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I'm not stuck on Nvidea at all, would a 3gb R9 280x be enough card to work with 3 monitors?
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I'm not stuck on Nvidea at all, would a 3gb R9 280x be enough card to work with 3 monitors?

don't know I,m stuck on Nvidea,,,but i'll check it out LOL
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LOL!! Thanks man.
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Hello all, I am a 40 year old pc building noob, Ive been a gamer for years, but have never built my own pc before. Due to budget constraints Ive chosen the following hardware and want your opinions on its compatability and suitability for online FPS gaming. I will post pictures of my build and promise to take all advice and opinions on board. I wont be overclocking as Im not a hardcore gamer, I just want to be able to run the newer games on relatively high settings. Thanks for your time and help in advance,

Corsair Obsidian 750D Case with Window
AMD FX-8320 8 Core Black Edition Processor
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9D- (4x4GB) DDR3
Corsair Hydro Series H100i CPU Cooler
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2x ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II 2GB OC
Antec High Current Gamer 900W Power Supply HCG-900
3x Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition Case Fan Twin Pack (6 extra fans)
LG GH24NSB0 24x SATA DVD-RW Drive OEM

I know the case is a bit of overkill but I wanted the option to add custom water cooling as time/money allows, If there is anything else you guys think Ive forgotten or think I need please let me know, thanks again , John.


Nothing is overkill on this site.
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LOL!! Thanks man.

ya you can run 4 monitors on a 770 and 6 monitors on the 280x,,,but its gonna be low/med settings for both GPUs ,,,basically you need 2 x770 4gb or 2 x280x 3gb,,to run 3 monitors and use higher graphic settings and be able to have decent framerates,,,,but when you start getting 2 higher end GPUs working,,,your CPU is maybe gonna need a overclock to eliminate any possible bottle necks,,,,so then your needing a better CPU cooler,,,just something to think about
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post #16 of 20
your first build. cool. this is the place to get it i would say. my only input would be is if you are dead set on future surround gaming, then you will definitely need a card that offers a good amount of VRAM. 3 or more monitors just eats it up it seems. i have the older 670's (4gb) versions and they eek by if i try and crank up the eye candy. and also, you dont need a large SSD. just something that can hold windows and a few choice applications wont be very large. 60gb is plenty. future congratz from me and good luck.
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If you're not going to be overclocking, consider the Xeon E3-1230 V2 (or V3 depending on price/motherboard options). I don't believe you'll find a scenario where any stock clocked FX chip beats this CPU in gaming. $225 or so and you can rest assured that you have the best performance in poorly threaded games, as well as exceptional performance in highly threaded games. A rare benchmark will put the FX octo-quads ahead of this one, and it won't be in any sort of typical gaming workloads.

2x8GB kits will probably be cheaper than 4x4 kits. Get 1600 speed memory, 1.5V or lower.


GTX660, GTX660Ti, and HD7950 are all contenders for multi-card builds as they have enough umph to start to match and often overcome ~flagship~ single card solutions at a lower price point. The issue becomes whether or not it is worth it to you to tackle some of the tradeoffs. (research the downsides before committing). The GTX770 is a hairs width faster than a GTX680 (has the same configuration of parts, just clocked slightly better), which is a pretty formidable performance class for a single GPU. The price point is competitive with the dual card solution.
     
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post #18 of 20
2x 660 GTX performs as good as 680 GTX, I would go with 2x HD 7950 instead

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161420

or 1 R9 290
Edited by PontiacGTX - 10/26/13 at 9:42am
post #19 of 20
If your main focus is Battlefield 4 you might be better served going with an AMD card as they are optimized for the game.

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Yeah, radeons seems to have the edge for BF4.I am not sure about US pricing but a pair of 660s will cost around 380$? A single 290 is priced around there and will probably stomp 660SLi in all games, not just bf4.
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