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July 19, 2012 1:03:46 PM

I am considering the following

Motherboard - ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Processor - core i7 3960x ExtremenEdition
Ram - 16GB 1600 or 1866 or 2100 Mhz GDDR5

Graphics
2 680 in SLI or 1 690?
I am planning to use PCI-e slot for SSD (from OCZ). And also I need PCI-e slot for TV tuner card and Sound Card. And the mother board has only 4 slots, so I think I have to go for 1 690?

Monitor -
Triple monitor setup
3 x 1080p 3D monitors (Min 27 inch) or 3 x 1600p 2D monitors?? I am still confused between high resolution or 3D? Will one 690 be able to handle such resolution for games like BattleField 3 in Ultra with AA and AF turned on to maximum? If not should I go for 2 x 690 SLI? Will overclock, so liquid cooling required? How mug power supply?

Storage -
SSD - 120 to 240 GB. Is going for PCI-e SSD worth the cost? or will SATA III SSD do the job?
HDD - 1 TB at 7200 rpm

Optical Drive - Some Blu ray reader or Burner

Finger Print Reader
TV tuner card
Gaming mouse and keyboard
Logitech g940 flight simulation system
Track IR for heat tracking
Sony hmz-t1 (required??)
Good speaker and head phone
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July 19, 2012 8:10:25 PM

MOBO: looks good
CPU: I'd drop it down to the 3930k. The increase in performance for the price of the 3960x is just too small to justify the price difference between the 3930k and the 3960x. If you have to have the absolute best of the best...then go for it.
RAM: Just grab 16gb of 1600MHz...you won't notice the difference.

GPU: At that budget and for what you're trying to do, just grab the gtx 690 if you can find one. If you can't find a gtx 690, I'd even recommend you just get two gtx 670s. The price difference just doesn't justify the performance gained by the gtx 680

PCI slot for SSD? I'm trying to figure out how that would even work...anywho, the SATA III SSD will get the job done. No need to take up more PCI-e slots than you have to. Save those for the GPU.
I'd recommend you get a corsair SSD...they're more reliable.

One 690 should be able to handle a triple monitor setup fairly easily. I also wouldn't worry about 3D. Just grab a 1920x1080 or greater monitor...also, make sure it's has a 120Hz refresh rate.

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 19, 2012 8:13:48 PM

$8000?

buy whatever the hell you want! that's my budget for computers for the next 30 years!
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July 19, 2012 8:16:06 PM

....yea man. When building a computer... NEVER go over about $1400-$1500 excluding accessories. Why? Because in 2 years when that awesome GTX 880 Comes out your sitting there saying...why did I spend $8000. Technology moves way to fast and you will always be looking for upgrades.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 19, 2012 8:17:48 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
$8000?

buy whatever the hell you want! that's my budget for computers for the next 30 years!


Lol, I know right?

Quote:
yea man. When building a computer... NEVER go over about $1400-$1500 excluding accessories. Why? Because in 2 years when that awesome GTX 880 Comes out your sitting there saying...why did I spend $8000. Technology moves way to fast and you will always be looking for upgrades.


+1^
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July 19, 2012 11:53:28 PM

DeusAres said:
MOBO: looks good
CPU: I'd drop it down to the 3930k. The increase in performance for the price of the 3960x is just too small to justify the price difference between the 3930k and the 3960x. If you have to have the absolute best of the best...then go for it.
RAM: Just grab 16gb of 1600MHz...you won't notice the difference.

GPU: At that budget and for what you're trying to do, just grab the gtx 690 if you can find one. If you can't find a gtx 690, I'd even recommend you just get two gtx 670s. The price difference just doesn't justify the performance gained by the gtx 680

PCI slot for SSD? I'm trying to figure out how that would even work...anywho, the SATA III SSD will get the job done. No need to take up more PCI-e slots than you have to. Save those for the GPU.
I'd recommend you get a corsair SSD...they're more reliable.

One 690 should be able to handle a triple monitor setup fairly easily. I also wouldn't worry about 3D. Just grab a 1920x1080 or greater monitor...also, make sure it's has a 120Hz refresh rate.


RevoDrive 3 X2 is an example of PCIe SSD. Very Fast ! Much faster than SATA III SSD.
I am still doubtfull if 1 690 can handle 3 monitors at 1080p at 120 hz for games like BF3 in ultra?
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July 20, 2012 12:08:12 AM

gowthamn said:
RevoDrive 3 X2 is an example of PCIe SSD. Very Fast ! Much faster than SATA III SSD.
I am still doubtfull if 1 690 can handle 3 monitors at 1080p at 120 hz for games like BF3 in ultra?


But the question is...how much faster? Is it worth it? And most importantly...do you need it?

Here's a benchmark. Check the last benchmark. I think it's closer to the resolution you're looking for. 3x 1080p monitors?
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-690-ben...

May need two gtx 690s for comfortable frame rates...
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