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Old 03-04-2012, 07:59 AM   #1
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anything you think will not work, you would change, or i have missed let use know.

Motherbored - Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P

Processor - Intel I7 2700k

RAM - Corsair 8gb (2x4GB) 1600MHz Vengeance - may upgrade to 16gb down the line

Graphics card - None will use USB to VGA adaptors to connect multiple monitors (USB 2.0 to VGA Adaptor)

OS/program hard drive - OCZ 120GB Vertex 3 SSD 2.5" SATA-III

OS - Microsoft win7 home premium

other hard drives - 4x Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - RAID 10

Case - AeroCool Strike-X ST Ultimate Gaming Tower Case - with fans

Power supply- Newton R2 1000W 80PLUS Modular PSU - is this the right Wattage or are there better power supplys to buy for max 150

Other stuff - blue ray drive, processor water cooling, graphics card will be added at later date

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You don't have a graphics card?
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:30 AM   #3
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You don't have a graphics card?

i will be running all my monitors throw the usb to vga cables witch work then if i decide to connect my tv to the computer as well i will add a decent graphics card.
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So, you're building a nice rig and not using a GFX card?

Please don't use the USB to VGA adapters. Most modern GFX cards support multiple monitors and offer vastly superior performance. Never mind the fact that if you buy 3 of those adapters, you might as well buy a halfway decent GFX card.
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So, you're building a nice rig and not using a GFX card?

Please don't use the USB to VGA adapters. Most modern GFX cards support multiple monitors and offer vastly superior performance. Never mind the fact that if you buy 3 of those adapters, you might as well buy a halfway decent GFX card.
i have already got 3 and will need to buy 3 more the monitors are just used for work i.e. word, excel, pdfs, and other programs like that so dont need extream detail. i may also put a high end single graphics card in at a later date and atach it to my tv

due to my mobo having 2 slots for graphics cards so dont think i will have enuff spaces unless u know a better way

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How much are you looking to spend on a GFX card? There are some cards that allow you to connect up to 6 displays.

I'm not sure if you can connect monitors to both cards if you're running a Crossfire setup. Someone who has Crossfire experience could chime in and clarify. I know that you can put a card in each slot that operates independently of one another and run connect monitors to each one.
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the thing is i have 3 of the usb to vga adapters but i can always sell them if i was to get a 6 monitor card how much would the cheapest graphics cards cost

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This is the only one on Newegg.

Newegg.com - VisionTek 900373 Radeon HD 6870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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thanks for that i think the graphics cards one of the last things on the list as i said iv got three of the usb to vga already if iv got enuff cash left over at the end of the build ill do it your way and get the best one i can. if not ill have to make do.

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