Nvidia Surround Computer Build

Approximate Purchase Date: One month from now

Budget Range: No budget in mind but trying to keep it down as much as possible

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Building this comp for Nvidia 3d Vision surround, using Windows 7. Going to be playing MW3, Skyrim and maybe GW2.


CPU: Intel I5 2500k

MOBO: Asrock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3

Heatsink:CM Hyper 212+

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB

HDD: Western Digital RE4 500GB

PSU: Corsair HX850

GPU: GTX 560 Ti 2GB x2

Case: CM Haf 922

Blu-Ray Drive: ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM

Monitor: Asus VW246H x3

Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard

First and foremost this is my first ever build. My questions regarding this build that I am looking into is that for a grand total of $1361(excluding costs for monitors, keyboard, OS) is this computer worth it? I did much research and I believe it is definitely compatible as far as the parts go. I also did research on the parts themselves to see if they had good reviews and they all seemed to have great consumer reviews on newegg/forums. Another question I have is, are any of the parts going to in essence become the bottleneck, holding back the rest of the parts from reaching their potential?

One tough decision I had was the MOBO. I was deciding between the Asrock Z68 and the Asrock P67. I figured because I am not going to be utilizing an SSD for awhile, the Z68 probably did not hold anything more in terms of value for me except another $100 on the price tag. While I'm speaking on SSDs, I saw that a lot of people used them for boot drives which does not really help me as I don't intend on rebooting often. But then again will using an SSD improve my gameplay (i.e. make the game run smoother or faster)

As far as the GPU goes this was probably my hardest decision because I found that their were just so many of them I didn't know where to go. Eyefinity or Nvidia Surround? EVGA or Sapphire? Hell if I know. I saw reviews on the GTX 560 Ti, and they were good as well as the price for two of them didn't make me cringe, as many of the others did. I am planning on running 3 monitors and kind of wanted to run some sort of SLI/Crossfire so I figured this was a decent route to take. But I'm not sure if two of these are going to offer a good picture across 3 monitors.

In conclusion, if anyone can give tips or advice on whether or not this build will be viable for future upgrades and work efficiently, I would appreciate it so much. Also if you think that I should swap a part for something else for performance purposes or upgrade ability please do say. Before I forget are there any wires or accesories I need to include to put this thing together? Thanks for your time and consideration.
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  1. Hard to judge for MW3 you might need to SLI 2 560's Ti down the road for better performance.

    Everything else looks great
  2. Saw a review where someone was saying the 560 Ti 2GB in SLI across 3 monitors(Nvidia Surround) will bottleneck. Can anyone vouch for this or not?
  3. Ok, well if I upgrade to the 570 2.5gb SLI setup. I guess my next question is will the monitors I'm buying do justice to the GPUs, as well as will the rest of my components. Will the PSU be able to push this?
  4. Quote:
    I would be going for 570 2.5GB SLi minimum for surround vision IMO ;)


    I guess my next question is will the monitors I'm buying do justice to the GPUs, as well as will the rest of my components. Will the PSU be able to push this?

    You should be OK.

    Remember you will be running a 5760x1080 (minimum) resolution (higher if bezel adjusted), so expect to turn down/off eye candy to get smooth gameplay.

    Good luck with build.
  5. Thx for help
  6. You don't have a budget, so I would say go at least for a GTX 580. GTX 590 would be even better and quite future proof.
  7. Quote:
    You don't have a budget, so I would say go at least for a GTX 580.

    To run NV Surround, you need to run SLI, ie TWO cards.

    Also, a pair of GTX560s or 570s will outperform a single GTX580.
  8. Best answer
    2 EVGA 570GTX 2,5GB cost a lot. 400$ for 1, 800$ for both.
    You can also try 2 MSI GTX560Ti 2GB twin frozr which are o/c and can be o/c to 570 lvls easy (over 950Mhz like hawk edition, they are already factory o/c to 880Mhz from 822mhz) which 270$ each which means 540$ total . With the o/c and the extra memory they will do the same work as 2x570s but they will cost 260$ less.
    The final choice is yours.
  9. Btw the good of 570 is that if you change your mobo to 3x pci express, you can grab a 3rd 570 whenever you feel that you want more horsepower, something that you cannot do with the 560ti.
  10. I thought I had a good plan but I keep getting more and more indecisive lol. I guess when it comes to deciding what to get it comes down to what is going to have the best performance. Will the two o/c 560s perform as well as the 2 570s? And if not is the difference worth $240? Again thx for all help!
  11. I mean damn should I just all together scrap the surround part of the build go with a 27" monitor thus saving $200-$250 and use that to upgrade the mobo etc., and relieve the price of getting the two 570s, which at this point I can go down to the 1.25gb version and save another $120 dollars roughly. Also thinking about it would it be worth it to say "F" the 570s i just cut off $200 from the monitors I can just take that and run SLI 580s. I feel like there are so many options i just have no experience in this so it is hard to pull the trigger.
  12. The twin frozr model of 560ti with only 1GB has 12% difference from 570 (without even o/c) source: . With a little more o/c the difference will be less than 5-6% maybe close to equal.
    This diffirence is not worth 260$ imo...
  13. Best answer selected by warlom88.
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