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Will this gaming rig be stable out of the box?

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July 3, 2012 11:21:24 PM

ASUS P8Z77 V LK
i5 2500 3.3GHz
32GB Corsair Vengance 1600 RAM
Sapphire 7950OC
Corsair 850W PSU
Antek 1200
Western Digital WD1002FAEX hard rive
Windows 7 OEM 64-bit

Two questio for the group here:
1) Will my CPU and mobo selection bottleneck the 7950?
2) Do you have any suggestions as to what hardware I shold be looking at it not what I have listed.
3) I would like to run two or three displays (at least two). Are there any considerations I need to make for running three 24" displays?

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July 3, 2012 11:30:46 PM

well I question a lot of things about your build but 1. No 2. you have everything covered, i think. I have no idea what you want to be able to do though 3.You certainly wont run max settings on three displays on a single 7950 but i believe it should be playable
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July 3, 2012 11:37:53 PM

#3 you'd probably want to get another GPU to run triple display to maximize your system power, imo. i dont even know if a single GPU can allow you to have 3 monitors, to begin with. but overall, your rig seems powerful enough to do pretty much anything. im guessing some sort of 3D gaming????
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July 3, 2012 11:44:01 PM

target50 said:
#3 you'd probably want to get another GPU to run triple display to maximize your system power, imo. i dont even know if a single GPU can allow you to have 3 monitors, to begin with. but overall, your rig seems powerful enough to do pretty much anything. im guessing some sort of 3D gaming????

A 7950 can run eyefinity with a single card...
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July 3, 2012 11:52:00 PM

There are a lot of things wrong with that build

1)8GB of RAM is the rule nowdays, 16GB is Overkill and 32GB & 64GB are a waste of money

2)a Corsair 500r or 600t are better choices than the Antec 1200... The NZXT Phantom 410 and Coolermaste HAF XM are good choices too

3)why would you buy a i5 2500 when the i5 3570k is out??

4)a GTX 680 will be a better choice than the R7970, altough the GTX 670 is very good too and for 100$ less than the GTX 680 is a amazing deal

5)Motherboard = Asrock Z77 Extreme 4.
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July 3, 2012 11:53:34 PM

Houseboratheon said:
A 7950 can run eyefinity with a single card...


With playable frame rates?? i doubt it.
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July 4, 2012 1:19:58 AM

aqualipt, regarding #3, because I didn't start researching until yesterday. Thanks for the advice, dually noted. I'm glad to read you think 16GB is plenty because I noticed the Dollar value per GB seems to drops off after that. I'll take a good look at the 680, and 3570K as you suggested. I have an Antek 1200 now and like it quite a bit, and it's a little cheaper on newegg than the 600T. It's bigger than I need, but it allows a ton of room to work inside of it. It truthfully has a ton of wasted space for my needs, but I have big hands and need to extra space to assemble.

As far as use, there will be gaming like BF3, but I have to run a some damn big spreadsheets too, and several of them at once. That's the real need for three displays. Gaming I would like two (only need one), but I need three when I work at home.
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July 4, 2012 2:52:30 AM

Sorry for the uneducated question...what is better for several large xls' and graphics, i7 with 1333GHz RAM, or i5 3570k with 1600GHz + RAM? I'm asking b/c the integrated memory controller speed of the 2600k is listed as Dual Channel DDR3-1066/1333, and 1600 for the 3570k.
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July 4, 2012 3:13:55 AM

slt223 said:
Sorry for the uneducated question...what is better for several large xls' and graphics, i7 with 1333GHz RAM, or i5 3570k with 1600GHz + RAM? I'm asking b/c the integrated memory controller speed of the 2600k is listed as Dual Channel DDR3-1066/1333, and 1600 for the 3570k.


either one will do fine, altough i suggest you to buy the 3570k over the 2600k, and it doesnt really matter what intel says, you can use 2300Mhz RAM with the 3570k, of course ... that will void your warranty
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July 4, 2012 3:17:17 AM

slt223 said:
aqualipt, regarding #3, because I didn't start researching until yesterday. Thanks for the advice, dually noted. I'm glad to read you think 16GB is plenty because I noticed the Dollar value per GB seems to drops off after that. I'll take a good look at the 680, and 3570K as you suggested. I have an Antek 1200 now and like it quite a bit, and it's a little cheaper on newegg than the 600T. It's bigger than I need, but it allows a ton of room to work inside of it. It truthfully has a ton of wasted space for my needs, but I have big hands and need to extra space to assemble.

As far as use, there will be gaming like BF3, but I have to run a some damn big spreadsheets too, and several of them at once. That's the real need for three displays. Gaming I would like two (only need one), but I need three when I work at home.

Great, its nice your find my infor helpfull; whats your budget?
Btw.... check your PMs
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July 4, 2012 4:58:39 AM

aqualipt said:
Great, its nice your find my infor helpfull; whats your budget?
Btw.... check your PMs


I would like to check PM's but the dang board tells me im "not allowed to access this section" when I select PM at the bottom of the page. At any rate, I'm trying to keep the whole build inside $1800.00 + shipping. I think it can be done based on what I got priced out thus far. I might top $1800.00 for a 3rd monitor, but I'm not sure I really *need* to do that. I think what I'm looking at now for a build will last me a few years thanks to some good advice. My current build is an ASUS P5E3 premium, Q6600, 4870x2, 4GB on Windows 64-bit Vista OEM (Newegg throw together), and it has run like a brick sh%thouse since late 2008 - early '09. I'm not replacing it, just adding another PC.
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July 4, 2012 6:34:26 AM

slt223 said:
I would like to check PM's but the dang board tells me im "not allowed to access this section" when I select PM at the bottom of the page. At any rate, I'm trying to keep the whole build inside $1800.00 + shipping. I think it can be done based on what I got priced out thus far. I might top $1800.00 for a 3rd monitor, but I'm not sure I really *need* to do that. I think what I'm looking at now for a build will last me a few years thanks to some good advice. My current build is an ASUS P5E3 premium, Q6600, 4870x2, 4GB on Windows 64-bit Vista OEM (Newegg throw together), and it has run like a brick sh%thouse since late 2008 - early '09. I'm not replacing it, just adding another PC.


hmmm.... try this link: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum1.php?config=tom...
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July 4, 2012 1:23:30 PM

aqualipt said:
btw... i made you this build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/aMcW it leaves enough room for monitors



Oustanding reference. Yeah, that total price is right in the wheelhouse. Thanks again!
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