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post #51 of 131
Moooooooreeeeeee storaaaaaaageeeeeee. No but seriously, at that budget, you should seriously consider throwing in some massive SSDs in RAID 10 or something. Also, Lucid as has been demonstrated many times, is utterly useless; don't get the Big Bang, save money and get a good Tri-SLI board.
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Did you read the reviews on that projector? The seem iffy to me. A good projector can easily make a 150 inch picture. I wouldn't skimp on the projector of such an expensive build. You gotta get 1080p resolution. 720p is so 2001.

You want 16gb of ram also.
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Originally Posted by eskamobob1 View Post
couple of comments on internal hardware (idk about the sound and displays so i wont comment on that)... switch your mobo to z68 FTW (mutch better GPU performance then big bang and is great to work with... also has extra slot for sound card), get 4x crusial M4s in RAID 10 (crazy performance and extremely safe), get 5x gentyle typhoon AP-15s (4x for h100 and 1x for the GPU duct), get faster RAM (i love this kit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231473), and i would change the PSU to the 1k watt seasonic because u have the budget and you shouldn't be pulling 1k watts from the wall... other then that it looks great

however, i have a warning... there will be a build log or people will get mad
The problem with the z68 FTW is that there is no room for a sound card. I doubt a sound card could fit into that tiny space, unless I'm sorely mistaken.

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Did you read the reviews on that projector? It seems iffy to me. A good projector can easily make a 150 inch picture. I wouldn't skimp on the projector of such an expensive build. You gotta get 1080p resolution. 720p is so 2001.
720p is the only option for nVidia 3D Vision.
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Disregard what I said, NF200+P67 enables 3-way at 8x/8x/16x http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...re,2910-5.html so that mobo will actually be one of the best choices.

If you can teamview it, then that's fine, you'll be able to deal with driver issues from your end.
Great, thanks.
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Moooooooreeeeeee storaaaaaaageeeeeee. No but seriously, at that budget, you should seriously consider throwing in some massive SSDs in RAID 10 or something. Also, Lucid as has been demonstrated many times, is utterly useless; don't get the Big Bang, save money and get a good Tri-SLI board.
Don't need that much space. It will only hold the one program and Windows 7.
If you would link me to a better motherboard, that'd be great.
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Did you read the reviews on that projector? The seem iffy to me. A good projector can easily make a 150 inch picture. I wouldn't skimp on the projector of such an expensive build. You gotta get 1080p resolution. 720p is so 2001.

You want 16gb of ram also.
As I said above, 720p is the only option for 3D Vision.
    
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post #55 of 131
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based on my quick read through

1. Don't get the 2700k, it's no different from the 2600k. If you're playing with 3x580's you might need a 6-core CPU to avoid any bottlenecks.

2. Consider x2 6990's or 590's?

3. Maybe get a 2nd SSD for Raid 0?

Honestly it seems that too much of their budget is going into the display equipment and not the computer itself, it's like buying an amazing canvas with cheapish paints and brushes(i'm not an artist don't bash lol).


A 2700k or a 2600k sheesh even a 2500k will not bottlneck 3 580s when overclocked to even a moderate OC.

Also that mobo will not work from what i have read previously in the forum, there is no NF2000 chip, i run 3 of these on a maximus 4 extreme and they also barely fit. You will more than likely have to end up using silicone spacers to get the cards to not scrape on each-other when sandwiched together.


I dont think you realize how big these cards are width wise, i strongly doubt you will be able to fit a sound card into this configuration.

EDIT:You should throw this beast on a nifty looking tech bench, it will help the tri sli breath a lot better than in a conventional case. Check out something from dimastech or dangerden.


Get this board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131760
or this board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131714

Throw it on something like this http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13...ack_BT067.html
Edited by sockpirate - 10/30/11 at 2:13pm
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post #56 of 131
$8,000 computer and you're going with a HAF X for a case. Please for the love of God, choose a sleeker / more professional case. Something in the high end Corsair series cases and or Lian Li.

Just my two cents.
post #57 of 131
Wow, your motherboard is a lot more than your CPU. That is an insane build lol. So I am guessing you're not going to use a monitor for the set up. I think 2 is more than enough graphics card needed if you are just planning to use 1 projector. Also, more SSDs and more storage :] ... and more ram
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post #58 of 131
Is that a $250 Newegg gift card they gave you? If it is, I'd cut one ~$250 item (like Windows) out so you can use the gift card on that on a second order, save a little money. There may be restrictions though.
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post #59 of 131
G-Skill 2133mhz cas9 8gb (2x4gb) 2x$100 Two sets please _ The other ram suggested cas11 and this is the same price.

Not sure if you need the soundcard with the receiver, but I could be wrong.
The motherboard seems overkill. Why not go a little cheaper with something like Gigabyte P8Z68 Deluxe $245

I honestly like the rest of the list.

Edit: I just saw the "Breathing room" comment for the motherboard. That's a legit reason.
Edited by ChickenInferno - 10/30/11 at 2:08pm
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post #60 of 131
do you really need THREE of the lightning extremes? at 720p, you really dont need massive horsepower. thats low rez

has this thread already been debunked as a trollolol? lol didnt read all of it.
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