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Build Advice for 5760x1080 Max Settings Gaming?

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October 18, 2011 6:02:59 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Preferably before 11/11/2011

Budget Range: ~$2500 seems like a reasonable target, but very flexible on this

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Monitors, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, OS, Case, Sound card, SSDs/HDDs, Optical drives, PSU(=CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: Any

Overclocking: Any/Open (but I won't have any time to devote to this for next 6 months or so.)

SLI or Crossfire: Any/Open

Monitor Resolution: 5760x1080

Additional Comments: System must be capable of running all soon-to-be-released games (e.g., Skyrim, BF3, MW3, etc.) at all maximum graphics settings at ~60fps, 5760x1080 resolution and minimal microstuttering.

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Current build:

CPU: i5 750 @ 2.67GHz
Mobo: Intel DP55KG Extreme Series Desktop Motherboard (P55 ATX Core i7 Core i5 LGA1156)
RAM: 8GB Kingston Technology Hyper X 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9
GPUs: 2 x HD 5770 in Crossfire
Storage: Intel X-25M MLC 80GB SSD + 4 x Toshiba 1TB HDDs in RAID 10
OS: Win 7 Ultimate
Monitors: 1x ASUS VK246, 2x ASUS VW246
November 8, 2011 12:47:35 AM

Basically your asking what processor and CPU to use, I can tell you that my 2 gtx 480's in SLI run BF3 well at 5760x1080, but not at everything ultra. The bottleneck ends up being the video ram on the card... Currently the best cards out for the setup you want would probably be the 2x gtx 580's but the 3gb versions, if you want to save a little go with 2x gtx 570's at 2.5 gb. Although you need a third to maintain 60fps.
Personally I'd get 3x gtx 570's.
Processor - 2500k or 2600k is fine, hyperthreading is meh for gaming, but whats another hundred dollars on a setup like this. Be careful what motherboard you get, as you need to get one that supports cards in TRI sli, and that support the card width. I know my ROG maximus iv supports tri sli, but I don't see how I can fit 3 cards with fans, but I use watercooling so the cards take up less space.
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November 8, 2011 12:52:10 AM

Oh yea, and overclocking... its super easy with the K series intel processers, you shouldn't need to mess with voltages on auto until you go past 4.5Ghz. keep in mind I think I heard new processors are coming out this month... but I could be wrong.
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November 8, 2011 1:34:36 AM

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