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Tier 9, two questions
08-31-2011, 03:03 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-31-2011, 03:03 PM by SnyderMan.)
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Tier 9, two questions
I just bought everything highlighted in orange for the tier 9 gaming setup.

I have two questions:
  • Will I be able to overclock the i7 2600k with the recommended power supply? (SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular)
  • Will two Sapphire 6950 2GB Toxic cards be enough to play games at max resolution (max settings I suppose) on three 27" monitors? (I only have two 27" monitors right now, but I'd like to get a third if my setup can handle it)
Thanks to anyone that can help me out.
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08-31-2011, 03:48 PM,
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RE: Tier 9, two questions
Congrats on the new rig.

If I recall correctly the power supplies for tier 8-10 were calculated with an assumption that the CPU would be overclocked. So you power supply should be good.

As far as eyefinity performance I just found this review today where they test a varaity of Radeon cards (both with and without crossfire) at eyefinity resolutions. It looks like the 6950 crossfire combination does fairly well (fps 30+) for the games they test.
Radeon 6970 & 6950eyefinity benchmarking

If your 27" monitors are 16:10 the performance will be a little lower because of the additional pixals but it should not be a huge impact.
Also all of the benchmarking/reviews typically are using the absolute max setting and you can often get significant performance improvements by using a slightly lower AA setting (x4 vs x8).

You should post pics of your build if you haven't already. I am looking at building a tier 9 as well and would love to see a finished product. Big Grin
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08-31-2011, 04:21 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-31-2011, 04:21 PM by Andrew J.)
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RE: Tier 9, two questions
What are the resolutions of your 27" monitors? DivineIllusions pretty much covered everything though.
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08-31-2011, 08:23 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-31-2011, 08:26 PM by SnyderMan.)
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RE: Tier 9, two questions
(08-31-2011, 04:21 PM)Andrew J Wrote: What are the resolutions of your 27" monitors? DivineIllusions pretty much covered everything though.

1920 x 1080
(08-31-2011, 03:48 PM)DivineIllusions Wrote: Congrats on the new rig.

If I recall correctly the power supplies for tier 8-10 were calculated with an assumption that the CPU would be overclocked. So you power supply should be good.

As far as eyefinity performance I just found this review today where they test a varaity of Radeon cards (both with and without crossfire) at eyefinity resolutions. It looks like the 6950 crossfire combination does fairly well (fps 30+) for the games they test.
Radeon 6970 & 6950eyefinity benchmarking

If your 27" monitors are 16:10 the performance will be a little lower because of the additional pixals but it should not be a huge impact.
Also all of the benchmarking/reviews typically are using the absolute max setting and you can often get significant performance improvements by using a slightly lower AA setting (x4 vs x8).

You should post pics of your build if you haven't already. I am looking at building a tier 9 as well and would love to see a finished product. Big Grin

Thanks for your response. I'm still waiting for everything to arrive, but I'll post pics when I'm finally setup. I can hardly wait Smile
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09-01-2011, 04:36 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-01-2011, 04:36 PM by MathieuB.)
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RE: Tier 9, two questions
1. I can confirm that the power consumption calculation is based on an overclocked 4.5Ghz Core i7 2600K power consumption, so overclocking your CPU isn't a problem at all.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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