Setup

This is where it gets a bit tricky. Like I said before, this is a stock trading PC, not a gaming PC. So the second GPU was there just to add monitors, nothing else. I could really care less about the performance gain that we would have received with running them in SLi. Once in Windows it recognized both cards but we didn’t enable SLi since the board didn’t support it. The Nvidia driver only shows one card but the second card is outputting video.

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Nice and clean inside, and quiet too

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4 monitors? No problem

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GPU's running, monitors working, perfect!

With everything running right and all of the drivers installed we turned our attention to setting up windows to work with the SSD and the 500gb secondary drive. This usually isn’t a big deal but with people that have only had one drive in their PC’s it can get some getting used to. For anyone thinking about getting a small SSD for their boot drive, I say do it. Save some cash for other things and still feel the boost in speed. Your really not going to notice the space. On my 80gb I still have 45gb free.
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Over the years people become accustomed to something and it is hard for them to change. Now having two drives in his PC, Matt had to teach himself to always download items  on the second drive. Overall though I would easily recommend a 30gb drive. The only items that your really going to put on there anyways is the OS, browser of choice and a couple other small programs. You’re not going to be installing games on any SSD, your just not going to see that big of an increase in speed.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #20930 16 Nov 2011 16:34
Todays write-up :)
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Myndmelt replied the topic: #20931 16 Nov 2011 18:25
Nice build. I like the 4 monitors stand, even though that part wasn't new. How can I get an over-sized LanOC mousepad like that?

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