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  Quote karmamule Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: My Aventum 3 arrived and.....Wow, just....wow....
    Posted: 30 Mar 2016 at 12:25pm
My order placed on February 22 has now arrived! My first impression: this is thing is big & heavy. Really big & heavy. As in almost-threw-out-my-back-lifting-get-the-hand-truck-now big & heavy. Oh yeah, and it's gorgeous too.

After hauling it into its new home, pulling out the interior packing material (and a quick inspection to make sure all looked ok) I powered it up and it is indeed a thing of beauty! I had a brief scare when my monitor didn't show anything, but then plugged it in to the other card (I have dual sli strix 980ti cards) it was fine! :::: whew :::::

I'm busy installing my first "let's see how far I can crank things" game, Dragon Age Inquisition (which I've never been able to run maxed-out before) and am looking forward to having it stretch its legs. Even ordinary tasks are flying faster than my former PC (which was no slouch) so I'm sure this will be fun.

Full review to follow in a week or so.

My pic files are too large to post. At some point I'll downsize some and post here, but for now you should be able to see them on google photos















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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Mar 2016 at 1:14pm
Wow. That's real nice looking. Congratulations. Awesome I think the first response when one sees an Aventum for the first time is..THAT IS BIG.Strong Enjoy it. I like the soft tubing better than the hard one. Way easier to work with.
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  Quote db188 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Mar 2016 at 1:44pm
welcome fellow Aventum owner!  congrats on receiving your new system.

i'm a little concerned about that first card you had your monitor plugged into.  it shouldn't really matter which card you had your monitor plugged into.  are you sure the card is functional?  is it being detected in device manager and conflict-free?  drivers up to date?  connections all confirmed? 

nice pics. which monitor is that? 


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  Quote db188 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Mar 2016 at 1:45pm
Originally posted by hoserator

Wow. That's real nice looking. Congratulations. Awesome I think the first response when one sees an Aventum for the first time is..THAT IS BIG.Strong Enjoy it. I like the soft tubing better than the hard one. Way easier to work with.
agreed, it's monstrous!  i wanted to steal one of DS's hand carts when i was there picking it up. 
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Mar 2016 at 2:23pm
Congrats.     

Agreed, either card should work.    Good to double check with the suggestions.   
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  Quote karmamule Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Mar 2016 at 2:25pm
Originally posted by db188

welcome fellow Aventum owner!  congrats on receiving your new system.i'm a little concerned about that first card you had your monitor plugged into.  it shouldn't really matter which card you had your monitor plugged into.  are you sure the card is functional?  is it being detected in device manager and conflict-free?  drivers up to date?  connections all confirmed?  nice pics. which monitor is that? 



All seems fine, the system shows both cards and I could activate sli and sli is definitely working fine because I'm playing DAI on ultrawide and max every setting and everything's smooth and all Temps stayed in mid 30s or lower which is amazing compared to what my prior system did! Perhaps it was just my monitor being fussy.
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Oh and the monitor is an acer predator x34.....
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  Quote db188 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Mar 2016 at 2:58pm
glad to hear all the hw is working as intended...

how're you liking that x34?   i've been holding back on the ultra wide myself for the Asus ROG version.  
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Mar 2016 at 5:03pm
Thank you for posting your review, I added your photos.
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Thanks Alex!   

db188, I'm loving the X34 so far. It looks like early batches had more than a few units w/issues, but mine didn't have any. There's a bit of light bleed on the edges in an all-black screen when I have brightness up higher, but well within what I'd expect.

The picture is phenomenal, and the curve isn't noticeable when in normal sitting range. I'm overclocking mine to 80hz. In theory it can go to 100hz, though most people I see posting about odd little glitches are overclocked to 100, so I may just leave it at 80 or 90 and not worry. Either way it's the best picture from a monitor I've ever owned.

And the speakers were a pleasant surprise. Of course not too bass-capable, but more than usable if I get sick of wearing headphones for a while.

Back to a DS-related note, after using motherboard-based audio on my prior pc I'm glad I asked DS to put in a Soundblaster Z, it sounds fantastic on my headphones. I have Astro A50s and their "fake surround" definitely works much better being fed from that. I have to be careful to not turn things up too loud now, as the bass and overall volume is much more powerful than before.

I wish I were home gaming right now.... Stupid work.

Well, work did pay for the Aventum, so I can't be too upset...

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  Quote valod Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Oct 2016 at 11:15pm
thats a sick setup with the monitor mounted on the wall.

i want to set something like that myself


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Beautiful setup! Congratulations! Are those the performance Corsair LED fans in red?
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Originally posted by valod

thats a sick setup with the monitor mounted on the wall.i want to set something like that myself



I really love it, definitely worth the effort!
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Originally posted by josh134

Beautiful setup! Congratulations! Are those the performance Corsair LED fans in red?


Thanks! Yes they are... :)
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