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 Post subject: Hi there!
PostPosted: 08 Jun 2014, 22:53 

Joined: 08 Jun 2014, 21:53
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Hi everyone,

Ralph here, just another gamer located in Belgium.
Since I recently had the opportunity to get my rig back to the "high-end" category I was looking into the possibility for a multi monitor setup.
After a bit of searching (I appear to have the worst monitor ever to find decent info) I decided to look for answers here on the forum and try to get all info so when the next opportunity rises I can take good educated decisions.

Some info about the rig and it's history:

Currently I am using a single VG278H 27" monitor powered by a single GTX 770, the 4Gig version. That GPU is located on a Asus P6TSE motherboard equipped with a i7 950 with stock cooling and 3x4 Gig of ram (unfortunately it uses only 8 for some reason). Further there are 2 HDD's and a vertex 3 SDD. All this is located snug in a Antec twelve hundred case.

Yes, I can hear you questioning the "high end" statement I made above.

What you see above is actually a desperate attempt to keep up with technology.

The original setup was the P6TSE Mobo with the CPU and 2x2gig of ram with a GTX 460 and 1 HDD.
I wanted to upgrade this by buying another GTX 460 but the mobo only supports AMD crossfire.
So I gave up on the idea and upgraded to a bit more ram and my extra HDD & SSD.

Last summer I decided it was time to switch the GTX 460 for a GTX 770 model. So I did.

So there I was stuck with a single nvidia GPU on a 1st i7 gen mobo and 1st gen i7 with ram memory that was being used 2/3. :hide:
As of this month I can say that those problems are over!

Currently in order & soon to be build :rockout: :

Asus Rampage IV Black Edition
I7 4820K
Obsidian 900D case
extra stick of ram so it will be 4x 4gig Ram (need Quad channel for the mobo)
Up to 3 GTX 770's will be used whether I go widescreen or not.
The old HDD's and SSD will be used and I am working on the final touches before building a Watercooling loop.
(The sleeving and lighting will also be done)

As you might notice by now I am very excited to test & show it to the world!

ANYWAY this is WideScreenGamingForum so let's talk monitors :triplewide: .

As stated above I currently have a single VG278H 27" monitor and I am thinking of upgrading/replacing it so i can get a Triple monitor 3D setup.
I have many questions but I'll (try) use the subforums accordingly.

If you have any more/other questions please do ask.


 Post subject: Re: Hi there!
PostPosted: 10 Jun 2014, 04:14 
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Welcome aboard, rothzack!

I would love to see pictures of the rig! Post them in the Command Center post in Off Topic. We'll even talk about them on the podcast, too!

Feel free to pick our brains on new monitors as you continue your upgrade. Post or even hit us up on the IRC. We enjoy talking gear (along with anything else!)

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