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Project to build my first gaming pc - 3 monitors

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January 17, 2013 5:05:37 PM

have had enough of searching and reading about all the bits and pieces etc.......... what i need is a few good build ideas to create a good gaming system that will run on 3 monitors with ease, and play the latest games at good fps ...... and obviously the cheaper the better but must be capable and powerful ;) 

never built a pc before and theres no point me trying to pick the parts myself as it gets very confusing lol
this is gunna be i build it then i give it to my son who is a budding gamer..... and this is what he would love his dad to do for him, so here i start.......................... :sweat: 
January 17, 2013 5:17:12 PM

I didn't know what your budget was, so correct me if you needed a cheaper PC.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y5SM
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y5SM/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y5SM/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6/TB4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($182.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($422.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($422.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2-W ATX Full Tower Case ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1685.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 14:17 EST-0500)
January 18, 2013 9:29:28 AM

loresr97 said:
I didn't know what your budget was, so correct me if you needed a cheaper PC.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y5SM
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y5SM/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y5SM/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6/TB4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($182.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($422.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($422.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2-W ATX Full Tower Case ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1685.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 14:17 EST-0500)


thanks that gives me a good build to work on and it costs about £1050 GBP perfect for my funds available, i live in the UK so i would like to know if i bought the power supply from Newegg would it be compatible for UK power supply connection ?

and also what setup would i use to connect Graphics cards to 3 monitors ? been told i would have to use both graphics and 1 monitor would have to have a display port connection ?

please show me the way and i will follow :) 
!