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http://www.tomshardw...-crossfire-faqs That should answer quite a few questions for you concerning crossfiring. And in case you were interested heres one on eyefinity.

http://www.tomshardw...ity-setup-guide

http://www.tomshardw...iew,3107-7.html A gpu hierarchy for gpu comparisons.
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i dont think im going with the 3 monitor thing anymore because all the monitors with a small bezel or not a bezel at all are way over priced and i would hate to have lines in my image so im going with one big screen i think this one will do http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824236101

and thanks zolton33 on those guides


and is there any addons for pci that will make your screen play movies better

Edited by hgdjf12, 11 October 2012 - 04:28 PM.

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I could suggest an amd a10-6800k build as with its built in gpu is supports eyefinity. But you would be sarificing fps to do so. But just thought you should know about it. The 5800k cpu is a 3.8ghz quad core with built in hd 7660d and runs about $130 bucks plus you would need a different motherboard a fm2 socket one. It does support crossfiring with its built in igp. Just thought i would throw that info out there.
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The CPP link is marked, Permalink: , near to the top left of the window. All other links are only accessible to you.
Copy the code from the current build you are working on, then paste in your reply.
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Missed the other posts before posting this, so. please post your revised build, including the screen, so there are no misunderstandings, and we will look again.

Edited by iammykyl, 11 October 2012 - 09:19 PM.

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ok is this the link http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k2SR
i could not find the case on there or the op drives

case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811322047
cpu: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116504
motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157293
video card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102983
HHD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136533
SSD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227791
ram: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231490
op drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135224
op drive2: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135247
op system: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116992
monitor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824236101
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824236103
which one of the screens?
and we still dont know what psu i need.

Edited by hgdjf12, 12 October 2012 - 06:51 PM.

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Psu is best to get last. This way we know what you need and what we can get you to give you a little wiggle and upgrade room for later on. Getting a psu to early would be like buying tires for a new car that you have not bought yet so you have no idea on the size you need (best analogy i could think of).
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I know what you mean.
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Hi.
Yes that was the correct link. will add the missing parts.


Just checked the window7 software link, I though it to low a price for the full ver. CON, if you follow through to the shopping card, it give the price as $152. On another link in small print, "5 new & used from $107.99" (Removed from CPP)

Optical drives. If you install this drive, > http://www.amazon.co.../?tag=pcpapi-20 $54(added to CPP). it can read Blu Ray disks and write,/RE to nearly all DVD/CD disks, so you would not need a second separate DVD/CD burner. I have had 2 optical drives in my computer for over 3 years, thinking I would do a disk to disk burning. I have NEVER done it, a waste of money. If you want to write to Blu Ray disks, this, > http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= $74 NOTE. both are OEM, so no software or SATA cable.

RAM 32GB. Please trust me on this, unless you turn the computer into a video editing machine and use software like Adobe PR/AE, it will just sit there, doing nothing, but still producing heat. I doubt you will every get near to using 16GB. $70 could go to the GPU or monitor. Up to you? Last time I will nag you, Promise. (left as 32GB on CPP)

Monitors. Here they are on the Asus site. > http://www.asus.com/Compare/ They are identical in function except the one on the right has a Web Cam and a bit moe goodies in the box, (see bottom) I think this is the latest ver.

Here on the Newegg site, > http://www.newegg.co...3^24-236-103-TS
They don't show as identical in specs or fundtion. The one on the left has Hot Keys.
The one on the right has a web cam and if you look towards the bottom, *Trace Free Technology. *The 1st 27" LED Monitor Integrated with Real-time Video Communication. That does not appear on the left monitor, The one on the right also has one more cable in the box, 1 USB cable.


I would go for the one on the right, Buying on Amazon, be very very sure that what you are ordering is what you will get, and the price is also correct.

PSU, Review, > http://www.kitguru.n...-supply-review/

Revised build, without an OS. > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kaZc






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ok i guess im getting 16gb ram because its sold out so im getting http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231528

so when can i buy this stuff and i kind of want to get it from newegg

Edited by hgdjf12, 13 October 2012 - 06:07 PM.

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That ram is
DDR3 1866, it will work but, you will have to overclock it as your CPU (natively) supports up to DDR3 1600, meaning that at boot up it will run at the default speed of DDR3 1600.

so when can i buy this stuff and i kind of want to get it from newegg

You are good to go.

Your case comes with a little kit, includes all hardware, a I/O shield, a screw driver and an internal system speaker (it is installed on the Mobo, instructions are in the Mobo manual) This speaker has nothing to do with the output of external speakers or headphones. At boot, the BIOS performs a test, (POST) if there are problems, the speaker will beep an error code.

When installing the PSU, face the fan down so it is sucking air through the bottom filter.

This is your selected Motherboard from your parts list, it is worth watching the videos and browsing the features, > http://www.asrock.co...=Z77%20Extreme4

When ready, click on the manual link on the left, please download and read the user manual, this may be more up to date than the one included in the retail box.

When building the computer or handling parts you must take anti static measures. You can do this by briefly touching a bare metal part of the computer case. I prefer to wear a anti static wrist strap like this, optional, added to parts list, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16899261005

Your Mobo comes with only 2 SATA cables, you need one more, necessary, added to parts list, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812123282

Updated parts list, Please read carefully before ordering, > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kgEf








Edited by iammykyl, 13 October 2012 - 11:28 PM.

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Hi.

When you come to install the Mobo drivers and utilities, select manual install, look carefully at the extra stuff. Window7 usually has it's applications that match or are better than what is offered, so be very picky on what you install. Virus software is usually trial, so I would not bother.

After you have updated windows and your drivers and before installing other software, I recommend you do a image of the OS drive and create a emergency disk.

To help keep as much space on the ssd you can move some folder to the HDD.
Below is a simple methord to move some, but not all, folders. read the Microsoft link as well.
Up to you how much you move. I would not bother to move, Desktop, Favourites, links and searches.

Please let me know what browser you are using.
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> http://www.techsuppo...other-drive.htm

Edited by iammykyl, 19 October 2012 - 08:11 AM.

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