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June 14, 2014 6:20:40 PM
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June 14, 2014 7:48:18 PM

-1050w psu is complete overkill.
-You want the newer Ivy Bridge-E processor, not the older Sandy Bridge-E.
-Corsair Domanitors are extremely expensive and does not provide any performance increase. You're paying for the looks, which is kind of pointless.
-Not really sure why you have three gpus? Are you deciding upon which to get or what?
-The monitors are expensive for a 1080p monitor. Sure they are all 144hz, but it doesn't change the fact that its still extremely expensive. You can get a 1440p monitor for that price. I would rather go with one of these options:

1. Go for 3x 1440p monitors. You'll have much better image quality (considering they're IPS as well). A good 1440p monitor would be this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crossover-monitor-27qwdpip...

2. Go for a single 4k monitor and then a secondary 1080p monitor for other usage while you play game or work.
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June 14, 2014 9:20:54 PM

realchaos said:
-1050w psu is complete overkill.
-You want the newer Ivy Bridge-E processor, not the older Sandy Bridge-E.
-Corsair Domanitors are extremely expensive and does not provide any performance increase. You're paying for the looks, which is kind of pointless.
-Not really sure why you have three gpus? Are you deciding upon which to get or what?
-The monitors are expensive for a 1080p monitor. Sure they are all 144hz, but it doesn't change the fact that its still extremely expensive. You can get a 1440p monitor for that price. I would rather go with one of these options:

1. Go for 3x 1440p monitors. You'll have much better image quality (considering they're IPS as well). A good 1440p monitor would be this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crossover-monitor-27qwdpip...

2. Go for a single 4k monitor and then a secondary 1080p monitor for other usage while you play game or work.



Ok Got It. I Need A Suggestion For The PSU, But I Am Keeping ALL Of GPUs. I Like Using Display Port Because It Supports 144ghz, Which leads To Better Frame Rate, Hence The Three GPUs. And About The Monitors, I Am Thinking About Going With 1 4K And 2 1080p Ones. Could You Recommend Any? I Would Prefer BenQ Or Asus, But It Doesn't Really Matter. And Also, I Found The New Processor Here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And Since I Am Spending This Much On A PC, Might As Well Go For Some Looks For The Ram. Thanks! :) 
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June 14, 2014 10:12:47 PM

Seems like you are a bit misinformed in a couple of areas.
-You cannot use a GTX 780 ti with SLI GTX 760s. Graphics cards need to be of the same chip in order for you to SLI them to have them work together. You should just go for SLI GTX 780 Tis. I would recommend EVGA cards because they have great cooling as well as extremely good customer support.

-Display ports only provide performance for one monitor: 4k monitors. 4k monitors cannot output 60hz at 4k resolution unless you use a display port 1.2a cable. For a 1080p 144hz monitor, even DVI cables can be used and you won't lose any performance.

-If you go for one 4k and 2 1080p monitors, then you are only able to game on the 4k monitor so you will use the two 1080p monitors for something else while you game. Personally, only a second one is good enough but if you want two secondary monitors then go for it.

-Not sure why you would pay an extra $50-60 for worse-performing ram just for the looks. At ~$150 you can get a 16gb kit at 2133/2400mhz which will help your processor achieve a more stable overclock.

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June 14, 2014 10:24:20 PM

The 4k monitor with 2 1080 on the left and right sounds like a really great idea IMO
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June 15, 2014 1:23:36 AM

realchaos said:
Seems like you are a bit misinformed in a couple of areas.
-You cannot use a GTX 780 ti with SLI GTX 760s. Graphics cards need to be of the same chip in order for you to SLI them to have them work together. You should just go for SLI GTX 780 Tis. I would recommend EVGA cards because they have great cooling as well as extremely good customer support.

-Display ports only provide performance for one monitor: 4k monitors. 4k monitors cannot output 60hz at 4k resolution unless you use a display port 1.2a cable. For a 1080p 144hz monitor, even DVI cables can be used and you won't lose any performance.

-If you go for one 4k and 2 1080p monitors, then you are only able to game on the 4k monitor so you will use the two 1080p monitors for something else while you game. Personally, only a second one is good enough but if you want two secondary monitors then go for it.

-Not sure why you would pay an extra $50-60 for worse-performing ram just for the looks. At ~$150 you can get a 16gb kit at 2133/2400mhz which will help your processor achieve a more stable overclock.



The sabertoothx79 can only support 1600/1866 MHz ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I Know Nothing About OverClocking. I Planned On Having A Friend Come Over To Help Me Through The Whole Process. So I Was Thinking About A Set Of 2 8gb Sticks At 1866 MHz For An OverClock Of 4 - 5 GHz. Please Correct Me If I'm Wrong.

I Have Decided To Get 2 1080p Monitors. As Of Now, I Am Going To Use The BenQ Ones.

For The GPUs, I Have Decided On One Of These: http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=03G-P4-288...

I Have Updated My Original Build So You Can Make Changes If Necessary.





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June 15, 2014 1:56:11 AM

Those are good GPUs.

The motherboard defaults RAM speed higher than 1866mhz to 1866mhz. All you need to do is manually enter the specified settings on the RAM in the BIOs after you boot (so you would change the "Auto" setting to "2133mhz" or "2400mhz."

Achieving a 5ghz overclock on that processor is extremely hard, especially if you don't do a custom water loop. It depends on the chip, but with such a high end chip like that, you should be expecting a ~4.5ghz overclock or somewhere around there. Faster RAM will definitely help out with achieving a more stable overclock.

This is a good 4k monitor: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-pb287q
However, I wouldn't get the 144hz BenQ monitors as your secondary monitors. It makes no sense to get a 144hz monitor as your side monitor since you won't be gaming on it. I would rather opt for a standard 60hz monitor like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs239hp

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June 15, 2014 9:07:38 AM

realchaos said:
Those are good GPUs.

The motherboard defaults RAM speed higher than 1866mhz to 1866mhz. All you need to do is manually enter the specified settings on the RAM in the BIOs after you boot (so you would change the "Auto" setting to "2133mhz" or "2400mhz."

Achieving a 5ghz overclock on that processor is extremely hard, especially if you don't do a custom water loop. It depends on the chip, but with such a high end chip like that, you should be expecting a ~4.5ghz overclock or somewhere around there. Faster RAM will definitely help out with achieving a more stable overclock.

This is a good 4k monitor: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-pb287q
However, I wouldn't get the 144hz BenQ monitors as your secondary monitors. It makes no sense to get a 144hz monitor as your side monitor since you won't be gaming on it. I would rather opt for a standard 60hz monitor like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs239hp





Ok I got all the parts sorted out. But If I Use The Three 1080p Monitors (1 Benq, 2 Asus) Will Toggling Full Screen In Games Take Up All Three Of The Screens? I Need To Know Because I Only Game On One Screen. My Build Is Updated So You Can Make Final Recommendations. Thanks A Lot!
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June 15, 2014 8:58:38 PM

There should be a way to only game on one screen. I'm not quite sure on this because I don't have a second monitor but it should be fairly simple with just a bit of trial and error before you find how to do it. Just wait until you get your rig set up and it should become obvious.

There are a few things I would change with your new build.
I apologize with what I said about the PSU. Now that I think about it, with an i7-4930k, SLI GTX 780 tis, and most likely some extreme overclock, you may want a 1000w psu. Normally, I would advise 850w but it seems like this system is going to be taking in A LOT of power.
This is a very good psu: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-x105...
It's currently out of stock at Newegg so if you cannot wait for it to come back in stock, then there's the Corsair HX1050: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu...

You should be aiming for more than a H80i, especially if you want a really high overclock. I would rather suggest doing a custom water loop, but if you don't feel comfortable, then you should be getting a better closed loop. For a better closed loop, this would be a good one: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...
It has a better pump rather than the standard Asetek units.

Lastly, I would still opt away from the Dominator RAM because you're just wasting $120 and you can't even see it since the Corsair 500R does not have a window.
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