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I am wanting to build a new computer for my work and when I shared this with a friend of mine he suggested I build it myself and I said I know so little about computers (I work with then daily but I do not 'know' much about them). He said come on this site and there will be more help than I could imagine.

When I signed in and came here, I was overwhelmed by all the posts and links and so on, I do not even know where to begin.

I did share with him what I would like to have and I will post that information as well as the wishlist he made for me from NewEgg which may help a little to understand where I am with this (which is no where right now).

I want a single computer with the ability and power to run up to 8 monitors, not sure if I will ever put that many on it but I want the power (if I can afford it) to not have to look for another computer for a long time. I use a lot of graphics (I am not a gamer). Some of the programs I run require a lot more graphic or video card power than what I have on any of my three older computers - IMAc , MacBook Pro and simple laptop PC. I have external monitors on two of these and like the monitor real estate but I would love to have it all in one with something that will not bog down when I have a lot of information coming in from multiple sources.

I do not know the first thing about any name brands or types of whatever but I just want this to have the power to run the programs I use. I also do a fair amount of video editing but my Mac stuff works well for that. I did have SSD s put into both of my MAc computer and upped the RAM to 6 in the IMAC and 16 in my MAC BOOK PRO, which really helped. Still I just want one unit to work off of, if possible.

If there is someone who could or would help he to build this or make a good suggestion what to do or how, I would love to hear it. And please remember, I am very un-educated in this part of computers.

Here is the list my friend made for me and he said he learned how to build his from here:


Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1 Corsair Obsidian 750D Black ATX Full Tower Computer Case Corsair Obsidian 750D Black ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811139024
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$159.99
2 MSI N750TI-2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card MSI N750TI-2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card
Item #: N82E16814127784
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$339.98
1 Intel Core i7-4770 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770 Intel Core i7-4770 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770
Item #: N82E16819116900
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy $309.99
1 GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-D3H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-D3H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128591
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy -$15.00 Instant
$144.99
$129.99
1 CORSAIR Vengeance LP 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CML32GX3M4A1866C10 CORSAIR Vengeance LP 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CML32GX3M4A1866C10
Item #: N82E16820233400
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy $339.99
1 CORSAIR HX series HX650 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply CORSAIR HX series HX650 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139012
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$30.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$139.99
$109.99
1 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
Item #: N82E16835103099
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
$39.99
$34.99
1 SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5 SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820147193
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy -$25.00 Instant
$249.99
$224.99
2 Asus VE228H 21.5 Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
Item #: N82E16824236100
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy -$55.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$379.98
$269.98





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OK, I will look forward to hear from any who may want to help or make suggestions and thank you for even reading this far.

Steve
post #2 of 65
first off your not gaming on 8 monitors correct? (driving * monitors while gaming would be VERY VERY expensive)
the two 750ti only have 6 monitor ports. not 8.
you dont really need that much ram unless you have VERY memory intensive software.

the rest looks pretty good, but, I dont much like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO but i suppose it should do fine if you dont plan on doing much overclocking.

only 256gb of total system storage? possibly get a mechanical drive for more data?

one of these would drive 6 monitors, for the same price as your paying for two 750ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129262
Edited by NKrader - 3/20/14 at 7:21pm
     
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Correct I am not a gamer, I will use the computer for several things and it may never see 8 monitors but I would like that if I ever wanted it. I guess if all it will carry in a practical way is 6 I could live with that but I have a couple of people I know with 8 monitors on their computers. I do not know how they do it though.

Please ask me whatever will help.

Steve
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Correct I am not a gamer, I will use the computer for several things and it may never see 8 monitors but I would like that if I ever wanted it. I guess if all it will carry in a practical way is 6 I could live with that but I have a couple of people I know with 8 monitors on their computers. I do not know how they do it though.

Please ask me whatever will help.

Steve

id personally say get a normal videocard, if down the road you want to add more monitors than you have, odds are the videocard you purchased in the past is MUCH cheaper then and you can add it to your system then.

upgrade as you need, this is one of the only places that i would say upgrading as you go would be a better idea.
     
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Caselabs - Bullet BH2 RAZER DeathAdder Chroma Glorious PC Gaming Race 3XL Mouse Mat - 48X24" Steelseries - Arctis 7 
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Interesting thought, never considered that.

So, if you put in a lessor card, do you have the room to add more,I guess and how hard would it be to do so later on?

Now, the part comes in I need help with besides components, is how to put it together. Is this a big deal or is it fairly straight forward? OF course we have to realize the limits I have is I have changed out memory and that is about it.

Steve
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Interesting thought, never considered that.

So, if you put in a lessor card, do you have the room to add more,I guess and how hard would it be to do so later on?

Now, the part comes in I need help with besides components, is how to put it together. Is this a big deal or is it fairly straight forward? OF course we have to realize the limits I have is I have changed out memory and that is about it.

Steve

TR had a decent video guide, and I'm sure there's one somewhere here on OCN. It's fairly straightforward, PC parts are standardized and easy to assemble.

http://techreport.com/review/23624/how-to-build-a-pc-the-tech-report-guide

For a video card, 1 or 2 of these might be better for a multi-monitor setup. It just has a bunch of the same interface, so 1 of those could power 6 high-res displayport monitors, or even more with a breakout box. Also, it doesn't take up much space.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129274

EDIT: you should get a 4770k instead of a 4770, in case you need a little bit more performance in the future thumb.gif
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Wow, that information is encouraging,

What about software? I will need windows to run stuff but can you suggest what would be best to use?

Steve
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Wow, that information is encouraging,

What about software? I will need windows to run stuff but can you suggest what would be best to use?

Steve

I'd stick with Windows 7 or 8.1 64 bit. Linux can be good to, but in my experience it can also be a PITA.

As for other software, that depends on what you do wink.gif
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212+ with extra fan Windows 10 Education x64 Shimian QH270 @110hz Medieval Dell OEM Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX750 V1 Antec 300 Black Illusion  Logitech G400s Xonar ST 
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PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX750 V1 Antec 300 Black Illusion  Logitech G400s Xonar ST 
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Thanks, it is pretty one dimensional what I want to do so either would be fine as I am familiar with both.
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I agree with what was said in this thread: Go AMD for more than 4 monitors (those cards already in this thread are great) and get a 4770K for future headroom.

But a IMO a Cooler Master Hyper Evo 212 can handle an overclocked 4770K as long as you set up your case for good airflow, which that case has.
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