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Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 + ASUS & Corsair Build

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July 19, 2012 2:01:35 AM

Hello to all Tom's Hardware followers!

I've included my PC specifications and I am hoping some of you are able to guide me in the right direction as I am wanting to make some modifications to my build.

Specs:

Chip | Intel Core i7-2700K CPU
Motherboard | ASUS P8Z68-V LX
HDD | Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 (1TB) / Western Digital Caviar Green (2TB)
Graphics Card | ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 DCII TOP
Display | ASUS VE247H (x 2)
RAM | G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz
Power Supply | Corsair TX 750W High Performance Power Supply
Case | Corsair Obsidian 800D Full Tower
OS | Windows 7 Ultimate

Aim:

More RAM and would like recommendations for high-end Memory from Corsair.
Additional Screen (total of three) in an attempt to have the screens running on NVIDIA Surround. I am wanting to know (preferably from personal experience) if my current ASUS VE247H screens will be suitable for my goal.

Please feel free to comment or leave feedback (both positive and negative) and thank you all for your time to have a read!

Kind Regards,

JDMTEC™

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July 19, 2012 3:03:04 AM

high end ram? anything over 1333MHz is a waste, there is around 2% from 1333 to 1866

if your going to overclock, i would go with the 2600K and save a few dollars

2700k gtx560 pair? if your planning to game i would beef up the graphics :) 

go with the 1TB, and SSD prices are about half of what they we're, so you may want to look into one
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July 19, 2012 3:21:54 AM

Thanks for the response :)  This is currently how my computer is sitting so I've already bought it! I was definitely looking into buying another of the same Graphics Card to run it in SLI. Do you guys think that this card is 'good enough' and worth the money to buy another?
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July 19, 2012 3:43:21 AM

You need a better board.
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July 19, 2012 3:48:35 AM

Yeah I definitely agree. To be honest, I'm unsure why I opted for the one I have! With a new M/B, how am I going to gain though. I should have noted that I want the most performance for the least money spent :) 

Thanks!
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July 19, 2012 3:52:24 AM

If you plan on running the 560's in SLI, the V-LX will not run it to the max potential.

It has an X16 and an X4 slot, you want at least X8 and X8 for sli.

A good board would be the Z77 Extreme 4.
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July 19, 2012 4:52:21 AM

Oh, I get what you mean :) 

I was actually considering the SABERTOOTH Z77 from ASUS.

What do you think?
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July 19, 2012 4:57:40 AM

Good board! ;) 
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July 19, 2012 8:13:47 PM

^i agree as well, solid board, wont go wrong :) 
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July 21, 2012 4:03:17 PM

Appreciate the comments :)  So simply to clarify, will it be worth it simply to purchase another of the same GFX card that I currently have, without upgrading the Motherboard to the Sabertooth Z77? The only reason why I ask is because I've read that the gain from my current board to the Sabertooth is minimal.

Cheers in advance :) 
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July 21, 2012 4:18:02 PM

Apologies in advance, please disregard my previous post as it just suddenly hit me that my current M/B isn't SLI compatible :) 
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