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December 21, 2012 6:57:06 PM

Hi guys, I'm new to these forums and I need expert help.

I live in Belgium and I am planning to make my own gaming system. As this will be my first, I have asked for the help of my friend who has been building pc's for 7 years to show me the ropes and be there every step of the proces.

Onto the real question. So as part of a christmas gift i got 3 monitors: 3 times the Asus VG278HE. (Don't worry I did not pay anywhere near full price for them)

As your probably already guessed I would like to build a system that can handle these 3 monitors at the same time. I would like to build a system that can run GW2 on ultra on all 3 monitors. I also want it to last for while.

I actually have no idea what type of buget I will need for this, so any pointers to get me started would be greatly appreciated!

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December 21, 2012 7:04:27 PM

I would get 2 7970's and an i5 3570k. Also check out the 670 and 680, as I am not sure how much nvidia and amd costs in Belgium
December 21, 2012 7:11:03 PM

1500€ should be adequate if you don't want to overspend. XFire 7970 sounds the part.
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December 21, 2012 7:44:02 PM

So about 1500 for a rig that can run all current (and 2013 ) games on max setting, in an eyefinity setup with 3 of those monitors?
December 21, 2012 7:47:21 PM

I can't promise you the future but yes, I believe 2 7970 3 GBs would handle it for now.
December 21, 2012 7:48:17 PM

Yes, if you don't trust us, you could get a 3820 and an x79 board, and another 7970, but I don't think you will be happy with your choice.
December 21, 2012 8:08:34 PM

Don't worry I trust you guys. When I say future I mean that I want to run everything on max next year this time. Dual 7970 I will go. Do you suggest any particular type?
December 21, 2012 8:27:29 PM

Dual 7970s is about as good as dual GPUs get, so there should be no regrets.
December 21, 2012 9:31:45 PM

Yeah, it will be good. I see no need for you to get a card stronger than that. You could also look at a 7990.
December 22, 2012 9:31:05 PM

I have another question (not going to make a new topic). I'll have to wait a few weeks to get my parts. In the meantime, I have a laptop with a 7970M and an i73630. Could this handle eyefinity reasonably? (not on max)
December 22, 2012 9:45:30 PM

Not very likely. Laptop 7970 does not equal desktop 7970.
December 22, 2012 11:58:00 PM

Yeah, I don't think I would try to do that with eyefinity.