Parts compatible for gaming computer?

By trifectangum
Jul 30, 2011
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  1. I need to know if all these parts are compatible with eachother because I am going to be setting up 3 monitors to this one computer. I play games and I want to be able to watch like a movie on one screen, play games on another screen and have music playing on the other (just an example). So are these parts good enough to be able to run any game on the highest damanded settings and able to be running other programs on the other monitors at the same time without any problems? Thanks!

    Case
    $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067

    Motherboard
    $230
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735

    Hard Drive
    $85
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

    Video Card
    $270
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161372

    Power Supply
    $130
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182188

    RAM
    $145
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143

    Processor
    $260
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

    Fan
    $30
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

    Monitors
    $150/per
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009255

    Well that's it, and try to go easy on me it's my first one! lol

    Thanks
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    Hmm, no.
    To do that, you'll need to just run the game in windows mode and just throw it to the side, I think. I don't think you need a separate monitor to play music.

    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
    ASRock Z68 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    I'm not entirely sure that that card will have three display ports natively.
  3. trifectangum

    trifectangum Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    So will my parts work together? or not and would getting 16gb of ram be better then 8gb
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    I said no.
    It will cost more, and probably not be useful for playing games and watching movies.
    Just to clarify, I meant that you'd probably need to run games in windows mode to be able to watch movies and play games at the same time, but on different screens.
    What games are so boring?
  5. trifectangum

    trifectangum Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Well it was just an example to have all of that up at the same time. I just want a really good computer to be able to run any game at the highest settings. I just need someone to build my computer for me because i suck at it.
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    I kind of just did that?
    Again for clarity, if you replace the parts you picked with the ones I did, then it will work. Note that I didn't replace everything on your list.
  7. trifectangum

    trifectangum Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    oh sorry! I didn't even notice the links thank you so much I will get those parts.
  8. Atham

    Atham TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 517

    I don't agree with the PSU. I would atleast take a 750 Watt. And if I were you I would wait for AMD's FX 8 core CPUs to come out.
  9. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    That PSU is more than adequate for a single GPU solution on all but the high-end of GPUs, or old power hungry designs.

    600w would provide slightly more headroom if your overclocking, but 750w is not needed for this setup.
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    I agree with it!
    IMO the Antec high current is fairly nice for the price. At the time of posting, I think it had a $20 discount too!
  11. Atham

    Atham TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 517

    I would get a stronger PSU for the option of a second card, or new CPU.
     
  12. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    With all due respect, your in no position to be telling us if we're right or wrong when you, yourself are asking us every 5 mins if this will or won't work.

    HK know's what he's talking about.

    Waiting for a FX CPU is indeed good advice though.
  13. Atham

    Atham TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 517

    *holds hands up in the air*

    That is true.
  14. herpaderp

    herpaderp TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 159

    I'd follow HK's build recommendation. Your list includes an AMD AM3+ motherboard, which is incompatible with Intel processors, and if you were willing to spend ~$260 for the processor, you'd get more bang for your buck buying a new i5-2500. 8GB of ram is fine really, I'd only recommend more if you're going to be using memory heavy applications like 3D modeling, video/image editing, etc.

    The HD6950 is perfect for your needs, thought I'd suggest that instead of wasting its processing muscle on running a game windowed with other applications on the 2 side monitors, try running games with eyefinity so they play across all 3 monitors.
  15. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    Depends...if the OP wanted the option of adding in a second card later...Though, the OP probably died or doesn't care about this thread anymore.


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