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Triple monitor gaming PC build need advice.

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March 16, 2014 1:33:30 PM

Hello I am about to get some money next week and want to build a new PC and have 3 monitors set up. Games I will be playing Wildstar/Destiny/CoD/Titanfall + more idk yet. I will use SLI later on. I will not be overclocking Because I have never done it.

Now I have never used SLI or multi-monitors before. How would I hook them all up so they can achieve the 120hz+ Also whats everyone using now days windows 7 or 8?

Budget for PC $2,200 give or take some
Budget for Monitors $1,000 give or take some
Here is the build I am thinking about right now if you could give me your thoughts I would hate to mess up on such an investment.

CPU i7 4770k

MB GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z5S http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM Gskill 8gig (2x4) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD SAMSUNG 840 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE corsair 670T http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU GTX 780TI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitors ASUS VG Series VG278HE 27 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00906HM6K/?tag=googhydr-20&hv...
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March 16, 2014 1:50:08 PM

Better quality psu, also a lot cheaper: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p11050bef...
Cheaper GTX 780 ti, higher core clock: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-gtx780tigam...
A 250gb SSD should be plenty for the OS and programs: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...
And then get a 1tb HDD for storage purposes: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...
Not quite familiar with the Gigabyte Sniper board, but I know that this one offers a lot of features and is great for overclocking at about the same price: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87extr...
Even though you're not use to overclocking, you should still do it because it's very simple. Here's an inexpensive cpu cooler that can get you started. You should be able to achieve 4.3-4.5ghz: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...

For the monitors, are you set on three 1080p monitors? Why not get one 1440p monitor for better image clarity?
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March 16, 2014 2:06:02 PM

realchaos said:
Better quality psu, also a lot cheaper: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p11050bef...
Cheaper GTX 780 ti, higher core clock: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-gtx780tigam...
A 250gb SSD should be plenty for the OS and programs: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...
And then get a 1tb HDD for storage purposes: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...
Not quite familiar with the Gigabyte Sniper board, but I know that this one offers a lot of features and is great for overclocking at about the same price: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87extr...
Even though you're not use to overclocking, you should still do it because it's very simple. Here's an inexpensive cpu cooler that can get you started. You should be able to achieve 4.3-4.5ghz: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...

For the monitors, are you set on three 1080p monitors? Why not get one 1440p monitor for better image clarity?


I'm not sure about the monitors really the ones I picked out just seem to be the best ones I found. I have heard gaming at120hz+ is really nice so I wanted to try it, also the 1440p monitors dont seem to have the faster response time. If you was to go for a triple monitor set up what would you choose?
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March 16, 2014 2:08:48 PM

Well, what games would you be playing?
Gaming on triple monitors at 120/144hz is fairly demanding so it really depends on what games you want to play and if you can actually reach the 120/144hz.
I would always recommend a 1440p monitor though because they offer really nice images, especially with the IPS panel.
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March 16, 2014 2:12:28 PM

realchaos said:
Well, what games would you be playing?
Gaming on triple monitors at 120/144hz is fairly demanding so it really depends on what games you want to play and if you can actually reach the 120/144hz.
I would always recommend a 1440p monitor though because they offer really nice images, especially with the IPS panel.


CoD/Destiny/Wildstar/Titanfall that I know for sure. If I had 2 GTX 780TI wouldn't that be enough?
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March 16, 2014 2:16:26 PM

It should be enough, and if you really want triple monitor set-up then the Asus 144hz should be a good choice. NCIX has it for $230 each right now with a promo code, and I believe it ends today: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/comments/20jcxg/a...
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March 16, 2014 2:22:06 PM

realchaos said:
It should be enough, and if you really want triple monitor set-up then the Asus 144hz should be a good choice. NCIX has it for $230 each right now with a promo code, and I believe it ends today: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/comments/20jcxg/a...


I was kinda looking at the 27inch over the 24inch I didn't want to be real close to the monitors. I have a 27 right now I like the size. I have not used a 24inch monitor before.
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March 16, 2014 2:24:16 PM

Well you're going to be using three of them so you shouldn't be too close to it anyways. But if you really want three of those 27", then go for it.
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March 16, 2014 2:43:13 PM

realchaos said:
Well you're going to be using three of them so you shouldn't be too close to it anyways. But if you really want three of those 27", then go for it.


What about hooking 3 monitors to 1 GTX 780TI? Do I need anything to do this? I think only way to get over 60hz is with duel link DVI right?
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March 16, 2014 4:04:50 PM

Just use any connector you want, as long as it's not VGA. You can use two DVI and one of the HDMI leaving only the display port empty.
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March 17, 2014 5:44:35 AM

realchaos said:
Just use any connector you want, as long as it's not VGA. You can use two DVI and one of the HDMI leaving only the display port empty.


I thought only D-DVI has the power to go past 60hz?
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March 17, 2014 7:35:13 AM

No every connector has the power to go past 60hz.
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