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April 17, 2009 12:42:11 AM

Hey guys, I'm looking to build a computer that will mainly be used for graphic design and video editing, not much gaming. I would like to use the i7, 6gb of RAM, and be able to use my current triple monitor setup (this means I can't run SLI correct?). My budget is right around $1200, I saw this setup in another post, but I don't think the video cards will work with my triple monitors. What do you guys think?

COOLER MASTER RC-690 Case $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Power Supply $104.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7 920 CPU/ Gigabyte GA-EX58 Combo $453.98 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

(2x)-MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv2 GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 $349.98 (only 1 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG Black 22X $25.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MX-2 Thermal Compound $6.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $1206.89

edit: fixed links

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April 17, 2009 12:52:24 AM

All of your links are broken.

From what I can see, your build list is very good (it looks like I might have had something to do with its creation :p ). Make sure you pick up Vista 64bit.

Since you aren't concerned about gaming, then I would get lower-end GPU's to support all your monitors. If you still want to be able to play some games, then look at a 4850x2, which can support 4 monitors on its own and is "xfire-in-a-card". You can also get one good nvidia GPU like a GTX 275 to support 2 monitors and have the possiblilty of gaming, and then just get like a 9500 GT for the other monitor as well. This might be a better option for you as Nvidia GPU's typically work better with the kind of work it sounds like you will be doing.
April 17, 2009 1:08:47 AM

I think I'll go the dual nvidia route, thanks for the quick reply and suggestions!
April 17, 2009 1:50:10 AM

w00k1e said:
Hey guys, I'm looking to build a computer that will mainly be used for graphic design and video editing, not much gaming. I would like to use the i7, 6gb of RAM, and be able to use my current triple monitor setup (this means I can't run SLI correct?). My budget is right around $1200, I saw this setup in another post, but I don't think the video cards will work with my triple monitors. What do you guys think?

COOLER MASTER RC-690 Case $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Power Supply $104.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7 920 CPU/ Gigabyte GA-EX58 Combo $453.98 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

(2x)-MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv2 GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 $349.98 (only 1 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG Black 22X $25.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MX-2 Thermal Compound $6.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $1206.89

edit: fixed links


Very nice build. :) 
!