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February 10, 2011 12:39:42 AM

I am looking to build a high performance computer mainly used for FSX and Adobe suite.
Looking for advice on computer build to run triple/quad monitor display.
I do not plan on using liquid cooled unless necessary.

Anyone have advice on a complete system setup? Budget is not an issue!

Motherboard?
CPU?
Power Supply?
GPU?
Ram?

I do not know how to overclock or plan to, if that matters, also would prefer to use my same case.

Any help would be appreciated!

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February 10, 2011 1:00:25 AM

What case is that 'same case'?
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February 10, 2011 1:21:10 AM

WR2 said:
What case is that 'same case'?


I guess it is below now.
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February 10, 2011 1:27:22 AM

If you want to use 23-24" 1920x1080 monitor you could arrange them in landscape or portrait.

5760x1080 3x 23" 1920x1080 monitors standard Landscape mode.
3240x1920 3x 24" 1920x1080 monitors pivoted to Portrait mode.

For landscape you'd need a clear space of ~69" for the 3 monitors
For portrait mode you'd need a clear space of ~52" for the 3 monitors

Landscape mode: Asus ML238H 23" 1920 x 1080 $190x3-$570
Portrait mode: Dell P2411H 24" 1920x1080 $280x3=$840
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February 10, 2011 1:28:38 AM

The TT Armor VA8003BWS will be was to work into your build.
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February 10, 2011 1:33:02 AM

I would probably go with landscape! Oh yeah one more thing though, am also considering 3d
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February 10, 2011 1:37:32 AM

Then you'll probably want a SLI setup with 120Hz monitors 3d-ready monitors.
That's going to nudge the price up a bit.
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February 10, 2011 1:44:14 AM

Those would work for me!
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February 10, 2011 1:53:07 AM

Nice case have that one for my old 680i build.
Took the armor part off though drug on the carpet anytime I wanted to open or close it
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February 10, 2011 2:01:09 AM

galeener said:
Nice case have that one for my old 680i build.
Took the armor part off though drug on the carpet anytime I wanted to open or close it


Thank you
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February 10, 2011 2:01:48 AM

Nice case have that one for my old 680i build.
Took the armor part off though drug on the carpet anytime I wanted to open or close it. Everything WR2 listed is very nice. I guess it depends on if you have a brand prefernce for the motherboard and memory The heatsink he listed is a very good one. Your power supply should be ok though. Weird semi double posted sry.
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February 10, 2011 2:07:51 AM

I wanted to get a CPU cooler that would look at good in your case is it performed. I think the TT 120 Extreme comes very close in LED color match too.
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February 10, 2011 2:08:25 AM

Not right away. I can't imagine you'd need even 12GB.
You'll always have the option.
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February 10, 2011 2:13:14 AM

Ah well If your going the whole guts as I see now, not sure what the issue was I only saw part of your first post. Yep if budget is not an issue WR2s build is very good you will need 2 580s though.
Now if you went ATI It would run 3 monitors with 1 card.
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February 10, 2011 2:13:46 AM

WR2 said:
Not right away. I can't imagine you'd need even 12GB.
You'll always have the option.


Your right, 12 Gig would probably be perfect.
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February 10, 2011 2:15:36 AM

Im still looking for a good SSD to through in there for a boot drive, along with HDD.
Do you want a Blu-Ray burner?
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February 10, 2011 2:16:37 AM

Is one card for each monitor a better way to go?
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February 10, 2011 2:17:34 AM

Isn't there a new sandforce controller comming out real soon may wait for that and see what ssds come with that.
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February 10, 2011 2:18:54 AM

WR2 said:
Im still looking for a good SSD to through in there for a boot drive, along with HDD.
Do you want a Blu-Ray burner?


I was not thinking about blu-ray as I am not sure I will ever use it
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February 10, 2011 2:21:55 AM

When exactly are you building. Is it immeadiatly or do you have a little time.
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February 10, 2011 2:26:16 AM

galeener said:
When exactly are you building. Is it immeadiatly or do you have a little time.


I have time but I do not want to wait to long as I have been thinking about this for some time now
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February 10, 2011 2:27:04 AM

I think it's the new Intel drives coming up later this month.
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February 10, 2011 2:27:35 AM

Long enough to wait for the Sandy Bridge stuff to come back on the market?
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February 10, 2011 2:28:45 AM

I do not know what that is?
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February 10, 2011 2:29:42 AM

The main reason I ask is that it look pretty certain that socket 1155 will have an upgrade path from Sandy Bridget to Ivy Bridge CPUs.
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February 10, 2011 2:33:59 AM

I guess I have been out of the loop for some time now!
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February 10, 2011 2:36:18 AM

That would have been my first recommendation but the P67 motherboards have been recalled to re-work an engineering fault and they're not selling the CPU till the boards are also available.
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February 10, 2011 2:38:41 AM

Also i dont think you will need 3 580s and really not sure if they would fit in your Armor case length wise maybe but the 3rd would be against the bottom of the case and probably wouldn't help it cooling any.
The reason I said you will need 2 580s is that each only support 2 monitors so you would need to sli to get a 3rd.
\Yes and if you can wait till April I believe the new Rev of the sandy Bridges will be out with out the sata 2 issues.
This would also probably give you time for the new sandforce controller ssds to be out also. I mean you can order most of the parts now if your getting antsy.
I think the Sandy bridge Mother boards with a http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52214&processor=i7... would be what your looking for. And they (Intel) have said the mother boards will be compatable with Ivy bridge cpus so as WR2 said you will have an upgrade path.
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February 10, 2011 2:43:33 AM

I could definetly wait untill april! I thought sli would not run 3 monitors?
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February 10, 2011 2:45:10 AM

The new ones have it you may want to visit Nvidia and look at the specs.
3way 3d is what I read but hell I'm tired and may have misread it.
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February 10, 2011 2:45:42 AM

For Surround 3D on 3 monitors you must run SLI.
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February 10, 2011 2:46:32 AM

I like the i7-2600K Processor
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February 10, 2011 2:47:26 AM

And the fact that there is an upgrade path from Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge is just the icing on the cake.
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February 10, 2011 2:47:38 AM

You guys are really up to date on this stuff
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February 10, 2011 2:48:06 AM

Yep if I was building a new system I'd go Sandy bridge or wait till the end of the year and look at the 2011 chipsets.
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February 10, 2011 2:48:57 AM



If you want to hang out here you got to keep on your toes.
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February 10, 2011 2:49:31 AM

Try to be but like you I'm a lil behind. Just trying to catch up again lately. My last system I built was an I7 920.
Either way if you wait or build an I7 950 spec system as WR2 specced out to you both will be very nice.
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February 10, 2011 3:00:22 AM

Alright, I need to call it a night. I will do some research and hopefully have a little more knowledge. I think I would prefer to wait and go with the i7-2600K Processor

Thanks guys hope to talk to you again
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February 10, 2011 3:01:10 AM

See you in a few weeks.
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February 10, 2011 3:08:46 AM

Have a good night
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March 23, 2011 1:22:08 AM

It seems like the i7 2600k is back on the market!

So if I am reading this right you guys recommend the i7 2600k and the P8P67 MB, What do you think about Asus MB?

For surround 3D on 3 monitors I can go with two video cards in sli?
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