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August 4, 2011 10:45:03 PM

Hey guys, I've got a couple questions about my first build.



Well, heres the list first:


Motherboard: ASUS M4A78LT-M
Price: $69.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz
Price: $99.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600 (2X4GB) G.SKILL
Price: $64.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: RAIDMAX HYBRID 530W Modular
Price: $39.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: HIS H679F1GD Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5
Price: $139.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 500GB 7200RPM
Price: $44.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner
Price: $18.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Xigmatek ASGARD II Black
Price: $39.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitors: (3X) Hanns·G HZ201DPB Black 20" WideScreen
Price: $329.97
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Price: $99.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Total: $948.88





The monitors come with VGA cables so I know I need to get 3 DVI cables. I also need an active displayport to DVI converter. So thats like $50-60, more.


Main question; will the athlon II 640 be able to handle these three monitors at 4800x900 resolution? I know the GPU can just wondering about the processor. I would use this for gaming mostly.



Suggestions? Thanks.

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August 4, 2011 11:02:21 PM

The issue with an eyefinity set-up should not be your CPU it will be your GPU. The 6790 is a decent mid-range card based on the same GPU as the 68xx series, I've run an eyefinity set-up using a 6870 and had good results.

It depends on what sort of games you will be playing and at what settings you expect. A 6970 @ 5760x1080 (~6016x1080 with bezel) was enough to run Crysis in eyefinity mode at low-medium, and games like BC3 and JC2 on higher settings but games like GTAIV and Mirrors Edge (hacked) will need minimum 2GB VRAM so dont expect them to run at all across three screens.

Your CPU should not be your bottleneck (depending on what your using it for), for games the limiting factor will be your GPU.
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August 4, 2011 11:36:45 PM

Oh, and can my power supply power the 6950 card?
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August 4, 2011 11:45:32 PM

hambone6 said:
Thanks man. I'm trying not to go overboard with this, as I'm not "rich".
I would play games like MW2 and DiRT 2. Maybe some newer games if theyre good.


Do you think I could get away with 4GB ram with this 2GB 6950 graphics card?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Ram doesn't add up when you crossfire. So you will have 2GB total shared between 3 monitors. So I suggest at least 2GB if you want to game with 3 monitors. That is a great 6950 card and you will be able to handle game a lot better.


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August 4, 2011 11:46:50 PM

hambone6 said:
Hey guys, I've got a couple questions about my first build.



Well, heres the list first:


Motherboard: ASUS M4A78LT-M
Price: $69.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz
Price: $99.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600 (2X4GB) G.SKILL
Price: $64.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: RAIDMAX HYBRID 530W Modular
Price: $39.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: HIS H679F1GD Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5
Price: $139.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 500GB 7200RPM
Price: $44.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner
Price: $18.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Xigmatek ASGARD II Black
Price: $39.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitors: (3X) Hanns·G HZ201DPB Black 20" WideScreen
Price: $329.97
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Price: $99.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Total: $948.88





The monitors come with VGA cables so I know I need to get 3 DVI cables. I also need an active displayport to DVI converter. So thats like $50-60, more.


Main question; will the athlon II 640 be able to handle these three monitors at 4800x900 resolution? I know the GPU can just wondering about the processor. I would use this for gaming mostly.



Suggestions? Thanks.


Also, 530W will not be able to hand an eyefinity setup with a 6950. Get at least 750W. Choose antec, seasonic, or corsair.
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August 5, 2011 3:04:18 AM

Here is an updated list.
Newegg said I only needed a 540W psu. So I'm going with an antec 620W for quality.

Motherboard: ASUS M4A78LT-M
Price: $69.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz
Price: $99.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: 4GB DDR3 1333 G.SKILL
Price: $27.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W
Price: $69.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5
Price: $264.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 500GB 7200RPM
Price: $44.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner
Price: $18.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Xigmatek ASGARD II Black
Price: $39.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitors: (3X) Hanns·G HZ201DPB Black 20" WideScreen
Price: $329.97
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Price: $99.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVI Cables: (3X) Nippon Labs Premium 6 ft. DVI Cable
Price: $26.97
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DisplayPort-DVI: SAPPHIRE Active DisplayPort Adapter
Price: $26.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Total: $1,118.84
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