I have a couple of updates
First off, my Cooler Master Haf X arrived yesterday, this is the case compared to my old Termaltake Armor+
They are almost the same size, but both thermals and acoustics are markedly improved. This is how the build looks like, will get a third GTX580 pretty soon, which means the X-Fi will have to go unfortunately
, but I trust it'll be a fair trade off
Gotta work a little more on the cabling, full specs are found under my system specs tab.
So that's my PC ATM, will upload new pics once I get my new GTX580 sometime next month for some 3-Way SLI glory
The second update has to do with my HTPC, I got a 128GBs Kingston SSDNow V100 as a boot drive, after I went for RAID 0 SSDs in my main rig, I just couldn't stand how unresponsive my HTPC was, Anand got it right, once you taste SSD performance, you just cannot go back to mechanical drives for your OS. The V100 isn't nearly as fast as my dual Vertex 3s, but boy it makes a world of a difference compared to the old 7200RPM drive:
I moved my HTPC from my bedroom's 46" LCD screen to my 58" 3D Plasma screen in my game room, as the wife was growing weary of some late night sessions of the Witcher 2 and Crysis 2:
What I didn't realize is that this provided for some amazing 3D gaming sessions, my good 'ol SLI GTX285s still pack a good punch for gaming, and I can run everything at max details (except for Uber Sampling for the Witcher 2
) and 3D gaming at 1920x1080p.
Sound is powered by an Onkyo TX-SR606 (soon to be replaced by a TX-SR609) connected to a Klipsch 5.1 Quintet SL + 12" Synergy Subwoofer speaker setup.
The way it's meant to be played indeed