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    Just post stuff about computers or your computer. Stuff such as builds, products, specs, overclocking, etc.

    I personally just went out and got an i7 2700k on sale at Microcenter for my first build.
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      CommentAuthorrcrider4
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2012
     
    I haven't built a computer yet (I needed a laptop and that isn't worth the time to build as it doesn't save much money at all and I don't have enough cash to build a desktop now, and I don't really need to) but my laptop is a pretty good one for not being a gaming PC.

    It's an HP dv6-6b51nr.
    Specs:
    Intel Core i7-2670QM (2.2 GHz with 3.1GHz TurboBoost)
    8 GB of DDR3 SDRAM
    2 GB AMD Radeon HD 6770M switchable graphics
    1 TB 5400 rpm HDD (I wish it was a hybrid SSD boot/HDD storage drive with 7200 rpm, but I couldn't choose the specs as it wasn't custom ordered. It would have been much more expensive to custom build it with these specs, let alone upgrading a few things)
    Blu-Ray drive
    15.6" 1080p display
    I'm not going into the ports. If you want that, Google it :P
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    ^That's pretty much the same computer I have. It runs pretty good for the price
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    Mine is pretty good for $675.

    Asus U46E
    - Intel i7 (2.7GHz w/3.5GHz turbo)
    - 8GB DDR3 RAM
    - The dreaded Intel HD Graphics 3000 (it's what brings down this computer honestly)
    - 14-in display (so it's still very portable)
    - stuff

    The original price was $800 but through a combination of discounts at Office Depot we got it for $675. Ballin'.

    Also A113 has the same computer which means that I can be related to A113 which means that I can be related to A113 in NoLimits skill amirite.
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      CommentAuthorrcrider4
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2012
     
    Posted By: LaunchTower^That's pretty much the same computer I have. It runs pretty good for the price

    It is very good for the price. I got it back in March for about $1040 (at the time, there was a MacBook with pretty much the exact same specs for about $4000, but PCs that with those specs then were more around the $1500 range, if not more. I was very happy when I found it for that price)
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      CommentAuthorIbanez
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2012
     
    Built mine 1.5 years ago...price at that time was around 2000$

    - Intel Core i7 (currently at 3.5GHz/ turbo 4GHz)
    - 12GB DDR3 1600 RAM
    - Two time a ASUS EAH6970 DCII
    - 700W CM Powersupply
    - over the last year I bought lots of HDD and currently I have 3TB installed :)
    - 80GB SSD for my System (Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit)
    - Cooler Master H.A.F 932 Special Edition Pure Black Tower
    - currently using a 2 week old 27" Samsung SyncMaster (I have 3x 21" Syncmasters to get a tripple monitor setup)

    - The ability to run NL at 100+ fps on every coaster so far :)

    I guess my whole desktop is worth 2500-3000$ or something in that range
    • CommentAuthorROLLER97
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2012 edited
     
    I'm actually building my first pc next thursday!

    Intel Core i7 2600k - CPU
    Corsair H60 - CPU Cooler
    Asus P8Z77-V Pro - Motherboard
    16GB Corsair XMS - RAM
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB - Hard drive
    MSI Geforce GTX660 tf - Video card
    Some random optical drive (LG)
    Coolermaster GX 650Watt - Power supply
    Coolermaster Elite 430 - Case
    Windows 7 Home Premium - OS

    Going to cost around €1100,-
    • CommentAuthorJAKool
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2012
     
    It's a computer. It has NoLimits. What more do you need?
    • CommentAuthortehSaturn
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2012 edited
     
    ^ Hurr durr, almost any computer can run NL.

    Anyways, my build.

    AMD FX4100 OC'd @ 4.4ghz (Turbo off)
    8GB Kingston HyperX Blu 1333 RAM
    nVidia GTX 460 oc'd @ 935mhz Core/2150mhz RAM (might replace this with a ATI HD7850 soon)
    Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 inside an Antec Three-Hundred case
    Samsung SATA DVD-RW drive
    Samsung 1TB SATA HDD
    Outputting on an Acer 23" Widescreen Monitor @ 1920x1080, smexy.
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    Well, it's official. Due to a copious amount of gift cards that I've been hoarding and just found, I'll be buying a liquid super cooling system that will allow me to overclock my 2700k to 5.8 ghz stable. Plus, I have the overclocking warranty so I can just go nuts with this thing.
    • CommentAuthortehSaturn
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2012 edited
     
    I never got into liquid cooling TBH, seems over my head as well as time consuming. I've found that maxxing out my fan system inside the Antec Three Hundred case (5 fans, 2 intake/3 exhaust) provides serious air movement and keeps things as cool as I need them to be. And its a lot cheaper. :3 One thing I like about the FX series, it overclocks like a baws. I can easily get a 1+Ghz overclock off my FX4100 (stock is 3.6 ghz), but the power consumption gets stupid after awhile. Some people are like "Hurr durr AMD is bad hurr durr" but so far I haven't had any bottleneck issues with my system and it handles (almost) everything I throw at it with no problems @ max settings. Only program that gives me issues is Star Wars: The Old Republic, which has been giving me some graphics issues and nearly maxxing my GTX 460 out on occasion. Hence why I'm looking at a ATI 7850 instead. HWCompare.com shows that the 7850 stomps on the 460, and seems reasonably priced vs the GTX 660 cards I've seen (the only card that looks comparable to the 7850)

    I'm running 4.4ghz on STOCK COOLING though. Under load w/ Prime95, I think I capped out somewhere in the mid to high 40's Celcius.

    Come at me, bro.
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    My build: iMac 27" quad-core i7



    Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU - 860 @ 2.80GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
    Memory: 8192MB RAM
    Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850
    Display: 2560 x 1440
    HDD: 1TB + 1TB external

    I love the clean simple look, and i love that there is no tower, the webcam is built in along with the mic, the keyboard and mouse are wireless and Bluetooth with built in WIFI etc. My printer is wireless and Bluetooth. So desk = clutter free and clean.

    I plan to do a custom build next time, but im concerned about clutter and lots of wires, any tips?
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      CommentAuthorrcrider4
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2012
     
    That may possibly be the cleanest computer desk I have ever seen 0.o
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      CommentAuthordjd711
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2012 edited
     
    The Alienware I ordered arrives tomorrow and I am really excited! It's the m17x with the following specs:

    Processor: Intel Core i7-3610 @ 3.3GHz
    Memory: 12 GB RAM
    GFX: 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680m
    Hard Drives: 750 GB HDD + 32GB mSATA Caching SSD (Boot Drive)

    I know Alienware seem to get a lot of bashing from the haters for some reason but I don't see why. I admit they are quite pricey but they are well built systems and I personally love the styling.

    In the end including my student discount and striking a deal with the sales rep I managed to get mine for £1,475 so not too bad for that spec.
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    ^long time no speak mate, that's a nice spec you have coming.
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    I'm planning on downsizing my computer to a mini-ITX case soon. This is what It'll have

    Case - Cooler Master Elite 120
    CPU - Intel i5 3450 @ 3.1GHz (methinks)
    Memory - Corsair Vengeance 8GB @ 1600Mhz
    Drives - 120GB Corsair Force GT SSD + 1TB Hard drive
    GPU - Gigabyte Geforce GTX 460 OC 1GB

    That works out at about £400 ($650) excluding graphics card, PSU and HDD, and including extra case fans. So it's not bad value methinks.

    The main things I'll be looking to upgrade after I get that are the GPU (which is my current one) and a faster HDD (my current one gets read/write speeds about a 5th of what I'd expect from the SSD). a new GPU would add 50% onto the price I'm looking at, and the 460 is still a nice card anyways.

    here's a parts list
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    Posted By: rcrider4That may possibly be the cleanest computer desk I have ever seen 0.o

    Holy crap yes! I want my desk to look like that!!! But living with sisters means that I have hair products all over my desk...
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      CommentAuthorrcrider4
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2012
     
    Isn't that what the bathroom is for? Or their own desks?...
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    ^You would think right?
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      CommentAuthorrcrider4
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2012
     
    If I were you, I would just move it. They can find a different place to put their stuff...
    • CommentAuthorROLLER97
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2012
     
    Yesterday I build mine, between 60fps and 650 fps O.O
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    I was just talking to my friend who just so happens to be a computer enthusiast. I asked him what CPU he used. He said i7 3960x overclocked at 5.8 ghz, 6.5 ghz turbo.

    mother of god...


    EDIT: This is the fastest production, assembled computer that money can buy.
    • CommentAuthorbigjoe97
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2012
     
    If you're looking for that ridiculous of a computer, it would be vastly cheaper and more flexible to just build it yourself, instead of buying a preconfigured model.
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    So I'm thinking get 4K monitors x6 and a top spec Mac Pro this december for around £15,000 who is with me?

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      CommentAuthoraw555000
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2013 edited
     
    I have a HP Pavilion G6-1331sa Laptop
    Processor - AMD Quad-Core A8-3520M (1.6 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache)
    Operating System - Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64
    RAM - 6 GB (1 x 2 GB, 1 x 4 GB) DDR3 + 1 GB DDR3 dedicated graphics Memory
    Graphics card - AMD Radeon HD 6620G + 7450M Dual GPU
    Hard drive - 750 GB
    Screen - 16 inches

    It does everything well which is surprising as I've altered a lot of the windows explorer shell to my own custom design.
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      CommentAuthorChukensky
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2013 edited
     
    Let's be honest, is 4k really necessary on monitors ?
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    You guys should just fire off a geekbench result, it will show your overall score and show all of your comp specs.

    My 32-bit test results. Couldn't do 64 bit because of Geekbench tryout, not full version...
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    I got a new laptop computer recently. Will this be good enough for NL2? I can usually run Colder Fusion with a minimum of 22 fps.

    • Dell Inspiron 7520

    • Intel Core i7-3612QM Processor 2.10GHz

    • Windows 7 Ultimate 64

    • 16 GB RAM

    • Intel HD Graphics 4000

    • 1366 x 768 max screen resolution

    • 595 GB hard drive space


    These are my 32-bit Geekbench results btw.
    • CommentAuthorJAKool
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2013
     
    I want to get a Vanguard, but for I have to settle with an Acer Aspire with:

    -Win 7
    -Intel Core i5 3450
    -AMD Radeon HD 7570 1024MB
    -8GB DDR3 memory
    -2TB Hard Drive
    -DVD Super Multi drive
    -Wireless LAN
    -Multi-in-1 Media Card Reader

    Literally typed that word-for-word off the side of my comp.
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      CommentAuthorChukensky
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2013
     
    Meh, upgrading at Christmas, but I don't fell it's necessary

    -I7 3770K
    -Nvidea GeForce GTX 660
    -16gb RAM
    -2Terrabyte HDD
    -256GB SSD
    -1920 x 1080 Hp 23 xi Monitor
    -Windows 8.1
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      CommentAuthorL Bosch
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2013 edited
     
    My current system:

    - Acer Aspire 7750G Laptop
    - 17.3" 1600x900px Display
    - Windows 7 Professional 64bit
    - Intel i7 2.2GHz
    - 16GB DDR3
    - AMD Radeon HD 6650M 2GB
    - Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD (my latest upgrade)
    - 5TB of external WD Elements Portable Harddrives

    My Laptop is now 2 years old, was kind of hard to get one like this at the time...
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      CommentAuthorvdveen
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2013 edited
     
    Built a high-end gaming pc two years ago, still standing strong:

    i5 2500K (i7 then only marginally better than this but much more expensive)
    HIS (AMD) 6950 IceQ X Turbo 2GB
    16GB RAM
    1TB HDD
    Double 1080 screens, of which one is an IPS screen
    Win 7 (thank god)
    • CommentAuthorStr3icher
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2013
     
    My first mac and its not the last one :)

    MacBook Pro Retina 15" (mid 2012) Most in use ~90%

    15,4" IPS Display (16:10 / 2880x1800) -> everything looks epic
    Intel Core i7-3615QM (2,3 GHz)
    Intel HD Graphic 4000 + Nvidia GT 650M (1GB GDDR5)
    8GB 1600 MHz DDR3L
    256GB SSD (200GB OS X Mavericks / other Win 7)
    1TB 2,5" external HDD

    After years of using Windows i can´t see it anymore especially after Win8 but most applications and games only run on Windows (thx to Direct X API).

    My self made PC (since 2009) only ~10% in use

    Intel Core i7 920 (2,66GHz)
    6GB DDR3
    Asus DirectCu II Radeon HD 7950 (3GB GDDR5) (2012) <- AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5870 (2010) <- ATI Radeon HD 4830 (2009)
    1TB HDD :(
    23“ (16:9 / 1920x1080)
    Win 7 Pro
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      CommentAuthornolimiters
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2013 edited
     
    Bought a Samsung Ultrabook 9 last month.
    The lightest (1,58kg) and thinnest (14,9 mm) 15 inch (1600x900) Laptop. Main reason is to take it to school everyday.

    Intel Core i5
    Intel HD Graphic 4000
    128 GB SSD
    8 GB RAM
    Windows 8.1
    Pretty impressive battery too. 6 hours with heavy use.
    • CommentAuthorDommy
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2013
     
    I'll buy a new imac this week:

    Intel i5 Quad-Core 3,4 GHZ (3,8 turbo boost)
    8 GB DDR3 RAM 1600 MHZ
    1 TB HDD 7200 RPM
    nVidia GEFORCE GTX 775M 2GB GDDR5 memory
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    My build is somewhat old, and due for an upgrade around tax time, but my current specs are:

    AMD FX-4300 OC@4.5GHz (To be replaced with an FX-8350.)
    8GB DDR3 1600 RAM
    nVidia GTX560 (To be replaced with a Radeon HD7970)

    If I were going for a whole new build, I might have seriously considered getting a nVidia GTX780Ti, but with my current motherboard I'd be wasting a lot of potential. Not to mention that to buy a motherboard capable of handling that beast would necessitate a new processor as well, since AMD hasn't released a motherboard chipset with PCIe 3.0 capabilities yet. But the best gaming performance on the market for $700? Sign me up!
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    Old Dell XPS15 laptop from late 2011.

    Intel i5 2430M @2.40 GHz
    6Gb RAM
    500 Gb Hard Drive
    nVidia GeForce GT540

    Honestly it's getting a bit old and I'm going to need an upgrade fairly soon but I think I'm probably going to end up going for something more portable (this thing is impractically heavy for daily carrying) probably a higher end Ultrabook running Windows 7 and keep this as more of an NL machine for home.
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      CommentAuthors4mumu
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2013
     
    I recently upgraded my late 2006 white MacBook late 2008 13 inches MacBook

    Intel Core 2 Duo
    2.4GHz
    4Gb RAM (originally 2)
    256 Gb ROM
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

    It never runs nolimits under 20 fps, even with the heaviest rides, so it's widely sufficient for me.
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    So I'm building my own PC, so far I've got this:

    • CPU: Overclocked Intel® Core™i7-4770k Quad Core (3.50GHz @ max 4.40GHz)
    • Motherboard: ASUS® Z87-A: ATX, USB3.0, SATA6GB/S, SLi, XFIRE
    • Memory (RAM): 32GB KINGSTON HYPER-X BEAST DUAL-DDR3 2133MHz X.M.P (4 x 8GB)
    • Graphics Card: 4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 770 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
    • 2nd Graphics Card: 4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 770 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
    • 3rd Graphics Card: NONE
    • 1st Hard Disk: 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 520MB/sW)
    • 2nd Hard Disk: 2TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 64MB CACHE
    • RAID: NONE
    • 1st DVD: 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
    • 2nd DVD: NONE
    • Case: CORSAIR GRAPHITE SERIES™ 600T WHITE MID-TOWER CASE
    • Power Supply: CORSAIR 650W RM SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
    • Processor Cooling: Corsair H60 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
    • Extra Case Fans: Standard Fill all slots
    • Thermal Paste: ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
    • Fan Controller: NONE
    • Sound Card: ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
    • Wireless/Wired Networking: ASUS PCE-AC68 AC1900 802.11ac Dual-band Wireless PCI-E Adapter
    • USB Options: MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
    • Firewire: 3 Port IEEE 1394a Firewire PCI Card
    • Monitor: IIYAMA XB2779QS-S1 27" IPS LED 2560x1440 Widescreen Monitor
    • 2nd Monitor: IIYAMA XB2779QS-S1 27" IPS LED 2560x1440 Widescreen Monitor
    • Warranty: 3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
    • Miscellaneous: FREE WATCH DOGS with GTX 660 & 7 Series GPUs!

    Price (excluding VAT): £1,993.33 ($3380.69)

    If you see anything that could be better, or anything critically wrong with this set up, comment away.
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    If you're going to spend that much i would make the jump to the 780.
    • CommentAuthorSohcahtoa
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
     
    I'd go for an AMD Radeon R9 295X2 and mine Dogecoin or some other crypto-currency with my spare GPU clock cycles.

    It's what I currently do with the R9 290 I have now.
    • CommentAuthorJAKool
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
     
    ^That AMD only has one monitor port though, and he seems to be planning on two. Definitely go with an Nvidia I say, they're the top of the line.
    • CommentAuthorSohcahtoa
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
     
    It has FIVE monitor ports. Only one of them is DVI though. The other 4 are Display Port, and you can get DisplayPort -> DVI adapters for under $10.
    • CommentAuthorReal
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014 edited
     
    Where do you get DVI to Display ports for under 10 bucks? I suppose if you want to go with a non-active adapter but active adapters will run you 25 USD or so. No point in getting non-active, if he ever wanted to run 3 monitors (or say, run Eyefinity/NV surround) you have to have active.

    Still, I don't know. The mining of crypto-currency seems odd.


    Archy, what are you doing with all that power? What needs 2 770s in SLI? or an OC'd 4770k? There are some applications, but I'm running a single 770 with 4 monitors on a 3750k OCd to 4.2ghz and not much I throw at it really lags at all. you might shave seconds off the time it takes me to do something and were talking a grand less?

    I play a racing sim that runs and renders each screen seperately at roughly 120fps constant with settings near max. Mind you, it has some of the most advanced physics calculations going on as well for any racing sim on the market. So advanced, NASCAR, IndyCar, and many other drivers use it to train on tracks - so its pretty intense. Handles it without any issues. If I dropped a monitor, Id be sitting near 200FPS.

    The IPS monitors though - good choice. I wish I could afford 3 IPS monitors but not right now, maybe not ever.
    • CommentAuthorSohcahtoa
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
     
    Here's one for $8.50, but yeah, it's non-active.

    Crypto-currencies are certainly a strange beast, but they're slowly growing. Hell, right now there's a Dogecoin car in NASCAR.
    • CommentAuthormrfeeny
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014 edited
     
    The thing that sucks though it that crypto-currencies are driving up the prices of Graphics cards quite significantly. There was about a $100 jump in high end graphics card prices a month or two ago due to the growing popularity of mining for dogecoin.

    Oh and Archy that's a pretty damn solid setup you got there, your going to be happy with it, I might get a better Power Supply though if your running that much hardware, maybe a 750W or so. I think your fine with the 770's, especially if your getting two for an SLI setup. If you change your Graphics cards maybe get one AMD Radeon R9 295X2 and then wait for a pricedrop to get a second.
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    @Real: What monitors are you running?

    @MrFreeny: I forgot to update the PSU, I changed it to a CORSAIR 1000W RM SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET. It worked out that I'll need up to 875W for all the hardware, and to get 1000W to play it safe.

    I also changed the case to a CORSAIR GRAPHITE SERIES™ 600T WHITE MID-TOWER CASE.
    • CommentAuthorReal
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
     
    2 BenQ 2450s (outer 2) and my center is BenQ RL 24". I basically have 2 "ordinary" monitors for my outer ones, but a 2ms gaming monitor for my center, all BenQ.

    I do have a second card in my machine but not SLI. Its just an older GTS 250 thats running my 4th monitor, a Dell 24" 16x10 workstation monitor. Its up above the middle.
    Looks like this: