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So I have my computer ordered from CyberPowerPC, and I got a Trifire of the 6990 and 6970. Question is... how good of performance can I expect on my triple monitors, resolution 2560x1600 each. I also have 3x 1080p monitors if i need them instead.
    
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I want your setup
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I originally was gonna be cheap but said screw it Went maybe a lil overboard >.>
    
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I am essentially just having them get my stuff all in one (No sales tax) But how will it be?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CSmith447 View Post
I originally was gonna be cheap but said screw it Went maybe a lil overboard >.>
no **** eh?

I personally would've waited for ivy and the next gen gpu's in 2012
to build a new rig, but also personally, if I didn't already have a sick rig
I wouldn't probably wait at all

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Quote:
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I am essentially just having them get my stuff all in one (No sales tax) But how will it be?
you should be able to max everything
in eyefinity, someone correct me if I"m wrong?
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So many things wrong with that machine....
  • That i7 won't do 5.2GHz stable, unless it is literally a GOLDEN chip.
  • ECS board...you'll be lucky to break 4.5 if that, and even then that board won't last long.
  • Why did you get a 512GB SSD drive? Your OS and most used apps can't POSSIBLY be that big.
  • Seagate mechanical drives? Seriously?
  • 16GB of RAM, yeah that CPU isn't going to clock very far with such a load on the IMC. I have issues with 8GB.
  • 1500w PSU, on a machine that would run perfectly content on an 850w? Mkay....
  • And finally, you're going to really dislike crossfire after this. Dual GPU cards are never the best idea unless its the ONLY idea that will work.

To answer the issue at hand...
Tri Fire 6970's (essentially what this is) should handle your planned resolution fine for gaming. You may or may not experience microstutter, and if the game doesn't support crossfire, well tough...due to the dual GPU card.
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Your SB setup will fly if you can get it past 5ghz. Don't even worry about it. I would got with the eyefinity setup though. F yea!
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So many things wrong with that machine....
  • That i7 won't do 5.2GHz stable, unless it is literally a GOLDEN chip.
  • ECS board...you'll be lucky to break 4.5 if that, and even then that board won't last long.
  • Why did you get a 512GB SSD drive? Your OS and most used apps can't POSSIBLY be that big.
  • Seagate mechanical drives? Seriously?
  • 16GB of RAM, yeah that CPU isn't going to clock very far with such a load on the IMC. I have issues with 8GB.
  • 1500w PSU, on a machine that would run perfectly content on an 850w? Mkay....
  • And finally, you're going to really dislike crossfire after this. Dual GPU cards are never the best idea unless its the ONLY idea that will work.

To answer the issue at hand...
Tri Fire 6970's (essentially what this is) should handle your planned resolution fine for gaming. You may or may not experience microstutter, and if the game doesn't support crossfire, well tough...due to the dual GPU card.
ECS are all I use, Ive never had problems. the PSU is mostly for cooling, have 9 240mm fans and a centrifugal pump... no crap for me. The case is badass beyond belief. As for the CPU, plenty have gotten to 5+. The SSD is for my DAW, Seagate mechs are my preference.
    
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
So many things wrong with that machine....
  • That i7 won't do 5.2GHz stable, unless it is literally a GOLDEN chip.
  • ECS board...you'll be lucky to break 4.5 if that, and even then that board won't last long.
  • Why did you get a 512GB SSD drive? Your OS and most used apps can't POSSIBLY be that big.
  • Seagate mechanical drives? Seriously?
  • 16GB of RAM, yeah that CPU isn't going to clock very far with such a load on the IMC. I have issues with 8GB.
  • 1500w PSU, on a machine that would run perfectly content on an 850w? Mkay....
  • And finally, you're going to really dislike crossfire after this. Dual GPU cards are never the best idea unless its the ONLY idea that will work.

To answer the issue at hand...
Tri Fire 6970's (essentially what this is) should handle your planned resolution fine for gaming. You may or may not experience microstutter, and if the game doesn't support crossfire, well tough...due to the dual GPU card.

I agree with this... If your going with a dual GPU card... leave it at that. Having the other for Tri fire... is pointless and you wont see the performance gain from it. So either do Crossfire 6970's or one 6990.

IMO you went way too large for screens unless you were doing 5 in portrait. For landscape. 24 is about the limit to feel immersive and not be overwhelming.

There comes a point when 'go big or go home' is just a bit too much to keep the Epeen.

I would suggest you check out the links in my sig for better information of those that have actually set up systems for EyeFinity (me being one of them) and see for yourself what people are liking and disliking.
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