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August 16, 2013 6:49:18 AM

Hi guys , i joined college this year and want to have gaming pc , and i was thinking about it from various dealers like Maingear , Falcon Northwestern but my roommate pointed out to me that it might be cheaper to build as he didn't very much about it too so decided to ask the Big Guns on the forum , now to the question :

my budget $5000 +- $500 (my college present )

want triple monitor 3d so my guess is 2-way or 3-way SLI with GTX 780 , Asus displays are fine heard that some 144Hz model is Great for 3d gaming Rest is for all of you help me !!!
a b 4 Gaming
August 16, 2013 7:01:51 AM

Its its that high budget then DEFINETELY build. Ill be back in a sec with a reccommendation for your needs :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
August 16, 2013 7:08:50 AM

One of the best rigs money can buy:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-WS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($284.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($110.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($224.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($613.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($613.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($613.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Silverstone 1350W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($213.57 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($374.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($374.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($374.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $4626.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 10:08 EDT-0400)

The two 1TB drives are for RAID0.
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August 16, 2013 7:15:25 AM

ps3hacker12 said:
One of the best rigs money can buy:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-WS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($284.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($110.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($224.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($613.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($613.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($613.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Silverstone 1350W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($213.57 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($374.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($374.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($374.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $4626.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 10:08 EDT-0400)

The two 1TB drives are for RAID0.


It is a very impressive setup , i have seen some on dealer websites that were near about 7000 for 2-way SLI and i think probably blow Crysis 3 at maximum settings over 60 fps in 3d surround , what do you say ??

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a b 4 Gaming
August 16, 2013 11:53:05 AM

Here is a review that focussed on 3 monitor max settings performance in crysis 3 that:

review where benchmark is from:
http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/4632/13/geforce-gtx-700...

seems, max settings WITH 4xAA achieves 43~FPS, then again Crysis 3 is a very badly optimised game. But with 2xAA i can see it getting 60FPS on three monitors :) 

3D approximately halfs FPS so for 3D on three monitors playing crysis 3, im not entirely sure max settings will work. You may need 4-way SLI for that. This is probably the only case where you will ever need 4-way SLI GTX780's but i don't reccommend it. xD
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