So 1st build like so many others, looking for some feedback. My goal is to run 3 27" monitors. I already have the monitors picked out and will link them (not including monitors in rig price). Just want to know if this build will be able to run the monitors at max settings on games such as Metro 2033, Stalker, Crysis, Mafia II, Eve Online, etc. or am I smoking crack? If so, open to suggestions. Thank you in advance.
So that is what I am looking at . . . open to suggestions, tweaks, etc. I picked Nvidia cards over ATI as I want Phsyix. That being said, unless you can come up with a great setup that would run 2 ATI cards in Crossfire plus a 3rd dedicated Phsyix card, I am not interested in ATI cards at this time. Standing by.
ummm I can run 3 monitors with my 5770.... 23" @ 1080P, a junky 15" @ 1440X900, and a 37" TV @ 1080..... I usually get 30 FPS in JC(edit)2(end edit), comparitivily to the 23" @ 1080P gets 60(Vsync enabled)
First off, the PPI (pixels per inch) on your monitors needs to be 96 of better if you are sitting at "normal" viewing distances. Sitting back a bit to use three of em, ya can get away with 88 or so. Your selection gives ya 81 which will look quite grainy. I use a lotta these:
With $2k, you can get a bit more puter than you have listed.
One, I would drop the HAF-932 from consideration. The HAF-X improves upon the 932 in several significant ways. Having built boxes this month with the 932 and DF-85, I won't do another HAF-932 build. The 932 and 1200 were very good cases. The HAF-X is a great case, the DF-85 has several things going for it over the HAF-X:
1. Hot Swap External 2.5 SATA Bay - Super feature for off site storage or having a spare copy of your OS to boot a fudged machine.
2. Dust Filters - No explanation necessary except that ya can remove them and replace them in seconds.
3. CPX Form factor PSU's.
OTOH, the doors on the 5.25" drive bar are there for aesthetics but could be annoying of your a regular CD swapper.
There's a great bundle that will save ya $75 if ya want the HAF-X
That set comes to $828 for an $8 difference....essentially the difference in cost between the 2 fans
Apparently, while the Megahalems remains the king of OC'd 920's, the Venomous-X RT takes the crown w/ the 930. Where is it w/ the 950, who knows. My guess is that the Mega may retain it's crown w/ the 950 as it won't OC as much as the 930 on a % basis. You know the Mega, here's the top dog
-How do you find the PPI for monitors? Reading the reviews on that Asus, they say the quality is not that great and it has a blue tint to it.
-Regarding the graphics cards, do you know if the GTX 460's can run 3 monitors when OC'd for the games I listed at max settings? Or will I need to move up to the 480/580's. I am not interested in the 470's as I heard they do not OC as well as the 460's or the x80's. If I am wrong please let me know.
-As far as cases go, I was also looking at the NZXT Phantom. http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
Reviewed well, but I was wondering if you have any experience with it or know of anyone who has. In short I want a case that my rig can grow with, room for future expansion in regards to drives, cooling, mobo, and gfx cards.
There's not much to add after the lenghty post above, but as for 460s powering 3 screens they definately can. My 470 which is a bit slower than a 460 overclocked flies through every game. And when you have 2 of them I'll sure they'll handle 3 screens. 2560x1600 is pretty comparable to 3x 1920x 1080 so just look at the benchmarks and you'll know the story.
I think I will still go with the Mega's as they are always right there and have been for the last year or so, not to discount the Venoms. How do you find the PPI (pixel per inch)? Additionally are there any other recommendations for monitors around 25-27"?
I have a 40" @ 1080 and it's satisfying especially considering the distance I sit from it, but I can tell you 1600p would look a whole lot nicer. It's not because mediocre food isn't bad that you shouldn't opt for good food if you can.