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November 5, 2012 6:10:15 AM

Hi everyone, I'd like to build a PC to go with a new gaming cockpit I'm ordering(Obutto R3volution), Basically I have a Mac that I do everything work related on, so the PC is purely for gaming, and I'm looking at mounting 3 x Dell U2412M monitors on the rig. Briefly, I went on Newegg to draft a list of components I thought would be suitable, and I'd like to hear your opinions on the set up.

Many thanks in advance. =)


Monitor Resolution: 3 x Dell U2412M (1920x1200)

Parts Considering:

Mobo: ASUS Sabertooth Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: i5 3570k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: 2 x ASUS Matrix 7970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced 16GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: WD Black 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Samsung 830 128GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Seasonic 860W Platinum
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: CoolerMaster Cosmos II
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 5, 2012 6:39:46 AM

That looks like a very good build, everything seems to be compatible. If you want to save money, downgrade your mobo to a Asrock Extreme4 Z77 mobo. Keep in mind that you'll need at least one Display Port cable if you intend to go with that triple monitor setup. If you want to be a bit more competitive with your gaming, maybe consider getting 3 120hz monitors? It would sacrifice a bit of quality and vertical res, but be a bit more responsive at the same time.
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November 5, 2012 6:52:24 AM

You might consider getting a Samsung 830 256gb depending on how many games you have; or getting a second 830 128gb and running them in raid 0.
If you can fit them all on the ssd(s), you'll notice much better read/loading times.
Plus, in either case, you get double the write speed--not a big plus for gaming, but never a bad thing.
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November 5, 2012 12:20:57 PM

Thanks for your input guys. A friend of mine just recommended that I get 3D monitors for a more immersive experience.

As it stands, I'm losing the Dell tri monitor for a single ASUS VG278H.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And in lieu of that, I'm dropping one of the 7970s to free up more money, and crossfire when I buy another 2 of the 3D monitors. And with the extra bit of cash, I'm going with 2TB HDD and 256GB SSD instead.

What do you guys think?
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November 5, 2012 12:21:27 PM

Thanks for your input guys. A friend of mine just recommended that I get 3D monitors for a more immersive experience.

As it stands, I'm losing the Dell tri monitor for a single ASUS VG278H.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And in lieu of that, I'm dropping one of the 7970s to free up more money, and crossfire when I buy another 2 of the 3D monitors. And with the extra bit of cash, I'm going with 2TB HDD and 256GB SSD instead.

What do you guys think?
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November 5, 2012 12:29:32 PM

I'd stick with your original tri monitor over the 3d and unless you need an SSD and storage drive that big (2TB is ALOT of porn) I would keep the crossfire too.

The one time I have had some hands on with a 3d setup I was seriously disappointed (though user perception varies between people, I just thought it was crap for the cost) also you need to be at or near 120FPS for the 3d to work properly any major dipping and you suffer.

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November 5, 2012 12:33:48 PM

Also I think for most of the features on tht monitor you need an Nvidia card so switch to GTX680
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