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(SOLVED) Sim Racing PC build please advise before my order

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September 27, 2011 4:26:19 PM

Hello everyone,
Newbee to PC racing and computer builds but I would like to build my own exclusive racing games PC . Although I have never done so before, I feel I can accomplish and look forward to the build.. My budget is: ( $1500-1700 or less if possible) for PC only.. I plan to use triple ( 24-28" monitors or maybe 3- 32" TV's) ( which will be the next question in ref: to compatibility of screens and refresh rates etc,..) So many questions..
Of course the concerns I have are making sure parts are compatible and provide the best experience with the budget available and not to let inexperience cause failure.. I will be using a 2DOH seat motion by Simxperience for added emersion. System will be used for auto racing only ( Iracing, F2010 and a few others.etc...) With all the choices for graphic cards, coolers, MB's, SSD vs HDD, and etc., any advice on PC build would be greatly appreciated.
Its so great to have a forum to go to where so many people have the knowledge, willingness to suggest and guide and help an old newbee like myself complete a virtual racing adventure. Modern tech is great... :-) I grew up when the pencil and paper were the means of communication.. lol Thanks in advance!!!!
Bob

Approximate Purchase Date: (this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: $1500-1700 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: exclusive auto racing ( Iracing, F2010 etc )

Parts Not Required: ( I have no parts)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ( newegg.com, ncix.com, amazon)

Country of Origin: (USA)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (no preference but full tower case)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: crossfire

Monitor Resolution: ( sorry but unsure looking for suggestions)( havent purchased screens yet)

Additional Comments: (using 2DOH sim seat mover by Simxperience ) and will use a ( 3 screen set up)



Would this be an ok build? Over kill? ANY THOUGHTS OR CHANGES WOULD BE WELCOMED

1- mother board -ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
http://www.amazon.com/CrossFireX-Motherboard-Crosshair-...

1- processor- AMD Phenom II x6 1100T black edition
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-1100T-Processor-HDE00Z...

1- cooler -Corsair ASUS H80 high performance liquid CPU cooler
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Performance-Liquid-Cooler...

1- case -Corsair 600T
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Graphite-Mid-Tower-Gaming...

1- Memory -(ram) Corsair 4 GIG dominator 1866MHz C9 DDR3
http://www.amazon.com/NEW-DOMINATOR-1866MHz-DDR3-Memory...

1- power -Corsair Profssional Series Gold 850 Watt Plus Gold Certified High-Perf
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-850-Watt-Cer...

2 ea - Graphic cards Asus raeon AMD 1GB GDDR5 Video card
http://www.amazon.com/Radeon-GDDR5-EAH6870-2DI2S-1GD5/d...

2 ea- Corsair Force 3 60GB SATA III 6.0 GB-s 2.5 SSD
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Force-2-5-Inch-Solid-CSSD...

1 ea Windows 7 but not sure which one to purchase

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September 28, 2011 8:36:10 AM

It's not overkill, you can just get much better performance from doing things a bit differently.


CPU: i5 2500k $219.99
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ $26.99
Mobo: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 $129.99
Mem: Gskill RipjawsX 2x4GB 1.5V CAS9 1600Mhz $51.99
GPU: 2x Radeon Gigabyte 6970 $349 each / $698 Total - Some other choices here as well with MIR's ( but either 6950 2GB's or 6970 2GB's are the way to go. )
There is a Sapphire Toxic 6950 ~$270 each
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $59.99
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB or your choice, about the same price i guess $209.99 ( before $20 MIR )
Case: Corsair 600T $159.99 ( before $10 MIR )
PSU: Corsair HX850 $163.99 ( before $20 MIR )
DVD: Sony 24x DVD Writer $20

Total: $1709 with 6970's before $50 in MIR's.
about $1550 with the 6950's.

Probably need to go with the 6950's instead of 6970's to leave room for 79.99 for Windows Home Premium 64-bit OEM.
But that's your call how to work it in.

You want the 2GB video memory on the cards for 3xFullHD resolution.
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October 8, 2011 12:50:25 PM

Thanks for posting .. I have decided to purchase pre-built PC w/ 2 -6950's, Kingston 8Gb, Corsair 1000W, Corsair H80,Full tower Cooler master RV 932, AMD X6 1090T, Win 7 64 bit, . Build or buy, was a hard decision, but I decided to go with pre-built as have never built a PC before. I'll build next one.. thanks again. 32" TV's have arrived along with Stage I simxperience, seat and g27. As u can see, new build and new hobby for old retired kid.. LOL
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