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New GTX 680 Triple Monitor Build

Last response: in Systems
July 2, 2012 6:22:44 PM

Im building a new system and this is what I have so far. What do you guys think? If the PSU over kill? And would a 4gb GTX 670 be a better buy?

Approximate Purchase Date: This/Next Week

Budget Range: $4000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web Development/Graphic Design, Surfing, Movies

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Nvidia, Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Monitor Resolution: 5760x1200

Additional Comments: Triple Monitor Setup

Parts Considered

Case: Coolermaster HAF X
PSU: Corsair Gold AX1200 1200W Power Supply Overkill??
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 8gb (2x4gb) DDR3 1600 Kit
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
SSD: Crucial M4 128gb SATA III SSD
CPU: Intel i7-3770k
Mobo: Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3
Graphics: EVGA GTX 680 FTW+ 4gb
Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus
Monitors: Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 24" IPS Monitor (X3)
Keyboard: Das Keyboard Model S Professional
Mouse: Undecided

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a b C Monitor
July 2, 2012 6:51:32 PM

Yes the 1200w PSU is overkill. You just need a good 850w PSU to SLI. I recommend this- (I would buy as much of your parts from the website I just linked to because there is free shipping on order more than 50$)

The HAF X is over hyped and IMO not as good of a case as the Cooler Master Storm Trooper which is also about 50$ less-

With the money you saved with those changes get a better CPU cooler-

Overall it looks great. I love your monitor choice. I want 3 of those myself.
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July 2, 2012 8:21:16 PM

Ok so a 850W PSU is fine for 2 680s in SLI? And on a side note... Will the one 4gb 680 power the 3 displays fine?
a b C Monitor
July 2, 2012 9:36:35 PM

Yes, it should run most games on pretty high settings with decent FPS.
a b C Monitor
July 2, 2012 9:41:19 PM

tcr6v1 said:
Ok so a 850W PSU is fine for 2 680s in SLI? And on a side note... Will the one 4gb 680 power the 3 displays fine?

Yes - a single 680 will handle a triple monitor display just fine. 750W will be more than enough to handle SLI as the 680 is one of the most energy efficient GPUs that NVIDIA has ever produced.
July 3, 2012 1:00:04 AM

Best answer selected by tcr6v1.