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First Build: Looking for input and have questions regarding multiple display.

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October 2, 2013 2:39:39 AM

Hi, thanks for taking a look! I want to know if this all adds up and maybe if there are some better parts choices to go with. Also I have some questions on display options but first take a look at what I got. (sorry couldn't get the HTML links to work)

x 2 Graphics Card for CrossFire

GPU: XFX Core Edition FX-785A-CNL4 Radeon HD 7850 $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 Haswell 3.1GHz $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CrucialBallistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650 $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 $59.99
I heard this had good ventilation and its cheap.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD: ASUS 24X DVD Burner $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Fans: Not sure need quick input. My guess is 2 x 120mm added to what comes with the case.

Alrdy have a SSD, HDD, and Windows 7 home premium.

This computer's sole purpose is to run Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn but read further. (link to system requirements at the end)

The issue I have is I would like to know how far I can go with monitors and resolution without impacting the quality of game play to greatly. I'm probably crazy but what I really want is a 3 monitor extended display though I have no idea what this graphics card pair will do in regards to multiple display and high resolutions. I am a little worried the processor might not be enough as well. I can make some improvements but Idk about getting a processor more expensive than this one. I am open to all suggestions but I do not want to run any resolution on the main monitor that would be under 1920 x 1080. Thank you for reading and I hope to hear your input!

Here's the link to the system requirements.
http://www.ffxivinfo.com/systemreqs.php
October 2, 2013 2:54:35 AM

Wait for the new ATI cards and I would suggest going with one better card to start - then you can X-fire in the future. 3 displays will eat up most GPUs.
-Bruce
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October 2, 2013 3:20:29 AM

dish_moose said:
Wait for the new ATI cards and I would suggest going with one better card to start - then you can X-fire in the future. 3 displays will eat up most GPUs.
-Bruce


Yeah I actually happened to stumble into a post were someone mentioned the new ATIs coming out. My plan is to go with one GPU to start I was just keeping the post short because I made another one yesterday and I guess people found it to be too long lol. I'm confused about the one better card, I've read that different cards can create problems and especially with ATI cards. But yeah I definitely am waiting before I get a graphics card thanks.

Btw do you think this build is set to go -gpu?
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October 2, 2013 6:10:44 AM

Well... you got a mobo that will Over lock but did not get an OCable cpu.
Is that for future upgrades?
-Bruce
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October 2, 2013 9:31:18 AM

Well I actually wasn't considering over clocking the CPU. To be honest I don't know how that works and I chose the MOBO for other reasons like the 2 x PCI-E x16 for the xfire. However if over clocking is easy perhaps I might try. I'll learn a little about it and look in to the OCable CPUs (didn't know of them till now lol). Definitely getting that MOBO and today in fact because I found an open box deal on it for $105.
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October 2, 2013 10:19:37 AM

Cool - OCing is "fairly easy" make sure you get an aftermarket cooler. The cpu will work harder and result in greater heat generation. The trick is to bump up the frequency while still maintaining reasonable temperatures. There are many threads on OCing both here and Overclock.net.
-Bruce
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October 2, 2013 10:13:27 PM

OK so I made some changes, first I have no idea what the oCable thing is, I couldn't find anything on it. I did find a CPU that can be over clocked according to other people and it is also an upgrade from the other one.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With Haswell's pre-existing heat problems I thought it was best to invest in a good CPU cooler. I got a better case to fit it, but do you know if this will fit over the MOBO I just bought?

Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 RL-KRX60-01
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heres the case if your interested.

Case: Rosewill THOR V2-White Edition
urlExt=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I cant seem to get the links to work trying to fix it.
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October 4, 2013 7:10:07 AM

I just meant a cpu that you can over clock - you found one. I think it will all fit.
-Bruce
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