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So I am putting together a new build and scrapping my old one.

I have been deployed the past year so I have a large sum saved and am using a portion to build up a new machine.

I want to go with a 3 IPS monitor setup, for gaming(Mostly WoW/Bioware games) and use my Sony Bravia for movies/TV/anime.

As far as monitors go I have not looked at any, but want to spend around$300 per.

So far my PC is in my Sig below. So far my thoughts are to add the following upgrades.

*Update*
So far the following picture is forming:
Intel i7 2600k
Gigabyte Ga-P67a-UD7
2x XfX 5870 CF
Auzentech Forte 7.1
Corsair AX1200
128GB Crucial RealSSD C300 SATAIII
2x500GB WD Caviar Black Raid 0
2x2TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
3x HP ZR24w S-IPS Monitors


Want to know any other upgrades or additions that I may have overlooked. Any better Part selections I can make?
Edited by BeerPowered - 1/14/11 at 9:32am
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How many of those computers do you plan on powering with that AX1200?
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How many of those computers do you plan on powering with that AX1200?
THIS^^^
Are you planning on power a microwave with it also LOL! I would drop that down but the rest looks pretty good unless you wanted to go with 3 GPU's
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post #4 of 22
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Trying to decide between 3 Dell U2311H @$319ea or 3 HP ZR24W @$425ea.

AX1200 looks good, has excellent reviews, and is fully modular. Plus I can go Tri-SLI if needed.

It also occurs to me whether or not I should wait for the Z67 chipset motherboards.

Not sure when they will release it.
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AX1200 looks good, has excellent reviews, and is fully modular. Plus I can go Tri-SLI if needed.
I'll assume you meant CFX and not SLI. Even 3x 5870s will not need anywhere near 1200W. There are plenty of other great 750-850W PSUs that look good, have excellent reviews, and are fully modular. But hey, we tried.
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Trying to decide between 3 Dell U2311H @$319ea or 3 HP ZR24W @$425ea.

AX1200 looks good, has excellent reviews, and is fully modular. Plus I can go Tri-SLI if needed.

It also occurs to me whether or not I should wait for the Z67 chipset motherboards.

Not sure when they will release it.
IMO with PSU's you are better off getting one that is too large then one that's too small.
At least you wont have to upgrade if in the future you decide to do hexa-sli. :O

Corsair states:
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With 90% efficiency at 50% load, the Corsair Professional Series Gold power supply runs quieter, generates minimal excess heat, and saves you money every month. It's earned the 80 Plus® Gold seal of approval, your guarantee that you're making the right choice for smart, efficient power delivery.
So even if he is ~30% load it should still be close to 80% efficient.

I think that the Z67 chipset will only the ability to use the onboard GPU and overclock. Sort of pointless if you are thinking about a tri-sli set up.
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post #7 of 22
get the 3 dell's and then spend the extra cash for a larger SSD??
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post #8 of 22
Nowadays, with games being upwards of 10GB, you'd probably need a 256GB SSD unless you're willing to delete games when you're done with them. Also: Why do you need IPS panels for gaming/watching movies?
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post #9 of 22
Can I ask why you decided to go with Dell or HP for monitors? I imagine you can get a better LCD on newegg for cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236059

It may not be the best but it is 2ms response and still HD and 23" for like half the price.
Edited by jasonhardin - 1/13/11 at 9:18am
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post #10 of 22
First of all, THANK YOU for serving our country!

Looks like you have picked some NICE components. I would take a little more time searching around on monitors and such as there are better one than the Dell or HP. Bare in mind that if your still going to be mobile for your work you'll need to keep the triple monitor size down to 25" or less on average. My three 27" requires a lot of desk space. Almost takes a small bedroom to hold it all.

I would personally go with a Tri-SLI 580 setup for the more dependable driver availability but others are doing well with the ATI too.

Get a case that cools and builds well. It's surprising how much you'll dig into it if you like to tinker or keep it real clean. Check out YouTube videos for some good reviews.

Travel safe buddy.
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