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New PC running 3 monitors

NotCaffeineNotCaffeine Registered User regular
edited January 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
I am building a PC that needs to be able to run 3 monitors. This is going to be used as a workstation, so reliability is key.

I have never done this before, and would like to know if I overlooked anything before continuing

Motherboard
Intel X58

CPU
Intel Core i7-920

Hard Drive
Intel X25-M 80GB

RAM
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB DDR3 1600

Graphics Card
Quadro FX 380 x 2

Case
RAIDMAX SMILODON MIDTOWER FOLDOUT w 500W Power supply

Monitor
Dell 24in WS x 3

Operating System
Windows 7 64-bit

Optical Drive
SATA 18X DVD

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    500w probably won't cut it for 2 Quadros but you might want to ask the Computer Build Thread dudes.

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  • BlindZenDriverBlindZenDriver Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    What sort of applications are you gonna run?

    You may want to check out the latest generation of AMD(ATI) graphics cards. Their 5xxx series card come with something they call EyeFinity and the idea is they support three screens.

    The case. I think the box is fine but I have no idea on the quality of the PSU. I my experience a quality PSU is one of the things that matters for stability over the long run. I have seen bad PSU which over-volted all parts of the system they were used in and while it ran fine I can't imagine running out-of-spec voltage for the disk drives or CPU is a good thing.

    Storage. Have you thought about backup? And also won't you need a secondary hard drive?

    Also how about keyboard and mouse? Depending on what apps you will run there may be special input devices worth considering.

    Finally if want to go nuts about the "workstation" concept then consider ECC memory as it more stable than the normal stuff. Personally I think money is better spend elsewhere like first class PSU.

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