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Post Date: 2012-05-26

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  Quote sandal704 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Save money on build
    Posted: 26 May 2012 at 10:08am
Budget:
4800

Expectations:
want 3d system, fast high quality graphics nvida surround setup

Usage:
4 hours daily

Special Needs:
games, 3d video editing

Saved Ticket #: [692498

Specifications:
Ticket Number: 692498
Total Price with Instant Savings: $5,530.00



Specifications:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 3930K 3.2GHz (Unlocked CPU for Extreme Overclocking) (Six-Core)
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X79 (Intel X79 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 1000W Digital Storm Certified (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition Highly Recommended)
Expansion Bay: Internal Digital Media Card Reader (Black)
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (120GB Solid State (By: Corsair) (Model: Force GT Series CSSD-F120GBGT-BK) (SATA 6Gbps)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray & DVD Writer/Reader (Burn + Play Blu-Ray & DVDs) (12x BD-R)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: Wireless PCI-E 802.11n Up to 300Mbps (Supports 802.11n/g/b) (Model: ASUS PCE-N15)
Video Card: 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB (Includes PhysX)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Creative Labs Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion (Includes Front I/O) (PCI-Express Slot Based)
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex 240mm Radiator Liquid CPU Cooler (Extreme-Performance Edition)
H20 Tube Color:Red Tubing with High-Performance Fluid (UV Lighting Reactive)
Chassis Airflow: Upgrade Chassis With LED Performance Fans (Red) (Up to 6 Fans) <b></b>
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (UV) (Creates Glowing Effect for H20 Tubes)
Enhancements: Strike-X AeroCool Temperature Display & Fan Controller (Requires Chassis Airflow Upgrade)
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires Pro/Deluxe/Sabertooth Motherboard)
Boost Video Card: FREE: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: FREE: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Setup (3x Triple Asus 3D Panels 23 inch VG236H (Includes 3D Glasses)
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Extra Large) <b></b>
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty
Where on this build can I save enough money, was looking at graphic card I want high frame rate don't know if this is overkill on 3x 23in 3d monitors
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  Quote sandal704 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 May 2012 at 10:54am
2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB (Includes PhysX) [-$518 what about these
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 May 2012 at 12:43pm
Hi sandal704...Welcome to the forums.
 
That's a nice rig you put together, but I would make suggestions.Big%20Smile
 
Dropping the 680's for the 670's is a good move.  They perform almost the same and will save alot of $$$.
 
For the best power supply, change to the 1050HX.  It is tops and the 7 year warranty tells of its quality.
 
Drop the performance fans. All they do is mess with the HafX's great airflow and would be noisier.
 
Drop the temp control/fan control.  It's good for looks but in function the temps aren't accurate and the HafX fans don't need the fan control.  It's fans are quiet and already turn at only 700rpm and move lots of air.
 
You could go with Win7 Pro.  It allows you to add more ram above the 16GB if you needed it.
 
Drop the UV lighting and Red tubing.  Those are for true water cooling like stage 4 and above.  The 240mm cooling picked is a sealed unit, like the Corsair H100, and the tubes aren't swappable and the unit requires no maintenance.
 
Here's the build with the changes.
 
Config # 692822   Cost $ 4965
 
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 3930K 3.2GHz (Unlocked CPU for Extreme Overclocking) (Six-Core)
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X79 (Intel X79 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 1050W Corsair Pro Silver 1050HX (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: Internal Digital Media Card Reader (Black)
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (120GB Solid State (By: Corsair) (Model: Force GT Series CSSD-F120GBGT-BK) (SATA 6Gbps)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray & DVD Writer/Reader (Burn + Play Blu-Ray & DVDs) (12x BD-R)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: Wireless PCI-E 802.11n Up to 300Mbps (Supports 802.11n/g/b) (Model: ASUS PCE-N15)
Video Card: 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB (Includes PhysX)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Creative Labs Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion (Includes Front I/O) (PCI-Express Slot Based)
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex 240mm Radiator Liquid CPU Cooler (Extreme-Performance Edition)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Red)
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires Pro/Deluxe/Sabertooth Motherboard)
Boost Video Card: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Setup (3x Triple Asus 3D Panels 23 inch VG236H (Includes 3D Glasses)
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Extra Large)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty
 
The big concern is running a triple 3D monitor setup.  That takes alot of graphics power.   You might only be able to play certain games like BF 3, etc on medium settings.  To play games on higher settings a tri-sli, 3x 670 setup might be required.  It all depends on what you play and what settings will make you happy.
 
Each monitor is 1920x1080 and they each need to render the images twice.  That's what 3D does for the effect. 
 
Check it out and see if it fits what you like.
 
Good Luck.Big%20SmileBig%20Smile
 
 


Edited by bprat22 - 26 May 2012 at 12:55pm
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 May 2012 at 1:56pm
Hi sandal704,

As always, bprat22 has given you a good build. Here are a few comments for your consideration.

If you have never played or seen a 3D surround system you should check one out. It sounds really cool but not a good way to game in my opinion. The problem is all the real estate you have in front of you. Consider that you have your cursor on the left side of the 1st screen and you have a threat from the far right side of the 3rd screen. That is a long way to move your cursor.

Take a look at the Nvidia Forums and see all the problems people are having trying to make it work with various configurations of GPUs. From what I understand you need all of your monitors feeding from a DVI connector so that means at least two GPUs. With a resolution of 5760 your choice of the 680s may be a wise choice. The 670s is the cheapest way for sure but you might need every FPS you can get. Remember that with 3D your FPS will be half of 2D. With SLI 670 you might want to size your PS so you can add a third card down the road.

You might consider changing the Mobo to the Deluxe. It comes with wireless and Blue Tooth built in.

Frank

Edited by FrankW - 26 May 2012 at 1:56pm
HAF 922
EVGA X58 LE
6GB DS Certified
Corsair 750TX
HDD-1TB
Optical Drv
ATI Radeon 5870
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