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Got the NEX1500 PSU up and running, gonna put it through its paces. At first, got everything hooked up and "whirl-stop", nothing happens. I thought oh crapola, DOA PSU. Did some troubleshooting and found out one of the SATA power cables must have a short in it. Switched it out for another cable and it works. We will see if EVGA ships out a replacement cable. At least the short-protection on the PSU works and prevents it from powering up.

Then just for kicks I set the DIP switch on 100% fan on to see what it is like. Holy mother of Toledo, I thought someone had turned on a full size home vacuum cleaner on right next to me. eek.gif

I thought the reviewers were just embellishing when they said the fan was loud. At 100%, it is just absurd. Now weather under load with regular PWM control and forcing the speed down controls the noise, we shall see. If the software cannot control the fan properly, the PSU will have to be returned or the internal fan modified/replaced. Not sure how such a fan got past even stage 1 of designing this PSU. On water cooled machines, the PSU is usually the only thing that must have a fan and be air cooled. So having a quiet PSU is actually one of the most desirably traits of any component. redface.gif
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Debezel and de matte looks amazing. I have a Phillips 222EL with 20M-1 contrast and I detest it. Probably going to get a IPS monitor which is not matte. Any suggestions?
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Debezel and de matte looks amazing. I have a Phillips 222EL with 20M-1 contrast and I detest it. Probably going to get a IPS monitor which is not matte. Any suggestions?

Is it for gaming? If so get the Asus VG248QE snd run Lightboost and remove the matte film. thumb.gif
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Vega what's the liquid you're going to be using with the sub zero system?
 
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Vega what's the liquid you're going to be using with the sub zero system?

Nothing crazy, just distilled water with water wetter and a touch of propylene glycol. Allows me to run around -3C or so before slushing.
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Surround test results are in...


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Scaling in Skyrim, Witcher 2, Metro and FarCry3 is pretty good. Coming in the 40-45% range with 50% being perfect scaling. Although, Valley 1.0 and Battlefield 3 scaling fared worse, in the 20-30% range. Not sure if it is an SLI profile issue or something else. I checked to make sure I was not CPU nor PCI-E limited, which I was not.

Playing beautiful FarCry 3 at 113 FPS on 3x 120 Hz Portrait Lightboost Surround with all settings maxed is pretty epic. wheee.gif
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PC on display on my custom designed "floating shelf". No big boxes for me!


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Now the question is, what am I going to do with that last open PCI-E slot? It looks so lonely. redface.gif
Edited by CallsignVega - 3/23/13 at 10:31am
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Geothermal... Holy ****, this is the first time I hear something like that used to cool a PC...

How are you routing the cables from the computer to the monitors/keyboard/mouse/blabla? Hole in the wall? And how did you solve the "turning the pc on without moving between rooms" matter?
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Surround test results are in...

Scaling in Skyrim, Witcher 2, Metro and FarCry3 is pretty good. Coming in the 40-45% range with 50% being perfect scaling. Although, Valley 1.0 and Battlefield 3 scaling fared worse, in the 20-30% range. Not sure if it is an SLI profile issue or something else. I checked to make sure I was not CPU nor PCI-E limited, which I was not.

Playing beautiful FarCry 3 at 113 FPS on 3x 120 Hz Portrait Lightboost Surround with all settings maxed is pretty epic. wheee.gif
How did you verify you we're not reaching a CPU limit in BF3? I am CPU limited with 3930k @ 5ghz / Titan SLI, in some areas of BF3 depending on map or campaign level.

BTW best looking build out of all your builds so far thumb.gif
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