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September 17, 2012 4:17:45 PM

Hello I'm in the process of building a new PC. My question for the fine people of Tom's is will sli 670 run 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or do I need to get better graphics card(s). I will be playing FFXIV, wow, BF3, witcher 2, and many other games. Any other info about my build would be helpful as well thanks. BTW I do lite photography and I run a virtual machine or 2 on my pc.





Just to let everyone know what I will be running along side this.
Z77 sabertooth
i7 3770k going to overclock to 4.5Ghz
hx750 PSU
16gb mushkin blackline 1600
2 gtx 670 FTW (maybe)
3 of the dell monitors look above for link.
samsung 830 256
4x 2tb WD blacks
H100 with 4x cougar push/pull config
All of this will go into a Full HAF 932 blue edition case.

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September 17, 2012 4:32:39 PM

Are you sure you want to run three of those monitors? the bezels are kinda thick and no, dual GTX670s will have a hard time running a maxed out game @ 5760x1080 because they have 2GB of VRAM only, a 7970 or a GTX670 4GB edition will be MUCH better, just give me a budget and i will work on it.
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September 17, 2012 4:36:34 PM

Yeah I already have these monitors that is why I am picking them I only use 1 for gaming the other 2 are running the Virtual machines rendering video and one so I can web surf/watch youtube videos. So 4gb cards would be better?
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September 17, 2012 4:43:36 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($284.55 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($82.74 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($239.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower Quattro 1200W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($176.44 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($176.44 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($176.44 @ Amazon)
Total: $2579.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-17 12:43 EDT-0400)
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September 17, 2012 4:44:25 PM

Gingertechy said:
Yeah I already have these monitors that is why I am picking them I only use 1 for gaming the other 2 are running the Virtual machines rendering video and one so I can web surf/watch youtube videos. So 4gb cards would be better?


Oh! you should have said that before, if you're only gonna game in one monitor then you don't need dual cards, a single 7970Ghz edition will be more than enough, whats your budget?
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September 17, 2012 4:53:25 PM

$2k for parts. Yeah I should have said that I totally forgot. These monitors are just absolutely beautiful. I spent months researching them. Honestly no Tn panel compares to IPS simply amazing. So you believe a sandy bridge would be better then a 3770k? Sorry but I refuse to go OCZ I have had 2 of their ssd's fail. I have several crucial M3s I wanted to give Samsung a try this time because of the great reviews they have with their 830 series. I guess you missed how much storage I listed in my OP 10 TBs is what I am looking at. I will use this over the next 5 years just trust me on this. I also already have the CM HAF case. Man I need to proof read my OP better sorry >.<

This PC will be in a air conditioned room that doesn't go over 60 F. Temps are not my main concern.
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September 17, 2012 5:10:14 PM

Gingertechy said:
$2k for parts. Yeah I should have said that I totally forgot. These monitors are just absolutely beautiful. I spent months researching them. Honestly no Tn panel compares to IPS simply amazing. So you believe a sandy bridge would be better then a 3770k? Sorry but I refuse to go OCZ I have had 2 of their ssd's fail. I have several crucial M3s I wanted to give Samsung a try this time because of the great reviews they have with their 830 series. I guess you missed how much storage I listed in my OP 10 TBs is what I am looking at. I will use this over the next 5 years just trust me on this. I also already have the CM HAF case. Man I need to proof read my OP better sorry >.<

This PC will be in a air conditioned room that doesn't go over 60 F. Temps are not my main concern.


Naaah, those monitors might be good but they don't compare to my 3x VG278H :lol:  they have 120hz refres rate and an INSANE 3D mode which is by far better than any other 3D screen.

for your needs, i'd buy this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($238.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($439.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $2218.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-17 13:09 EDT-0400)


*If you really want your PC to last for 5 years the you will need all the ram you can get
*a 3930k has 6 strong cores and 12 threads making it perfect for multitasking and virtualization (and gaming ofcs)
*That cooler will allow you to overclock your CPU to about 4.7Ghz and keep it cool.
*Bit over budget but its worth it.
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September 17, 2012 5:22:05 PM

are you aware that you can use the video out(s) on the motherboard for the two monitors for your virtual machines/rendering?

you do not have to get a big honking SLI or graphics card set up for gaming @ 1920x1200; a single 670 will be more than enough for that.
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September 27, 2012 9:19:07 AM

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