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Triple Monitor gaming system budget $1600

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March 4, 2014 1:49:18 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: April

Budget Range: 1500-1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Videos, Web surfing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, 3 (please recommend one and include in price)

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, preferably 8.1

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Overclocking: Maybe

Preferred Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like to have a quite, fast, gaming computer that will last a good couple years.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current desktop can't run any of the games that I want too.
March 4, 2014 1:58:25 PM

Man honestly with that budget surround is not going to happen with any kind of decent frame rates.
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March 4, 2014 2:02:26 PM

this is about as cheap as you can go with decent frame rates, so i would save for a few more months and do it right.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/349LU
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/349LU/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/349LU/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($96.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($508.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($137.97 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($137.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($137.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($137.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $1859.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-04 17:03 EST-0500)
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March 4, 2014 2:05:45 PM

Do you think that my first gaming build should be a triple monitor? Maybe I should just stick to one monitor if that is more efficient.
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March 4, 2014 2:07:30 PM

I would stick with one to two at the most. The build that i did for you would be do able with one to two monitors, and it is in essence the same build that i am doing.
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March 4, 2014 2:09:10 PM

Here check this out instead of three 21" monitors there is one 27"

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/349WS
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/349WS/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/349WS/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($96.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($508.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($137.97 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC e2752She 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($199.99 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $1646.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-04 17:08 EST-0500)
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March 4, 2014 2:09:23 PM

I heard that two monitors is not that good for gaming, is this true?
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March 4, 2014 2:10:37 PM

i have two monitors, but i only use one. The second i use for my GPU overclocking and hardware monitoring software.
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March 4, 2014 2:11:46 PM

You can't really use two monitors as one that I'm aware of.
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