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$2500 PC, NEED ADVICE

Approximate Purchase Date:jan 2011

Budget Range: $2500/£1600 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, video rendering, video editing, video viewing, internet, text editing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.scan.co.uk

Country: United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I am not willing to change the case or CPU

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (x2)

Current Parts List
Corsair 600T Graphite Series Limited Edition White Mid Tower Gaming Case with Side Window w/o PSU
4x 120mm Coolermaster Turbine Master Silent Case Fan High Air Flow
Intel I7-2600K
Thermalright HR-02 Macho CPU Cooler with 140mm Silent Fan For 775/1155/1156/1366 AMD AM2/AM3
Asus P8Z68-V, Intel Z68, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe 2.0 (x16), VGA On Board, ATX
2x 2GB POV GTX 560 Ti Ultra Charged, 40nm, 4008MHz GDDR5, GPU 910MHz, Shader 1820MHz, 384 Cores, mHDMI
8GB (3x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black, DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600) Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V
90GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD, 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s, SandForce 2281, Read 525MB/s, Write 500MB/s, 85K IOPS
1TB Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 7200.12 SATA III 6Gb/s 7200rpm 64mb Cache NCQ OEM
2x 24" Dell P2412H Professional LED Monitor VGA/DVI-D 2 Port USB 2.0 Hub 1920x1080 1000:1 250cd/m2 5ms
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1, Operating System, Single, - OEM
Corsair AX1200 1200W
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  1. Its a great build. Good luck.
  2. sosofm said:
    Its a great build. Good luck.


    Rly? :/
  3. Anyone have an advice for me, come on guys :)
  4. if you can try and wait. amd 7000 series gfx card will be launching in january (that is if amd doesn't delay it)
  5. I really don't feel like a 7000srs at this point. I may upgrade in 2013
  6. 'mon guys, I need advice. :(
  7. Read this:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-stutter-crossfire,2995.html

    Also why in the world would you spend $270 on a 1920x1080 TN screen? Either go with a $120 Asus or pony up the extra $80 and get the 2412M 1920x1200 IPS. You'll thank me later.
  8. What r u trying to tell me? I shouldn't SLI/CFx?
  9. Best answer
    gooseta said:
    What r u trying to tell me? I shouldn't SLI/CFx?


    That's up to you. Just be aware going in that there are issues with both SLI and Crossfire. Also keep in mind that the 560 only has a single bridge so upgrading to a 3x solution which would eliminate micro-stuttering isn't possible.

    Personally, I'd opt for a single 580. While it won't have the raw performance of 2x 560ti, it's awfully close and you don't have to worry about games that don't support SLI, or microstuttering, or mismatched drivers, or 2x the failure rate, excessive heat, excessive power draw or the multitude of other issues associated with multi-gpu setups.
  10. What about the second one? And any comments on other hardware?
  11. er... guys
  12. Please I need more help
  13. gooseta said:
    Please I need more help


    You need to stop with the triple posts that will just get you banned. The GPU is fine and the screen is fine. Do you really need dual screens?
  14. +1 for above thing.
  15. majorgibly said:
    The GPU is fine and the screen is fine. Do you really need dual screens?


    Yes, yes I do :P
  16. Best answer selected by gooseta.
  17. well my gtx 580 3GB cannot hold constant 60 FPS in BF3 @1080p.so don't think about playing modern games at max settings on 2x1080p with a single gtx 580.
  18. lol I'm thinking of getting a
    4GB ScanFX HD 6990 oc'd to 830!
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-scanfx-hd-6990-pci-e-21-(x16)-5000mhz-gddr5-gpu-830mhz-3072-cores-dl-dvi-i-4x-mini-dp


    well.keep on thinking :kaola:
    that is beast gpu!
  19. hellfire24 said:



    well.keep on thinking :kaola:
    that is beast gpu!


    Are you saying a 580 is better than a 6990?!
  20. I'm gonna go with 2x GTX570!!!!!!
  21. Are you saying a 580 is better than a 6990?!


    i just wanted to say that don't waste time lolllllllll. :pt1cable:
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