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Congratulations on the sexy build.

Thats a really cool display setup you have
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Originally Posted by C!rkus;13970532 
Love that stand dude, Where did you get it? Whats it run?

Sexy machine, btw!

Thanks! smile.gif

That's the Planar AS2 dual monitor stand. I've been looking at monitor stands and the two choices were either a Planar AS2 (~$129.99) or the Ergotron DS100 (~$189) but I decided to go with the Planar as it's currently on sale at mwave.com for $115.99 so that made the decision easier for me. smile.gif

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch.asp?scriteria=BA47928

Here's a picture of the back view:

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The installation was pretty straight forward thanks to the clear instructions provided. It looks much cleaner and better compared to having two separate monitor stands and the adjustability is very good and easy.

I only wished it had better cable management so that the cables can be hidden, but other than that, overall, I'm very happy with it so far!
Edited by onedollarinmywallet - 6/23/11 at 11:23am
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Update 7/13/11.

I've decided to go ahead and populate the remaining two DIMM slots (slots #1 and #3) with an additional 8 GB of matching memory (CORSAIR XMS3 8GB; 2 x 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333; CMX8GX3M2A1333C9) for a total of 16 GB. According to the ASUS BIOS, it reports each slot as Corsair 4096 Mbytes, 1333 MHz, CMX8GX3M2A1333C9, XMP Rev. 1.2.

I'm started Memtest 86+ v4.20 and once that is done (or at least the next several hours anyway), will then run Prime95 Blend to test stability overnight.
Edited by onedollarinmywallet - 7/13/11 at 2:52pm
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Hey,
this is an awesome setup, you must be loving it (esp. dual screens).

Any reason why you went with the 1333Mhz RAM as opposed to 1600Mhz or higher? Just wondering for my own rig if it's worth it to go for the higher speeds.
 
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Originally Posted by samywamy10;14212014 
Hey,
this is an awesome setup, you must be loving it (esp. dual screens).

Any reason why you went with the 1333Mhz RAM as opposed to 1600Mhz or higher? Just wondering for my own rig if it's worth it to go for the higher speeds.

Because it was on sale. smile.gif

The first set of the Corsair 8GB kit which I had purchased (bought all the components at different times over the past six months, whenever it goes on sale) was back in 1/27/11 (about $50) and the second set of 8 GB was on 6/23/11 (about $51) after all rebates, coupons, etc.

When I first bought the RAM back in January, Newegg had the Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3 1333 on sale (15% off all desktop memory plus a mail-in rebate for selected vendors as well) so that was what I went with. And since this memory was on ASUS's QVL (Qualified Vendor List) for the specific memory, that made it even better.
Edited by onedollarinmywallet - 7/14/11 at 8:57am
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