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7970 is current fastest card, and eyefinity usually is a little better than nvidia sorround, or so ive heard
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Thats what I was leaning towards. I was considering swapping the 2 680s to 3 7970s as well, but i'm not too sure about that.

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7970 is current fastest card, and eyefinity usually is a little better than nvidia sorround, or so ive heard

Yes, if you're going for multi monitors go for 2-3x 7950/7970's. I'd be tempted to get 3x 7950's to be honest. If they're doing it I'd suggest the 2x 240's then I'd also suggest getting the HDD's yourself to save a few $$$

EDIT: Yes Eyefintiy is better than nVidia surround by a fair bit. I haven't tried it but from what I've heard.
 
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3 ati would be faster. Other then that i would get 64 gb ram and have a ram drive. i would pull ssds out of raid(i had 3 in raid, single was faster in latency, boot ups and game loads on x58 system, raid was only faster in benchmarks ) If your not using the HT dont get the 3960X Lower heat Shoot i backed off my overclock on cpu (bf3) dose not need it (2.8 ghz @ .95 volts). ati with the new driver set is alot faster and can overclock alot more with out a dam volt modded bios. i dislike the 6XX cards limited overclocks, Like the 2XX cards where.

Post pics of build. its a beast.
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post #14 of 20
Since this is for CAD and since you seem to have plenty of money,
you may want to consider AMD FirePro or Nvidia Quadro graphics cards.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/workstation-solutions.html

http://www.amd.com/us/products/workstation/graphics/ati-firepro-3d/Pages/ati-firepro-3d.aspx
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Don't waste the money on the 3960X. Get the 3930K. As for GPUs, it seems that most people are assuming you are gaming hardcore on 3 1440P monitors. If that is the case, I would get 2 or 3 7970s. If you are not gaming, or at least gaming minimally and focusing more on CAD work, I am not sure what to tell you as I am not familiar with CAD.
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you buying the Aventum? whew man, those start at 4k, go up to 10k tongue.gif
     
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Thats what I was leaning towards. I was considering swapping the 2 680s to 3 7970s as well, but i'm not too sure about that.

Do this, even Xfire 7970s would be better than 680s at that resolution anyway.
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First off, I would ditch the 240 intel SSDs for a single 512GB samsung 840 pro. There are VERY few applications that benefit from raid 0 ssds, and CAD isn't one of them. Raid 0 slows your boot time, and it will be a tad slower on your system because X79 boards don't support trim in raid 0. The 840 pro has very high IOPS, and since it is from samsung, it will last for a VERY long time.

I would also stick with the GTX 680 4GB card. It is true that the 7970ghz edition would be better, but the drivers for crossfire are.......difficult. Sometimes they work really well, and sometimes they don't work at all. At least with the GTX 680, you know that the SLI drivers will work. Plus I think that if you are going to have 3 2560x1440 monitors, that the 4GB of video memory is going to be much more beneficial than 3. I could be wrong about this, but doesn't CAD take advantage of cuda computing?
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Do this, even Xfire 7970s would be better than 680s at that resolution anyway.

If it were a regular 680, then yes, but the OP is talking about a 4GB GTX 680. Plus with so many games being Nvidia optimized (including BF3), the fact that the 7970 is faster, really doesn't matter.
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If it were a regular 680, then yes, but the OP is talking about a 4GB GTX 680. Plus with so many games being Nvidia optimized (including BF3), the fact that the 7970 is faster, really doesn't matter.

With the new driver update for AMD cards, a 7970 is even better in BF3.... rolleyes.gif
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