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August 28, 2011 9:39:26 PM

I will be building a New Computer in the very near future for gaming and for Trading Markets.
What i have decided on so far will be posted below for your examination of components and compatibility
issues as well as Better choices of components, your input and help is appreciated.
Main Reasons for the Build is for Multi-Monitor Extended Screen use with up to 6 Monitors for Gaming and
Trading Markets which require many Monitors.
that being said is why i chose the particular Video Card in the Build.
Thanks in advance for your help and replies.

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1. Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129066- $ 59.99

2. CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible ...
Item #: N82E16817139005- $ 94.99

3. ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #: N82E16813131730- $ 199.99

4. Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
Item #: N82E16819115070- $ 314.99

5. G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
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7. OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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8. ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204- $ 20.99

9. Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM
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10. ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED 23.6" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080, 16:9, 1000:1 Native, 20000000:1 Dynamic, 5ms, VGA, DVI, Built-in Speakers, Tilt- 169.99 per monitor x4= $ 680.00 @ Tigerdirect

11. ASUS EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Chipset Manufacturer: AMD
Core Clock: 810MHz
Stream Processors: 1408 Stream Processing Units
Effective Memory Clock: 1250MHz (5.0Gbps)
Model #: EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2
Item #: N82E16814121431
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August 28, 2011 10:10:37 PM

6 monitors for gaming? lol Your going to need a better power supply and a few $$$$ gpus to do that.
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August 29, 2011 8:42:42 AM

First off you don't need a 2600K for your needs. What you are going to need if you plan on running 6 monitors is a board with the NF200 bridge so you can run tri cards @ x8 and a psu to push three of these cards down below. Also that Antec case isn't going to cut it size wise.

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Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

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ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

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Sapphire DIRT 3 EDITION Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100312-3SR
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August 29, 2011 10:55:37 AM

So the Video card i chose want run the 6 monitors, even if i replace the PSU with the 900w you suggest?
So if it want support 6 displays , how about Only 4 ? with the suggested 900w PSU?
and if it want you are saying go with the 3 Sapphire cards with that ASRock board, well i appreciate your input and i am still in the process of learning what is Needed.
I intended to start with just 4 displays and then add the other 2 displays later.
I can see for Sure based on what you and others have said that i should Upgrade to More wattage on PSU, i agree.
if you would , get back to me on what i was asking about using the first card with 4 displays, for mainly
non game extended screen use like watching Market Charts for Trading, i know that is 2d mostly and these gaming cards might not be the best for that, but will they be ok in your opinion?
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August 29, 2011 12:41:08 PM

you need to go with a eye infinity radeon card if you want to use that many monitors.
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August 29, 2011 6:05:52 PM

well after going back through my list of components i provided to you guys in my first post, i have discovered i forgot to paste the information of what Video Card i had chose for this setup, i guess i was tired and over looked that piece of hardware.
well in any case, please check out the Video Card in the first post on this thread at bottom of the list and tell me would it be also a good choice for what i needed this system for, it does have the Eyefinity 6, i just overlooked adding it to the list for the build.
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August 29, 2011 6:13:08 PM

i am considering changing some components in this system based on what you guys are recommending, and i do appreciate your time and input on this build, i was confused after reading your posts and then decided to go back through the list and examine the components to make changes, and then i noticed there was No Video Card for you to evaluate....that's bad business.
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August 29, 2011 6:20:54 PM

@op its ok a 6950 would be a fine card to do this with, But if you really plane on playing a decent ammount of games on 2+ monitors I will have to steer you to a 6990:D , If not just doing normal works things a 6950 will be great for what you want to do.
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September 9, 2011 7:59:40 PM

Best answer selected by optionman31601.
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