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Help with my iRacing Triple Monitor build...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Geran Brown, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. I am in the process of building a new computer just for iRacing and I was wondering if I could get your advice on it...I want it to run three 24" 1080p monitors at 60fps. Below are the specs I currently have and was wondering if there would be anything you would change? My budget is around $800US not including monitors.

    CPU: Biostar H77MU3 ($64.59)
    Motherboard: Core i3-3225 ($64.59)
    RAM: MicroCenter 401190 ($64.59)
    Video Card(s): XFX FX-785A-CDFC ($180.02)
    OS/App HDD: SAMSUNG MZ-7PD128BW ($128.55)
    Storage HDD: Seagate ST500DM002 ($59.99)
    Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling PPCMK3S400 ($49.99)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 ($39.99)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT RL-KRX40-01 ($94.39)

    Current Total: $746.70

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Sincerely,
    Geran Brown
     
  2. Have a look at this article Geran, it should steer you in the right direction. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-a-pc-overclocking-gaming,3440.html

    The main differences are that the article would get you into a i5 but you would have to sacrifice the SSD. If you are willing to do that, I think you will build a decent gaming system that has headroom for overclocking if you wanted to go that route.

    There is also a $600 build that might allow you to get the SSD in there as well, link is at the beginning of the article that I linked.
     
  3. Thanks mate! I saw that but didn't think the 7870 was going to be enough to run triple monitors at 60fps.

    In the $600 build, they list the 7850 1GB card. Would be able to handle 5760x1080 at 60fps? I've heard iRacing is a CPU intensive game compared to others.

    Thank you for the help Jim.
     
  4. It all depends on what you are willing to turn down to get the FPS Geran. Most cards are going to struggle to get 60FPS in iRacing with triple screens and everything maxed out.Even that most expensive build they did is going to struggle with a single card, but with a pair of decent cards it is possible that it won't struggle as much.The problem though is that a lot of games are still having issues with crossfire and SLI, so multi-card options aren't a guarantee that things will work out smoothly either. About the best we can do is get the best we can afford and adapt to what we can have for settings to get the frame rates we want.