Monitor arm has held up fine. I ended up switching from the two ultrawide panels to a single 32" Gsync panel around the beginning of december, but there have not been any issues in regards to the mount.
Yes one of the drives is a 2.5" hard drive. I Used it because this case has a lot of room for 2.5" drives in the back with the 4 mounts it has above the PSU. It works just fine.
Thanks for the insight. I will keep it in mind!
Yeah they are the ultrawide 3440x1440 monitors but they aren't the 100Hz ones unfortunately. Thanks for the good words about the build.
Sorry to hear that. Both about Craigslist being a pain and running into financial issues. I wish you the best and hope you can make your PC a reality.
Were you able to find anything?
Look for them on craigslist or offerup or some other classifieds posting website. I got two fully functioning PowerMac G5s for $100.
Yes it is!
I considered doing a Mac pro but from everything I read the power Mac G5 would be easier. Check around for conversion guides on forums. That's where we got a ton of our inspiration.
I wish I had a better camera. Nice write up. Make sure you update your clock speed stuff in the write up!
Yeah those were two things I didn't like about it either.
Thanks! I love it.
Unfortunately it can not. It runs it at 480p though.XD
I let him know. I enjoy working on projects like this with Dom. He is an awesome guy and always makes stuff go above and beyond when it comes to the videos! S340 elite is an awesome case. I considered it when I built my last version of this system. Ended up going with the H440 instead, but now that case is just sitting in my closet.
Haha it is an honest mistake. These are two amazing builds and they are almost twins. Lol. I was the "guy on the couch" in the video. Also known as Dom's buddy Jacob. Lol. But you should subscribe to him anyways! lol.
Yep. I am that guy! Lol.
No this is a twin to that system. Dom and I built these together. He is a good friend of mine. Glad you recognize it though!
I would love for that too! Lol.
The build you saw in the video is actually different. These are actually twin system. I appreciate your comment though! You should for sure subscribe to Dom! Not only is he an awesome youtuber he is a really nice guy!!!
Thanks!! Yeah the video was of the twin build to this. But I did work on both of them.
Mine are grey.
It is just resting on them. They have 4 little rubber domes that you put on top of each drawer to help hold it down but I haven't had any issues.
It's just resting on top. I also have the adlis leg in the center.
It's the 98" wide version of the ekbacken top on top of two Alex drawer units. I am not at home so I can't measure it, but you should be able to look it up on the Ikea website.
It gets the job done. Lol. I like how big it is. There is a smaller version of the countertop but my PC wouldn't have fit with both monitors.
The first green was a primochill opaque and the second one is the XSPC UV green that I have in the parts list.
Thank you for the kind words. RMAs suck but I loved that both Zotac and Performance-PCs/XSPC were willing to make it right. The turtle Beach headphones were on there because I still have them at my desk in case something happens with my modmic/ath-m50x combo I have.
To be honest the green was only added in for the GeForce GTX light on the side of the stock cooler for the gpu. But I decided I liked it with the case so I kept the color when I water cooled it.
The m.2 is for the O's and some apps, and the 480gb is for most of the games I'm playing currently so they load faster.
Thanks. It was an afterthought. Lol. I need to put a 90 degree fitting on it to use it. Lol
Thanks. I like it quite a bit better. Especially since the pastel was already separating in the blocks after a few days. The tubing is ok but can be improved for sure. The printer is just a standard ink jet type. Nothing special.
It's the Ikea ekbacken (not sure about spelling) countertop. You can buy it online but it's cheaper to go pick it up.
I commented this below, but these were some of the best RMA experiences that I've had.
I should also add that the RMA Department for Zotac and Performace-Pcs.com were very responsive and quick to respond. Glad I worked with both of them as I have had very different experience in the past with RMAs.
Yeah it was a lot of hassling to get it going, but I am glad its done!
If it were me, I would go 3440x1440. Just feels right.
Yes. If budget allows, always more pixels. I think the 980ti would be fine to push games at that resolution today, and you'll be able to add another in SLI later to keep up with future games that may require more GPU.
Not exactly. 21:9 aspect ratio is much better for productivity in my opinion. It works a lot better with what I do. Truthfully its all personal preference and that is just what I have found to be true.
Because more resolution = better visuals and more screen space for productivity.
I would say for 2560x1080 it shouldn't have any issues at all. For 3440x1440 you may have to play some games on HIGH instead of ULTRA settings. But if you have the extra cash, I would spring for the 3440x1440.
Possibly. I can't say for certain, but ultimately it depends on the game and settings.
For me, yes I would have to say so. I do a lot of productivity work on my monitors so more pixels = better. For gaming, I would still say yes, but only conditionally as you have to be able to push that resolution at your desired framerate. After buying these monitors, I will never go with a 1080 vertical resolution again. I use my monitors a lot to look at store plans, which need as much on the screen at once to make life easier, and I usually have a document open as well as email and a music player in the other. IMO if you can push more resolution, it is ALWAYS worth it.
There are tons of games that support 21:9 ratio. And trust me when I say, once you go ultrawide, you will never go back!