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Skyrim/Eyefinity build, assistance needed

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October 28, 2011 8:45:14 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Before or soon after November 11th.


Budget Range: $1,500 - $2,000


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and web surfing


Preferred Website for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: United States


Parts Preferences: I would prefer an AMD CPU, no real preference in motherboard, and a minimum of 3GB total for the graphics card(s). Eyefinity is definitely a given, as said in the title.


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: A quiet PC would be nice and I hope to play my games on max settings.

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case: NZXT Crafted Series Phantom Black / Green Trim Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Thuban 3.0GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT75TFBGRBOX

Memory Cards: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MD8192KD3-1600-X9

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARX 750GB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Monitors (3): Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms 1920x1080 WideScreen LCD monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1

DVD-ROM: LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM

Motherboard: MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Power Supply: Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-S-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Compatible with Core i7, i5 Power Supply
October 28, 2011 10:09:37 PM

if you must do AMD, get a 4-core 955BE, and overclock it to 3.6-3.8 GHz

also, you don't have a video card there. Given you want to play across 3 monitors, I would suggest two HD 6950 2GB models in Crossfire
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October 29, 2011 3:05:49 AM

I am unable to find a video card of that sort with a PCI 2.0 x16 and my motherboard does not have any PCI 2.1 x16... in fact i can't find ANY motherboards with a PCI 2.1 x16
October 29, 2011 12:33:15 PM

2.1 and 2.0 are nearly identical.
October 29, 2011 2:52:52 PM

Just a question; Why AMD?
October 29, 2011 5:19:38 PM

It was suggested to me for price reasons... with all the parts i have here, i'm pretty much at the peak of my budget.

also, would this for as a graphics card?
October 30, 2011 2:33:37 AM

Honestly, if you really want to do a triple monitor setup then go big or go home.

Intel i5 2500k OC to 4.5 Ghz

AMD 6990 or Nvidia GTX 590

Well above your budget but that is what it takes if you want to get 60+ fps on the highest settings. Triple monitors really do make that much of a difference. 3x the resolution requires 3x the graphics horsepower.
October 31, 2011 5:54:14 PM

I could probably sacrifice max settings as it is the IDEAL computer for me... I'd really rather stick with my AMD choice so i don't have to spend too much on intel. With the parts that i currently have selected, the total cost so far is $1,615.84 with all the accessories and such.
November 8, 2011 2:32:39 AM

I agree with Ares, when it comes to Eyefinity you have to either go all out or be prepared to lower the detail a lot.

I would also recommend an i5 2500k but more importantly 2x 6950s will perform just as well as a 6990, so long as your not planning to go 2 6990s down the track :) 

I would also recommend squeezing in an SSD if you can stretch.
November 11, 2011 3:10:36 AM

Dont know if im to late here, But you know Skyrim does not support Eyefinity yet... I tried to set it up using other software but it did not work wery well, menues got messed up and caracter creasion for example, you cant see the character etc...

Dont know if betasheda will ever support Eyefinity in Skyrim, but I think you will have to wait a while for a good third party tool for that game. Kind of similar to witcher 2, it is tools out there, but the results isent exactly perfect...

On a Sidenote... It was said bigger the better for Eyefinity?... Well... It really depends how much space you got, atleast if your putting your screens in Panorama.

I bought 3x27" monitors, and I was getting a headdace and a sore neck from turning my head because I was sitting way to Close, So I whent off and bought myself a HUGE desk (It got pretty expencive), Now I wish I got 30" or bigger... :p  It Really depends on how far away from the monitors you are sitting.
November 11, 2011 1:26:10 PM

Just a heads-up. Newegg is now offering a 20% discount + free shipping on NZXT cases - including the Phantom with code:

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