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January 26, 2012 12:16:01 AM

hey all!

I currently want to make an absoluted monster gaming pc and i need your help. I will be using this computer mostly for gaming but also adobe creative suite (after effect, photoshop...ect), fraps (recording videos), and running some gaming servers. I dont have a budget. I also want to do triple moniter surround sometimes using 3-D.

Heres what im thinking

CPU: Intel i7 2600k 3.4ghz
MOBO: Not sure about his
Video Card: Okay which would be better... 2 nvidia 590s or 2,3, or 4 nvidia 580 3gbs
RAM:G.Skill 32gb 1333 ...???
Sound Card: Asus Xonar STX or Creative X-Fi???
SSD: Intel 510s or SAMSUNG (i know i want one for games and another for OP and other things like Adobe Suite) (should i raid 1, 0, or 10?)
HDD: Probably a SAMSUNG 1-2 TB just for misc files (dont know if i should RAID)
Case: Thermaltake lvl 10gt or CM haf x or any other cool-looking case
DVD Drives: i ned one blueray and the other an extremely fast DVD
PSU: not sure but probably somewhere around 1200-1500w
Moniters: maybe 3 asus 3d moniters... LED?...widescreen?
OP: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit OEM

Thanks for the help in advance

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January 26, 2012 3:42:17 AM

If nVidia is the way you want to go, then it'd probably be in your best interest to wait for Kepler.

I'd also suggest looking into LGA2011 for this build as it's going to be more multi-gpu friendly.
January 26, 2012 5:38:45 PM

You won't notice the difference between the Xonar DG vs. Xonar STX unless you have hard to drive, expensive headphones. The Xonar DG has Dolby Headphone too which is the feature you would benefit from the most while gaming. No need to overkill, it's a waste of money.
Considering the rest of your PC, look into a liquid cooling solution.
Here's something to look at before buying a PSU:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-590-sli-revie...
I'd recommend the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
From a review I've read it'll require more than 1000W.
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