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1500$ eyefinity/surround gaming system

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June 10, 2013 9:27:27 PM

Thank you in advance for taking your own time to look at this post.

As you can probably tell from the title, I am interested in building a new pc with adequate eyefinity/surround capabilities. From what I can gather, eyefinity is better because it has had more time to develop and that I should have at least 3 gb of vram on a graphics card for a multi-display system. Also I am confused as to whether or not to do sli/crossfire for multiple monitors.

the budget is 1500$ not including monitors or os
Does anybody know of good parts for this type of pc? Crossfire?

Any help would be appreciated...

October 16, 2013 9:52:03 AM

Here you go -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.25 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($316.13 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($316.13 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($126.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1427.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-16 13:22 EDT-0400)
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October 16, 2013 10:19:01 AM

Mine is a slight bit over budget but here is what I would do:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.93 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($304.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($304.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE90 V2 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($198.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1573.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-16 13:14 EDT-0400)

- Super Flower quality PSU
- Noctua D14 is better than H100i (see:
- Included fastest SSD on the market
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October 16, 2013 10:29:46 AM

Slightly over budget but good.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.46 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.79 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.96 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($316.13 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($316.13 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1539.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-16 13:31 EDT-0400)
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