Ok Guys I have spend a couple months looking at the forums in this site about different builds and what to buy. I have looked at countless card benchmarks and reviews. I want to build a high end Surround or Eyefinity system. I am concerned about Microstutter on sli or crossfire configurations. I know that Radeon 7970's in crossfire seem to stutter bad according to reviews I have read. I know that GTX 680's in SLI the microstutter is not to bad and has been worked out. I know that I cannot acheive ultra settings on a 3 monitor surround setup without sli or crossfire. Yes I can play BF3 or Diablo with one 680 or 7970 on 3 monitor surround with the settings turned down but if i am gonna spend the money I might as well make it so i can run everything on the highest settings and future proof this system a bit. I have looked at countless builds on cyberpower and ironside computers and the simple fact is its several hundred dollars cheaper for me to just build what i want. With all that said I will list what I am looking at buying and see if anyone has any other ideas or experiences to help me out. It would be much appreciated. This prices out on newegg to about $3560. here is what I have so far.
NZXT SWITCH 810 White CA-SW810-W1 Steel / Plastic ATX HYBRID Full Tower Gaming Computer Case
NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controller
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item
X3 ASUS PA248Q Black 24" 6ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor
God your rich, My build is 470$ lol... >.> god blessed you man, and looks good buddy, i'd wait for more professionals/veterans to give you the okay, i am by no means an "expert" im just an enthusiast, and i use that loosely... haha
Yeah i wasnt really implying that hehe, Twas joking, but anyway generally speaking going for a beast card out preforms a crossfire, you are blowing alot so i mean you could probably cross fire two 6990's with that money, which i dont frown upon, The hard part is finding them. haha
Yeah I hesitate to go with amd though because the benchmarks i have seen the microstutter is bad. So im sure its even worse with older cards. in order to play games like BF3 in surround I would need to sli something. I also want this system to last me a long time too. don't really wanna spend this kind of money for a while lol. This is pretty much my dream system.
Radeon HD 7970s handle triple monitor setups the best. With the new catalyst drivers that were released, I doubt you'll have too much trouble with microstuttering.
I recommended the Antec 1100 gaming case. It's spacial, has high airflow and great cable management. You don't necessarily have to go with this particular case. I only recommended it because it's an all around excellent case. You are more than welcome to pick a different case.
The Antec 1100 only comes with two exhaust fans. One of the fans has blue LEDs. If you go with this case, you may wanna pick up a couple extra 120mm case fans.
Also, if you go with the H100 I recommend you grab different 120mm fans for it. Make sure they're quiet and move plenty of air. These fans are highly praised for their silent operation...
COUGAR CF-V12HB Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cool Thanks Deus. Do you think 8GB will be enough to run everything and won't bottleneck? Also I really love the Features of the Asus maximus V Formula. I know its expensive but is this asus board good? I have read some reviews on the new asus deluxe boards. I like the pick of those 7970's. Maybe I just worry to much about somthing that isnt a big deal. But when i spend the money like this I want everything to be perfect. Even though i know Things happen with every build usually. I really like the NZXT Switch and will probably stay with that, It has 4 fans already. Can i ask why the 256GB and not a 120GB SSD? Is the extra $100 Worth it? Again thanks for the info and any other suggestions you have i would appreciate.
i would personally go for the pro version since it does have a built in fan controller.
if you have the time and money i would get the watercooling kit also. It just downright beats the H100 but i would go with the 360 version instead, only problem there would be is finding a case that can fit 3x120 fans and a case with a side panel so you can show off your work.
8GB will be enough since you are just gaming.
the reason im guessing why he chose 256>128GB is because the 256GB version is a bit faster and has more space, also yes it would be worth it since you can lose your space fairly fast with a 128GB version.