But even with two of those he wouldn't have enough horsepower to average 100+ fps @ 5760x1080 while trying to keep decent settings, would have to drop things down to Medium in games like BF3/Crysis 2.
All I can say is that 3 x 120hz monitors = I'm fucking jelly. Haven't seeing anything like that in this thread yet.
To be fair, 3x120hz monitors sounds mostly just flat out silly.
While trying not to get off subject to much the 2 670s were chosen because he has had issues with dual gpu cards in the past
I'll try to get a heaven bench mark today from him
We also had a very specific budget to work with
His insurance gave him half the claim amount and would only give him the rest after he spent the full claim amount and showed receipts for the full amount. Now he doesn't have a ton of money to throw around so we balance the build around th cpu
A after cpu he wanted the case so we built the best we could on what was left of budget with 2x 670 being best option
He also already had the monitors keyboard headset as they were not part of claim
Last edited by Flcrewpolo; 2012-12-31 at 02:21 PM.
Errrr... what work does he need 120Hz screens for? >_> I'd have perhaps just done 1x120Hz and 2xIPS or something. O_o
And ah, already had the monitors.
Isn't the problem that the cards only have 256bit memory buses, and thus wouldn't be able to process stuff fast enough for the 4GB RAM to have any effect (or something like that)?
Don't forget about the http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...um-Chat-Thread
Intel i7 5820K (4.5 GHz) | MSI X99A MPower | 32GB Kingston HyperX Fury 2666MHz | Gigabyte Windforcex3 HD 7950 | Samsung 951PRO nVME 512GB | Crucial M550 256GB | Crucial MX200 1TB | Western Digital Caviar Black 2000GB | Samson SR 850 | Zalman ZM-Mic1 | Noctua NH-D15 | Fractal Define R5 | Seasonic X850
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My setup's in my sig. Feeling inferior LOL.
i5 2500k @ 4.7Ghz | GTX 670 SLI OC | 8gb DDR3 1600 | ASRock P67 Extreme4 | X-Fi Platinum | 1+3TB WD Caviar Black | EVGA Supernova 1200 P2 | LG M2762D-PM 27" 1080p | Logitech THX Z-5300e 5.1 | CM Stacker STC-T01 | Razer Naga/Logitech MX-518 | Noppoo Choc Mini Cherry MX Red | Logitech G330/Audio-Technica ATH-M50
So this is nothing special compared to alot of systems here but this is the first setup I could build by myself after a long time with a prebuilt I upgraded for a few year.
The setup is the following:
CPU : I3 3220 3.3GHZ
Motherboard : Asrock H61 DGS
GOU : Asus HD 7770 GHZ edition overclocked 1200 mhz core, 1350 mhz memory.
HDD 1 :Samsung Spinpoint f3 500GB
HDD 2 : Hitachi (random model) 160GB(for small fraps recording)
Memory : 8GB Corsair memory 1333Mhz
Case : Nox Coolbay SX
5 x 120 mm fans
No system specs, Mortalis?
i5-4670k 4.2GHz | EVGA GTX 980 | 16GB Kingston HyperX | 256GB 840 EVO | Corsair H100i | Noctua IndustialPPC
ASUS PB298Q 4K | 2x QNIX QH2710 | CM Storm Rapid w/ Reds | Steelseries Rival | Schiit Stack w/ Sennheiser HD8
awesome color theme looks real slick.
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edit: aah crap i shouldn't have started the beers already QQ (one suddenly forgets the most simple of rules)
Very neat system, though I wish you could've done something about the bottom rad - res tube. While real straight, just doesn't look good to me.
i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz(I could get it higher, but don't really need it) it runs at 30c idle and 40c max load
7950 oc'd, runs at 32c idle and 38c max
asus p8z77 pro motherboard
all gelid wing blue UV fans, although I might switch for gentletyphoons in the future
silverstone 600w strider bronze psu, sleeved with mdpc grey/blue
crucial m4 64gb for OS+WoW, 1tb caviar black for other programs and 550gb blue for media storage
two 240 rads, one is the RS and the other one is the thin version for the top
xspc front reservoir, would really like to have a tube reservoir because I don't like the look of this reservoir but it's convenient
16gb of vengeance blue ram, 1600mhz
next upgrade is just fans and change the loop to look better, I don't really like the tubing how I did it. I would add a tube reservoir and gentle typhoons.
the waterblocks are an EK supreme hf copper for the cpu(I should of bought a nickel one) and a 7950 nickel EK block. I had a local powdercoating shop do the case paint
the monitor is a Dell u2412m that I bought recently, the keyboard a filco w/ browns that I bought years ago, the mouse a razer naga and that's pretty much it. oh yeah and HD555's with the cables all tangled up. That cable pisses me off. Plus I had to tape them because the plastic if all cracked up, but oh well I love them.
Last edited by deeyar; 2012-12-31 at 07:15 PM.
Here's my current setup for the past 9 months (ish). Some changes were made since my last post (a 2nd 2TB RAID array was added).
CPU: 2700K @ 4.5Ghz (Watercooled with the Corsair H80)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3
Memory: 8GB Corsair XMS3 @ 1600Mhz
GPU: 2 x GeForce GTX 680
Displays: 3x BenQ XL2420T @ 120Hz
PSU: Corsair AX-1200
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi PCI-E
Storage(1): SSD: Kingston Hyper-X 240GB.
Storage(2): Intel ICH10R: RAID0: 2x Western Digital Black Edition 2TB.
Storage(3): Intel ICH10R: RAID0: 2x Western Digital Black Edition 1TB.
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I
Desk: IKEA Large Galant (Black Glass)
General Desktop and WoW (it's the only game I run in a Window, for convenience)
Under-Desk cabling - DVI-D, multiple USB extensions, Power Cables, Audio & various others
With the side cover removed
GeForce GTX 680 SLI
Some other notes:
- The system is heavily dust filtered. I have dust filters covering all fan intakes, with a dual layer super-fine filter covering the high CFM CPU heat exchanger fans. In addition to that, I perform a weekly vacuum on all dust filters and an internal clean using a DataVac Electric Duster.
- It's barely powerful enough for my requirements. 2x680 just doesn't cut it with the latest games such as Far Cry 3 in anything above Medium. Ideally I need 2 x 690, although I'm just waiting now for the 700 series.
- It's running a meticulously clean and efficient copy of Windows 8 (i.e. absolutely no unnecessary services or anything that might use the CPU above absolute minimums).
- I can't stand any game running < 60fps (it's just a painful experience on the eyes and a miserable experience in-game). Ideally I have games running at 120fps V-Sync, but that's just not feasible without additional GPUs (again, waiting for next generation hardware).
- All-in-all not as expensive as you might think. If you're a computer enthusiast, this really isn't anything special at all.
- Everything runs as a single desktop @ 5760x1080 (SLI/Surround). Some games I run Bezel-corrected @ 6080x1080.
That's about all.. Hope this was useful and might inspire some people to go multi-monitor gaming! It's an awesome experience and once you go you'll never look back. I practically cry when I see a game running on a single screen now
Last edited by Zatie12; 2012-12-31 at 08:46 PM.
I wish I had one of those 3 120hz moniter setups. Don't even know what can run those things in surround.
System Specs -
CPU - i5 2500k @ 5ghz | CPU Cooler - RASA RX240 | Motherboard - Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3| GPU - Nvidia GTX 590|
SSD - Crucial M4 128GB | RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengeance | PSU - Corsair TX850M | Case - CoolerMaster HAF 922
| Monitor - Crossover 27Q (2560x1440) | Sidewinder X4 Keyboard |
I'll post specs when I get home, can't remember specifics at work atm....
Yes I was playing SWTOR and WoW at the same time, Was leveling my professions in SWTOR while prepping for raid in WoW.
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Last edited by llDemonll; 2012-12-31 at 10:33 PM.