My two-box 6-screen build

shadyattackk

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alright, so this is my 2 box 6 screen build, with the help of transmaniacon and proximon, we've (more of them two and less of me lol) been able to establish pretty much the outline of this build, there's probably still alot of things that has to be discussed, im hoping with the help of the public it can be one badass, professional gaming/work computer,

i'll be doing alot alot ALOT of graphics designing, photo editing, 2d/3d modeling, movie editing(mostly clips of my work) game testing, and general gaming(65% of my time would be game testing and gaming) and the occasional burn of a new released movie( or cartoon show 0.~) oh, and i burn alot of music to disc

so this is the gaming rig and what's gonna be in it, if you have any ideas or comments on how a part or piece could be better please feel free to tell me! MONEY IS NOT A PROBLEM! so im really really really looking for the best parts money can buy

MY GAMING RIG:

EVGA 017-P3-1291-AR GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130449

CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139007

Z-Machine LQ1000
http://zalman.co.kr/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?Idx=309


ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131352

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G1C5 160GB SATA Internal Solid state disk (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167015

(X2) G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225

(X2) Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

(X2) NEC Display Solutions LCD3090WQXi-BK Black 30" 6ms, 12ms(GTG) WQXGA Widescreen LCD Monitor 350 cd/m2 1000:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824002419&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Monitors+-+LCD+Flat+Panel-_-NEC+Display+Solutions-_-24002419

LG Black 6X Blu-ray DVD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Model GGC-H20L
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136133

COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488

Logitech G7 Black 6 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser 2000 dpi Mouse
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104203

Logitech G15 104 Normal Keys 29 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126034
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AND FOR MY SECOND SYSTEM, (which will be where most of my designing will probably go)

COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119138

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128358

PNY VCQ450NVS-X16-PB Quadro4 NVS450 512MB (256MB per GPU) 128-bit (64-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Workstation Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133255

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115131

(X2) G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231209

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

(X4) HP LP2065 Silver-Carbonite 20" 8ms LCD Monitor with Height, Pivot & Swivel Adjustments 300 cd/m2 800:1 w/ 4 down USB Ports
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824176053&Tpk=lp2065

LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488

Cyber Sport Orbita Mouse
http://www.xoxide.com/cybersport-orbita-mouse.html


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OTHER PARTS

(X4) DisplayPort to DVI Cable Adapter Converter - 1080p Rated
http://www.hdtvsupply.com/displayport-to-dvi-adapter.html

IOGEAR GCS22u 2-Port USB KVM Switch w/built in cables
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817399032

(x2) ERGOTRON 33-091-200 DS100 Dual-Monitor Desk Stand, Vertical (black)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824183112

((EDIT: still looking for a mount for a 30'', two of them, decided to go with single mounts for the 30's, i think it would be better, if you have something like that, or know of something like that i would greatly appreciate it!))
SANUS MD115-G1 Articulating Desktop Mount for up to 30" Flat Panels
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882712168

(back up my files and work!)
Western Digital Element 1TB 3.5" Black External Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136321

Intuos3 12x12
http://www.wacom.com/intuos/12x12.php
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that's pretty much it, if anyone has anything that could be replaced with something better, please comment or say something! i want the best of the best, doesn't have to be really cheap, could be real expensive, just as long as it's the best of it's part (if you understood that, don't think i did lol)


anywho, thanks for all your imput, and a really big thanks to proximon and transmaniacon! would be totally totally lost without you two and this site!
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136309

Here is a good portable external, pretty small and thin which is nice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136321

Depends on how you define carry haha, this one is pretty solid, bigger of course and requires a power plug.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220261

Depending on how much space you need, a high capacity flash drive could work well too, this is 32GB!

For backups though, I would suggest that 1TB WD.

Alternatively, for a backup external, you can buy an enclosure and your own hard drive and put it together. This lets you customize things a bit more, for example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817347017

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

Also, for the gaming rig, are you going to SLI two 295s? If not, then I would suggest GTX285 SLI, you have better driver support for the single GPU cards and often times they scale better.
 

shadyattackk

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Thanks, i'll be getting that black 1TB WD, it shall rule all lol,
and yeah im gonna SLI the two, i think it would be better, but if you think it would be a better idea to get the 285, then yee, as i said before, i just know the basics! XD
 

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I would change the Q6600 to Q9400. Faster, cooler and it has SSE4.

If you're only running one video card in system 2, change the PSU to TX650. It's slightly better (Seasonic built).

You'll definitely want a better monitor for photo editing and graphic design. The monitor for your gaming system would be perfect, or HP LP2475w.
 

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edited cuz it was a lame response and yeah lols dfla;jaoni
but i changed to the Q9400!
also, i'd be needing 4 monitors for the second build,
if i changed from the samsungs to the hp LP2475w, would i have to change the graphics card im getting also?
if i could, and wouldnt have to change anything, i'd rather upgrade from the 4 22's to 4 24's lol,
but if i can't, that's alright too.
 

shadyattackk

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ok cool, edited and changed,
i'll read over that thread later tonight, i trust your judgment with the hp's over the samsung,

would i be able to get any touch screen's that are good for photo/graphics work?
or would they be low in reso/quality?
 

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i'll be doing alot alot ALOT of graphics designing, photo editing, 2d/3d modeling, movie editing(mostly clips of my work)

Can't go wrong with either a 3008wfp or a 3090WQXI.
 

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alright, thanks for all your imput! im still not sure what to use for the monitors, everything you all said flew right over my head! but i'll dig into each monitor's specs you suggest!
and thanks proxi, i changed it, but i'd like to use that cyber sport mouse, i think it would be a great tool to do alot of editing and i think i'd benefit from it! i could just switch mice when i game right?
 

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ok cool,
do you have any ideas on a good graphics/media monitors? i've been doing some, not alot but some research into monitors, and they have my head spinning at the moment!
and for a good gaming monitor?(x2)
 

shadyattackk

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hey nice, my teacher gave these out when i started my program, but he took it back after i graduated lol,
i think i will just get the intuos 3, looks real nice,
that would make it alot easier,
now i just gotta choose a size lol XD