.1 for speed (from full off to windows password screen in 5 sec), and upgrading to 10 if it's any good plus i don't mind the metro ui. All in all was the easiest and most elegant looking build I've ever completed. Feel free to leave a comment.