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#1 cooldudenz

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:23 AM

Looking at making a new PC mostly designed for gaming, however there will be the odd bit of video converting.

I'll list what I'm currently looking at, however I can't decide between 3 motherboards so Ill put those three first, keeping in mind in future I would like 3 X Graphic cards (and the one I'm looking at takes up two PCI slots due to the fan) Any suggestions/advise would be great. One thing I don't understand in the MB specs is how many of the PCI-E slots run at X16, as they change depending on how many cards are installed. Ideally 3 slots running at X16... however I believe that all 3 slots end up sharing one path back to CPU (FSB?) so it isn't that big of a deal anyway? correct me if I'm wrong.

Also I would of liked to run 2000mhz ram but can't find a CPU that supports it, I'm guessing any that do will be very expensive? This is currently getting to costly as it is lol.

Any suggestions/advise would be very helpful, Thanks.

MB Option 1 - Gigabyte X79-UD3
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MB Option 2 - AsRock X79 Extreme6
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MB Option 3 - Asus P9X79
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Rest of parts (From store website)

Case - Strike-X Black Gaming Tower
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CPU - I7 3820
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GPU - GTX 670
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RAM - Corsair 8GB (I'll add another 8GB in future)
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PSU - Raidmax 1000W (Not sure if this will be enough for when I run 3X Graphic cards? should I go up to 1200W?)
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SSD - Corsair 240GB
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:26 AM

i have mostly the same except ssd i got it for 600 aud (not bad eh)



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damn forgot about the graphics and the case lOL mine are Cr*4p

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:38 AM

For the motherboard, the 3 of them are all fine, choose one that fits in your budget. For multi-gpus you would want a full atx case rather then a mid-atx. Also for the power supply, there are better high quality brands like Corsair, Seasonic, Enermax, XFX etc.

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#4 cooldudenz

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:02 PM

Ok thx ill try make a choice on the boards. can u tell me if theres any difference between them in regards to the pci-e speeds when running three cards?

Also are all the boards good to take 3 of these graphics cards due to them taking two slots?

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:08 PM

All of those boards will do triple Crossfire/SLI. None of those boards will give full PCI Express X16 speeds with three cards, but they will with two. With three cards, I believe you are limited to X8 speeds. Most people suggest using two cards as the law of diminishing returns starts to come into play with three cards. Many games do not scale well past two GPU's. For example, a second GPU may increase your speed by 80%, a third may increse by 40%. Those are just examples, real-world performance may be somewhat different.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:32 PM

Ok i have just been looking up 3d mark results on this card and cpu and it apperas to give around 100% increase with second card then maybe 20% by adding a thrid. so thinking two is plently the small gain isnt worth the price and prob the extra heat involved.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:15 AM

You shouldn't rely on 3D Mark results as it is a synthetic benchmark. A real world performance like the average FPS would really tell if it is worth or not.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:04 AM

Ok thanks, Pretty much decided what ill get. As above but ill get the GigaByte GTX 670 as it's cheaper, a 120GB SSD drive instead of the 240 and a Corsair power supply.




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