Why selecting computer default settings are sometimes the best option.
First you must unlock both your CPU and Graphics card chip using the software package supplied with your hardware. Please Note: Some early CPU will not allow you to do this. Always be mindful to check for newly released software updates. This system (details below) does not lack in speed or power so I have happily selected “DEFAULTS” for almost everything. As long as you are not using the computer for competitive gaming then the default settings are cool to run and give better longevity.
With defaults set the Gigabyte Nvidia graphics card GTX 470SOC runs silently with a temperature range between 34C at 60Hz for 2D and up to 65C at 120Hz for 3D. At 60Hz the graphics card temperature drops down considerably to as low as 34C, it is this decreased work load that gives the system much greater longevity without any noticeable loss of image quality or speed.
The system performance is nothing short of outstanding. The Nvidia card runs well with 3 fans at 40%, this again is the default setting with no problems. The build was a six month project put together between November 2010 to April 2011. The delay only due to lack of funds, but now finished is a heavily used and very worthwhile project.
Design and Build: “THE 3D HD JET” – Total Cost $2,900.00 AUD/USD
AMD 6 Core Phenom II Black Edition 1090T, 3.8 Ghz Turbo core; Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H Rev 2.1 Motherboard; 8 Gig RAM Compatible RAM DDR3 Black label OCZ; Hard Drives x2 SATA WD Green 500Gb, Samsung Blu-ray 3D Optical Drive, Full HD 1080, Lite-On IHAS524 24xDVDRW Super All Write, Samsung RZ2233 22inch Monitor 120Hz LCD 3D, Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 470 SOC Graphics Card 1248MB Ram, 3D Nvidia Shutter Glasses kit; Zalman Z7 Case; Zalman 4 Rail 600Watt Power Supply, Keyboard & Mouse Logitech, Windows 7 Professional; Microsoft Office 2007, Cyberlink Power DVD 10 Ultra.
Pros and Cons:
Pros:This is a first class build with the option of 3D or 2D HD Viewing depending on the content source. The system is powerful, runs “fast cool and quiet”. An unexpected bonus is that the system virtually eliminates any need for buffering when watching internet video. An all round class build for just under $2,900.00 AUD/USD cables odds and ends included.
Cons:The Samsung 3D Monitor has a single channel DVI input, and no option of any HDMI connection, This limits the use somewhat. Conclusion: Four Gold stars out of five, If it was not for the lack of a HDMI socket on the monitor, then this would definitely be a five star build