All About Alkpaz
my blog probably will never be used fully but nonetheless here is a few
My case has changed to a CoolerMaster HAF X.
My CPU cooler is a Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO
Mobo has changed, along with a SSD HDD.
I still need to fix those drives.. I just finished my build today.
My i7 975 was given to my cousin for his Christmas present.
I recently purchased a ASUS VG 236 3D monitor with 3D Vision included. (Thanks to PredatorRules for giving me the idea to look into it) I have to say, I was suprised. The monitor itself is a grade above my previous monitor a Samsung SyncMaster 226BW, although the 2ms response time is the same, all the other specs exceed it. Considering I bought the Samsung monitor for about ~400 USD back when Circuit City was still around, Igot a good deal ontheVG 236 for about ~500 USD. Was it worth the extra 100 bucks? I have to say yes, it was. Why? Well the monitor not only includes the 3D Vision glasses but also it works as advertised.
I have used it on PowerDVD 10 Ultra and it works well on standard DVDs. (Yes, it has the option to convert 2D DVDs to 3D) From what I can tell the DVD video was improved a bit to almost Blu-Ray quality when set to 3D, which in itself is a plus, and although it may not be a TRUE 3D experience it does its job pretty well.
Now, for gaming, you will need to have extra FPS to spare if you intend on playing your games in 3D. They look spectacular in 3D, they REALLY do! But, you may have to tone down settings if you want a fluid experience. As and example: I played Just Cause 2 without the 3D settings all on max with vsync enabled and was able to achieve 25 FPS on the Concrete Jungle benchmark. I slap on the 3D with the same settings and my FPS drops to an average of 9 FPS. So be sure to have yyour gfx cards either OCed or SLIed in order to keep your setting the same in-game while using 3D.
The specs I used for my benchmark were all stock speeds:
i7 975 3.33
24 GB RAM (1066 CAS 7 G. Skill Ripjaws)
10 TB (2x 2TB, 6x1TB)7200 RPM HDDs (a mix of Western Digital and Seagate)
ASUS Slim BD-ROM external player
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Silverstone Raven RV01 Case.
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