The Reason: No more bottlenecking!! I can't stand the low details, lags, and massive issues from gaming on multiple monitors, and having applications open on my modest rig any longer. Going to play skyrim with hires mods on max! Maybe some BF3 too, and lots of surround view gaming!
Approximate Purchase Date: This weekend! Budget Range: 2,100k System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming with triple monitor Parts Not Required: I will get these later: keyboard, mouse, and better headset. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or better price retail Country: The States Parts Preferences: Nvidia for linux usage and Asus preferred Overclocking: Of course SLI or Crossfire: Yep Monitor Resolution: 5760x2160 [2x column 3x1 landscape each ]
GPU: So, I went with the sli 570 cards, because I keep hearing about people bottlenecking at their CPU when going huge SLI with 580 or 590! With BF3, it's something like 12% increase in performance going from sli 570 to sli 580. I am not interesting in ATI cards. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graph...
Ram: I am currently bottlenecking at 8gigs. 12gigs isn't possible with dual channel, so it's 16gigs at 90 bucks is a-okay with me. Any suggestions on models would be great!
PSU: I know this is crazy high, but I am looking to upgrade next year when the bigger, better, more awesome PCIe3.0 pops out!!
Monitors: I love multiple monitors, and I will probably be going to 3x1 landscape gaming with the system. When commenting on my monitor setup, please keep it helpful and nice in nature. What kind of bandwidth I am looking for, GPU speed, and memory size? The setup will be something like:
wright83, 3x Asus VW246H 24'. I have an extra Asus 21.5, but I will probably upgrade to another VM26H later on. On that note of monitor setup, I am currently using 3x1 portrait at work. It's just breath-taking, maybe even better then 3x1 landscape.
When commenting on my monitor setup, please keep it helpful and nice in nature.
Please keep comments productive. Like I said in my thread, I am going to game with the 3x1 landscape. Thus the extra monitors are going to be plugged into an extra video card laying around.
dontqqnub, I'm not too worried about the hdd. I know a lot of the local retailers have amazing deals on 72 rpm and 32/64mb hdds. What about the vertex 3 interest you? How's the life span of it? Besides the write and read speed, is there anything else justifying that price tag?
The read and write speeds on a Vertex 3 are just numbers to be honest. It's going to slow down horribly after time like most SSD's (some worse than others). Not to mention that the OCZ drives seem hideously unreliable, out of all the SSD returns at work about 80% of them are OCZ.
I'd take a look at some Crucial, Intel and Kingston drives personally.
EDIT: I sincerely doubt you are bottlenecking at 8GB RAM. With gaming and normal desktop use 8GB is overkill, people just get 8GB because it's cheap.