Looking for Help on I7 build .. will be first time building

Trushot

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here is what I want to accomplish ... I multibox and am adding more accounts to LOTRO

I would like to build one of the following ...

Either one super gaming rig that will handle 5 instances of LOTRO to run 5 hunters to autofollow my MAIN char and computer
and use Keyclone

or

build 5 cheaper PCs and use a multicaster for keyboard / mouse

NOTE: I have never built a PC before and have very limited knowledge of the finer details of PCs but willing to learn ... I want to try building and am going to build something :)

I would prefer to use NEWEGG.

Questions...

1.) is there a machine even capable of being built that can handle that many instances of LOTRO (its pretty intense GPU wise )

2.) if there is such a machine can a more knowledgeable memebr build this system for me on newegg maybe 3 GPU's 12/24 megs ram?

3.) what would a more economical route be to using an I7 chip in order to build 5 identical boxes saving money where i can

with nvidia 260 ... the MB really would not even need ot be SLI capable since I would only need one GPU like
the 260 and an I7 chip and 6 megs of ram to run at full settings



 

Trushot

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well i am assuming 5 boxes will be a minimum of around 5 grand ...
so 3-5 grand i guess if needed ... I dont want overkill fluff only thing on these systems or system whichever way ill go is OS and LOTRO and anything needed to get them up and running
 

xthekidx

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Ok well I don't really know much about keyclone or that stuff, but if the drivers and programming for that stuff works correctly, then this PC should be able to do it:

ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution mobo or EVGA Classified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131358&Tpk=p6t6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188047&Tpk=evga%20classified
i7 965
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115200
TRUE HSF
http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/thermalright-ultra-120-extreme-1366-rt.html
12gb DDR3-1600 Corsair Dominator
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224
3xGTX 285's in SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130446
COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119122
PC Power & Cooling 1200w PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703012
2xOCZ Vertex SSD's in raid 0 for system and programs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227394
WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284
Vista 64bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488
2x LG DVD Combo drives
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152
4 120mm Scythe slipstream fans for side panel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185058

Then you probably want two 19x12 res displays for all your accounts in windowed mode for playing, SLI cannot support more than 2 displays so that is what you are stuck with, otherwise you have to go with separate computers.