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Okay so I am pretty sure I have a buyer for my sig rig. Now I will be ordering a whole new rig sometime this week. I just need some suggestions on the hardware I am going to purchase and if there is anyway to save some more money. I game on 3 to 6 21in monitors. Can two Nvida cards support 6 monitors? Anyway on with the build


CPU- Intel Core i5-2500K - $225
GPU's- ASUS ENGTX570/2DI/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) x2 - $700
RAM- CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600- $115
Mobo- ASUS P8P67 EVO LGA 1155 Intel P67 - $210
Case- NZXT Phantom Full tower - $140
Optical- LG Black Blu-ray Disc Combo - $70
HDD- Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB - $100
SSD- OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGT80G 2.5" 80GB - $165
PSU- CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W - $150


Total- $1,875

Which is pretty good, because I'm getting around $1,500-$1,600 for my sig rig.
post #2 of 9
That looks good, assuming you actually need all of that 8GB.

Yes, 2x 570s can easily power 3 21" displays each.

I would definitely swap out the Caviar Green for a Caviar Black for only a little bit more.
I'm also not a fan of the case, but hey, that's just my opinion .

edit: Also, hey from Pittsburgh. I'm in Greentree right now .
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Ya i need the 8gb as I do virtualization. I was under the assumption that one Nvida card could not run 3 monitors by its self? If I'm wrong I'd rather get 1 GTX 580 and get another later. Will one 580 power 3 monitors in surround?
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If you have a microcenter near by, you can get the 2500k for $179.99 there.

And you could go a little less in the GB for the SSD and go with this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148358

for less money and better drive.
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Ya i need the 8gb as I do virtualization. I was under the assumption that one Nvida card could not run 3 monitors by its self? If I'm wrong I'd rather get 1 GTX 580 and get another later. Will one 580 power 3 monitors in surround?
I was under the impression that the 570 had twi DVI ports and a mini-HDMI port.
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Ya I know it has 3 ports but can it run 3 monitors in surround off of one GTX580?
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Nice ........

AMD loses another one ..............
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Get an 850w a sansung spinoint f3 also the 570's ain't got enough VRAM get two 6950s and unlock them to 6970's or two 580s
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post #9 of 9
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It's just hard for me to justify a $170 price difference between the 570 and 580.
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