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post #1651 of 2089
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post


yes, but it is kind of crappy. This is what I had after my last mod. I have been working on the wires and cleaning everything up since then, so forgive the poor condition of the rig.

Very nice. I love the white tubing. 

post #1652 of 2089
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I would appreciate if someone can advise me on this. I'm stuck on whether or not should I get a 27" 2560x1440 panel.
I currently use a 21.5" 1920x1080 panel.

Primary usage is movie watching, gaming (occasionally) and coding. I like two things about the 27" panel:
1)  The pixel size is smaller than the panel I have.
2)  Screen real estate. Especially useful when you want to have multiple documents open for reference etc.

So is it worth the $$?? 

Is it worth the extra money (assuming you are referring to a catleap monitor).......yes.

Are there better options? Probably. I had the option to get a 2560x1440 monitor or a second monitor. Due to complications with my PC and lots of other things I went with the second monitor. I am so glad I did. I can be playing a game on one screen, and manage my music play list from the other. It is immensely handy when coding or watching your emails.
post #1653 of 2089
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

Very nice. I love the white tubing. 
Just wait until I can get everything sleeved up and a proper mobo. wink.gif
post #1654 of 2089
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post


Just wait until I can get everything sleeved up and a proper mobo. wink.gif

Maximus V Gene isn't proper? eek.gif

post #1655 of 2089
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

Maximus V Gene isn't proper? eek.gif

Nope. A proper motherboard would be like MSI M-Power.

I consider proper to be black and atx to e-atx. The most proper motherboard I have ever seen would be the asus rampage 3 extreme black mobo for the 1366 socket.

Plus I have actually had a crap ton of issues with this board. None of which asus will fix because they all have to do with overclocking. Since the board runs on stock just fine, they won't replace it. But either my motherboard or my CPU has been giving me all sorts of funky voltage problems.
post #1656 of 2089
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post


Is it worth the extra money (assuming you are referring to a catleap monitor).......yes.
Are there better options? Probably. I had the option to get a 2560x1440 monitor or a second monitor. Due to complications with my PC and lots of other things I went with the second monitor. I am so glad I did. I can be playing a game on one screen, and manage my music play list from the other. It is immensely handy when coding or watching your emails.


Well, the catleap is the cheapest of all, but it has a high failure rate (~10%) and its glossy.

 

And yes, I'm wondering on whether another 1920x1080 display would be better, because I already have one. 

Besides, the price for 27" display is close to three times that of the 1920x1080 display.

 

I guess the only thing going for the 27" is the ppi. If its not retina quality, then its no point.

 

Update: No use, the 27" is 108ppi, slightly higher than 102ppi of my existing display. The laptop I'm typing this on is 112ppi, but its only slightly sharper.

 

I guess I need a 22" 4K display tongue.gif


Edited by proton007 - 12/11/12 at 12:00am
post #1657 of 2089
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Originally Posted by Sylverant View Post


I'm willing to pay extra for something that's fully modular, which is why I was looking at the Antec. I had some trouble routing the cables on the Builders series, and the sata power connector on my hard drive actually broke from the stress. It works now, but I'll have to replace that with a 2tb Barracuda when I buy the psu. For a single card setup I know that 650W is enough, but the 40A max power of my Builders series is not.

 

The HX650 will be plenty with ample amounts of amps on the 12v rail which powers your gfx card, hard drives etc. It is also modular. The builders series i.e. CX is more of a bargain line/ entry level from Corsair.

post #1658 of 2089
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Most likely, yes. I see people dump bundles of money getting 4 GTX 690's with custom 12-way SLI drivers but have fail monitor setups. I would advise buying from a place with a 30-day return policy or something of the like, if you decide you don't want it. You should try it for sure.

There is no such thing as 12 way SLI. Max is 4 way which is due to the dual GPU core's on one single PCB, you can possibly have 4 physical GTX690's connected up but the last two will not provide any sort of performance boast whatsoever. The max supported is 4 way SLI by 2 dual GPU solutions or 4 physical single GPU solutions, Octo and 12 is not possible.

post #1659 of 2089
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There is no such thing as 12 way SLI. Max is 4 way which is due to the dual GPU core's on one single PCB, you can possibly have 4 physical GTX690's connected up but the last two will not provide any sort of performance boast whatsoever. The max supported is 4 way SLI by 2 dual GPU solutions or 4 physical single GPU solutions, Octo and 12 is not possible.

No, I'm pretty sure you can have 4 GTX 690's. NCIX has been doing pre-builts with four of them. 

post #1660 of 2089

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

 

The HX650 will be plenty with ample amounts of amps on the 12v rail which powers your gfx card, hard drives etc. It is also modular. The builders series i.e. CX is more of a bargain line/ entry level from Corsair.

 

Thanks! Due to both sale pricing and rebate on Newegg, the HX750 is actually cheaper by $5. The way I see it, for such a small amount more the extra 8A is worth it. I'll be safe for my next monitor, a 16/10 1920x1200 model, and the 7 year warranty is also appreciated.

Edit: Also, compared to the HX650, the HX750 is a different beast altogether:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-HX750W-Power-Supply-Review/775


Edited by Sylverant - 12/11/12 at 8:58am
post #1661 of 2089
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

No, I'm pretty sure you can have 4 GTX 690's. NCIX has been doing pre-builts with four of them. 

You can not run 4 way SLI with 690s. It is simulated 4 way sli. The idea is that you have 2 GPUs per card, so when you have 2 cards, you effectively have 4 way SLI. If you could SLI 4 690s it would be 8 way SLI which would be overkill for pretty much any monitor setup that exists.
post #1662 of 2089
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post


Well, the catleap is the cheapest of all, but it has a high failure rate (~10%) and its glossy.

And yes, I'm wondering on whether another 1920x1080 display would be better, because I already have one. 
Besides, the price for 27" display is close to three times that of the 1920x1080 display.

I guess the only thing going for the 27" is the ppi. If its not retina quality, then its no point.

Update: No use, the 27" is 108ppi, slightly higher than 102ppi of my existing display. The laptop I'm typing this on is 112ppi, but its only slightly sharper.

I guess I need a 22" 4K display tongue.gif

It is retina quality. In fact, the screens that they use for the catleap monitors are the same ones that go into apple screens for their retina iMac displays.

As for the failure rate, you really just have to find a good seller on ebay. I recommend you go over to overclock.net and check out their catleap monitor club and ask around there. Otherwise 2560x1440 is a waste of money compared to having more 1920x1080 screens.
post #1663 of 2089

My "new" computer that I have been running is hitting the 3 year mark.

My Phenom II 955 Deneb and Asus GTX460 Fermi have been great OCers and have done well these past 3 years, but "out with the old and in with the new" as it were.

 

New build:

i7 3770K

ASRock z77 Extreme6

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD

EVGA 670 FTW+ 4GB

Noctua D-14

Some 32" 1080p TV/monitor I haven't decided on yet...

 

I'll be using some components from my current computer: a Cooler Master HAF 922 packed full of fans, Corsair HX650 PSU, 16GB Mushkin DDR3, Seagate 1TB HDD, 2x LG Blu-ray burners, Razor Deathadder, and some cheap MS keyboard...

 

I'm confident the new setup will OC very well. Should get me by for another couple years or so....

post #1664 of 2089
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post


It is retina quality. In fact, the screens that they use for the catleap monitors are the same ones that go into apple screens for their retina iMac displays.
As for the failure rate, you really just have to find a good seller on ebay. I recommend you go over to overclock.net and check out their catleap monitor club and ask around there. Otherwise 2560x1440 is a waste of money compared to having more 1920x1080 screens.

 

Well, retina quality would be something > 200 PPI, which is only possible with a 4K display in this size.

 

So I guess its better to get a good 21.5" IPS panel.

post #1665 of 2089
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

No, I'm pretty sure you can have 4 GTX 690's. NCIX has been doing pre-builts with four of them. 

You can have 4 physical GTX690's yes, but by SLI configuration only two of the card's can SLI'd due to its dual GPU structure which will result in 4-way SLI.

 

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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post


You can not run 4 way SLI with 690s. It is simulated 4 way sli. The idea is that you have 2 GPUs per card, so when you have 2 cards, you effectively have 4 way SLI. If you could SLI 4 690s it would be 8 way SLI which would be overkill for pretty much any monitor setup that exists.

Exactly well said, not to mention the 2 other spare GTX690's won't be doing anything besides drawing power in gaming situations, unsure if professional 3d work will take use of the extra card's, but you might be able to set it to physx dedicated mode or apps such as Folding will only be able to take advantage of the extra GPU's. As of now, there is no such thing as 6/8/12 way SLI, even 4 way SLI setups won't provide you enough of a big boast for it's value and very little games support it, only benchmarks will take use of the extra GPU's or other complex computational application that's been programmed to handle the extra hardware.

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