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Creating a Gaming & Editing & Developing PC w/ HUGE budget! Need LOTS of help to make it PERFECT!

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July 22, 2013 7:22:30 PM

Okay, for the last three weeks, I have been spending over 5 hours a day doing pure research on computers and computer parts. I am going to be purchasing a PC soon, and I have an enormous budget. 6k USD. The PC will be for hardcore gaming, video/photo editing, rendering, programming/developing, and lots of multimedia use. I will be using THREE 1080p monitors, and want this rig to be able to run almost any game (INCLUDING Crysis 3) at 60+ FPS w/ MAX graphics settings. I have tried several combinations of parts to try and make the perfect rig but I just can't seem to do it. There is always one flaw which destroys the entire thing. So, I have a few questions. First, Is 3 monitors worth it for the multitasking and gaming experience? (Vs getting 2- 1 for gaming and the other to multitask) What would be the PC you would put together?

Please help! This would mean a lot!

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July 22, 2013 7:37:20 PM

if you want you can build a similar pc like mine, except on a few things (the one on my sig is my main gaming pc(also watercooled which is awesome did a minor upgrade like changed the chassis and new psu and the 3970x compared to my old one 3960x. and in the next few days my 770 lightning is going to replace my 680's just need to buy a new waterblock for the lightnings) as I use a different rig for video editing and other stuff.) or you can go with this. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jBEg

this rig is just 6.015.75$ with 3 1920x1080 monitors already, dual ssd, dual hdd, pretty similar to what I have and of course you can easily save money by going to the 3930k or the 4770k, and going from 64gb to 32gb or to 16gb, from 1200i to a corsair 860i

instead with 3 odd just go with 1 and be done with it. and instead of my favorate chassis, go with a cheaper one or the one you like.

but if you're getting that kind of setup I recommend the similar one with mine since it's the one I'm using and it's kick ass. (just don't get the mouse,pad,keyboard if you don't like it) pretty much the others are just pure kick. btw on my rig the only one being custom water cooled are the gpu's on a quad 120 rad. I'm still thinking of going extreme and try to fit more stuff into it and maybe put a couple of rads for external cooling on my next paycheck.
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July 22, 2013 7:41:24 PM

For $6k, buy two $3k machines, each dedicated to a purpose. 1 for gaming, 1 for dev/editing.

3 monitors on the gamer, 2 monitors on the dev box.
$6,000 does not buy any real performance gain over $3,000.

(if you absolutely HAVE to spend $6,000)
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July 22, 2013 7:56:22 PM

actually I agree with fretty. but it's also better to buy a system good enough for gaming with 770sli or a single 780 (which should suffice) and then build another pc used for editing and stuff even amd pilestuff can do those things and the rest of the cash available, send all of us a pizza or something. or treat yourself to some nice beverage
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July 22, 2013 7:58:55 PM

Tavo_Nova said:
if you want you can build a similar pc like mine, except on a few things (the one on my sig is my main gaming pc(also watercooled which is awesome did a minor upgrade like changed the chassis and new psu and the 3970x compared to my old one 3960x. and in the next few days my 770 lightning is going to replace my 680's just need to buy a new waterblock for the lightnings) as I use a different rig for video editing and other stuff.) or you can go with this. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jBEg

this rig is just 6.015.75$ with 3 1920x1080 monitors already, dual ssd, dual hdd, pretty similar to what I have and of course you can easily save money by going to the 3930k or the 4770k, and going from 64gb to 32gb or to 16gb, from 1200i to a corsair 860i

instead with 3 odd just go with 1 and be done with it. and instead of my favorate chassis, go with a cheaper one or the one you like.

but if you're getting that kind of setup I recommend the similar one with mine since it's the one I'm using and it's kick ass. (just don't get the mouse,pad,keyboard if you don't like it) pretty much the others are just pure kick. btw on my rig the only one being custom water cooled are the gpu's on a quad 120 rad. I'm still thinking of going extreme and try to fit more stuff into it and maybe put a couple of rads for external cooling on my next paycheck.


Does that GPU have enough power to run Crysis 3 at max settings getting 60+FPS? I was told it doesn't. Also, is 2gb of VRAM enough for future games such as BF4 etc.?
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July 22, 2013 8:32:50 PM

Or, here's another thought.

Build a killer $3000-$3500 gaming box. Run the dev/editing thing in a VM or two.. Development does not need sub 3ms reponse time.

Done, for 1/2 the price.
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