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building a computer for 6 monitor output

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 05:53 AM

I'm looking to build a computer that can run 6 monitors. What do you think about using these components? Am I likely to run into any issues using this together? This is based on http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/261665/new-build-need-help-i-use-6-monitors/ with some modifications.

os win 7
case Antec P183 Mid Tower Case
fan Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
cpu Intel i7 920
mobo GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
ram 2x Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
disk Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM
gpu 2x VisionTek Radeon HD4870 or BFG GeForce GTX 280

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 10:39 AM

As far as PSUs, I would look at these if you need a modular setup:


Just an opinion, Enermaxes are overpriced and (fact) Enermaxes have slightly higher return rates on their PSUs. That being said, there is certainly nothing wrong with your pick.

The RE3 is meant for RAID setups. A 1TB WD black will do the job fine.


Can't comment on the case, just make sure you have enough room for everything as some midtowers might be a problem.

Now, if Newegg will ever get any 58XX series cards in, you will be in business.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 10:45 AM

I would not only be worried about room in a mid-tower, I would be a bit concerned about heat as well on an air cooled sys. Might consider a full size tower just for increased air flow.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 04:00 PM

If you're wanting to run all those monitors, you will most likely want an ATI card that has Eyefinity, which means you'll need a Radeon HD 5-series. Here's the product page for it. The SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB would work well, but the higher-end 58xx series cards are on back order. If you need a card right now, the SAPPHIRE 100283SR Radeon HD 5770 1GB is a great alternative. You also need an operating system like Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Edited by DJBPace07, 06 November 2009 - 04:01 PM.



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Posted 26 November 2009 - 10:19 PM

Power supply Corsair HK-1000.

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