1. #9701
    Here's my current setup for the past 9 months (ish). Some changes were made since my last post (a 2nd 2TB RAID array was added).

    CPU: 2700K @ 4.5Ghz (Watercooled with the Corsair H80)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3
    Memory: 8GB Corsair XMS3 @ 1600Mhz
    GPU: 2 x GeForce GTX 680
    Displays: 3x BenQ XL2420T @ 120Hz
    PSU: Corsair AX-1200
    Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi PCI-E
    Storage(1): SSD: Kingston Hyper-X 240GB.
    Storage(2): Intel ICH10R: RAID0: 2x Western Digital Black Edition 2TB.
    Storage(3): Intel ICH10R: RAID0: 2x Western Digital Black Edition 1TB.
    Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I
    Desk: IKEA Large Galant (Black Glass)

    Some pictures!

    Battlefield 3


    General Desktop and WoW (it's the only game I run in a Window, for convenience)


    Under-Desk cabling - DVI-D, multiple USB extensions, Power Cables, Audio & various others


    Enclosed System


    With the side cover removed


    Corsair H80


    GeForce GTX 680 SLI


    Some other notes:

    - The system is heavily dust filtered. I have dust filters covering all fan intakes, with a dual layer super-fine filter covering the high CFM CPU heat exchanger fans. In addition to that, I perform a weekly vacuum on all dust filters and an internal clean using a DataVac Electric Duster.

    - It's barely powerful enough for my requirements. 2x680 just doesn't cut it with the latest games such as Far Cry 3 in anything above Medium. Ideally I need 2 x 690, although I'm just waiting now for the 700 series.

    - It's running a meticulously clean and efficient copy of Windows 8 (i.e. absolutely no unnecessary services or anything that might use the CPU above absolute minimums).

    - I can't stand any game running < 60fps (it's just a painful experience on the eyes and a miserable experience in-game). Ideally I have games running at 120fps V-Sync, but that's just not feasible without additional GPUs (again, waiting for next generation hardware).

    - All-in-all not as expensive as you might think. If you're a computer enthusiast, this really isn't anything special at all.

    - Everything runs as a single desktop @ 5760x1080 (SLI/Surround). Some games I run Bezel-corrected @ 6080x1080.

    That's about all.. Hope this was useful and might inspire some people to go multi-monitor gaming! It's an awesome experience and once you go you'll never look back. I practically cry when I see a game running on a single screen now

    Z
    Last edited by Zatie12; 2012-12-31 at 08:46 PM.

  2. #9702
    I wish I had one of those 3 120hz moniter setups. Don't even know what can run those things in surround.
    System Specs -
    CPU - i5 2500k @ 5ghz | CPU Cooler - RASA RX240 | Motherboard - Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3| GPU - Nvidia GTX 590|
    SSD - Crucial M4 128GB | RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengeance | PSU - Corsair TX850M | Case - CoolerMaster HAF 922
    | Monitor - Crossover 27Q (2560x1440) | Sidewinder X4 Keyboard |


  3. #9703
    I'll post specs when I get home, can't remember specifics at work atm....

    http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...s/IMG_3674.jpg

    http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...s/IMG_1239.jpg

    Yes I was playing SWTOR and WoW at the same time, Was leveling my professions in SWTOR while prepping for raid in WoW.

    < thumbnail your images please! >
    Last edited by llDemonll; 2012-12-31 at 10:33 PM.

  4. #9704
    Quote Originally Posted by Nab View Post
    I wish I had one of those 3 120hz moniter setups. Don't even know what can run those things in surround.
    In gaming or other things where the hardware is being pushed at all? I imagine the list goes to about "Nothing," basically. However, I can imagine that this setup would do excellently with epileptics, as this will probably greatly improve their PC experience in general.

  5. #9705
    Quote Originally Posted by Myth View Post
    I'll post specs when I get home, can't remember specifics at work atm....
    Is that...9 cards? I'm assuming it's 3 different builds with Tri-SLI on each of them.
    System Specs -
    CPU - i5 2500k @ 5ghz | CPU Cooler - RASA RX240 | Motherboard - Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3| GPU - Nvidia GTX 590|
    SSD - Crucial M4 128GB | RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengeance | PSU - Corsair TX850M | Case - CoolerMaster HAF 922
    | Monitor - Crossover 27Q (2560x1440) | Sidewinder X4 Keyboard |


  6. #9706
    Quote Originally Posted by Nab View Post
    Is that...9 cards? I'm assuming it's 3 different builds with Tri-SLI on each of them.
    Yes that is 9 cards. They serve another purpose besides gaming.

  7. #9707
    Nice Rigs. Mine is a little older but still gets the job done no problems. Run Everything I play which is Skyrim, WoW, SC2, D3, gw2 at max settings on everything @ 1900 x 1200 and I still get around 80+fps.

    Proc: I7-970 6 core 12 thread CPU
    Mobo: Asus Sabertooth x58
    RAM: 16gb ddr3-1600 Corsair RAM
    HDD: 250gb SSD and a 1tb 7200 RPM drive
    VC: 2x GTX 560ti 2gb version in SLI
    Case: Antec 900 gaming case
    Cooling: Corsair Liquid cooling
    Monitor: Hanns-G 28 inch 1080p lcd

  8. #9708
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Well, a single 7970 is hardly enough for 120Hz, multi-monitor setups or even 1440p given that you want to absolutely max out all current games. A modded Skyrim, Far Cry 3, or even Battlefield 3 can push a 7970 stock to it's limits.
    I play on one monitor, i HATE multi monitor setups, until the day they bring out screens with NO edges whatsoever (not even a 1mm edge) I prefer having my one, nice big screen. Its 60Hz and 1080p I don't need to overclock a 7970. I'm not gonna upgrade the monitor to get higher resolutions either, I struggle reading some text at 1080 :/

  9. #9709
    WHERE DO YOU PEOPLE GET THIS MUCH MONEY!? My computer now is worse than the computers that were posted two years ago at the start of the thread.

    I have a 4 year old Dell Inspiron 530 with two extra GB of RAM (4 total) and a Radeon 6670. Epic Core 2 quad 2.4gHz, 32-bit windows 7 and 1TB HDD.

    I get a smooth 25FPS in SC2 under medium settings and light load with nothing else running (I can't even have Chrome open in the background). I will include my paypal so that the rich people in this forum can donate to my non-poor rig

  10. #9710
    Quote Originally Posted by Nab View Post
    Edit: wrong thread.
    Incidentally, you can actually flat out delete your post, just so you know.

  11. #9711
    CPU: I5-3570k
    Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme4
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16gb (2 x 8gb)1600 Mhz CL9 (Just ordered these, arriving here thurs/fri)
    HDD: 1tb, not sure of the specs...stole it from my previous computer that was prebuilt
    SSD: 120gb OCZ Vertex 3
    GPU: Radeon HD 6780
    PSU: 575W DiabloTek
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R
    Cooling: Typical low end decent aftermarket CPU cooler
    Monitor: Some Hanspree I've had for a few years now, couldn't even tell you the size

    Possible future plans involve replacing the CPU cooler with a Corsair H60 or H80, upgrading to a nicer 24" monitor, and purchasing an Asus Xonar D1 or DX sound card.

  12. #9712
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortai2 View Post
    WHERE DO YOU PEOPLE GET THIS MUCH MONEY!? My computer now is worse than the computers that were posted two years ago at the start of the thread.

    I have a 4 year old Dell Inspiron 530 with two extra GB of RAM (4 total) and a Radeon 6670. Epic Core 2 quad 2.4gHz, 32-bit windows 7 and 1TB HDD.

    I get a smooth 25FPS in SC2 under medium settings and light load with nothing else running (I can't even have Chrome open in the background). I will include my paypal so that the rich people in this forum can donate to my non-poor rig
    dont have kids

    i7-4790K | Z97 Class. | 8GB DDR3-2133 | GTX-690 Quad SLI | RAIDR | 512GB Samsung 830 | AX1200 | FT02
    Dell U2711 | Ducky Shine3 YoS | Steelseries Sensei Wireless | Xonar Essence One | KRK RP8G2s

  13. #9713
    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Incidentally, you can actually flat out delete your post, just so you know.
    Well, that's a new, Thanks.
    System Specs -
    CPU - i5 2500k @ 5ghz | CPU Cooler - RASA RX240 | Motherboard - Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3| GPU - Nvidia GTX 590|
    SSD - Crucial M4 128GB | RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengeance | PSU - Corsair TX850M | Case - CoolerMaster HAF 922
    | Monitor - Crossover 27Q (2560x1440) | Sidewinder X4 Keyboard |


  14. #9714
    Quote Originally Posted by Mortai2 View Post
    WHERE DO YOU PEOPLE GET THIS MUCH MONEY!? My computer now is worse than the computers that were posted two years ago at the start of the thread.
    65+ hours/week at a banking firm where Ivy league grads burn out after a few months
    3930K . RIVE . 2x 7970 . Cosmos II . AX1200 . 3x Dell U2312hm
    Computer Setup / DH / huntard

  15. #9715
    Quote Originally Posted by Mortai2 View Post
    WHERE DO YOU PEOPLE GET THIS MUCH MONEY!? My computer now is worse than the computers that were posted two years ago at the start of the thread.
    I bust my ass at work and so does my wife to be able to afford some of the luxories in life. We don't blow our money on alcohol or useless stuff that we have no use for.

  16. #9716
    Quote Originally Posted by Myth View Post
    http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee77/Starter69_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_3674.jpg
    http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...s/IMG_1239.jpg
    Erm, you should really consider a test bench if you're not wanting to put them in a case, the stress on those PCIe slots is not good for them... It's amazing they still work now...

    Consider:
    http://www.inwin-style.com/pd_info.php?id=230
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6664
    or something similar!
    Last edited by noteworthynerd; 2012-12-31 at 10:38 PM.

  17. #9717
    With the nature of the setups I'd probably sooner think about the 300R tbf, Phobya's testbench or LD Cooling's test bench.

  18. #9718
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    With people asking how do you got that kind of money my answer is its a hobby. Some people buy and restore cars some people by big screen tv's in every room of there house, some people buy and play MagicTG(which is expensive I know), some people collect sports memorabilia its all hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skarsguard View Post
    With people asking how do you got that kind of money my answer is its a hobby. Some people buy and restore cars some people by big screen tv's in every room of there house, some people buy and play MagicTG(which is expensive I know), some people collect sports memorabilia its all hobby.
    You missed one of the worst.

    Being a musician. ;p

    My drumset alone is worth $5,000-6,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myth View Post
    Yes that is 9 cards. They serve another purpose besides gaming.
    Code Cracking or video rendering? :P


    My media server died last night................... , So I went out and bought this crap:


    The PSU is for my tower, and I took my old Thermaltake 430w and stuck it in the server.


    I dont even turn my server off anymore, I configured RDP for multiple concurrent connections, so I just remote in when I need to do any maintenance. Its a lot better then trying to find a keyboard and mouse to hook up at 3am. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    But hey, we're just strangers on the Internet with decades of combined IT and computer building experience, what do we know?

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