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sandyduff

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I love to look at other peoples rigs mainly coz no 2 rigs look the same... so iv taken a few pics of my rig and have decided to post them on here, feel free to reply with opinions and pics of ur own rigs. I havnt seen many sli rigs on here so all you sli folk out there (or crossfire, havnt seen any of those) get posting some pics!! Just so you know yes i do need to clean my case, it isnt scratched. its got a weird brushed aluminium finish to it which seems to collect anything which makes contact with it, my pc has been hauled around quite a bit lately... and i really need to sort out my wiring, especially after looking at the tidiness of some of the cable managed rigs.... make mine look like a mess!!
 

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Looks good.I love the case.You might wanna tidy up the wires but othert han that its awesome.Any benchmarks? Id like to compare my 8800GTS 512mb with your 8800GTX's .!!!!!!!
 
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so what do u reckon is better then, sli or crossfire? iv never experienced crossfire so cant really comment....
 

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If you are looking for SLi pics:

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I really like the black version of that case. I have the silver one and now I'm regretting it :-/

Otherwise, looks good, just needs a little work with cabled :)
 
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havn't run many benchmarks, only really 3dmark06 which is in mu sig, if you want to compare benchmarking give me some examples of what u use to benchmark and i shall run them!!
 
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loving the case there thideras!! good airflow!! i actually quite like the look of the silver one... is it silver with black mesh? hang on... is that 3 graphics cards in there...? but a bridge which only hooks up 2 of them?
 
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What keyboard is that? looks similiar to the logitech g15. i bought the g11 coz i feared that during gaming i would be distracted by the little lcd screen only to return to my monitor where i would most likely.... be dead... i quite like it in silver, looks very bright n not scary, whereas the whole black setup does look menacing.... even tho it is only a tower....
 

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What keyboard is that? looks similiar to the logitech g15. i bought the g11 coz i feared that during gaming i would be distracted by the little lcd screen only to return to my monitor where i would most likely.... be dead... i quite like it in silver, looks very bright n not scary, whereas the whole black setup does look manacing.... even tho it is only a tower....
Yup, it is the revised G15, I like it a ton better than the old one :p
 
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what does the little lcd screen actually display? i do like the look of that g15, it doesnt have the macros buttons which mine do, so far iv only found 1 compatible game for them... doom 3, which i have played to death... altho i do like the blue glow of my keyboard, goes well with the black.... even tho im describing it in detail, just saw my camera.... il post a pic in a min....
 

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what does the little lcd screen actually display? i do like the look of that g15, it doesnt have the macros buttons which mine do, so far iv only found 1 compatible game for them... doom 3, which i have played to death... altho i do like the blue glow of my keyboard, goes well with the black.... even tho im describing it in detail, just saw my camera.... il post a pic in a min....
Depends what games you play. At the desktop it can do the time, cpu/mem usage, stopwatch/timer and even what media you are playing.

If I'm in WoW, I can see character stats in real time without having the character window open, battleground stats and private messages. I didn't even have to change or configure anything, it did it by itself.

I'm sure there are a ton more programs out there, I just haven't looked.
 
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when i move into my own place i will get a bigger desk so i can get duel monitor and fully utilise my7.1 surround sound setup!! and yes i have a Duff beer glass... my surname is Duff so i love it!!! i am scottish btw
 

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havn't run many benchmarks, only really 3dmark06 which is in mu sig, if you want to compare benchmarking give me some examples of what u use to benchmark and i shall run them!!


I 3Dmark06/05 and 03 and 2001 SE and maybe aquamark.I see your sig,14000 in 3dmark06.My 1 8800GTS gets 16000.Was that run at all stock cards and cpu?
 
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ah that would be handy not having to switch between menus.... seems very cool, if i can get one for a good price i may consider it....
 
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cards are completely stock as i need to improve cooling for my graphics cards for overclocking, my 2nd 8800gtx sits very low down in the case so the fan isnt doing a great job, when i get cash im gonna install some more fans. My cpu is barely overclocked from 2.66GHz to 3GHz, i like round numbers.... have you OC'ed?
 

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Looks good.I love the case.You might wanna tidy up the wires but othert han that its awesome.Any benchmarks? Id like to compare my 8800GTS 512mb with your 8800GTX's .!!!!!!!

Lol .. That is with the cables tidy'd .. Case is a Thermaltake Tsunami Dream, its small and thus very very hard to work in with SLI and a thermalright heatsink city .. lol ..

I haven't run any benches on my SLI rig for ages and can't really remember what I scored last time I did .. My brother uses it now ..

I just swapped out my HD3870X2 for a 9800GX2 and I like this card way much more .. Its a beast! (3DMark 06 and 3DMark Vantage Orb links are in sig) .. I too love my CM Stacker .. It really is the best case I've ever had (and i've had a lot of different cases), the air flow is unbeatable I'd say .. + they look awesome .. Although I agree on the silver not being great thing, black looks much better

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In my experience, SLI and Crossfire is good, but not the greatest. The performance increases gained from adding a 2nd card aren't always that big and the amount of extra heat and noise can be hard to manage .. + running SLI/Crossfire forces you to go out and get a bigger case and a more capable PSU ..
 
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that setup is sweet... i was considering selling my 8800gtx and going for a gx2 but then i did a bit of reading and sli seemed a good option, i have had a significant performance gain... with 1 8800gtx i could only run crysis at 1440x900 with most settings on medium and a couple on high, but with a second gtx added and running sli, i can play it at 1680x1050 with everything on very high... as i was expecting in all honesty. But it seems that a single gx2 can do the exact same.... hmmm... im beginning to regret my decision....