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Posted by SeriouslyNow
@Snail said:
" @SL33TBL1ND: I am not saying that your graphics card is not compatible with Windows 7, I begin to wonder how much you really do know about hardware. Just the fact that it works with Windows 7 doesn't mean it is a DirectX 11 video card.   Allow me to explain: I am not arguing that your graphics card cannot function with Windows 7, I am saying that your card is not DirectX 11 compatible, which means that it cannot benefit form the improvements DirectX 11 brings you. To benefit form DirectX 11 you must also have Windows 7, all I am saying is that, since your graphics card is not DirectX 11 ready, might as well keep Vista.  But if you dislike Vista, sure go ahead.  Yes, this setup is beautiful, that's unarguable, but the non-DX11 graphics card is a killer. "
Snail mate, before you fall sideways off that high horse be aware that Nvidia was the first graphics vendor to supply Windows 7 WDM 1.1 driver support for their cards.  Up until ATI released a version the Catalyst 9.1 drivers which included WDM 1.1 support, ATI's hardware was infact not fully Windows 7 compatible as their pre WDM 1.1 drivers installed and ran as Vista drivers. 
Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@Snail: 
Fair enough but there may be some revolutionary driver update in the future and it'll take ages for developers to catch on to DX11 anyway. But let's all forget this shit and get on with something more productive then replying to a 3 month old blog post.
Posted by Snail
@SL33TBL1ND: I am not saying that your graphics card is not compatible with Windows 7, I begin to wonder how much you really do know about hardware. Just the fact that it works with Windows 7 doesn't mean it is a DirectX 11 video card.
  
Allow me to explain: I am not arguing that your graphics card cannot function with Windows 7, I am saying that your card is not DirectX 11 compatible, which means that it cannot benefit form the improvements DirectX 11 brings you. To benefit form DirectX 11 you must also have Windows 7, all I am saying is that, since your graphics card is not DirectX 11 ready, might as well keep Vista. 
 
But if you dislike Vista, sure go ahead. 
 
Yes, this setup is beautiful, that's unarguable, but the non-DX11 graphics card is a killer.
Posted by SeriouslyNow

Dude you have no need to explain yourself.  Just getting rid of Vista is more than enough of a reason to get Windows 7.  
 
@Snail:
Chill homeslice.  Be nice.

Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@jams:  
Hell, I don't know. Hopefully our wierd censorship politicians will get thrown out soon. We've got a video gamers political party and everything just for the occasion.
@Snail:
My card is compatible with windows 7. http://www.nvidia.com/object/io_1241025430517.html and I would like 7 because vista is gay. Plus I'm not going to buy a new card just because I can. This setup will run things beautifully for years to come, when I have performance issues I'll upgrade. 
 
Posted by Snail

That's win? Your graphics card is not even Direct X 11 compatible! Why the fuck bother to get WIndows 7? The RAM and the Processor are amazing though, so is all the rest of the setup, congrats on that.
 
By the way, I just noticed this is 4 months old.
 
And seriously, consider getting an ATI Raden HD 5970 if you want to call this win.
 
Yes, I have high standards.

Posted by Jams

Congrats on the nice rig. In AU, do you at least get paid more by the hour than here?  You know, so it kind of evens out. If not, that's one more reason not to set foot on Australia. I won't even set foot on Austria just because the naming is so close!

Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@CitizenKane:
Just go without food for a few years and you'll be fine.
Posted by CitizenKane

Awesome set up.  I wish I had enough spare money to continually have a nice PC rig.

Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@Willy105: 
Why thankyou. 
@captain_clayman: 
Yeah well the place I bought it from this was the best card possible there. 
@88Fingers: 
Find something better to do 
@SeriouslyNow:
Well thanks for that, its just my friend has 7 and at his house we couldn't even find the device. I'll be sure to change to 7 then.
 
Oh and you guys should all know that this blog is rather old just incase you didn't notice.
Posted by Willy105

That's amazing.

Posted by captain_clayman
@VoshiNova said:
" @SL33TBL1ND:  Woot! Nice rig bro. I have a GTX 260 at the moment, totally considering going for a pair of 295's though.  lemme know how it runs for ya   :) "
i think you should definitely wait for DX11 cards, or go the ati route with their DX11 cards.
serioously, nvidia will probably come out with a DX11 card in a year or so, and it'll be about the same price.
Posted by wolf_blitzer85

Yeah that should last you a couple of years. Here's to happy gaming!

Posted by captain_clayman

NIIICE
 
that's pretty much the computer i would want, except i think i'd want the ATI 5870 instead because it has DX11 and it's a little cheaper.

Posted by SeriouslyNow
@SL33TBL1ND said:
" @Giantsquirrel:  Honestly, I'm not going to get 7 64bit until I find a hack to allow stereo mix devices. Yes that's right, Microsoft completely turned of stereo mix devices in W7.@sandwich_adjustment: Lol. "
Sorry mate, they didn't turn them off.  What's been floating around the internet regarding that is mostly rubbish spread by people who are lazy and unwilling to do their own research.
 
This is what worked for me in Windows 7 64bit.  I have a realtek onboard system.
Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@Giantsquirrel:  
Honestly, I'm not going to get 7 64bit until I find a hack to allow stereo mix devices. Yes that's right, Microsoft completely turned of stereo mix devices in W7.
@sandwich_adjustment:
Lol.
Posted by Giantsquirrel

Nice PC, mine's pretty similar. Ditch Vista ASAP of course, and invest in a good mouse. You'll enjoy it, I promise. :)

Posted by sandwich_adjustment

i bet this can emulate c64 very well!!

Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@Bioderm said:
"You really over payed for your PC I could have built 2 PC with that money that would have performed as good and still have some money left for a nice monitor, gaming mouse and keyboard...    
 
edit: Oh your in Australia that explains it :P "
Yeah, gotta love Aus!
 
@captain_clayman
said:
"i wish i had the money for that, the graphics card alone is like $450. "

Actually its $700 at least in Australia but thats because of our country being stupid.
Edited by Bioderm

You really over payed for your PC I could have built 2 PC with that money that would have performed as good and still have some money left for a nice monitor, gaming mouse and keyboard... 
 
 
edit: Oh your in Australia that explains it :P

Posted by captain_clayman

i wish i had the money for that, the graphics card alone is like $450.

Posted by m1k3

lol i just made a significant upgrade to my rig also (will probably be my last since i dropped huge dough on it)
 
OS: Windows 7 64-bit rev. 7100
MOBO: ASUS M3N72-D
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 3.0ghz
GPU: 2x  nvidia 9800GTX (SLI)
RAM: 8gb 
HDD: 1.5tb (RAID)
Monitor: 26" Samsung 
Case:  XCLIO WTBK ADVANCED (really love this case)
Sound: Onboard  Realtek ALC1200   
I/O: Logitech Mouse and Keyboard
 
I mainly use this as a production and gaming PC so i really dont use it much.


Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@Gregomasta said:
" @Absurd said:
" Now my rig feels old. Thanks. "
"
Sorry for making all you guys feel bad.
Posted by Gregomasta
@Absurd said:
" Now my rig feels old. Thanks. "
Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@lilburtonboy7489 said:
" @SL33TBL1ND said:
" @Khann said:
" @MB said:
" @SL33TBL1ND: Yeah that's what I meant...I was shocked at the $3600...that's what you paid? That seems like twice what it should have cost even converted to USD, unless PC components are a lot more expensive over there. "
 They are a good amount more expensive, but it could definitely be built for less than $3600 on your own. Probably not as much less as you think though. "
Yeah, my graphics card by itself cost just over AUS$700, its the same with games over here in Australia. Yahtzee likes to think of it as the "we have the nicest beaches tax". "
I work at Best Buy, and a guy came in from New Zealand. He had just bought an Asus netbook over there for over AUS$800.....it's only $299 US here... "

Yeah, pricing is fully screwed over in Australia, along with our classification system.
Posted by lilburtonboy7489
@SL33TBL1ND said:
" @Khann said:
" @MB said:
" @SL33TBL1ND: Yeah that's what I meant...I was shocked at the $3600...that's what you paid? That seems like twice what it should have cost even converted to USD, unless PC components are a lot more expensive over there. "
 They are a good amount more expensive, but it could definitely be built for less than $3600 on your own. Probably not as much less as you think though. "
Yeah, my graphics card by itself cost just over AUS$700, its the same with games over here in Australia. Yahtzee likes to think of it as the "we have the nicest beaches tax". "
I work at Best Buy, and a guy came in from New Zealand. He had just bought an Asus netbook over there for over AUS$800.....it's only $299 US here...
Posted by Seedofpower
@Hamst3r said:
" We have very similar setups. :) "
Dittio
Posted by SL33TBL1ND
Sorry for late replies everyone! 
 
@oDawg: 
Hah! Especially since they have spinny blue LED's in them. 
 
@Gunner: 
Its nice having supporters online, although it might be good to add I can't run Crysis on max everything, if I lower the resolution I can put everything else on max, but then it isn't max. But if I had to 295's, or OC'd my current one, that would be a different story.
 
@Jiggah: 
 Or just buy the 2 295's once the 300's come out for the price drop, that might make more sense. 

@zyn:
Probly not, but its good to be prepared.
Posted by xplodedd
@Absurd said:
" Now my rig feels old. Thanks. "
mine too with my geforce series 9 graphics card and my intel E8400 dual core...
Posted by Mikemcn

The intel 950! Mines only a 940! Your lucky..........
Posted by Reuben

That is awesome and might I just add I only have 4 gigs of ram with a quad core and still nothing maxes up my ram so that computer should last you a good while!

Posted by Jiggah
@VoshiNova: 
 
Why bother right now?  In a month those 295s will in all likelihood be outclassed by a single DX11 card.  Just hold out for a month, maybe two for Nvidia.
Posted by VoshiNova
@SL33TBL1ND:  Woot! Nice rig bro.
I have a GTX 260 at the moment, totally considering going for a pair of 295's though.
 
lemme know how it runs for ya  
:)
Posted by Gunner612
@Absurd said:
" @torus said:
"   You spent ~3000 USD on a computer. Wow. 
 
I hope you realize that it is going to be obsolete in ~1 month. 
 
There is no reasonable justification for buying top of the line- the price premium is not equivalent of the performance gain. 
 
It also boggles the mind that you bought it pre-built. You literally spent ~1000 US (1150 AUS) dollars more than you would have had you built it yourself in the US.
 

  Enjoy. "
Well...Aren't you an asshole? "
For real. His setup is going to be maxing out games 2+ years from now, no need to be jealous.
Posted by oDawg

careful not to drool into the fans

Posted by zyn

Awesome specs.  But are you really going to use 2TB?  O_O;

Edited by SL33TBL1ND
Man this blog is geting way more replies than I thought it would.     
 
@SirPsychoSexy:
 
Yeah, the only thing I may have trouble with might be Crysis 2, but even then it should be fine.
 
@Gunner: 
Yeah, and maybe if I find the money I could be bothered to buy another and SLI them. Though I'll only do this once the 300's come out, then the price drop will make it easier. 
 
@JJWeatherman: 
Yeah, well I just used the same principal as when I bought my TV, might as well spend as much as I possibly can because I am going to have it for a while!
 
@torus:  
Wasn't exactly prebuilt, this store builds custom rigs for people at better prices than many other places around here. Plus, prices for computer parts as I've already stated, along with everything else, are much more expensive in Australia anyway. Oh, and I will enjoy.

@Naikori:
No, and honestly, I don't need to.
Posted by SirPsychoSexy

Pretty expensive, but nice setup congrats. As far as being obsolete in a month, thats just stupid. Sure newer, better hardware will come out in a few months or whatever, but I can play most PC games on a rig I got 4 years ago. I could see this rig lasting even longer than that. Besides if you think about it how much better can graphics get?

Posted by Absurd
@torus said:
"   You spent ~3000 USD on a computer. Wow. 
 
I hope you realize that it is going to be obsolete in ~1 month. 
 
There is no reasonable justification for buying top of the line- the price premium is not equivalent of the performance gain. 
 
It also boggles the mind that you bought it pre-built. You literally spent ~1000 US (1150 AUS) dollars more than you would have had you built it yourself in the US.
 

  Enjoy. "
Well...Aren't you an asshole?
Posted by JJWeatherman

Dang dude, way to go all out on a video card.   :P

Posted by torus

  You spent ~3000 USD on a computer. Wow. 
 
I hope you realize that it is going to be obsolete in ~1 month. 
 
There is no reasonable justification for buying top of the line- the price premium is not equivalent of the performance gain. 
 
It also boggles the mind that you bought it pre-built. You literally spent ~1000 US (1150 AUS) dollars more than you would have had you built it yourself in the US.
 


  Enjoy.
Posted by Gunner612

very nice setup, those 295's are no joke.

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@Absurd said:
" Now my rig feels old. Thanks. "
This, but not completely. just 50% of it
Posted by AutomaticSnake

Cool, i would build me a new PC but with PS3 i would have no time to play on it.

Posted by Naikori

That's a nice rig. Have you tried overclocking your CPU yet?
Posted by SL33TBL1ND

You know whats funny? On tf2 I now get 0 performance lag on max graphics, but my internet lag has become more prominent due to this.
Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@Khann said:
" @MB said:
" @SL33TBL1ND: Yeah that's what I meant...I was shocked at the $3600...that's what you paid? That seems like twice what it should have cost even converted to USD, unless PC components are a lot more expensive over there. "
 They are a good amount more expensive, but it could definitely be built for less than $3600 on your own. Probably not as much less as you think though. "

Yeah, my graphics card by itself cost just over AUS$700, its the same with games over here in Australia. Yahtzee likes to think of it as the "we have the nicest beaches tax".
Posted by Khann
@MB said:
" @SL33TBL1ND: Yeah that's what I meant...I was shocked at the $3600...that's what you paid? That seems like twice what it should have cost even converted to USD, unless PC components are a lot more expensive over there. "
 
They are a good amount more expensive, but it could definitely be built for less than $3600 on your own. Probably not as much less as you think though.
Posted by MB
@SL33TBL1ND: Yeah that's what I meant...I was shocked at the $3600...that's what you paid? That seems like twice what it should have cost even converted to USD, unless PC components are a lot more expensive over there.
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Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@UnsolvedParadox said:
"Oof, way out of my price range. "


If you bought the pieces yourself and put it together yourself it would be much cheaper though.
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