Triple Monitor setup build

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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  1. What case is that 'same case'?
  2. WR2 said:
    What case is that 'same case'?


    I guess it is below now.
  3. 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
  4. The TT Armor VA8003BWS will be was to work into your build.
  5. I would probably go with landscape! Oh yeah one more thing though, am also considering 3d
  6. Then you'll probably want a SLI setup with 120Hz monitors 3d-ready monitors.
    That's going to nudge the price up a bit.
  7. Those would work for me!
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Not right away. I can't imagine you'd need even 12GB.
    You'll always have the option.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. Is one card for each monitor a better way to go?
  17. Isn't there a new sandforce controller comming out real soon may wait for that and see what ssds come with that.
  18. 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
  19. When exactly are you building. Is it immeadiatly or do you have a little time.
  20. Depending on when you plan to order we want to keep on eye on SSD developments. New stuff coming out shortly.

    OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 120GB SATA II SSD $220
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" HDD $65 Your choice of 1 or 2.
    ASUS 24X DVD Burner $19
  21. 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
  22. I think it's the new Intel drives coming up later this month.
  23. Long enough to wait for the Sandy Bridge stuff to come back on the market?
  24. I do not know what that is?
  25. 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.
  26. I guess I have been out of the loop for some time now!
  27. Well..... you've come to the right place.

    Here is a some benchmark comparisons of the Core i7 950 and Core i7 2600K

    The Sandy Bridge Review: Intel Core i7-2600K, i5-2500K and Core i3-2100 Tested
  28. 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.
  29. 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=i7-2600K&spec-codes=SR00C 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.
  30. I could definetly wait untill april! I thought sli would not run 3 monitors?
  31. 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.
  32. For Surround 3D on 3 monitors you must run SLI.
  33. I like the i7-2600K Processor
  34. And the fact that there is an upgrade path from Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge is just the icing on the cake.
  35. You guys are really up to date on this stuff
  36. 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.


  37. If you want to hang out here you got to keep on your toes.
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. See you in a few weeks.
  41. Have a good night
  42. 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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