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New Build ~1800 Eyefinity Setup

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January 20, 2012 10:47:59 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible

Budget Range: Around 1800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg preferred. microcenter is a drive away if the price is right.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel for CPU and ATI for GPU

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, if 1 card can handle 3 monitors. Xfire most likely.

Additional Comments: Updating my current system that is going to my girlfriend. Might as well go semi big. I don't know what monitors are good enough for it. My original prospect(prices and availability changed since i last looked into it so I need to swap around a few parts):


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-B10212&c=C...

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9K2/8G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100312-3L Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Acer G245HQABD 23.6" LCD Monitor Black 5ms Full HD Widescreen 300 cd/m2 ACM 80,000:1 (1,000:1)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 20, 2012 10:49:39 PM

7970 with this type of budget .
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January 20, 2012 11:13:12 PM

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$149.99 and a $30 rebate makes it $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$179.99 and a $30 rebate makes it $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The write speeds on the Crucial M4 are horrible compared to the write speeds of the Corsair.

SeaSonic M12II 650 SS-650AM 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply
$119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you are not going with Crossfire then you could go with this psu.

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$129.99 and a $10 rebate makes it $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you are going with Crossfire then you want a bigger psu.
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