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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: Newegg.ca, NCIX.com

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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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- http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=22170AC7260&v... (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- http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950AC2779&v...

With the money you saved with those changes get a better CPU cooler- http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC1714&v...

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?
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July 2, 2012 9:36:35 PM

Yes, it should run most games on pretty high settings with decent FPS.
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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.
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July 3, 2012 1:00:04 AM

Best answer selected by tcr6v1.
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