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First Gaming Build, Need Advice!

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August 3, 2012 5:47:59 AM

I am doing my first gaming build that I am planning to play on three 23" Monitors, and I have done my research and want to make sure that the picked out parts will mesh perfectly together, and make a nice, fast gaming rig, that is worth the cash, in performance. For example, the graphics card will support all three screens (if I need another?), the PSU has the proper wattage, everything will fit in the case, I will have enough cooling with the case fans, etc. Money is not an issue, but want it to be around this total price. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

NZXT TEMPEST EVO
Model #:TEVO-001BK
Item #:N82E16811146062

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77
Model #:SABERTOOTH Z77
Item #:N82E16813131821

EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680
Model #:02G-P4-2680-KR
Item #:N82E16814130768

Intel Core i7-3930K
Model #:BX80619i73930K
Item #:N82E16819116492

SeaSonic X Series X650 650W
Model #:X650 Gold
Item #:N82E16817151088

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)
Model #:CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
Item #:N82E16820145347


OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G
Model #:VTX4-25SAT3-128G
Item #:N82E16820227791

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ
Model #:WD5000HHTZ
Item #:N82E16822236244

LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM
Model #:iHDS118-04
Item #:N82E16827106276

ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive
Model #:BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Item #:N82E16827135247

ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm
Model #:CNPS9900MAX-B
Item #:N82E16835118074

Total Price - $2,129

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August 3, 2012 5:53:07 AM

Drop the X79 MOBO and CPU. You don't need it for gaming. The GTX 680 isn't worth the $100 more than the GTX 670. Same with the Sabertooth for gaming. Not needed. Get an ASRock Z77 Pro3.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2012 12:52:45 PM

what games are you playing on 3 monitors? if its like a MMO or a racing game, i can justify it but if its a fps, i wouldnt bother. the crosshair on 3 monitors is like the size of a small fist

heres what i would get

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dJPT
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August 3, 2012 5:29:32 PM

Alright, I will take a look at that build. But keep in mind, I wasn't planning on gaming across the 3 monitors, although it would be cool if I could, I just want to be able to use all three monitors as extensions for coding and multitasking.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2012 7:06:11 PM

dubblez said:
Alright, I will take a look at that build. But keep in mind, I wasn't planning on gaming across the 3 monitors, although it would be cool if I could, I just want to be able to use all three monitors as extensions for coding and multitasking.

Your build is all wrong. You have a Z77 board and a socket LGA 2011 cpu. That 650w psu isn't going to be enough to push dual 680's and leave you any headroom, and the WD Raptor is a hose job seeing how SSD's have been invented.

Try something like this....


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $214.98 save: $25.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $509.98 save: $10.00
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $63.99 FREE SHIPPING
Cooler Master TPC 812 RR-T812-24PK-R1 120mm Sleeve with Dual Vertical Vapor Chamber TPC 812 CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $88.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-16GAO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $219.99 FREE SHIPPING
SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-240G-G25 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 FREE SHIPPING
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $419.99 (Before $25.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) FREE SHIPPING
MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $419.99 (Before $25.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) FREE SHIPPING
MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $2047.90 *not including shipping, rebates, optical drive and o/s.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $399.99 FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $419.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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August 4, 2012 7:58:05 PM

Thanks for the replies guys, I will see how it preforms with the updated info!
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