New PC Build

Discussion in 'Tech' started by ShabazKillaX, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. ShabazKillaX

    ShabazKillaX I'm an F18 bro

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    Including the monitors about 3k.
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    ShabazKillaX I'm an F18 bro

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    Better for multitasking in general. I've been running a 3 monitor setup for a few years now (one 23", one 22" and a 17") but I need matching resolutions for Eyefinity. Eyefinity is pretty much just for gaming.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujf6P6iGcfc
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    PeNZ Tweak OG

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  4. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    I didn't realize gaming had gone triple-screen. I now see the point :p
  5. ShabazKillaX

    ShabazKillaX I'm an F18 bro

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    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    Fahrenheit 451 here we come!
  7. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Impressive, but I still prefer one large screen. Those bezels breaking up the image would drive me crazy, I've got OC you know. That's where the LCD manufacturers should concentrate their efforts, bezel free screens.
  8. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    yo, has this pc been built yet?

    for fucks sake, i been waiting like 2 days now. :\


    :p
  9. ShabazKillaX

    ShabazKillaX I'm an F18 bro

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    Ok, so quick update. Got the new system built last Wednesday. Didn't have too much time to enjoy it until the weekend. I pretty much spent all weekend playing the Star Wars The Old Republic beta. It gave me a good comparison since I had played in the previous weekend beta on my old rig. Man, Eyefinity is great! It takes a little getting used to, but once you do it's amazing.

    So far I've got the CPU overclocked to 4.8ghz. I've got a little headroom still so I might be able to hit 5.0 with this setup. Overclocking with this generation of CPU is stupid simple. The HD6990 is overclocked to 900GPU/1400Mem. I don't want to push this any further with the stock cooler because the fan is so damn loud. Seriously. That fan has made me reconsider going with a custom watercooling setup. I'll try living with it for a while, but at the least I see an Arctic Accelero Twin Turbo 6990 in my future. You can pick them up for about $100 - well below the cost of a proper watercooling setup. I tried to counter the fan noise by replacing the stock Corsair fans with some higher performing and quieter Cougar Vortex fans. The only downside to these is the color scheme, but you can't really see them from outside the case.

    Oh, and some crappy iPhone pics...

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    Side with two 140mm Vortex fans installed instead of the somewhat craptastic Corsair 200mm fan.
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    Inside. Not a bad cable job if I don't say so myself. Those loose cables at the top of the motherboard have been tidied up.
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    Closeup of the H100 block/pump.
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    Tri-Fire action.
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    I didn't realize it when I ordered, but the rear exhaust fan area can take either a 120mm or a 140mm. I've swapped out that fan for a 140mm since this shot was taken.
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    Top of case with the radiator/fan cover removed.
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    Same thing, different angle.
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  10. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    Nice dude. I too am building a new system in the next week or so:

    Intel Core i7-2700K CPU
    Asus P8Z68-V/Gen3 Z68 Motherboard
    Corsair Vengeance LP (low profile) 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600
    Old Lian Li PC65 case (almost 10 yrs old now)
    Old PC Power and Cooling 500watt
    CoolerMaster CM212+ HSF
    SSD: Undecided at the moment. Either Intel 510, Crucial M4 or Samsung 830
    Using old HD4870 until ATI 7-series cards come out.