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$2,100 Surround View Gaming Computer BUILD

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December 3, 2011 12:50:11 AM

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 ]

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i7 2700k 140$ [my friend is buying this for me]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Scythe Ninja 3 SCNJ-3000 120mm $49
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
[I need tips on this! I need an awesome heatsink, what should I go with? Newegg is out :S]

2x EVGA GTX 570 HD 1280MB 320bit PCIe2.0 $680
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
[I like EVGA, but do I have enough bandwidth and power for 3x1 landscape?]

MSI Z68A-GD80 G3 2xPCIe3.0 ddr3-1600-Dc 3xGB6 $229
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
[This and ASRock has PCIe3.0!! Ya!!!]

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB SDRAM DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24 $89
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
[I am currently using 8gig, and it's not enough yet. I need 12gig, but that's not doable in dual channel]

Xigmatek Elysium Silver CCC-HSA0DS-U02 Super Full $219
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
[I love this case, but I am always open to suggestions!]

OCZ Vertex 2 240GB W285 R275 $304
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 64mb $179
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
[Meh, just a stander backup drive]

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ?4x6-Pin, 4x6+2-Pin? $189
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
[Wanted for future upgrades.]

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Hardware comments:

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:
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December 3, 2011 1:08:06 AM

For your ssd i would change it to a vertex 3
Your hdd is a power saving one, so less performance.
December 3, 2011 1:13:06 AM

takk said:
Ram: I am currently bottlenecking at 8gigs.


Do you have like 200 instances of itunes and acrobat reader open in the background while you game, or what?

Good luck connecting 6 monitors to an nvidia sli setup. Let me know how that works out for you.
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December 3, 2011 1:35:25 AM

Which monitors are you using now?
December 3, 2011 4:15:21 AM

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.

hapkido,
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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?
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December 3, 2011 11:59:02 AM

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.
December 3, 2011 12:59:45 PM

jmsellars1, thanks for the information on SSD. I have heard of a lot about SSD failing over time. :S
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