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I have been asked by my father-in-law to price out a new PC for him. I have come up with the following list. but first the restriction, a budjet of $800, he figures he can get a comprable Dell (for what he was looking for) for around that, so my plan is to get the requirements (HD, case, PC, etc) and then get a good CPU and spend the rest on GPU's. He does alot of spreadsheet intensive work from home so it needs to be a rock solid machine with the ability for 3-4 monitors (dont want to deal with eyefinity)

so this is what I have:

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

Mother Board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131402

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139003

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119197 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119196

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103809

GPU / Video Cards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130397 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127489

This combination puts it at about 750 to 800 depending on GPU and case choice. this is for my father-in-law, no OC will really be done, as it needs to be rock stable and any crash could be very bad. A second HDD might be in the thoughts to have a RAID 1 for some redudency for him (he has an external HDD for back up so RAID will not be used as backup....).

Let me know what you think about the components / items I have selected and if there is any thing I should look at that would be better but still in budjet.

Thanks!!!
 

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Thank you.

I guess I need to clarify on the GPU per your thoughts. I will need two GPU's because he needs at least 3 with a possibility for 4. so if i dont want to us eyefinity then I will need two. the 5750's are nice cards but I think my father inlaw will want to be on the lower end since the most extensive video will be you tube or a web browser (since they are now off loading onto GPU's) the cost of two 5750's are a little higher then what I think he wants to push.

I will look at that PSU... an extra 100 Watts for 4 less!! sounds good to me!
 

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Then what you need is the Firepro 2460 4 monitors on one card.

Also, does case really matter? Like does he want bling or lights or does it matter. Or would you rather stick with the two above?

Sounds like he does a lot of multi-tasking, so maybe getting 6 cores would be good? If so, here is a build I came up with:
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Case does not matter, looking for something kind of nice... I have the scout as one of my rigs and really like it, and the layout of the case.

The card is $225 seams like since I am looking at a MB that has 2 PCIe 2.0 slots so I can run tow card for cheaper then the 1 slot options... none of my father-in-las monitors are display port so I would need 3 adaptors also with that card...

Did not think they made a 4 display card like that though...
 

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Case does not matter, looking for something kind of nice... I have the scout as one of my rigs and really like it, and the layout of the case.

The card is $225 seams like since I am looking at a MB that has 2 PCIe 2.0 slots so I can run tow card for cheaper then the 1 slot options... none of my father-in-las monitors are display port so I would need 3 adaptors also with that card...

Did not think they made a 4 display card like that though...
Oh OK, well that changes some things then. Here's a build with 2x 5670 eyefinity models (6 displays + onboard display) 2x 500GB F3s, 6 Cores, decent case and ram. Should do well together.
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