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Old 01-29-2013, 09:11 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Excellent, so I should drop one GTX 680 for that one?
Is it possible after dropping one 680 to get a higher resolution monitor and stay within budget? Or a higher resolution monitor will be too much for a single 680? And the monitor mustn't be larger than 24''
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:14 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Just wanted to chime in and say... I learned and picked up a few things from this thread.

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:26 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Excellent, so I should drop one GTX 680 for that one?
Is it possible after dropping one 680 to get a higher resolution monitor and stay within budget? Or a higher resolution monitor will be too much for a single 680? And the monitor mustn't be larger than 24''
Higher res monitors at 24" or less will need to be purchased second hand as there are none on Newegg right now. My 23" 1152p Sammy was bought in 2009 and was EOL the same year sadly.
The only other option is 1920x1200 but there really isn't much difference and some games can leave the black lines due to scaling issues.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:34 PM   #34 (permalink)
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CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASRock Z77 Professional LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10

GPU:
Newegg.com - EVGA 04G-P4-3687-KR GeForce GTX 680 FTW+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PSU:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Case:
Newegg.com - Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Steel structure with black brushed aluminum faceplate ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
SSD + HDD:
Newegg.com - Corsair Neutron Series GTX CSSD-N120GBGTX-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148844
Optical:
Newegg.com - LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo Drive Model UH12NS29 - Blu-Ray Drives
Cooler:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler
Monitor:
Newegg.com - ASUS VE248Q Black 24" 2ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1 (1,000:1)
Cost : 2153$
Not possible to add in another 680 and stay within budget, right?
I increased HDD from 2 TB to 3 TB, I think it'd stay that way if a single 680 is enough. Only 30$ more too.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:36 PM   #35 (permalink)
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for your budget, get this monitor.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CROSSOVER-27...-/110867210291

korean import 27" ips panel. it will be glorious.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:40 PM   #36 (permalink)
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for your budget, get this monitor.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CROSSOVER-27...-/110867210291

korean import 27" ips panel. it will be glorious.
He doesn't want bigger than 24".
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He doesn't want bigger than 24".
Yes that.
Btw, please check my last post .
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Just wanted to chime in and say... I learned and picked up a few things from this thread.

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:54 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Looks good. If he really wants we could drop down a few things and go 670 SLI.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:02 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Will there be a noticeable difference on 670 SLI vs 680 on 1080p 60 HZ monitor? I believe he's better off with a single 680 then down the road another 680.
Little question, what difference is there between z77 extreme4 and z77 Professional?
A little bit silly question, will an 850W PSU consume more power than a 650W PSU running the exact same rig?
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First question:
Depends on the game and the amount of AA being run. Bottom line, single would probably be fine. I was just dumping some more suggestions. If he gets a single now, he would be better off buying something like a 780 later.

Second question:
Now that I take a look at it, not much. I thought the Professional support 3way SLI and it doesn't. That's the only reason I linked it. The Extreme 4 is a better option because it's cheaper and essentially the same thing.

Third question:
No. You just have more overhead.
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