New Gaming Rig

I’ve been playing Eve for the past year on a spare laptop and a old desktop rig that has a AGP 8x video card (blerg). The desktop PSU went up in a puff of smoke (literally) so I decided to get a new desktop machine.

Here’s what I got:

  • Intel Core i7-920 processor (8MB L3 Cache 2.66GHz)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit

I’m now able to run 2x Eve clients at 1280×960 in High Detail with Shadows Enabled both holding 60 FPS with the CPU sitting at 19% utilized, amazing. I’ve been doing a lot of station spinning lately! You’ll see a lot of pretty screenshots in my posts from now on.

3 Comments on “New Gaming Rig”

  1. Awesome and Congrats on the new machine! I’ve been enjoying your site quite well lately, can’t wait to see the new screen shots.

  2. Gavin Darkwater says:

    Hey man, long time reader through capsuleer, and I had to comment! Return that 260! Do it naow! Look at the new 5000 series from ati/amd, I believe a 5770 is in the same price range but is built for multiple display gaming and has dx11 compatibility and uses less power while generating less heat. Oh and it slaps the 260 around and takes it’s lunch money.

    Email me if you have questions, happy to help!

  3. Gavin Darkwater says:

    Oh, and since I guess I didn’t post it earlier, good looking build! What Mobo and case did you put all that in? Forget the screenies, give us shots of the new rig!

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