3 GTX 680+3770k OR 2 GTX 680+3930k??

samer005

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Hello Guys :D!!!

This is my first build and i have enough cash to blow; been saving for a long time, I'm going to Dubai in 2 weeks to get the parts, (i live in Jordan and hardware is realllyyyyyy expensive compared to american prices its almost double) so i wont be upgrading for a while, therefore i need this computer to last me at least 5 years, i m studying computer science, and going to start photoshop courses soon

Uses: Mostly Gaming+ Multi-Tasking
Monitor: i have a 27" IPS Panel and a 21.5 LED Full HD
Keyboard+Mouse: already have
Over clocking: Yes
Water cooling: Nope
Setup:
-Corsair C70 (Case)(Already bought)
-Corsair AX850W
-Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD
-Corsair Ram 16Gig
-Asus DVD Drive
-Cooler Master 212 Evo (push+pull)
-Asus x79 Sabertooth Mobo
Now the Question??!?!?!
should i go with a

3 GTX 680+3770k
OR
2 GTX 680+3930k

please do not recommend anything else just answer my question, Thanks a lot :D!

 

vance09

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If you are going with the 3770k (I would reccomend it if only for gaming) then get a Z77 mobo, no need for a X79. Also, 3-way SLI doesn't offer much really over 2-way, and for a single monitor you only need one.
 

knodel12

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Hey, just to notify you, if you're going to overclock, get a better cooler. You on thin ice with that cooler (trust me I have one). Also, I would recommend the 3770k also, and getting a mobo with a z77 chipset. You should probably just get one 690 graphics card, but it's all up to you I suppose.
 

knodel12

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I don't know if you didn't read or what, but he has 2 screens.
 

samer005

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Thanks a lot for the replies guys!!! really appreciate it!, like i said i will be running 2 screens 1 thats full HD 1080p and 1 IPS panel thats 1440p i guess, and i wont be upgrading at all for about 5-6 years unless i move back to Florida which is not very likely, some people told me to go AMD FX-8350 and over clock it to the max but I'm still not sure?
 


You can only game on one, three or six screens unless you want a two monitor bezels running down the center of the image.
Imagine playing BF3 when the cross-hair is in-between the screens, that's why you cant game on two.
 


i can already imagine that :lol:
 
either you game on one which is the cheapest and the easiest way to do things or you do it on 3. if you run 2, id use one for work and one for games

from what i know, dubai has more or less all american products for a ok price

therefore id get these

-i7 3770k
-noctua nh-d14 cooler. (much better than the hyper 212 push pull)
-the c70 will heat things up for you. bad airflow
-a hx750w is all you need. if you can find a xfx xxx 750w power supply for cheaper than the hx 750w, get that instead
-id get a samsung 830. faster and better drive
-get a set of 2x8gb 1600mhz. whatever is cheapest. good brands are gskill, patriot and corsair. crucial is also good
-a asus z77-v pro is the motherboard of choice

and then you should go with 2 mis gtx 670 power editions. perform as well as a 680 for cheaper.

if a 7970ghz edition from xfx, sapphire, or gigabyte is cheaper than the gtx 670s, get that instead.