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Could be Returning Soon!

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by John Martin, May 7, 2011.

  1. John Martin

    John Martin

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    Well as the title says I could be returning to Iracing soon. I am going to be building a new computer soon. With...

    ASUS Crossfire IV Extreme MoBo

    AMD Phenom II X6 Black Edition

    3 ATI 6850 1 GB Video Cards configured in crossfire.

    16 GB of RAM

    27'' Samsung Full HD Monitor

    All be told it willbe just shy of $3k, but this should be good for 5-6 years unless something drastic happens with current tech. Like diamond based transistors.
     
  2. Kevin Watts

    Kevin Watts

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    Nice one, get yourself registered here as a licensed member and come and join our events!
     
  3. Dario Jagar

    Dario Jagar

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    if this rig will be used mostly for iR you might consider changing CPU to Intel 2500k for example...and of course some P67 board
     
  4. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

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    And also one 6970 or 6950 as opposed to 3 6850. Good luck and get urself ready for the the Club events.
     
  5. Dazmaniac

    Dazmaniac

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    It seems 3 cards is a bit much for a 1 monitor setup. If you're thinking of going 2 screens at some time, then maybe you're doing the right thing.

    My machine I got last year was mainly upgraded for the sake of iRacing (as my 5 yr old XP machine was showing its age, lol).

    I have a 2GB 5970 and it runs iRacing flawlessly on a 24" monitor.
     
  6. John Martin

    John Martin

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    Yeah thinking of a three monitor setup, but they are $400 a piece. When I do build it, about 2 1/2-3 months time frame, I will just link them together with the crossfire cables till I get the other two in the future.
     
  7. Conath86

    Conath86

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    Isn`t it better to go with lower-spec system and upgrade it after 3 years, not 6?
     
  8. William Nowell

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    Jmartin welcome back. I believe you can beat the price of 3k that you mentioned. Here are my specs and I stayed around 1.5k (can't remember the exact figure as I had to eat all the receipts before the wife saw them); I7 950 chip, Asus p6x58d mobo(brought used), 3x 28" Hanns G monitors(already had one), 2x GTX 470, 60G SSD for the OS(already had a 500g sata drive), 6 gigs of memory, Full tower case(brought used), and windows 7. I used the remaining parts from my old system such as cpu cooler, optical drives, and power supply. Futrure upgrades will be a 3rd gtx 470 and bigger power supply. I'm a bit of a deal seeker and I was willing to use some used parts.