Alright so I'm a big gamer, console and PC, and I have decided to build a really good gaming computer to be my powerhouse command station. I would just like some advice. SO far I have my case, Power supply, and sound card. A necessity for me is to be able to use all of my monitors, I have a current build of 6 monitors at my disposal. I know it's possible to use them all, but i need to know exactly what I will need. I have an Olevia TV to be my main monitor and 5 dell computer monitors, 3 on top of the tv, two on the side. Here is what I have come up with on my own just looking around, please help me out. I know I may need more or different items, just need help. Thanks.
AMD is behind the performance mark with regards to gaming when compared to intel chips. I would recommend you look at a sandy bridge i5 and complimenting motherboard. You are going to need a crossfire/SLI setup to run multiple monitors, and i would recommend getting a much stronger card with 3GB of VRAM for that many monitors since you will be pushing a high resolution across all those monitors. I've never personally used an eyefinity setup, but I've read about problems with people using different resolution monitors. I also mostly hear about 3 monitor setups for this, but i did read an article on specific gpus from amd that support 6 display pipelines per gpu, so i think 6 monitors must be possible?
So the GTX 680 is a better video card, capable of running my 6 monitors? and the hyper 212 EVO is a cpu, right? I just noticed that it has a built in fan i guess? You seem like you know what youre talking about, thanks
Yes, the 680 is faaaaar better than a 6850! You will need 2 for 6 monitors though which will break the budget with just those 2 items. You may want to get away from trying to use 6 monitors with your budget. The 212 EVO is an aftermarket cpu cooler. Also, I would recomend watching some youtube vids of how to build a pc.
Alright so now here is what Im getting:
Motherboard- ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Video card x2- EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX
New Power Supply- CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2
CPU- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge
CPU Cooler- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
Ram- CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB
Do you think that will be sufficient?
Also, do I need anything else to make it work? Like a specific CD drive or anything?
And I have 4 optical drives that I want to fill up, whats some cool stuff I can use? Like one of those digital displays or something?