Build night it was!
Processors arrived from Megaware via AusPost, picked up around 1.30pm.
Tone started the install around 5, on and off with distractions, Parts joined in about 7, just as tone bolted down the spanking new GTX N260OC.
While Tone got on with BIOS updates & messing about with SATA drivers, Parts busied himself with hands on hardware. .
2 different case designs chosen posed their own problems, my older revived Antec Lanboy was a very snug fit, while Part’s Cooler Master™ RC590 SECC Case enjoyed luxurious space, but the bottom mounted power supply forced some challenging wire routing decicions.
After a gueling session, Parts departed at 11.30, and Tone ploughed on with the software install untill the wee hours. When do you stop eh! I figured when I had tested the first game on this beast. Grid has just finished intalling. PARTY TIME!
Sorry for the late update Raw, been a bit distracted
After setting everything up in Grid, then determining that turning off Hyperthreading was a good idea, I settled into a lap of Spa! Beautifully rendered smoke billowed from the tyres, and minute details, like sparks comming off the disk brakes completed the smooth running scene. I was thrilled when an AI car rolled in front of me, with bitties of detailed debris flying off in all directions! Before I’d completed a lap, the phone rang, with the missus asking "don’t you think it’s time for bed?". At 5am, I left the enclave, content that Deep Thought truly could answer the problems of life, the universe and everything. Well, in my gaming universe for a few years anyway.
GAMING IS GO – THIS FRIDAY, March 23.
Hopefully an intended run of early nights this week will see me in good steed for Friday, where our new rigs can be pitted against the Edge Elite’s best and brightest. Yes Raw, I’m talking about … Stormy .. lol.