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November 10, 2011 10:26:42 PM

I am looking for a case with a couple of fans, a clear side panel, and maybe a couple of interesting LEDs, if there is a great case without the trivial lights i good with that. I am trying to house a samsung 12x bd-rom model sh-b23l, geforce gtx 570 hd (i am hoping to add 2 more in the future), corsair vengeance 16gb (4x4gb), samsung spinpoint f3 hd103sj 1tb 3.5" hard drive, corsair professional series hx1050, thermaltake clw0211 water cooler. I still dont know which mobo will be able to handle x16/x16, does x16/x16/x16 even exist? i also just read some article on here about needing at least 8 expansion slots to make sure the video cards have enough room to cool properly. Thanks in advance for helping a noob.

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November 10, 2011 10:37:16 PM

budget?
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November 11, 2011 1:53:00 AM

budget for the case is 300 and under.
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a b ) Power supply
November 11, 2011 2:58:51 PM

ok something with interesting lights- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it is the third best air cooled case on the market according to bit tech. 1st goes to the 650$ silverstone tj11 second to the 250$ silversone ft02 which doesnt have any led's.

have you already bought any of the stuff you listed below?
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November 11, 2011 4:26:52 PM

Xigmatek Elysium is great, look like a server PC. The Antec is good too. For the 16x/16x/16x, as i recall doesn't out ready on the market. Normally 16x/8x/8x or 16x/16x/8x. But, maybe i'm wrong...
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November 11, 2011 5:46:29 PM

i havent bought anything yet, i wanted to make sure it would all be compatible and fit inside the case. i still have not idea which mobo to buy
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a b ) Power supply
November 11, 2011 5:58:27 PM

also what is your total budget and monitor resolution if you have one?
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November 11, 2011 7:18:53 PM

total budget is 2000-2500. i dont have a monitor yet, was going to buy a tv and just hook it up to that.
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November 11, 2011 7:43:08 PM

if thats your budget have a look at a eyefinity/surround setup, three decent 1080p monitors for $500 ish
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November 11, 2011 7:55:52 PM

Scratch the previous video card, after more research it seems that the Radeon HD 6950 performs better in triples.
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November 11, 2011 7:58:58 PM

2000-2500 is for straight computer parts. ill use an old clunky monitor i already have for now and then when i find a good deal on a good tv ill snatch that up.
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November 12, 2011 10:39:47 AM

on the graphics card thing id reccomend waiting a bit, wont be long until the 6xx series and the 7xxx series
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a b ) Power supply
November 12, 2011 1:58:32 PM

vietmanx said:
2000-2500 is for straight computer parts. ill use an old clunky monitor i already have for now and then when i find a good deal on a good tv ill snatch that up.

im going to have agree with we1shcake on this. with that budget you can easily have an eyefinity/surround setup. not to mention spending 2500$ for 1080p gaming is a little ridiculous. Tv's have slow response times which make them terrible for gaming. eyefinity/ surround consists usually of 3 monitors. it doesnt just magnify the picture, you can actually see more since it is a higher resolution (3 1080p= 5760x1080p). here is a comparison http://promos.asus.com/US/Eyefinity/index.htm

here is a solid 2ms 1080p monitor that is relatively cheap (you would get 3 of these- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... x3=450$

i5 2500k- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 215$

Asus P8Z68-V/GEN 3- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 180$ there is no need to tri sli/crossfire

Hyper 212 EVO- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 34$ i see you have the thermaltake 760. how high are you looking to oc?

Gigabyte 6970 2gb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... x2=680$ after promo code HARDOCP11X9C

Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600mhz- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 40$ There is no need for 16gb's if you are gaming

Antec DF-85- http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Dark-Fleet-DF-85-Gaming/dp/... 150$

Plextor PX-M2P 128gb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 200$ try to hold off on the f3 1tb until their prices go back down

LG 12x Blu Ray Drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 70$ this comes with software so you can actually play blu-rays most oem's do not

OCZ ZX 850w- http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Fully-Modular-80PLUS-Performa... 153$ this psu was rated very well by jonnyguru (9.5/10)

Vision Tek Active DP to DVI Adapter- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 23$ for the last screen

Total=2195$









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November 12, 2011 3:25:24 PM

mjmjpfaff said:
im going to have agree with we1shcake on this. with that budget you can easily have an eyefinity/surround setup. not to mention spending 2500$ for 1080p gaming is a little ridiculous. Tv's have slow response times which make them terrible for gaming. eyefinity/ surround consists usually of 3 monitors. it doesnt just magnify the picture, you can actually see more since it is a higher resolution (3 1080p= 5760x1080p). here is a comparison http://promos.asus.com/US/Eyefinity/index.htm

here is a solid 2ms 1080p monitor that is relatively cheap (you would get 3 of these- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... x3=450$

i5 2500k- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 215$

Asus P8Z68-V/GEN 3- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 180$ there is no need to tri sli/crossfire

Hyper 212 EVO- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 34$ i see you have the thermaltake 760. how high are you looking to oc?

Gigabyte 6970 2gb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... x2=680$ after promo code HARDOCP11X9C

Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600mhz- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 40$ There is no need for 16gb's if you are gaming

Antec DF-85- http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Dark-Fleet-DF-85-Gaming/dp/... 150$

Plextor PX-M2P 128gb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 200$ try to hold off on the f3 1tb until their prices go back down

LG 12x Blu Ray Drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 70$ this comes with software so you can actually play blu-rays most oem's do not

OCZ ZX 850w- http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Fully-Modular-80PLUS-Performa... 153$ this psu was rated very well by jonnyguru (9.5/10)

Vision Tek Active DP to DVI Adapter- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 23$ for the last screen

Total=2195$

this except id reccomend the haf x and a pair of 580's, plus if youre that rich sandy bridge e is coming out in 2 days so wait for that processor wise
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a b ) Power supply
November 12, 2011 4:03:06 PM

sandy bridge e is equal to the i72600k and i5 2500k gaming wise so it is not worth it. the HAF X has no fan filters i find it ugly and the DF-85 has better cooling than it.

if you are playing at that res. you want the 580 3gb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... x2=1100$

and you should have at least a 900w psu to run them- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 190$ after promo code OCZBLKNOV
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November 12, 2011 8:17:20 PM

so i shouldnt get three video cards? only 2 are necessary? also i should buy three monitors? and the water cooling is also unnecessary?
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November 12, 2011 8:33:13 PM

do i need anything special to run two to three monitors?
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a b ) Power supply
November 12, 2011 11:00:57 PM

just that dp to dvi adapter i listed if you are getting 3 monitors. 2 monitors is not a good idea because you would have the bezels right in the middle of the screen.

here is something on how to setup the monitors- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZAkCoaq384
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November 14, 2011 6:59:00 PM

Is there a big difference between the Asus P8Z68-V/GEN 3 and the Asus p8p67 pro rev 3.1?
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a b ) Power supply
November 14, 2011 10:58:25 PM

not really. the one i listed is a z68 and is able to run the new gpu's that will come out. i would personally get the p8z68-v/gen 3 because it is a z68 and it is less that 50$ more
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November 21, 2011 5:58:48 PM

What if I got Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1866mhzinstead of the 1600mhz. What would that do for me?
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a b ) Power supply
November 21, 2011 9:56:07 PM

nothing really. no noticeable performance increase
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