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Ready to Order parts for my first build.
03-04-2012, 09:55 AM,
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Ready to Order parts for my first build.
Hey guys I had this list on here about two months ago and got the go ahead with the recommendation to go for the new Radeon HD7970 which I gladly excepted. I had some disruptions during the remodeling of my Office/Game room and had to hold off on the build until today. I finally finished the room and I am now free to focus on this build. My question now is, anything that should be changed?
And also as far as the HD 7970 does it support eyefinity? I like to have the option of adding another two monitors in addition to the three i already have?

CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K

MOBO - ASRock MB-P67E4G3 LGA 1155 Intel P67
SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel

RAM - Corsair 16 GB Vengeance Low Profile
1600mhz PC3-12800 240-pin Dual Channel
DDR3 Memory Kit 16 Dual Channel Kit

Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express
3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card


STORAGE - Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK
2.5" 180GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200RPM 2 TB
SATA 6 GB/s NCQ 64 MB Cache 3.5-Inch
Internal Bare Drive

OPTICAL DRIVE - ASUS SATA 24X DVD BurneR

PSU - SilverStone ATX12V/EPS12V 1000W Silver Modular

PFC Power Supply ST1000-P (Black)


CASE - COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3
Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
with Black Interior and Four Blue LED Fans-1x 140mm

COOLING - THERMALRIGHT SILVER ARROW DUAL14CM
ROUND FAN HEATSINK

Panaflo 120x38mm High Speed FBA12G12H1BX by NMB-MAT

SOUND - Creative Labs SB0880 PCI Express
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound Card

FAN CONTROL - Sunbeamtech PL-RS-6
Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller

SAPPHIRE Active Mini Display Port (M) to Single-Link
DVI (F) Cable 100925 Mini DisplayPort to DVI Interface

3 Acer V243HAJbd Black 24" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD
Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 80000:1(1000:1), VESA Compatible
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03-04-2012, 09:47 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-04-2012, 09:50 PM by windez.)
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RE: Ready to Order parts for my first build.
(03-04-2012, 09:55 AM)FltSim57 Wrote: Hey guys I had this list on here about two months ago and got the go ahead with the recommendation to go for the new Radeon HD7970 which I gladly excepted. I had some disruptions during the remodeling of my Office/Game room and had to hold off on the build until today. I finally finished the room and I am now free to focus on this build. My question now is, anything that should be changed?
And also as far as the HD 7970 does it support eyefinity? I like to have the option of adding another two monitors in addition to the three i already have?

CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K
Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express
3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK
2.5" 180GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

SAPPHIRE Active Mini Display Port (M) to Single-Link
DVI (F) Cable 100925 Mini DisplayPort to DVI Interface

3 Acer V243HAJbd Black 24" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD
Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 80000:1(1000:1), VESA Compatible


First of all let me say that is gonna be a sweet system!


Second I don't believe the 7970 will be able to support a five monitor setup out of the box.

[Image: IMG_9689.preview.JPG]

As you can see from the image above it won't support 5 monitors at once by itself meaning you would probably have to have monitors capable of "daisy chain".
Or you have to get a MST hub or displayport hub.
This is about the only hub I could find: Triple Head DisplayPort to DVI Multi Monitor Adapter --although that particular hub only claims to support up to 2 1920 x 1200 monitors at time.
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According to AMD's website:

AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology2
-Up to 6 displays supported with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport
-Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
-Display grouping
-Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display

My advice would be, if you really want a 5 monitor setup then you at least consider waiting for a 7990.
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03-05-2012, 03:19 AM,
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RE: Ready to Order parts for my first build.
Thank you for your imput windez. If I get another 7970 down the road I should be able to hook up another 3 manitors using another SAPPHIRE Active Mini Display Port (M)"SAPPHIRE Active Mini Display Port ?
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03-05-2012, 04:26 AM,
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Wink  RE: Ready to Order parts for my first build.
I get the feeling that the office/game room is going to be more a GAME/office room. Big Grin

You can use the 2 DVI and HDMI ports plus a DP for 5 monitor setup when you get another GPU.
HDMI are effectively DVIs that have sound support as well, so always good to keep that in mind especially if a monitor has sound output.

Make sure you have looked at this again. It is a good read.
http://www.hardware-revolution.com/best-...uary-2012/

CPU: Intel i7 2600k OC 4.2ghz.Cooler: ASUS silent Warrior.Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3.Graphics Card: XiShi HIS 6970 IceQ.RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaw DDR3 1600 2x4Gb.SSD: OCZ Solid 3 120Gb.HDD: WD green disk 2TB.PSU: OCZ 850W 80PLUS Gold.Case: Something Chinese, still good.monitors:Samsung B2230H 21.5-inch. LG 42 inch HDTV. All very quiet.
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03-05-2012, 05:10 AM,
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RE: Ready to Order parts for my first build.
(03-05-2012, 04:26 AM)carlstar Wrote: I get the feeling that the office/game room is going to be more a GAME/office room. Big Grin

LoL you got that rightExclamation

Thanks for the link...it was a good informative read.
I am not so sure I would ever need more then three monitors tho but like to to be ready just in case Wink

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03-05-2012, 10:46 AM,
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RE: Ready to Order parts for my first build.
(03-05-2012, 05:10 AM)FltSim57 Wrote: I am not so sure I would ever need more then three monitors tho but like to to be ready just in case Wink

In that case, get a single Radeon HD 7970 right now, which can handle three monitors without any problem and you can also add a second 7970 down the road if you want.

Just make sure to:
- Pick a motherboard that has enough spacing (More than one slot) between the two main PCI-Express 16x slot, to let the video cards "breathe" and not overheat.
- Pick a case with enough airflow to handle such a setup.
- Pick a power supply that can handle such a setup.
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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03-05-2012, 01:02 PM,
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RE: Ready to Order parts for my first build.
(03-05-2012, 10:46 AM)MathieuB Wrote: In that case, get a single Radeon HD 7970 right now, which can handle three monitors without any problem and you can also add a second 7970 down the road if you want.

Just make sure to:
- Pick a motherboard that has enough spacing (More than one slot) between the two main PCI-Express 16x slot, to let the video cards "breathe" and not overheat.
- Pick a case with enough airflow to handle such a setup.
- Pick a power supply that can handle such a setup.

The motherboard In my build list can't handle a second hd 7970?
In any case I won't be losing any sleep if I don't get more then three monitors Big Grin

btw is there anything you find a miss for my build? I am ready to press the go button.Confused
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03-05-2012, 01:43 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-05-2012, 02:33 PM by windez.)
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RE: Ready to Order parts for my first build.
(03-05-2012, 01:02 PM)FltSim57 Wrote: The motherboard In my build list can't handle a second hd 7970?
In any case I won't be losing any sleep if I don't get more then three monitors Big Grin
btw is there anything you find a miss for my build? I am ready to press the go button.Confused


The only problem i can see is the 3 Acer V243HAJbd Black 24" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitors. If you are going to have a five monitor setup in the future I recommend this monitor:
LG IPS231B-BN Black 23" 5ms Height,Swivel & Title Adjustable Full HD IPS Panel LED BackLight LCD Monitor.



The reason I suggest going with the LG IPS is because:

1. those Acer monitors do not have a stand that can rotate. It will be expensive buying a custom stand

2. those Acer monitors feature TN technology, TN panel monitors wont give you a very good degree of view, meaning even if you got a custom stand when you tilted them, you would wouldn't be able to see some of the screens very well

3. those Acer monitors aren't even LED backlit, as much money as you are sinking into this I say go ahead and spend a little more on a decent monitors; maybe you could step down to a i5 2500K and spend the money you saved towards better monitors.

If you already planned on getting a custom stand for a five monitor setup check these out:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6824236205

They are only 21.5 inches (as opposed to the 23" Acer and 23" LG), but are LED-backlit IPS panels going for only $168.

At $180 these are also worth looking at (although again the stand does not rotate):
Viewsonic VX2336S - LED 23-Inch Full HD Widescreen IPS Monitor with LED Backlight





I made a quick video to illustrate the difference; the Dell U2311h is an IPS panel and the Asus is a TN, I hope it shows how difficult it might be to get a good viewing on TN panels, when rotated.
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