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Please make suggestions/critiques for 6 monitor Setup (Over $3,000)

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January 31, 2014 9:28:20 AM

Thanks for stopping by my question!

I'm going to be using this system primarily for work, but I also like gaming. Its going to be used for stock trading, video editing, graphic editing etc. I really want 6 monitors for work, but only need to game on 1.

I got some suggestions from Darksable who was helpful, but could use some other opinions before I spend this amount of money. I'm not sure I'm buying the correct or best displayport adapter or if I should even go that route at all. Perhaps crossfire/sli 2 graphics cards would be better then I could skip the adapter and get the same graphics results without too much heat and noise.

I went bigger than I need to on the PSU (please double check that's big enough for 2 if you know) for future-proofing so I could crossfire 2 cards someday when they get cheaper. Maybe I should get 1 really good monitor that is my main one too, dunno... It would be great to hear some of your thoughts. I haven't built one in 10 years so I'm not up on the latest. Thanks!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2KOst

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2KOst
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2KOst/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2KOst/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card ($579.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($20.44 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($20.44 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($20.44 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($177.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($177.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($177.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($177.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($177.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($177.58 @ Newegg)
Other: 3x Dual LCD Monitor Desk Stand/Mount Free Standing, Holds Vertical 2 Screens up to 27" ~ (by VIVO) ($218.97)
Other: Club3d Displayport Hub 1 in 3 out ($89.99)
Total: $3231.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-31 12:20 EST-0500)

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January 31, 2014 1:23:01 PM

Hi,

I can easily help you out by configuring a desktop suitable for your needs.

I know you specified gaming on one monitor only, but do you think you would be interested in gaming on 3 or 5? Take a look on YouTube and see if any of these options interest you.

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January 31, 2014 2:59:13 PM

I only need to game on 1 if I figure out a few more that's cool too. I think I'm scrapping this displayport stuff which needs a hub that seems unreliable and am going to crossfire 2 Geforce 770's. Please see the updated setup here. I could use some suggestions. I want to work on 6 monitors and game on at least 1.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2KT7k

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2KT7k
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2KT7k/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2KT7k/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($347.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($347.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($20.44 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($20.44 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($20.44 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($156.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($156.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($156.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($156.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($156.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($156.98 @ OutletPC)
Other: 3x Dual LCD Monitor Desk Stand/Mount Free Standing, Holds Vertical 2 Screens up to 27" ~ (by VIVO) ($218.97)
Other: Club3d Displayport Hub 1 in 3 out ($89.99)
Total: $3224.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-31 17:58 EST-0500)
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