Windows 8.1 with AMD Eyefinity Multi Monitor Setup on a newer custom build.

 

Still the Semi-Official Statement: I needed more power for work, especially the game that’s coming out and ofcourse the landscape to work on. Smile

Its still an AMD build. So, I will be re-using a lot of parts that I have on the current build, I am upgrading soon but for now, here is the setup:

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Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-0970A-DS3P this supports the AM3+ for my new FX processor and it has a lot of good reviews and has local support. This is also bang for the buck, not that expensive. This would house all of my new stuffs so I picked the one with the Ultra Durable badge Smile

Processors: AMD FX 8320 which is at 3.5 to 4.0 GHZ, I havent done anything with this, everything is plug and play for now. Oh by the way, it has 8 cores.

Memory: Kingston Hyper-X Fury I got a Dual Channel, DDR3 on 2pcs x 8GB. Nothing much, just 16GB of RAM for Unity and Visual Studio and stuffs.

Video/Graphics Card: I am reusing by Sapphire 7950 3GB GDDR5. This supports the 4 Monitors. I blogged how its done here.

Hard Drives: For the operating system, I am using a Crucial M500 SSD and it boots Windows 8.1 in 10 seconds.  I have one Western Digital and a Seagate SATA hard drives as slaves. SSD is not cheap enough these days, I only got a 128GB and I had to install most of my other applications in the WD and Seagate. But man, Visual Studio is fast on an SSD.

Casing: I am still using the old Cougar Evolution from my old build. Its really nice that they have built-in cable management and you can hide the cables at the back of the case. It also has fan control, since I am using this rig, it would be hot and cooling is my next upgrade so stay tuned.

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Standing up, its high enough to have air circulation, pig with fur for scale. Sorry, no banana, he ate it. Its my dog, floppy. He is always there, fur everywhere. So I have put some stockings in the fan so that dust and fur would not go inside the casing.

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A closer look inside. Fans are big but Gigabyte has still space for Crossfire! (my 4th and final update, if le wife permits)

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We have a blue-violet thing going on the LED. These helps if you want to look inside the casing and the fans are spinning on top are exhausts. And its kinda cool to look at Smile

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Performance: Using this rig, we can test if finally we can set all games in Ultra. applications for work use more power.

These sceenshots are done on a default / stock mode, without any OC.

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Using AMD OverDrive: 11954

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8 Cores are still not doing anything Smile 

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CPU-Z

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Finally, Warhammer 40K series! Set on Ultra settings, while raining on the Angel gates where there are 100+ spawns and still not lagging.

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So until the next upgrade!

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johndelizo

I'm John and in the daytime I am the Chief Technology Officer of VFTS.NET - a consulting firm that specializes on development and deployment of business solutions created with .NET framework on Windows platform and Windows infrastructure projects. I am a core member of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and I regularly conduct technical sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. I am a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Cloud and Datacenter Management Technical Expertise but away from any keyboard I spend hours reading books, travel, explore, and being busy with my dog named Floppy.

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