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January 20, 2013 10:53:28 PM

I am building my first PC i would like high settings gaming but also a bit of cad and hd video etc. but games need to work well. I am also hopeing that FSX will run well also.

I have tried to make it future proof by having upgrade options. I might crossfire, over clock, SSD etc.

I curently have three monitors!... but not for gaming :(  ( £12 card with igpu) , I would like the option for multi tasking on three monitors still but i dont expect 3 monitor gaming until i cross fire ? maybe? Also i only have vga monitor at the moment so maybe not posable, O I might also use my 720p projector for gaming.

> Are the components i have chosen a good choice for what i want (Price).

> Are the components compatible and will they fit?


Antec All Black 302 Three Hundred Two Case - £46.98

Corsair TX 750W V2 PSU - 80plus Bronze Certified - £80.31

Samsung SH-224BB SATA DVD Write Optical Drive | OEM - £13.98

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor - £172.35

Asus P8Z77-V LX Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard - £78.90

Seagate 1TB Barracuda 3.5" SATA-III Hard Drive - 7200RPM 64MB Cache - £52.98

G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V - £33.36

Sapphire HD 7870 FleX GHZ Edition 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card - £204.99

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a c 344 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 11:11:19 PM

are you sure getting HD 7870 FleX GHZ Edition?
regular 7870 with multiple output will be a great choice

multitasking =/ eyefinity
flex card support eyefinity which is gaming in 3 continuous monitor

with regular card, you can game in one monitor, and keep multitasking in 3-4 monitor
a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 11:13:12 PM

Honestly if you have 3 monitors and they are all VGA only it might be time to upgrade the monitor too.
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January 21, 2013 6:18:41 AM

AMD Radeon said:
are you sure getting HD 7870 FleX GHZ Edition?
regular 7870 with multiple output will be a great choice

multitasking =/ eyefinity
flex card support eyefinity which is gaming in 3 continuous monitor

with regular card, you can game in one monitor, and keep multitasking in 3-4 monitor


No i am not decided yet. Are you saying i can still multi task on a regular 7870 which would be cheaper? I dont think the flex was much more.
January 21, 2013 6:21:42 AM

jnkweaver said:
Honestly if you have 3 monitors and they are all VGA only it might be time to upgrade the monitor too.


Yea this system will deserve much more then the free low res monitors i have. buit i need a pc to run them first. I am going to try my projector (HDMI) so i think i will wait/save for new monitors.
January 21, 2013 12:26:26 PM

Any more sugestions and thoughts would be very appreciated.
I am about to spend alot of money on my first build !
January 21, 2013 12:52:33 PM

Thank you for your reply. However I realy need the hdd space, I have loads of films and fsx just rapes it. I am plannig to use my 720p projector to get me started. Three good monitor is going to cost more than I would save on the hdd wouldn't it .? I think that is some thing to save up for at a later date but correct me if I am wrong. Thanks again keep it coming, any thoughts on the graphics card?
a c 344 4 Gaming
January 21, 2013 1:01:18 PM

i thought you wanted to spend a lot more :)  lol

okay stick with single HDD
128GB ssd for boot and 2TB hdd for storage is a killer combination
January 21, 2013 1:07:57 PM

AMD Radeon said:
i thought you wanted to spend a lot more :)  lol

okay stick with single HDD
128GB ssd for boot and 2TB hdd for storage is a killer combination


I see yes that could have been misleading. My budget is realy £750 so I want a really good system but I do t want to skimp just to have three screens ( although my desk wont look as impressive as it does now, but it will actualy do the job.) Would your kila combo fit my budget ? Could you elaborate on the graphics card. Would I be better of with out fhe flex?
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