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Monster Gaming Rig

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April 3, 2011 9:46:56 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Mid-Summer/Early August (My goal)


Budget Range: Dont really have one since im going to buy once i save up enough money. (Go Crazy!!! LOL)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D gaming, Dreamweaver, Video editing, and some programming


Parts Not Required: Need everything this is a complete upgrade


Preferred Website(s) for Part: Newegg


Country of Origin: United States


Parts Preferences: Dont really care to be honest (I would like to stick with one color scheme if possible / Ex: if the mobo is red, i want the ram to be red) Ya I am crazy, I know


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes


Monitor Resolution: 3x (1920 x 1080)


Additional Comments: I want this thing to be a beast and i dont want to go cheap on anything. Go crazy and let your imagination run free.


This is my wishlist from newegg of what i got together so far. I think it looks pretty good far

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Let me know what you think and if you can think of a better and more crazy build plz post it for me


Thx in advance!!!!

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April 3, 2011 10:36:28 PM

The Hyper 212 is a "budget cooler" so it kinda doesn't fit well into a "Monster" gaming system ... besides, it's lost the best bang for the buck title (by 7 degrees C) to the Scythe Mugen 2.

Best Air Cooler - Thermalright Silver Arrow
Best "self contained water cooler" - Antec Kuhler 620

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Monitor / Glasses combo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - USB 3 on front panel ?

GFX - The 590 and 6990 are turds :) 

The factory OC'd 560 Ti's perform very close to the 570's. Guru3D uses the following games in their 1920 x 1200 test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game) for the various options (single card / SL or CF / Triple SLI) are tabulated below

6850 (371/634)
6950 (479/751)
560 Ti (455/792)
6970 (526/825)
560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862)
570 (524/873)
580 (616/953/1030)
6990 (762/903)
590 (881/982)

As you can see adding that 2nd 590 gets you a measly 101 fps ... perhaps this changes at 5760 x 1080

Looking again at the table, ya see that ya can get two 900MHz 560's for $430 and get 862 fps .... one 590 at $700 for an extra $270 gets you a whopping 19 additional fps. And as yu can see the 590 / 6990 scale extremely poorly. If ya want 590 level performance, you see that twin 560 Ti's does it much cheaper and saves $270. If you want the best performance, based upon the above, you are talking 2 or 3 580's. Moving to 3 cards, the Nvidia cards scale better and are less problematic in 3 way than ATI does.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-cross...

However, the 2GB of memory on ATI cards so equipped will be a performance advantage w/ 3 monitors. Then again, you want 3D vision so that's out the window. Here's some data with 3 monitors:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-590-dua...

With just 14% additional fps scaling, Metro 20233 performance would be expected to be about 25 fps # 5760 x 1080 .... However 3 monitors at 120 MHz, now that's a review I haven't read but I'd expect 12-15 or so fps.

MoBo - The board has 3 hi bandwidth PCI-E slots. That board is best for twin cards in SLI (560/570/580's) plus a 3rd card for dedicated PhysX usage. It says x16 x16 x8 but doesn't list x8 x8 x8 so I cant figure how SLI works w/ 3 cards with one at a different bandwidth than the other 2
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RAM - Again, most expensive will not necessarily improve your performance. As you can see here, > 8GB doesn't help gaming.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,...

To see some performance increase grab 8GB of lower CAS RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical - I'd go with the Plextor 320SA

Sound Card - A total wasted expense with the selected speakers ..... unless you're spending > $1,000 on speakers, the on board sound is way more than adequate.

Speakers - Logitech Z-5500's ... Dell has em every cupla weeks for really low prices.
http://forum.notebookreview.com/desktop-hardware/124512...
http://www.dealoverflow.com/peripherals/logitech-z-5500...

SSD - the Vertex 3 is twice as fast for the same price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Care Reader - never buy anything w/ the word "Rosewill" on it ... it's the on line equivalent of WalMart house brand.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - This is usually an aesthetic choice but it didn't appear like it was an up t date case (front USB 3 ?). Lok at some of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

The $140 - $180 ones seem to offer all the features that the more expensive ones do ... personally I love the hot swap external 2.5" port on the DF-85 ... tho the looks are a tad aggressive.

This one is rather unique at $270

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's it's compared to the $850 offering
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|11-133-089^11-133-089-TS%2C11-133-188^11-133-188-TS
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April 3, 2011 10:40:44 PM

Good god! Your wish list is burning my eyes! That would indeed be an incredible build but I could never justify spending $5k+ on a computer build.....
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April 4, 2011 7:05:25 AM

Judging from the reviews, the displays seem to have a near universal problem of backlight bleeding. That's something which might want you to do a rethink.
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