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06-09-09, 03:53 PM
Finally got around to purchasing a new Computer..I'll call it a nice college graduation present ;) Now if I can convince MikeC that he does not need my processor :P

Got the EVGA GTX 295, but I have also considering going with a GTX 260 Core 216 SLI setup as well.


Specs as follows:

GigaByte GA-EX58-UD3R Motherboard (http://nvnews.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=712495429/search=x58/st=product/sv=title)
*Decided that I did not want to flash the BIOS and wanted the Tri/QuadSLI Option:D, so I ordered the GigaByte GA-EX58-UD4P Motherboard (http://nvnews.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=712495428/search=x58/st=product/sv=title), should be here tomorrow.
Intel Core i7 950 Quad Core Processor 3.06GHz (http://nvnews.pricegrabber.com/search_getoffers.php?keyword=Intel%20BX80601950&search=Intel%20BX80601950)
Corsair Dominator 6GB PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz (http://nvnews.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=97549195/search=TR3X6G1600C8D/st=query)
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HD (http://nvnews.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=77164167/search=western%20digital%20caviar/st=product/sv=title)
LG DVD/CD Burner with LightScribe (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136153&Tpk=GH22LS30)
HannsG HG281DPB Black 28" LCD Monitor (http://nvnews.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=48689862/st=product/sv=title)
EVGA GeForce GTX 295

A couple of things. The monitor for $329 cannot be beaten, my initial observations are this monitor is the best bang for the buck! I mean seriously, anyone in the market for a larger monitor, you will be very satisfied with this as the colors are tremendously vibrant. I'm still in awe...oh yea and I picked up Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs for some old fashioned fun ;)

06-09-09, 04:18 PM

-2008-2009 Presidental Scholar's List
-2008-2009 Dean's List
-Graduated Magna Cum Laude
-Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities
-2008 Baseball Coaches Award
-CIAA Scholar Athlete
-Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society Member
-4/18/08 CIAA Pitcher of the Week
-Apprentice School 2005 Builder Invitational All Tournament Team Pitcher

06-09-09, 04:28 PM
Nice! And Congratulations!

06-09-09, 04:54 PM
Congrats Steve!


You didn't need to fling children out of the way though. :p

06-10-09, 04:28 AM
LoL at links and at picture.

Congrats man. :)

06-10-09, 06:01 AM
Nice setup. You should be very happy indeed. :)

06-10-09, 08:18 AM
So awesome Steve, good job dude and congratulations. Can you guys tell MikeC is a proud dad.

06-10-09, 08:44 AM
Thanks for the well wishes everyone!

And actually I'm using an older custom Falcon Northwest NVIDIA color changing paint case, I have to look again but I believe it's the Mach V.

06-10-09, 09:02 AM
Gratz! :)

06-10-09, 09:05 AM
Congrats Steve. Nice heap of hardware there. :D

06-10-09, 09:08 AM
Grats of the rig and the graduation, Steve :thumbsup:

I would have gone with the 260's myself, though :p

06-10-09, 11:12 AM
Overclock your i7 950, because it's so easy, Nice rig gaming heaven':D

06-10-09, 02:39 PM
damn look at all those honor cords and all!
Now that you got that tassel maybe you are legal to see the real tassels?

what case are you using?

You can see strippers at 18??? Im sure that he would be over 18 if he has graduated xD.

06-10-09, 04:54 PM
You can see strippers at 18??? Im sure that he would be over 18 if he has graduated xD.


06-10-09, 05:30 PM

Pic Looks like Fatal1ty...LOL

06-10-09, 09:48 PM
MikeC never told us Fatal1ty was his son. I feel lied to.

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/7471/comp1.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/comp1.jpg/)

06-10-09, 10:12 PM
Nice work and nice rig!

06-10-09, 10:22 PM
Congrats :D