I completely forgot to report on my completion of the Video Wall ("HershalVision") project. I guess it isn't really complete since we haven't yet ordered the 9 screens, but the computer that's going to drive it all is built and works like a charm. Check out the pictures and their descriptions to see how it all happened. In case you have no idea what I'm talking about, I undertook this challenge in order to build a video wall for use at the Hilton. A video wall is basically a bunch of screens operating as one. Usually you'll see these video walls forming the backdrop on news channels. I'm making one to make a giant screen for running presentations, photo slideshows, and, like the news channels, I nice backdrop for a performance or speech. You may be thinking that it's a little overkill, but remember that LED and LCD screens are, unlike projectors, impervious to ambient lighting conditions.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANYWAY, this thing was a nightmare to put together. First of all, let me begin by saying that EGVA makes really shitty motherboards. I ordered their top-of-the-line motherboard, the EVGA 170-BL-E762-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 4-WAY SLI Classified XL ATX Intel Motherboard. Piece. Of. Shit. First off, the motherboard never worked properly for more than a week. But I successfully replaced it with the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard. This one works like a charm. Too bad I haven't had to use it to its full potential yet.