MOBO : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155
CPU COOLER : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W 120$ after rebates.
For windows is enough a 60 - 64GB SSD Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 100$
CASE : Cooler Master HAF 912 it have enough space for a future SLI or Crossfire.
With one 570 you can't run 3 monitor setup, you will still need 2 cards for 3 monitors with Nvidia it's an architecture limitation.
If you want 3 monitor setup with one GPU buy AMD 6970 HIS IceQ Turbo HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 320$ after rebates.
If you can raise a little the budget buy a 7950 video card.
1- Will I have a problem running 3 monitors from one card? 2 dvi + 1 hdmi.
2- Do you consider a 120gb SSD the appropriate size? I'll put games+media on the 1TB drive.
3- Will the mid size tower cases accomidate two 570s in SLI?
Thank in advance.
As far as i know (this applies to my 6870 anyway) to eyefinity more then 2 monitors you must go thru a displayport or minidisplayport. I found out the hard way after blowing about 100 bucks on adapters that would prove to be pointless.
I tried.... 2 dvi 1 hdmi. Didn't work.
2 dvi 1 mini diplsayport to hdmi (not an active adapter so it didn't work)
1 dvi, 1 hdmi, and the non working adapter above.
My current setup is a 21.5 inch 1600x900 a 21.5 inch 1920x1080 another 1600x900. (Middle monitor is for games that dont support eyefinity like Mass Effect). Eyefinity at 4800x900. Two dvi, 1 mini displayport and then an hdmi going into my TV so i can switch to it for movies and stuff. Its been working pretty well. The only game i have had to turn down the eyefinity res on is BF3 which i play at 3840x720. Still looks good though.
instead of the CPU cooler you have get the Hyper 212 EVO, from what ive read the 212+ has poor contact with the pipes to the CPU, the EVO provides a signifigantly better performance and is on newegg for only $35, 5 bucks more
Also forgot to add if you are able to get to a Micro center, until the 13th they have a promo of $50 off your mobo when you get a CPU, if you get the i52500k its $180 and to off a mobo, which you can upgrade your current ASRock Extreme3 gen3 Z68 to a Extreme4 Gen3 Z68 for 135 after rebate/discount.