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January 17, 2013 6:52:29 PM

can i have some suggestions for a gaming pc build that will run 3 monitors with ease......this is a project that my son has ask me to do for him, he plays all sorts of games from minecraft, war z, battlefield 3 etc, etc ......

have looked myself at all the different parts etc, but am very confused now so would prefer to be pointed in rite direction by some one with a bit of knowledge and expertise, obviously the lower the cost the better but need to do the job :sweat: 

please list all parts etc and if i build it and its awesome, you go get the parts for your next build and il build it for you for FREE :kaola: 

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January 17, 2013 11:46:58 PM

A system that will run 3 monitors with ease does not come cheap. I would say the budget would be around $2000. Do you need to buy the 3 monitors as well? If yes, then the budget would go over $2500.

CPU: i5-3570k ($225)
Motherboard: AS Rock Z77 Extreme 4 ($135)
CPU Cooler: Liquid cool: Corsair H100i ($130) Air cool: Noctua 6 ($80)
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 4GB x4 ($95)
Graphics Cards: Gigabyte GTX 680 x2 ($950) *You can choose other brands you like*
1st HDD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB ($220)
2nd HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB ($170)
Power Supply: Corsair AX 850 ($190)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ($160)

This build costs about $2100

Let me know what you think.
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a c 288 4 Gaming
January 18, 2013 3:22:32 AM

My build is $700 less than the above build and will easily handle multiple displays:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1301.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 00:16 EST-0500)

If you're uncertain add a second GTX 670 and it's still $500 less. No need to purchase a closed liquid loop, expensive SSDs, or 16GB of RAM.
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a c 443 4 Gaming
January 18, 2013 3:25:56 AM

g-unit1111 said:
My build is $700 less than the above build and will easily handle multiple displays:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1301.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 00:16 EST-0500)

If you're uncertain add a second GTX 670 and it's still $500 less. No need to purchase a closed liquid loop, expensive SSDs, or 16GB of RAM.



+1

This is a Great build.

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a b 4 Gaming
January 18, 2013 4:02:42 AM

+2 to G.Units build.

Filling out this form will help us better think of a build for you.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...
As so far we dont know whether he will gaming across the monitors, whether you need the OS or have to buy the monitors. Even a budget would help as until we know that we can only guess as to what rig to get.
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January 18, 2013 9:46:36 AM

tiny voices said:
+1

This is a Great build.


looks and sounds good and at the funds i have available at moment...... i live in uk and if i got power supply from Newegg usa would it be compatible for uk power connection ? never thought of that before :??: 
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a b 4 Gaming
January 18, 2013 9:48:28 AM

Newegg doesnt ship outside the US, you would want to buy from a UK retailer like Scan.co.uk.
The PSU itself is compatible, but the cable that will come with it wont.
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January 18, 2013 10:13:14 AM

manofchalk said:
Newegg doesnt ship outside the US, you would want to buy from a UK retailer like Scan.co.uk.
The PSU itself is compatible, but the cable that will come with it wont.


thanks :)  never found Scan.co.uk before, will take the list there and see what difference in price tiny voices build are.

probably dearer, i notice in uk !! :( 
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a c 288 4 Gaming
January 18, 2013 10:03:11 PM

jehova67 said:
looks and sounds good and at the funds i have available at moment...... i live in uk and if i got power supply from Newegg usa would it be compatible for uk power connection ? never thought of that before :??: 


No you have to purchase from UK retailers - which is why it's usually recommended that you specify country first. Plus you have import taxes, customs fees, what have you. Scan.co.uk is a good site from what I hear, there's a full list of UK sites in the link in my signature.
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January 19, 2013 1:29:47 AM

g-unit1111 said:
My build is $700 less than the above build and will easily handle multiple displays:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1301.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 00:16 EST-0500)

If you're uncertain add a second GTX 670 and it's still $500 less. No need to purchase a closed liquid loop, expensive SSDs, or 16GB of RAM.


I don't think a single GTX 670 2GB can handle modern graphics demaning games on 3 monitors with ease...
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