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$1500 Work Build

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November 7, 2012 3:05:15 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week
Budget Range: Around $1500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Work
Preferred Website for Parts: newegg.com
Hey guys I am building a new computer that must be able to go on six displays. I have a mouse, keyboard, and the displays roughly. I am going to most likely use Windows 8 as my OS. I could really use some assistance on what graphics card I should use to be able to display on six monitors along with any other suggestions you could offer, such as all the individual parts are compatible with each other and if I could find a cheaper, but same performance part. In addition, I would like some help picking out an adequate computer case that allows easy hard drive ejection, preferably on top. Thank you.

Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820

ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

AMD 100-505746 FirePro W600 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Workstation Video Card

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November 7, 2012 8:12:06 AM

The FirePro he linked has x6 mini display ports.
7870 is a gaming GPU, I think he'll benefit more from the workstation card if it's all work.

A few things.
- The HyperX RAM runs @ 1.65v, and this is known to void Intel warranty.
- You can go LGA1155, I don't think you'll need the X79's extra PCI lanes.
- Forget about the Sabertooth. It's just an overpriced gimmick.

Does your workload actually need an i7's hyperthreading? Get this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If not, you can just get an i5-3570K. They perform essentially the same.

I would get this motherboard instead if you decide to go LGA1155.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get either of these 2 1TB HDDs. Samsung is a bit faster, but yeah Seagate owns them now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This RAM instead. Drop it down to 8gb if you don't need HT on your workload.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't quite get what you mean by the casing - Do you mean like external bays?
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November 7, 2012 4:55:39 PM

Thanks for all the information and assistance. I am going to change it around to your specifications and yes I guess I mean like an external bay, so there would be an internal one within the case and I would be able to plug another hard drive in a bay on top of the case
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November 7, 2012 10:09:34 PM

What's your budget for a casing? Also, how many external bays would you like?
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November 8, 2012 4:40:11 PM

I don't need anything fancy really. I would say under $100 and just one external bay.
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