$1000-1300 build advice


Dec 19, 2011
Approximate Purchase Date: February or March

Budget Range: No more than $1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, movies, multi (3+) monitor support, Photoshop and internet. it needs to handle 20+ pages running at once

Parts Not Required: Mouse, keyboard, monitor, wifi, and speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://wwwnewegg.com/

Country: US of A.

Parts Preferences: Meh.

Overclocking: Na

SLI or Crossfire: na uh

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I do a visualizations for CAT and MRI scans simultaneously, while also allowing me to have around 15 internet pages open at once. I will be dong some gaming, but that is not primary priority. I care most about 3+ monitors running standard programs


I've picked out a few stuff, but I'm not even sure if they're compatible with each other. I may have over done it on a few things, or even under-done it... i don't know. I a completely pc noob

Case: Rosewill THOR V2-White Edition, THOR V2-W Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Power: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2

CPU:Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)

Fans and Cooling: ??? just the fans of the case, cpu, and graphics card

Graphics Card: HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 ;

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Disk Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner

Total: $1187

As you can see i didnt include OS, i will deal with that later
I would just like to know folks' opinion on comparability of parts, and give the performance i need with an operating lifetime of at LEAST 6 years.

thanks everyone!!


Jan 17, 2011

I'm not the one to ask about compatibly, but do you think you could but an SSD in there for a boot and main program drive I think it would improve performance.
You will need to replace your video card within that 6 year time frame... Probably need to be done 3-4 years down the road to keep up with games, if not sooner.

As far as compatibility, your chosen parts should work.

If you don't want to upgrade the graphics in a few years then you would need to have at least a GTX 590 or Radeon 6990. Even then you're pushing it... might need two GTX 590s or two 6990s for a six year run. If a single 590 or 6990 doesn't do the job then maybe two dual Radeon 6870s will, it's cheaper than two 590s or two 6990s.

Then theres the problems associated with multi-GPU setups. Micro-stutter shouldn't be much of a problem but some programs dislike dual GPU setups and just hate quad GPU setups.

Long term future proofing with graphics is kinda a pipe dream.

Like the above poster suggests, with your budget you should have room for a solid state drive because it relieves the single greatest bottleneck of computer performance: the hard drive.


Jan 17, 2011

lol, 2x 590's = 4 580's. because the 590 has to GPU's onboard. And since he does not want to overclock he may run into bottlenecks. But I have never tried it and never will so...

LOL 2 590s does NOT equal four 580s. Four 580s would be faster, more expensive, and less likely to work. Each GPU in a 590 is clocked slower than a 580 because of heat problems, as is the memory. Four 580s would also (obviously) use more electricity than two 580s.

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