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July 28, 2009 5:09:59 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next two months

BUDGET RANGE: 1000-2000

SYSTEM USAGE: Multi-Boxing MMO's clients running off of 3 1920x1080 clients


PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, OS, and !/3 of the monitors(KDL-32XBR9)


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: None

Current Selected Parts:

CPU
Core I7 920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory
Ok brand?
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7T
Getting 2 sets

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

Monitors
ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 12000 : 1) X2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive
Maybe See Below
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Graphics Cards
GTX 260 x2
PNY VCGGTX260CXPB GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MotherBoard
ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Subtotal: $1729.85

Parts I need help with: MoBo, Graphics Cards

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe



ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
I need help choosing Graphics cards for this system was well as a matching mobo the intent is to multi-box eve and wow across 3 monitors( the two asus above and a pre-purchased one), while being able to play intense processing games on a single pre purchased monitor(32" 1920x1080 120mhz). I also intend to being running Windows & with page file disabled on this system hence the large ammount of ram. As per the note on the hard drive I do not need that amount of storage this system will need around 300gb max, i have a local file server for data files. The price for raptors seems a bit off to me
July 28, 2009 8:15:25 AM

Can SLI'd cards run 3 monitors?
July 28, 2009 1:42:11 PM

nope, have to keep them separate, and if i remember correctly you only get 3d acceleration on one port (may be changed with the new cards)
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July 28, 2009 2:19:21 PM

I don't know what games you're playing, but i managed to get Windows 7 + WoW on a 30GB SSD, so it loads very fast. Maybe you can arrange budget for this, if only on your "main rig" which is your master pc in the multiboxing chain.

Out of curiousity, what MMO are you playing and what software do you use to synchronise the user input?
July 28, 2009 2:21:07 PM

Ah Eve and WoW you said. I still don't understand if you're going to multibox with 3 systems, or one system with 3 clients?
July 28, 2009 2:57:01 PM

I see nothing wrong with the compnents you've chosen. Might take a look at the Gigabyte mobos as well, and look for any combo deals.
Like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I 3 box EQ on my rig on a single 23" monitor. As someone mentioned, I don't think you can run 3 monitors off of an SLI or Crossfire set up. My understanding was you gave up the option for multi monitors with SLI\Crossfire, but I haven't tried it as my 2nd monitor is a CRT with a different resolution. I've never boxed Eve or Wow, but in EQ, a simple alt-tab brings up the next box. (Although I must admit it can get confusing with 3).

Just an FYI, I forget how the 260's stack up to 2 4770's in Crossfire, but I do get some video lag with spell effects turned up. It's still playable, but annoying. Howeverm the 260's may be enough of an upgrade to offset.

You didn't list a PSU. Already have one? If so, what is it?
July 28, 2009 5:48:10 PM

One system 3 monitors sub mesa

updated with psu

i guess i'll have to turn sli on and off to play more intense games?
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