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    I use three 1920 X 1200 in surround (5760 X 1200) . Your parts list will work fine but I have to ask, why 1080p monitors? The aspect ratio is wide and slim as they are basically TV's without tuners. If you are going to use them in surround or eyfinity in landscape the aspect ratio looks skinny. I went to the higher def 1920 X 1200's for that reason. You are building a first class rig so why skimp on the monitors, after all they are what you will be looking at all the time.

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    If your going to run MGPUs and you will need to running at 5760x1080, you must think about the processors PCIe 3.0 support.
    4770K Max # of PCIe Lanes is 16 and up to 1@x16 2@x8.
    4930K Max # of PCIe Lanes is 40 (to be released Sept 4-11)
    4960X Max # of PCIe Lanes is 40 (to be released Sept 4-11) Best to wait for the release because the 3930K and 39x0X doesn't support PCIe 3.0.
    Running at that resolution you need all the PCIe lanes you can get, otherwise you might run into a bottleneck. Also the mobo must support
    MGPUs at x16.
    I would say that would led you to either 4930K or the 4960X with an X79 mobo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBaer View Post
    I use three 1920 X 1200 in surround (5760 X 1200) . Your parts list will work fine but I have to ask, why 1080p monitors? The aspect ratio is wide and slim as they are basically TV's without tuners. If you are going to use them in surround or eyfinity in landscape the aspect ratio looks skinny. I went to the higher def 1920 X 1200's for that reason. You are building a first class rig so why skimp on the monitors, after all they are what you will be looking at all the time.
    Thank you for your reply DBaer. I have been running one of the monitors for some time now with my G75 and have been very happy with it. I didn't see a great deal of 1920x1200 monitors available with the speed I am happy with out in the field. I am open to suggestion if you would like to recommend something better, as I am still within my return period for the second and third monitors. In fact, I am entertaining the idea of returning the 24's and going with the 27" 144Hz 1080p ASUS models.

    -Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by careyduane View Post
    If your going to run MGPUs and you will need to running at 5760x1080, you must think about the processors PCIe 3.0 support.
    4770K Max # of PCIe Lanes is 16 and up to 1@x16 2@x8.
    4930K Max # of PCIe Lanes is 40 (to be released Sept 4-11)
    4960X Max # of PCIe Lanes is 40 (to be released Sept 4-11) Best to wait for the release because the 3930K and 39x0X doesn't support PCIe 3.0.
    Running at that resolution you need all the PCIe lanes you can get, otherwise you might run into a bottleneck. Also the mobo must support
    MGPUs at x16.
    I would say that would led you to either 4930K or the 4960X with an X79 mobo.
    Thank you for your reply, careyduane.

    What MOBO would you suggest?

    -Kevin

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    As far as the mobo first decide on you CPU because that will dictate which mobo.
    for me the 4770K would be out because it could be bottlenecked for PCIe lanes. That
    would leave you with the 4930K or 4960X and those are a toss-up. Then are you going to overclock because some mobo's have more tools.
    The mobos that will support 4 PCIe x16 slots are:
    1.) ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
    2.) ASUS P9X79-E WS
    3.) ASROCK EXTREME 11
    4.) MSI Big Bang

    Out of the four, #1 has the most OC tools, and testing. (which would be my choice for mobo, also has full WB for liquid cooling)

    Also it would be good to check out the review at http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages..._review,1.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by careyduane View Post
    As far as the mobo first decide on you CPU because that will dictate which mobo.
    for me the 4770K would be out because it could be bottlenecked for PCIe lanes. That
    would leave you with the 4930K or 4960X and those are a toss-up. Then are you going to overclock because some mobo's have more tools.
    The mobos that will support 4 PCIe x16 slots are:
    1.) ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
    2.) ASUS P9X79-E WS
    3.) ASROCK EXTREME 11
    4.) MSI Big Bang

    Out of the four, #1 has the most OC tools, and testing. (which would be my choice for mobo, also has full WB for liquid cooling)

    Also it would be good to check out the review at http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages..._review,1.html
    Before I picked out the Formula I read that the difference between 16x and 8x was very small, less than 5%. Is that wrong?

    -Kevin

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    Here is the theoretical information about the 4 PCIe lanes



    x1 2.5 Gbps / 200 MBps Bandwidth single direction 5 Gbps / 400 MBps Bandwidth dual direction
    x4 10 Gbps / 800 MBps Bandwidth single direction 20Gbps/1.6GBps Bandwidth dual direction
    x8 20 Gbps / 1.6 Gbps Bandwidth single direction 40GBps/3.2GBps Bandwidth dual direction
    x16 40Gbps / 3.2 GBps Bandwidth single direction 80GBps/6.4GBps Bandwidth dual direction


    You can find slight framerate differences between x16/x16 and x16/x8 SLI and video card configurations if you go looking for them while pushing games to super high end resolutions and quality settings, but nothing that negatively impacts a real world gaming experience.

    No your not really wrong but I always like to push the envelop, so the more theoretical bandwidth the better.
    Last edited by careyduane; 08-16-2013 at 11:17 PM.

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    The Samsung 840 pro is great, I have one too, get that for sure. The vid card is perfect too.

    I would think twice about getting 3-24" monitors, try looking into 1 HUGE HD monitor, like a 55" or 65" so you can game in HD 3D 1080p without any performance hit of 6000x1080p or whatever res it is which is crammed and seprated by 3 screens. I always hated the frames separating the screens, 1 huge screen is truly immersive and runs better and is much more efficient on your video cards than 3 smaller dislplays that just don't cut it.

    Three 24" dislplays would be dwarfed by my 55' screen lol. Just spend the money on 1 massive high end display its 1000 times more worth it for gameing, blu rays, TV, photos, videos, everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by careyduane View Post
    Here is the theoretical information about the 4 PCIe lanes



    x1 2.5 Gbps / 200 MBps Bandwidth single direction 5 Gbps / 400 MBps Bandwidth dual direction
    x4 10 Gbps / 800 MBps Bandwidth single direction 20Gbps/1.6GBps Bandwidth dual direction
    x8 20 Gbps / 1.6 Gbps Bandwidth single direction 40GBps/3.2GBps Bandwidth dual direction
    x16 40Gbps / 3.2 GBps Bandwidth single direction 80GBps/6.4GBps Bandwidth dual direction


    You can find slight framerate differences between x16/x16 and x16/x8 SLI and video card configurations if you go looking for them while pushing games to super high end resolutions and quality settings, but nothing that negatively impacts a real world gaming experience.

    No your not really wrong but I always like to push the envelop, so the more theoretical bandwidth the better.

    I think I read somewhere that I won't even get 16x8, the second card causes the first card to clock down to 8 for an 8x8 configuration with the two cards in sli. I am OK with that as long as it is a debateable amount of performance difference. Regardless, I won't be changing up the MOBO/CPU combination at this point, as I am pretty sure they are only returnable for exchange. I did my homework on this build as best I could, as it is my first one after all - ha ha ha! I probably should have asked more questions in the forum before I pulled the trigger and purchased all of my hardware. Hopefully I haven't made any big mistakes.

    -Kevin
    Last edited by shadowarrowny; 08-26-2013 at 10:33 PM.

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    Hi Kevin:

    If you look at the last thread I gave you there is a review of the gtx 780 multi-monitor.
    If you go through most of the pages especially the multi-monitor pages 22 - 24 they
    will give you a good idea how your system should work. Sorry I didn't see the thread
    were you already bought supplies, but you have should work fine.

    here is a link that show the Skyrim Performance

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...x-780-review/6
    Last edited by careyduane; 08-17-2013 at 06:54 PM.

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