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Old June 23, 2011, 11:41 AM
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Hi there,

Budget does not include the monitors. Looking to run this build under two of these and possibly add my 32inch LCDTV (720p HDMI) -

Asus VE247H 23.6in Widescreen LED LCD, Black w/ HDMI, Speakers -
Asus VE247H 23.6in Widescreen LED LCD, Black w/ HDMI, Speakers at Memory Express Computers

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week or two

Budget Range: $1500

System Usage: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Need everything

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: buying from Memory Express, they price match anything online

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Not out of box, possibly in a few years (future proofing)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: How does the display port work? Would I need to buy a second video card to run more then 2 monitors (+1 HDTV)?

Parts:

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred Gamer Case V3
Antec Twelve Hundred Gamer Case V3 at Memory Express Computers

CPU: Intel Coreô i7-2600K Processor, 3.40GHz w/ 8MB Cache
Intel Core

MOBO: Asus P8Z68-V PRO w/ Dual DDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, CrossFireX / SLI
Asus P8Z68-V PRO w/ Dual DDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, CrossFireX / SLI

RAM: GSKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB PC3-12800 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit (2 x 4GB)
GSKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB PC3-12800 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit (2 x 4GB) at Memory Express Computers

VGA: HIS Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, Dual DisplayPort
HIS Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, Dual DisplayPort

PSU: Corsair TX 750W Power Supply w/ 140mm Fan
Corsair TX 750W Power Supply w/ 140mm Fan at Memory Express Computers

SSD: Crucial M4 2.5in SATA III Solid State Drive, 64GB
Crucial M4 2.5in SATA III Solid State Drive, 64GB at Memory Express Computers

HDD: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA II w/ 32MB Cache
Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA II w/ 32MB Cache

DVD: Asus DRW-24B1ST 24x DVD-RW Drive, SATA, Black, OEM
Asus DRW-24B1ST 24x DVD-RW Drive, SATA, Black, OEM at Memory Express Computers

Monitors: Asus VE247H 23.6in Widescreen LED LCD, Black w/ HDMI, Speakers
Asus VE247H 23.6in Widescreen LED LCD, Black w/ HDMI, Speakers at Memory Express Computers

OS: Win7

Total: $1,351.92 without monitors

Not sure on the video card, any advice would be great.

EDIT: switch the i7 2600k to a i5 2500k. Used the money save to add a 64GB SSD

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Old June 23, 2011, 12:02 PM
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it looks pretty good but change the 2600k to a 2500k. there is no need for the 2600 you really wont see a difference except like 2-3 frames at the most.the 6970 is nice a good choice for what you wanna do but you can always get a 6950 reference and unlock it or with the savings of switching to a 2500k and moving down to a 6950 you could get a second 6950 for crossfire and be rockin it for a few years no problem. and 2500 is a great chip the only reason you would need a 2600 is if you fold so thats the reason to switch. hoped i helped some what
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Old June 23, 2011, 12:22 PM
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Thanks for the advice Techman. Seems you where right, the 2600k is overkill. Swapped for a 2500k and added an SSD.
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Old June 23, 2011, 07:04 PM
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If your not overclocking drop the k chip..
I know you said in a few years.. but it's just dead dosh till then. You can pick up a bigger chip (second hand or at much reduced price at end of it's life) and drop it in when you feel you need more oomph..

Just a suggestion if you won't be ocing for "a few years"
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