Description

  • I mostly do network administration, with a bit of gaming in my off hours. I do a little image editing and video on this. It's also my primary audio source.
  • I added a second 256 SSD so I can do RAID 0 because the added capacity is nice as well as being able to utilize the throughput of both 6 Gbps channels at once.
  • I'm running Polk Audio Monitor 30 Series II speakers and a Polk PSW10 subwoofer off an old Denon 80 watt/channel receiver.
  • I just added a second GTX 560 Ti and configured SLI as well as a third monitor. I was temporarily not able to use my Asus Xonar ST until I located a longer SLI cable. This required me to relocate the second video card to an 8x PCIe slot, but apparently that makes almost no difference in speed.
  • I should also say that a fair chunk of these parts were cannibalized from my last machine (rotational hard drives, optical drives, sound card, keyboard and mouse, and one of the monitors).
  • I added another 16 gigs of low profile Vengeance RAM, which shouldn't have made a significant difference, but does. I guess I can attribute it to running legitimately quad channel RAM as this mobo is supposed to.
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Comments

  • 90 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome Build!

  • 90 months ago
  • 1 point

holy smokers, that BOM could chew through photo/video editing like mad!

I've often considered a sound card but never had enough incentive for it. How do you like that Xonar?

Dude - show us the guts! We love guts!

  • 90 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the Xonar, except now that I have better speakers and soundcard all my 160 kbps and below MP3 files sound crappy. I'll take pics of the inside next time I pop the hood.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I got a second GTX 560 Ti for $113, so now it's a fairly formidable gaming machine again. Next is a second 256 Vertex 4 so I can do RAID 0 (and mostly have a bigger OS/applications drive).

  • 90 months ago
  • 0 points

You got deskstars? I heard they are very unreliable.

  • 90 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't had a single hitch with it. I'm debating a second one.

  • 83 months ago
  • -2 points

lol wireless mouse

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

What's so wrong with a wireless mouse?

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