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Old 12-12-2009, 02:41 AM   #1
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My dad just let me pull out the second 28 inch monitor to see if I could make horizontal span work on it (which I did) and I got to play a bit of crysis on the dual monitor setup at 3480x1200. My gfx card handled it very well, considering I had it at enthusiast levels with high AA and AF. I barely noticed any difference between it and 1920x1200.

So, now that it is confirmed that works, what should I get for Christmas instead of a dual monitor controller? I can go up to $200. I really cant do a whole lot to make my rig perform better, so I want something really cool for it.
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a better water block or HSF?

some cool fan covers/louvers

neon CCFLs

flip up fan controller.

custom your case.
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:36 AM   #3
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RAM heat sinks, HDD heat sinks if not already?
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HDD heat sinks are completely pointless.

Are you the guy running the Thermaltake CPU block? If so I'd get rid of that thing.
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How about protecting that high end investment?
http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...RS-1500VA-865/
I have one of these. On it is: two rigs, 1 20" monitor along with a 32" LCD tv, and a 7.1 surround system. That and my printer and some network gear.
It hasn't made a dent in what that UPS can do.
Shop around some. It looks like the price has gone up. I nailed mine for 159.00USD.
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UPS backup is a VERY good idea..
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How about protecting that high end investment?
http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...RS-1500VA-865/
I have one of these. On it is: two rigs, 1 20" monitor along with a 32" LCD tv, and a 7.1 surround system. That and my printer and some network gear.
It hasn't made a dent in what that UPS can do.
Shop around some. It looks like the price has gone up. I nailed mine for 159.00USD.
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UPS backup is a VERY good idea..
Agreed. I have one and it's nice being able to save whatever you're working on if the power goes out.
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Yea. We really try and stress the importance at work when we sell a new rig, we hardly make anything on them we just don't want stuff to come back fried.

Can't go wrong, really can't.
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I have a UPS, but my 1010 watt PSU immediately overdraws it lol. I really dont find it worth it to buy one that can run the thing.

Please, recommend me a CPU block. Ive been looking at the DD MC-TDX and the swiftech apogee but cant decide.
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I'd pick up a Swiftech Apogee XT. One of the best performing (if not the best) blocks out there backed up by Swiftech's awesome customer support.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=236172
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