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Congratulations to wermad, who isn't afraid of a few wires! (One of the setbacks of Surround; half a dozen or more monitor-related cables trailing off the desk...)



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Must admit, I'm wondering how distracting having the monitors at different levels is - it drives me nuts if stuff doesn't line up perfectly...
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I saw this asked earlier, but I didn't really see a response detailing how much of a negative effect it has.

So, it seems that 3D glasses necessary for 3DV surround block a great portion of your peripheral vision, and block much of the view of the side monitors.

And if you sit back farther, you lose the "surround" effect.

Can anyone who has dealt with this problem please comment? Does anyone own a 3DV surround setup and find that the surround setup is still beneficial with 3D glasses on?
Thought I answered this, maybe it was a different thread. You can't see about 35% of your flanking monitors in 3DVS with 3 x 23" at normal desk viewing distance. I don't notice it when I'm using it, it's just a fact to note.

I played the Black Ops helicopter level in 3DVS the other day just for kicks, and the realism of the experience of being in the copter almost made me sick.
That's a good thing, by the way.
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Hm.

Scan have the EVGA 2.5GB GTX570 on pre-order (should have been in on the 14th). £311 each.

Only two things holding me back right now:

1) I told myself I wasn't going to buy from Scan again.
2) I don't have £622 hanging around doing nothing.

Bah, Kepler is months away, it's unlikely they're going to get cheaper... at least until then. *grumbles*
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Hm.

Scan have the EVGA 2.5GB GTX570 on pre-order (should have been in on the 14th). £311 each.

Only two things holding me back right now:

1) I told myself I wasn't going to buy from Scan again.
2) I don't have £622 hanging around doing nothing.

Bah, Kepler is months away, it's unlikely they're going to get cheaper... at least until then. *grumbles*
That is quite steep, it's like £60 dearer than the standard evga 570's.
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Hey, I am running 2 Gigabyte SOC GTX 470's and I'm getting load temps of 103c while playing Dirt 2 @ max. *** is going on. all I've read about max 470sli temp is that people are early 90s late 80s temps without water cooling. is it possible I have a bad set of cards? I'll post pics in a moment
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Hey, I am running 2 Gigabyte SOC GTX 470's and I'm getting load temps of 103c while playing Dirt 2 @ max. *** is going on. all I've read about max 470sli temp is that people are early 90s late 80s temps without water cooling. is it possible I have a bad set of cards? I'll post pics in a moment
They are aftermarket cards, and dump heat into the case, how are your case fans and air-flow?

I'll look up your case.
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My top 2 fans suck i. I might change them to exhaust . bottom 1 blows out.
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So the back on exhausts, the bottom one exhausts the front is intake, and the top 2 are intake?
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Yeah top 2 are intake
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That is quite steep, it's like £60 dearer than the standard evga 570's.
It's not that that really bothers me too much - the cards with increased VRAM always seem to command a huge premium from the 'better' manufacturers. That said, the first 2GB 460s in the UK were Palits, and they were £13 more expensive than their 1GB equivalents... so it doesn't always tally.

Methinks EVGA are doing a bit of price-gouging. It's not Scan or the traditional 'rip off Britain' effect, as even a direct price comparison (when VAT is added @ 20%) is £296. So it's a £15 markup - one of the smaller I've seen in recent years...

Thing is, the next 'step up' in terms of power are 3GB GTX580s, and they're £420 for the cheapest.

...

Why on earth is the EVGA 570HD clocked at 797MHz and £251, while the 'stock' card is @ 732MHz and £270? I usually maintain high enough internal case air through-flow that cards that dump heat "externally" don't decrease temps on anything more than the "internal" heat dump cards do, so if that's the only reason, EVGA are being sneaky-sneaky and taking advantage of those who think external exhausts are a bonus.
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