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!!!!
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)
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
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.
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