Last edited by tetrisGOAT; 2013-06-10 at 11:26 AM.
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Damn that is one clean rig!
Don't really like how the speakers are positioned though, being directly in front of speakers facing you, or right past your ears, is an amazing experience.
You can snag the desk by assembling parts from ikea. It's not really a specific desk, just those components you can buy (table top, legs, storage units, drawers, etc) put together. The total price for all the bits and pieces was probably around $500-ish here, and probably much less costly in Sweden or America.Competely jealous how clean that looks o.o Where did you get that desk?
The reason I went with flat-pack rather than something from DWR is that you can modify it without feeling guilty or worrying that you're about to destroy $2500 worth of furniture. On a mac it's no big deal: there's just one or two cables (power, and maybe one to your screen) but my PC had 10 cables on the desk and then another dozen for printer, usb devices, speakers, network, etc. There's no way to have that look clean without giving it some attention:
All you need is a hand-held power drill, a couple of hole-saws (2cm 5cm and 10cm), a handful of screws, and maybe a USB extension cable or two. Cheap and easy cable management for your gaming corner.
- Use a hole-saw to cut a 10cm circle in the 'cubby hole' that holds the tower case to route cables into it.
- Into the pull-drawers add 4-port powered USB hubs so that your tablet/phone/camera have a place to charge out of sight
- Into the cabinet-style drawers add power bars so that your 'big toys' can charge (laptop) out of sight
- Use hose clamps(?) to route cables down the back of the of the shelves.
Would love to see the cable management pics evn.
I really should put some effort into a nice desk and cable management seeing how I am at my desk far more than 20 hours a day.
My first build:
Storage: Kingston SSD Now V200+ 120G and WD Caviar Blue HDD 500 G
Processing Units: i5-3570k @ 3.8 Ghz cooled by 212 Evo and MSI Twin Frozr 3, R7850 @ 900, 1200
Mobo, Ram, PSU Gigabyte Z77-D3H and G.Skill ripjaw 2x 4G with XFX 550w
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Here's a shot of my gaming setup. I really need to do an overhaul on it soon as I'm really uncomfortable for some reason. That and I hate not having my 3rd screen over on the right side of the desk. And my tower is way to big to be up on the desk as well. But I have no ikea near me, or within 30mins of me and I haven't seen any other nice looking desks. And I don't have the money to drop $700+ on a desk and cable managing stuff =/. Not to mention I want a nice 27" 1440p monitor.
Always taking suggestions on my setup and what to do better with it.
This is what I use for gaming, watching movies and just browsing.
Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D
CPU: Intel i7 3930k
CPU cooler: Corsair Hydro H100i
Mobo: ASUS Sabertooth x79 LGA 2011 socket
GPU: GTX 780
PSU: Corsair HX750 80+ gold
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2 x 8 GB
Optical drive: Very old DVD drive for now.
SSD: Samsung 840 256 GB
Harddrive: Seagate Barracude 1TB
Operating system: Windows 7 Home premium
Fans: Corsair SP120 x2 + AF120 x1
Monitor: BenQ XL2024T
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow ultimate 2013
Mouse: My beloved and trusted mx518!
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Last edited by EnìgmaEU; 2013-06-12 at 10:14 PM. Reason: Nothing tiny about tinypic.. -_-
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Perfect setup imo. One awesome monitor for gaming and one for other shit.
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Got my HAF 912 and Corsair TX650 today.
lol thats the same case i have
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besides i'd also pick a new case for my next full new build in order to make sure i can even do some proper cable management.
also i must say so far not that impressed with the coolers on the cards. even with 100% fan im hitting 74 degrees.
The reason 3rd party heatsinks haven't actually improved much is because of GPU Boost 2.0. In my understanding that since it's temperature based it is actually more aggressive than 1.0 and tries to push the GPU's clock and voltages more if the temperatures allow it. Basically from what I've read it simply pushes the GPU to its maximum allowed boost clock and voltage at an attempt to get to 80C and then it attempts to regulate the clock speed and voltage to keep it as close to 80C as possible.
Possibly if you look through this thread here you may be able to find a vbios for your Gigabytes that has GPU Boost 2.0 and thermal throttling disabled. Could prove to increase overall performance too since it'll be at a fixed clock speed.
Last edited by Saithes; 2013-06-13 at 09:58 AM.
figured if i can run 1200+ on the gb cards im a happy man already. (and save +- 500 euro compared to classifieds + EVbots)
edit: thanks for link saithes, been looking at that myself aswell but not too sure if i should try voltmod already. (or how big the loss of boost 2.0 would be)