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My first build. Core I7 980 rig

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November 1, 2011 12:38:17 PM

Hello all,

This will be my first build. Use is primarily web design & development, image and video editing, occasional gaming, may want to add tuner for tv. Need a minimum 3 monitor support with room to add more.


I'm considering the following build, based on the Vidoeguys DIY 8 build

Case: Antex Nine Hundred Two V3

PSU: Corsair 850TX

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws (Compatibility Question)24GB (3x4GB)F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL * 2

According the the Qualified Vendors List (QVL) on the Asus site, I don't see how the 24GB of G.Skill RAM is supported. But I've seen on multiple sites offering to put in 24GB or stating that it's ok.

Mobo: Asus P6X58-Pro

CPU: i7-980

OS: Win7 Pro OEM

GPU - I'm at a loss. Recommended by Videoguys is GTX570, but I'm not sure if that will meet my multiple monitor needs. As I mentioned previously need minimum 3 monitors, and room to add more (max is probably 5)

Any advice is sincerely appreciated.

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November 1, 2011 1:47:54 PM

Are you sure you need the 980? It's mostly outdated and hardly worth its price compared to the 2600K. AMD has better multimonitor support with Eyefinity. A reasonably priced 6850 can support 4 screens IIRC, while nVidia only supports two per card.
November 1, 2011 2:33:19 PM

what's your budget??
i7 2600k(beats 980 in alost every benchmarking)
ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 motherboard.
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB RAM should be enough.
MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB in SLI should fulfill your 3 monitor needs i guess.
i didn't understand about your build.plz give some more details.
thnk u
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November 1, 2011 2:43:18 PM

agree with @ hellfire24 980x is just waste of money even 2500k also beat 980x so spend money on a perfect card
November 17, 2011 12:48:35 PM

Thanks for the advice guys, I went with the 2600k.
November 17, 2011 1:03:15 PM any best answer to solve the topic.don't leave them open if you are done.