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Well Guys, Its time for me for a major upgrade.

I do ALOT of multi-tasking, and I'd like to add 2 of (these) to whatever build you guys wind up coming up with.

That means I'll have 3 of those monitors total so keep that in mind when configuring a video card. I also want to have SSDs only; I only need about 200gb of storage space.

I need everything.
Case Mobo CPU CPU Cooler VidCard PSU SSD 2x(monitor) Keyboard Mouse

I'd like to have everything in stock at Newegg.com

Pretend I dont have a sig-rig because I'm not going to be using anything from it except for the one monitor.

Also, Finally, Budget is 3-4k.
Edited by bootscamp - 3/27/11 at 3:58pm
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post #2 of 17
Are you thinking watercooling or air cooling? And midtower or full tower case? And what is the system's intended use? Gaming?
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post #3 of 17
What are you multitasking? Productivity apps or what?
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post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by omnius19 View Post
Are you thinking watercooling or air cooling? And midtower or full tower case? And what is the system's intended use? Gaming?
I'd like to keep it air-cooling for simple maintenance , but i'd be ok with like a H50 or H70 if that counts as watercooling, I dont game often, but if i do, it'll be across all 3 screens.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
What are you multitasking? Productivity apps or what?
I mostly use CS5 in combination with tons of other programs open, so the more cores the better I suppose. And also, I'd like 12 or 24gb of ram total.
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post #5 of 17
Ok so here is a preliminary build which should be pretty good.

monitors: 2 of the ones you specified ($580)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-091-_-Product

case: Silverstone ft02 (amazing for air cooling) ($250)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-161-_-Product

cpu: intel i5-2500k ($225)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-072-_-Product

cpu cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B ($70)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=meghalems

gpu: 2x gtx 580s (you could also do 2 hd6970s to save a little cash or go for a gtx590/hd6990, 580s are best performance though)($500 each = $1000)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-587-_-Product

mobo: ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (a really good board for overclocking and sli) ($240)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128476

ssd: OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB (you can find less expensive but this is one of the fastest)($570)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227661

power supply: CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W ($183)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-015-_-Product

keyboard: logitech g510 ($106)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-100-_-Product

mouse: logitech g9x ($70)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...104261&Tpk=g9x

Total:$3294

Hope this helps. I can help make tweaks if you want it to cost less/ want other features or hardware items added. This will be an all around good build (although somewhat pricey). There are definitely room for cuts if wanted.

Edit: I just realized that that mobo is sold out on newegg. Actually all of the 1155 socket mobos are sold out. You might need to buy from another source/ wait for them to come back in stock. IMO its well worth the wait in order to have sandybridge in you rig. Also, you are going to want to buy 2 good fans to go with that cpu cooler.
Edited by omnius19 - 3/27/11 at 5:20pm
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post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by omnius19 View Post
Ok so here is a preliminary build which should be pretty good.

monitors: 2 of the ones you specified ($580)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-091-_-Product

case: Silverstone ft02 (amazing for air cooling) ($250)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-161-_-Product

cpu: intel i5-2500k ($225)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-072-_-Product

cpu cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B ($70)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=meghalems

gpu: 2x gtx 580s ($500 each = $1000)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-587-_-Product

mobo: ASUS P8P67 DELUXE ($240)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128476

ssd: OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB (you can find less expensive but this is one of the fastest)($570)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227661

power supply: CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W ($183)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-015-_-Product

keyboard: logitech g510 ($106)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-100-_-Product

mouse: logitech g9x ($70)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...104261&Tpk=g9x

Total:$3294

Hope this helps. I can help make tweaks if you want it to cost less/ want other features or hardware items added. This will be an all around good build (although somewhat pricey). There are definitely room for cuts if wanted.

Edit: I just realized that that mobo is sold out on newegg. Actually all of the 1155 socket mobos are sold out. You might need to buy from another source/ wait for them to come back in stock. IMO its well worth the wait in order to have sandybridge in you rig. Also, you are going to want to buy 2 good fans to go with that cpu cooler.
I think i'd like to go x58 because of the the 12 core CPU, and I dont need dual 580's i dont think.
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by bootscamp View Post
I think i'd like to go x58 because of the the 12 core CPU, and I dont need dual 580's i dont think.
What 12 core cpu? The max cpu is 6 cores and is way overpriced. There is no point buying a $1000 cpu. The new sandbridge cpus perform better and overclock like no tomorrow. you can comfortably get a4.8GHz clock out of a 2500k. You won't get anywhere close to that on the 990x. IMO that cpu is old tech and you would be better served with sandbridge. If you want more cores, wait a couple months for the sandbridge extreme editions to come out. They will be 6 and 8 core processors that are much better than the 990x.

As for graphics cards, if you want to go 3 monitors, you are going to need more than 1 gtx 580 in order to have playable frame rates at high graphics settings. High resolution is tough on cards. If you want to save money, go for 2 hd6970s. This is the next best option. They will perform almost as well as the 580s and cost about $350 cheaper. Or you could look at a 6990. I would look at the hd6990 over the gtx 590 due to the high resolution. The 6990 has more vram.
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by omnius19 View Post
Ok so here is a preliminary build which should be pretty good.

monitors: 2 of the ones you specified ($580)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-091-_-Product

case: Silverstone ft02 (amazing for air cooling) ($250)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-161-_-Product

cpu: intel i5-2500k ($225)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-072-_-Product

cpu cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B ($70)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=meghalems

gpu: 2x gtx 580s ($500 each = $1000)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-587-_-Product

mobo: ASUS P8P67 DELUXE ($240)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131701

ssd: OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB (you can find less expensive but this is one of the fastest)($570)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227661

power supply: CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W ($183)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-015-_-Product

keyboard: logitech g510 ($106)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-100-_-Product

mouse: logitech g9x ($70)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...104261&Tpk=g9x

Total:$3294

Hope this helps. I can help make tweaks if you want it to cost less/ want other features or hardware items added. This will be an all around good build (although somewhat pricey). There are definitely room for cuts if wanted.
I think the cooler and the case are great ideas. But I would go for an i7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128471

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115066

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145329
    
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post #10 of 17
This is a pretty good build. However, I would highly recommend going sandybridge over that processor (explained above). Also stay away from that case. The 800D is an amazing watercooling case but does not have very good air cooling at all. Also you would be much better off getting a quality air cooler over an h70. If you are going to go watercooling, go all the way. Otherwise you will see better temps with a high quality air cooler.
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