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Old 09-02-2010, 12:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive been outa the game for a few years now and I need some insight, I am looking to build a gaming pc that can double as a multi screen multitasking rig for which i can complete work on. The work I am looking to complete is not processor intense but it is screen space intense I would ideally like to go with a dual GPU that i can run in sli or xfire for gaming but then not when i need screen space if any one can help me out with some suggestions that would be great.
I currently am in need of all componets as i sold my previous rig about a year and a half ago. I would like to do OCing and i am gonna try to do water cooling as heat in my area is a big concern

Thanks everyone

and btw my budget is around 2k US

My current idea for a build feel free to tell me to change items or that im stupid of choosing something haha

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703027 - PSU $140

or this combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.494055 - MOBO&PSU combo $280

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115214 - CPU $284

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231356 - RAM $260

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130549 - GPU $325

im not familiar with watercooling so if you all can suggest a case that would work well with that and the necessary componets that would be greatly appericated
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i7 930 + Asus P6X58D-E - $484 - Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
x2 of these G.Skill 6GB (3x2GB) - $139.99 - Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM

x2 of these EVGA GTX 470 - $319.99 - Newegg.com - EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Corsair 950 watt - $141.98 shipped - Newegg.com - CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

HAF 932 - $139.99 - Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black RC-932-KWN3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Side window

Burner - $23.99 - Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support

Prolimatech - $64.99 w/shipping - Newegg.com - Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler

Silverstone 120mm fan - $25.98 - Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE FM123 120mm Case Fan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $99 - Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

This Totals $1899.89 unless my math is wrong.
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jezus... Slaymate, ive never seen you put together a build, but that is beastly!
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how compatiable are those GPUs with water cooling? will they require a bunch of tooling to get the fans off and put the water blocks on? also where do you recomend shopping for water cooling stuff?
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I'm not sure about how tough it is to pull the fans off but here is a good site to look at for watercooling parts: SidewinderComputers.com - Premium Air and Liquid Cooling Products Supplier
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Nividia cards love being water cooled!

EK GeForce 470 GTX VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Nickel + Acetal (EK-FC470 GTX-Nickel+Acetal) Hot Item! - FrozenCPU.com

newegg has some water cooling stuff

frozenCPU is good, sidewindercomputers is good

edit: taking cooler off 470




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hmm after seeing Slaymates build i thought how does 2 470's compare to a single 5970.

and per this website: http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...-sli-review/13

GTX 470's in SLI score almost identicle to a single 5970... and 2 470's cost almost identicle as much as a 5970... with that in mind, i would go witha 5970 over 2 470's because down the road when you want more oomph out of your computer, if you have 2 video cards already, that wont let you add another one, where as if yu have a sinle 5970, and 2 years down the road, you want more out and a 5970 cost ( lets say ) $300, you can pick up another one and toss it in there and you will be good to go for another long while...

so in my oppinion, i would change SLI 470's to a 5970. plus its easier to water cool a single card ( and less expensive ) then a 2 cards.
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Thanks for the info, but i need the dual cards not so much for graphics power but for monitor support i plan on running at least 3 if not 4 monitors, i need the screen space for what i do at work. does anyone know a way to run cards in SLI while i play games but not when i am doing work?
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The 5xxx series have Eyefinity which will let you run three monitors off one card. Some 5xxx cards have additional ports on them to run even more. I think there is even a twelve port card out there.
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thanks man, ill keep looking for a program or setting out there that would allow me to sli cards but run them independently when i need to
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these graphics cards support 6 monitors:

Newegg.com - XFX HD-597X-ENFN Radeon HD 5970 BLACK 4GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card

Newegg.com - XFX HD-587A-CNF9 Radeon HD 5870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card

Newegg.com - HIS H587F2G6DG Radeon HD 5870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card
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