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Eyefinity/Productivity Build (3x24" @5760x1080 + dominate MS Excel)

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March 8, 2014 7:33:58 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next Few Weeks
Budget Range: ~$1,500 max
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Microsoft Excel (current hedge fund analyst, complicated models), Multi-Monitor Gaming
Are you buying a monitor: Yes (going for 3x VN248H-Ps, but open to suggestions)
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: wherever cheapest
Location: Dallas
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: Want the option for down the road but only single GPU first
Your Monitor Resolution: (5760x1080 3x24")
Additional Comments: Basically, I want the cheapest build that will allow for me to play most (but not all) games on 5760x1080 eyefinity with Medium/High settings as well as a system which shows little to no lag in basic MS Office calculations

Below is the current build I am considering. This may be overkill or it may not be?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/36jNq

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($157.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($328.99 @ Staples)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra R2 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($65.97 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1174.87

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March 8, 2014 9:35:06 PM

I would think you would be at medium settings with that many pixels and a single graphics card

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/33249-sapphire-h...
is an older model 7970 but essentially the same
Id add an aftermarket cpu cooler to the build so you can overclock to at least FX 8350 speeds .

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March 9, 2014 8:04:43 AM

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