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Setting up big computer build + home theatre

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Try these, They are from a computer forum.

First up a Intel 4770K Quad Core processor

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1pN0l

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz ($329.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" SSD ($194.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Gaming N770 TF 2GD5/OC (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card 2: MSI Gaming N770 TF 2GD5/OC (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Air 540 ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Secondary Cooler Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional HX750 (750W, 80 PLUS Gold Certified, Modular) ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $1953.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Next up a Intel 6 core processor

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1T4fL

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.51 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($126.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($127.52 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master RC-361-KKN1 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($167.04 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($16.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1991.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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Good guide for pc building, though it leans towards NV a bit for GPU's.

DVI to HDMI adapters come with most cards though you'll be running display port or dual-link DVI for 2560x1440 displays.

Do you think 2 7970's could run well at that resolution? and if that's the case alright then.

@common I am going to be OC so I need a better cooling system, and I want 16GB total of ram no matter what. With 3 monitors at my disposal I will be a heavy multi tasker.

Edit: If I choose to control the home theatre externally with a stereo. What type of connection from the PC to the stereo should I use to be able to have surround effect while using the PC?

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I would make a post on TomsHardWareForum in the systems section, That's what I use for anything computers, Just ask for them to build a complete system with your needs. They can help you better than I can. That's where I got the system builds from.

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I would make a post on TomsHardWareForum in the systems section, That's what I use for anything computers, Just ask for them to build a complete system with your needs. They can help you better than I can. That's where I got the system builds from.

I'll have to check that out tomorrow lol, it's 3:15am and there lots to do in several hours for turkey dayyyy. thanks for that info.

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Turkey Time bump?!?!?1

My main question now, I have looked up quite a bit. Would the 2 7970's be able to handle 3 monitors at 2560x1440. I see a lot of people saying that their aren't any monitors at that resolution and 120hz, and along with that. I would be running IPS panels over TN because of the triple monitor. So what how do you guys think either of these would run fps wise and look the best in a triple monitor. 3 AH-IPS panel 27" 1440p 60hz monitors, 3 IPS panel 27" 1080p 60hz monitors, or 3 TN panel 27" 1080p 120Hz monitors.

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Yes, two 7970's will game at 2560x1440 or 3x 1920x1080 acceptably. 3x 2560x1440 will be a bit slow.

Why not get 3 2560x1440 120hz ips panels? They do exist: http://www.blurbusters.com/faq/120hz-monitors/

The "Overlord Tempest" are the best ones http://overlordcomputer.com/products/tempest-x270oc-glossy

To send 5.1 to the home stereo you will probably want to use Optical. If you cant do optical than Digital out is almost as good.. if not digital then RCA. HDMI will work but then you may run into limitations.

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Yes, two 7970's will game at 2560x1440 or 3x 1920x1080 acceptably. 3x 2560x1440 will be a bit slow.

Why not get 3 2560x1440 120hz ips panels? They do exist: http://www.blurbusters.com/faq/120hz-monitors/

The "Overlord Tempest" are the best ones http://overlordcomputer.com/products/tempest-x270oc-glossy

To send 5.1 to the home stereo you will probably want to use Optical. If you cant do optical than Digital out is almost as good.. if not digital then RCA. HDMI will work but then you may run into limitations.

Main reason I am trying not to get 120hz with a 1440p resolution is the price tag. I dont want to be in the mid 3k. Getting 3 of those monitors is 1500 in itself, I was barely thinking of doing one where the 3 in total cost 1.1k I really appreciate that link. I am still going to debate this for some time seeing as how this is not happening immediately. I was looking too. For the same price as my rig + 27" 1440 monitors, I could get the gaming rig, 3 1080 27" monitors, and a 40" tv to mount above the 3 monitors if I wish to watch a movie or have a single display. As far as the new home theatre, you think having a stereo powering it all runing optical between the PC and stereo would be best?

Edit: Yeah, I am going to seeing probably around 4k for the rig and 3 of those beastly ass monitors after all taxes, and shipping and handling fees. If I get a bonus inbetween now and when I do this, I might do it lmao. Also, can all games even run 1440? I would hate to invest into those monitors, then just get stuck playing all my games at 1080p and not being able to play native. Which I have done several times, and running non-native resolutions, even if it is still in the 16:9 ratio, can look fucking weird. Along with that, you saying running those 3 would be slow on triple monitor makes me want to stay away also. I really don't want to have to get any bigger than what the gaming rig. As far as another GFX card is, or beefing up the two I already picked.

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