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New to building my own
04-23-2015, 05:44 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-23-2015, 05:52 AM by Rapajez.)
RE: New to building my own
It might help to point out that these suggestions are assuming you are planning to stretch your games across all 3 monitors, (NVIDIA Surround or AMD Eyefinity). If you're only playing games on 1 of the monitors, a single GTX 970 should last for a while.

I own a Surround setup, and I'd actually recommend a single, large, 1440p monitor. You're guaranteed to get use out of it, while only a few games support NVIDIA surround properly. You can check here for a list of games that support multi-screen:

Also, if you're following the Tier 5 guide, swap out the "Z87" mobo for one with the newer "Z97" chipset. Most of the motherboards are the same model name, with the '87' swapped with a '97'. Without going into too much detail, Z97 adds a handful of additional features, like faster interfaces for new SSDs, and may support the next gen of CPUs. They're usually the same price as Z87 models these days anyway. I recommend the Gigabyte Z97 UD3 or Gaming 5. (At the very least, verify your motherboard supports "SLI" if you're going to run with multiple NVIDIA cards, and fits the form-factor of your case (ATX, or Micro-ATX.)
GPU: NVIDIA Titan X, CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz OC'd @ 4.5GHz, Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4, Mem: 2x Corsair Dominator 2133MHz 8GB, SSD: Samsung 850 EVO, Case: Corsair Carbide 500R, PSU: Corsair TX850M, CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14, Case Fans: 4x Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm PWM, Monitors: 3x ViewSonic VX2270SMH-LED in NVIDIA Surround

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New to building my own - by Genchiyu - 04-20-2015, 05:09 AM
RE: New to building my own - by Dan-H - 04-20-2015, 08:35 PM
RE: New to building my own - by PwnBroker - 04-22-2015, 05:11 PM
RE: New to building my own - by Rapajez - 04-23-2015, 05:44 AM

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