3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 29, 2016 7:55 PM by highlander

    current build + roadmap


      my specs:

      msi 990fxa-gd65

      fx8350 oc to 4.5

      corsair h55

      16gb 4x4 corsair vengance pro 1866

      msi gtx 960 2gb gaming edition

      samsung 850 evo ssd

      samsung 1tb 7200 hhd

      xfx 750w psu

      and a cheap acer 1080p 60hz monitor.


      i have use finished modding a open air test bench case.

      took top grill and fan off and replaced it with a perspex window.

      added 4x80mm fans to make up for the fan i took out.

      added a fan controller + lcd smartie just to fill the gap.

      and added a voltage meter.


      now that im finished on the case

      im ordering my first 1080p 75hz aoc free sync monitor tomorrow

      with the intention of 2 more for eyefinity with free sync

      and then i be swopping the gtx960 for 2x r9 390

      resson im leaving the gpu to last is incase amd bring out a better one before i get to the gpu stage


      due tofact im going down the free sync with eyefinity route

      my options on gpu's are limited as it will need to have 3 dp ports.

      plus the 8gb on the 390 will help out alot on eyefinity



      Message was edited by: shane macleod

        • Re: current build + roadmap


          got my first aoc 1080p 1ms 75hz monitor today

          got to say it a massive difference compared to the cheap acer next to it.

          i will be ordering another 1 next week and then the 3rd for eyefinity 2 weeks after.

          it has freesync. but im currently on a nvidia card. as i plan to get the r9 390 but holding out til i got everything else to see if a newer amd card comes out.

          will update again in 3weeks when i have eyefinity setup..... well surround as currently a gtx card



          as for the monitor, i found no reviews on it but it gets a 10/10 from me

          its the aoc g2260vwq6

          i got it from ccl for under £100.

          my review of it. the plastic is good and strong compared to my acer which is flimsy and cheap.

          came with the displayport cable but is a silver. the wire is still and hard to bend. and only 1m long.

          the colour is a massive difference compared.

          plus the 1ms has made a big difference in game compared to the acer 5ms.

          games feel so smooth.

          so over all a great monitor and feels like a massive upgrade and at the same price.

          defo one my best buys so far.

            • Re: current build + roadmap

              12694594_10153812776495568_6309087305224930882_o.jpg triple freesync monitors finished.

              there 1080p 1ms 75hz. and a massive difference over my old acer.

              also got a large mouse mat, and a new mouse.

              and am now saving for a r9 390 to run the freesync..

              even though im currently gaming just fine on the 3 monitors with a gtx960 2gb

              so will update again in 2 weeks when i get the new gpu..

                • Re: current build + roadmap

                  well its been about 2 weeks. i got the money for the new gpu.

                  then i read about dx12 new thing. where you can put a nvidia card with a amd and it will crossfire them.

                  and that on dx11 if got a 2gb sli setup you still only have 2gb of vram but on dx12 you will now have 4gb.


                  which put me at a dilema. because thats great, if i keep my current gtx960 and get a amd card.

                  i can put the amd in my first pci slot and run my monitors off it. then add my 960 to the 2nd pci.

                  that way dx11 should ignore the nivdia card is there. but if its a dx12 game it will use both.


                  with all that said. i had the faught that i dont need a r9 390 then.

                  i can do the job with a r9 380 and save myself £100.

                  but im running a triple monitor freesync setup, and the r9 390 is the lowest amd card that has the 3 displayports.


                  so the big question here is. can fressync eyefinity work over a dp hub?