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Just finished my Titan GTX Battlestation, what do you think?
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zeroskillz
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Videocard: EVGA Titan GTX SC SLI
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Default Just finished my Titan GTX Battlestation, what do you think? - 03-10-2013, 06:49 | posts: 45 | Location: El Paso, TX

Got my SLI Titans last Monday, spent a good while getting everything setup. What do you think?

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Default 03-10-2013, 07:05 | posts: 6,520 | Location: Dubai

I hate you.
   
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Default 03-10-2013, 07:16 | posts: 6,671 | Location: Portland, Oregon

Could use an audio upgrade if you are using onboard. You can afford better speakers than that.
But yeah, envy.
   
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Default 03-10-2013, 07:25 | posts: 1,824

Frack.
   
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Default 03-10-2013, 07:42 | posts: 45 | Location: El Paso, TX

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Could use an audio upgrade if you are using onboard. You can afford better speakers than that.
But yeah, envy.
I only use the speakers when the wife and kid are out so I can't justify upgrading them. Sound card..been thinking about this a lot, does it really make a difference? What would you recommend? I've never actually bought a sound card before lol.
   
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Default 03-10-2013, 09:34 | posts: 1,135 | Location: >.>

Hmm.... how can you play in such room? O.o

You need more posters and crap around!
   
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Default 03-10-2013, 09:58 | posts: 267 | Location: UK

something is wrong.... wrong room or something, send it to me i'll test it in my room
P.S. nice rig

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Could use an audio upgrade if you are using onboard. You can afford better speakers than that.
If you're using headphones mainly get one of x-fi or asus xonar sound cards with built in headphone amp. something like xonar stx or sound blaster recon3d. would make a HUGE difference especially with your astro headphones.

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Soundcard: Xonar Essence STX + AD700
PSU: 720w
Default 03-10-2013, 10:10 | posts: 2,599 | Location: Australia

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does it really make a difference?
I think so. I like to spend the same on my audio hardware as i do on my graphics hardware. I think you should do the same. Then I'll like your setup !

edit: It also gets upgraded less since it doesn't go out of date the same so more reason to spend more!
   
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Default 03-10-2013, 11:22 | posts: 4,601 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

Only on air? Pffft, that's nothing...

Nah, I kid, nice build, clean, too. It is justifyable for 3 screens.
   
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Soundcard: ASUS Xonar Essence STX
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Default 03-20-2013, 10:12 | posts: 25

That's pretty sexy.
   
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Default 03-20-2013, 10:18 | posts: 46 | Location: Netherlands

WOW! nice man
   
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Default 03-20-2013, 11:39 | posts: 1,233 | Location: New Zealand

You have done a great job with this build man, very clean I too can vouch for the Sound card option. I purchased just a basic Xonar DGX and even with a cheap card like that, the difference when using my Sennheiser HD485's is like night and day. Die onboard, die!
   
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Default 03-20-2013, 12:14 | posts: 12,836 | Location: USA

Horrible. You should of went with an iMac
   
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Default 03-20-2013, 12:29 | posts: 6,446 | Location: Chilling

May I ask where you live and what's the best way to sneak out of your house with a computer case?

Nice setup .
   
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Default 03-20-2013, 14:44 | posts: 237 | Location: liverpool uk

:thumbup.....:nice..........
   
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Default 03-20-2013, 15:55 | posts: 25,762 | Location: Hampshire UK

Really nice but I'm surprised to see a rig with 2 Titans running 3 monitors and only 8gb ram and no sound card. 8gb ram is enough atm for gaming but I just expected more when you look at the rest of that rig.

Lack of soundcard is inexcusable imho. Even a cheap Xonar DG/DGX will make everything sound a lot better. When my DG died last week, I had to use onboard for a few days and I hated every minute of it. Can't put my finger on it, but it just sounded dull, no punch to the sound. Also no headphone AMP, which I think was why it sounded so lifeless. I would get one of them, they're great for headphone use. They're cheap, something like $35. get one and see for yourself. it's a really good entry level card, if you like what you're hearing, maybe you'll want to invest a bit more down the road.
   
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Default 03-20-2013, 16:08 | posts: 17,807 | Location: New Jersey, USA

Awesome rig op
   
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Default 03-21-2013, 10:18 | posts: 13

really nice setup dude
   
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Default 03-21-2013, 10:30 | posts: 67 | Location: greece

very nice setup except for the lack of soundcard also your corsair fans are they loud? maybe you should consider some gentle typhoons but thats just me
   
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Default 03-21-2013, 11:29 | posts: 1,607 | Location: Ipswich UK

very nice but cant help thinking you should have got a 660ti sli ............... I could swap mine
   
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Default 03-21-2013, 13:00 | posts: 2,652 | Location: Sweden

Hmm, that drive bay fan who made that and where did you get it?


Nice build aswell!
   
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Default 03-21-2013, 20:46 | posts: 8,841 | Location: The Zone

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Really nice but I'm surprised to see a rig with 2 Titans running 3 monitors and only 8gb ram and no sound card. 8gb ram is enough atm for gaming but I just expected more when you look at the rest of that rig.

Lack of soundcard is inexcusable imho. Even a cheap Xonar DG/DGX will make everything sound a lot better. When my DG died last week, I had to use onboard for a few days and I hated every minute of it. Can't put my finger on it, but it just sounded dull, no punch to the sound. Also no headphone AMP, which I think was why it sounded so lifeless. I would get one of them, they're great for headphone use. They're cheap, something like $35. get one and see for yourself. it's a really good entry level card, if you like what you're hearing, maybe you'll want to invest a bit more down the road.
Not everyone cares that much about sound. Stop superimposing your tastes on others.

Very nice build, OP.
   
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Default 03-21-2013, 22:04 | posts: 1,053 | Location: Detroit,MI.USA

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I only use the speakers when the wife and kid are out so I can't justify upgrading them. Sound card..been thinking about this a lot, does it really make a difference? What would you recommend? I've never actually bought a sound card before lol.
I think this would look nice in your rig.


http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages...rd_review.html
   
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Default 03-22-2013, 23:35 | posts: 5,126 | Location: FLA,USA

Very nice I want that case.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 03:15 | posts: 364

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I think so. I like to spend the same on my audio hardware as i do on my graphics hardware. I think you should do the same. Then I'll like your setup !

edit: It also gets upgraded less since it doesn't go out of date the same so more reason to spend more!
Normally i would not be so ready to reply I totally agree with this guy^. You HAVE TO take a leap into stand alone audio cards. I just bought the Soundblaster Z (with beamforming mic) at best buy and i have to tell you it made my logitech 2.1 speekz sound like a f***ing high end bose system. BIG BIG DIFFERENCE. the headphone jack has insane amplification also. So now my sh**y 20$ Memorex earbuds sound like a dang movie theater for my ears. I plan on getting a plantronics 7.1 gaming headset when i get more cash so i can get the full headphone effect from this bad*ss Soundblaster z card!

in other words i recommend getting a standalone soundcard... sheeeeit best da*m 100+ bucks i spent in a long while!

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