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Super Gaming machine that can run two 30in monitors

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January 12, 2010 6:10:40 AM

i'm looking to build a super gaming machine that can run two 30in monitors for my friend, money is no object, im assuming he's willing to spend about 2.5k-3k on the config, is extreme bloomfield necessary?

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January 12, 2010 6:30:52 AM

looking for 8gb of ram, probably 2TB hard drive, blue ray disc drive as well, please help with a config thanks!
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January 12, 2010 6:47:05 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Poker, 2 30in monitors at max resolution



PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg


PARTS PREFERENCES: EVGA for graphics card, and Intel processor, probably core i7 920 or better

MONITOR RESOLUTION: DUAL 30 in max resolution. 2560 by 1600

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: unlimited budget basically
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January 12, 2010 8:35:31 AM

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January 12, 2010 8:53:13 AM

forgot to add

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January 12, 2010 9:48:12 AM

aussie123 said:
Not an expert, but you may need to go to 750W PSU to have sufficient power (and then some) for the GPUs'
You can also save some money by going to the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .
Other than that, it looks good to me...


he was planning to run those in RAID 0..
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January 12, 2010 9:53:35 AM

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard


ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

what are the differences?
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January 12, 2010 9:55:28 AM

also are samsung spinpoints better or velociraptors?
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January 12, 2010 10:10:11 AM

if you have that muc money to spend it would be worth it to buy blueray rewriteable drive. also i would up the power supply to atleast 750 because you are crossfiring and i don't think ocz has been making reliable ram lately
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January 12, 2010 10:12:41 AM

if you have that muc money to spend it would be worth it to buy blueray rewriteable drive. also i would up the power supply to atleast 750 because you are crossfiring and i don't think ocz has been making reliable ram lately
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January 12, 2010 8:30:11 PM

ok will upgrade the power supply to 850W, anything else?
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January 12, 2010 8:57:02 PM

There's no reason to buy a Blu-ray RW drive if you're not going to be, you know, writing Blu-ray discs.

If money is truly no object, you might consider using an SSD as the boot drive rather than the spinpoints. That will increase boot time and load time for games, though it won't really have any other effect on performance. It will be noticeably faster than any RAID 0 configuration though.

Currently, spinpoints are purported to perform better than the velociraptors, though I haven't read the review myself. I know MadAdmiral and others have linked it in multiple threads, though.

The i7-950 is probably unnecessary. Most games these days are limited by the graphics cards, not by the processor. Not that you shouldn't go with it if you want to, but it's overkill for gaming.

Make sure that the motherboard isn't going to drop the speed for the PCI lanes with the addition of that soundcard. In general these days, on-board sound is fine for all but the most discerning listeners.

And are you sure you want 5850s? Again, assuming price is no object, 2x 5870s would be better, or a single 5970.
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January 13, 2010 4:15:31 AM

will i need anything else? sata cables? cable ties? or do all of the drives and graphics cards etc come with the necessary installation components?
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