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Hey guys so, I got a friend who's saying his sister's boyfriend is going to build a rig for 4K with a budget of 2000$ (only the rig, not the screen and other peripherals)

 

He's saying it's going to have 3 GPU's in it.

 

How could he fit all that stuff in 2000CAD$ ?

 

And even if he can, I doupt the cards would be powerfull enough to justify having more of them instead of having a more powerful one.

 

Also, he's saying he spent a year looking at parts for lower prices but he still haven't bought any yet...

 

I think it's impossible.

 

Am I right ? 

 

Also, I was saying that the most of a discount you can usually get is 20$ on computer parts, do you guys think I'm right ? We don't see big discounts that often.

 

I want to start a bit of a discussion, and also proof myself against what my friend might say to not look like an idiot :)

 

I hope you share your thoughts !

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One time on the forum I asked if some one could create a rig under 2K with 2 GTX 980s. And 980s are great cards to run for 4K

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unlikely,

 

i mean video cards alone would cost $2000 (maybe less, but i assume 3 980) but still most systems for 4k now days are more in the region of $3000

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One time on the forum I asked if some one could create a rig under 2K with 2 GTX 980s. And 980s are great cards to run for 4K

Sorry I didn't do any research prior to this post, I now realise I should have.

 

But did you succed in fitting those cards ? By the way, he wants 3 cards, not 2 :P

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2 980s yes, not 3.

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I think its possible but 3gpus most likely not unless its like 970's

Thats that. If you need to get in touch chances are you can find someone that knows me that can get in touch.

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Sorry I didn't do any research prior to this post, I now realise I should have.

 

But did you succed in fitting those cards ? By the way, he wants 3 cards, not 2 :P

It's not about what you want, but what you need.

Two 980s will perform better than any other 3 cards that you can fit for the same price.

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It's not about what you want, but what you need.

Two 980s will perform better than any other 3 cards that you can fit for the same price.

I think he wants 3 cards mostly for the cool factor, but I don't know him very well.

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I think he wants 3 cards mostly for the cool factor, but I don't know him very well.

3 way GPUs scale worse than 2 way.

So you save more money and get better performance with 3 cards instead of 3, unless he can afford 3 980s which will not fit in a $2000 build.

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3 way GPUs scale worse than 2 way.

So you save more money and get better performance with 3 cards instead of 3, unless he can afford 3 980s which will not fit in a $2000 build.

I know man, I told my friend but he responded : No, he knows that stuff.

 

I doupt he does as much as me though ;)

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I know man, I told my friend but he responded : No, he knows that stuff.

 

I doupt he does as much as me though ;)

If he really wants 3 GPUs 'just because' then he's an ignorant idiot.

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If he really wants 3 GPUs 'just because' then he's an ignorant idiot.

Good, you read me :P

 

And I checked, I suspect he wants nvidia cards, but the platform that would fit in that budget with 3 cards (1150) doesn't support 3 way SLI

 

I wonder if he will notice that in time, I can't wait when my friend will be like : my sister's boyfriend needs help, one of his cards doesn't work. 

 

But I told my friend that, I hope he tells him :D

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dual 980's are capable of gaming at 4k, but triple 970's are going to be less than optimal.

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Good, you read me :P

 

And I checked, I suspect he wants nvidia cards, but the platform that would fit in that budget with 3 cards (1150) doesn't support 3 way SLI

 

I wonder if he will notice that in time, I can't wait when my friend will be like : my sister's boyfriend needs help, one of his cards doesn't work. 

 

But I told my friend that, I hope he tells him :D

lol

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Its possible...

 

 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($114.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($193.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($310.40 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($310.40 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($310.40 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($129.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1917.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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X79 or X99 would destroy the budget, so if he really wants 3 GPU's he needs to run AMD GPU's since SLI requires an x8 connection.
 
I honestly dont know that much about the AMD chipsets, so if one of them will allow for 3x Nvidia cards it would be an option with 3x 970's. 
 
I still wouldn't bother with 3-way SLI or Crossfire, I love the looks of two cards, three is a crowd. 

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Its possible...

 

 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($114.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($193.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($310.40 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($310.40 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($310.40 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($129.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1917.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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not possible if you live in canada...

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Its possible...

 

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($239.99 @ Newegg) 

CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($114.99 @ Amazon) 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($193.99 @ Newegg) 

Memory: Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($82.98 @ OutletPC) 

Storage: Corsair Force LX Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($114.99 @ Amazon) 

Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($310.40 @ Newegg) 

Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($310.40 @ Newegg) 

Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($310.40 @ Newegg) 

Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($129.99 @ Newegg) 

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($138.99 @ NCIX US) 

Total: $1917.12

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-06 22:02 EDT-0400

 

X79 or X99 would destroy the budget, so if he really wants 3 GPU's he needs to run AMD.

This^^ the best 3 way setup for under 2k

I'm that guy with the GPD Win.

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not possible if you live in canada...

Yeah, that does put a damper on the fun for sure.

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Yeah, that does put a damper on the fun for sure.

just pointing it out to the op....

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just pointing it out to the op....

Dem Canadian Prices...

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($248.97 @ DirectCanada) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($104.99 @ NCIX) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($209.99 @ NCIX) 
Storage: Corsair Force LX Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($123.98 @ DirectCanada) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($389.98 @ Newegg Canada) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($389.98 @ Newegg Canada) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($389.98 @ Newegg Canada) 
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($129.99 @ NCIX) 
Total: $2240.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-06 22:11 EDT-0400
 
Let me see if I can pull that much out but it probably wouldn't be worth building anymore.

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For the OP, Canadian prices :) Your friend is probably still full of it, but it appears to be technically possible.

 


 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($248.97 @ DirectCanada) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($104.99 @ NCIX) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($209.99 @ NCIX) 
Storage: Corsair Force LX Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($123.98 @ DirectCanada) 
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB IceQ X² Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($299.99 @ Memory Express) 
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB IceQ X² Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($299.99 @ Memory Express) 
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB IceQ X² Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($299.99 @ Memory Express) 
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($129.99 @ NCIX) 
Total: $1970.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-06 22:16 EDT-0400
 
You have to live with some ugly 290's but still possible.

CPU: i7-4790k MOBO: Asus Maximus VII Gene RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X63 w/ Noctua NF-A14s 

GPU: Asus Strix GTX-980 Case: Corsair 350D PSU: Corsair AX-760i Storage: 2 x 500GB Evo RAID0 + 2 x 8TB WD Red's in RAID1 

 

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Having 3 980s is a waste of money. The 3rd will be of little benefit.

 

Having 2 980s on the other hand is not a bad idea, however I am not sure if it's worth to go 4K gaming just yet..

 

Also @ Above post, 3 R290s? What a terrible idea, as I said a 3rd GPU will often be worthless. It's better to get 2 more powerful GPUs then set your house on fire with those AMD ones.

 

 

 

For the OP, Canadian prices  :) Your friend is probably still full of it, but it appears to be technically possible.

 


 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($248.97 @ DirectCanada) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($104.99 @ NCIX) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($209.99 @ NCIX) 
Storage: Corsair Force LX Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($123.98 @ DirectCanada) 
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB IceQ X² Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($299.99 @ Memory Express) 
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB IceQ X² Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($299.99 @ Memory Express) 
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB IceQ X² Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($299.99 @ Memory Express) 
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($129.99 @ NCIX) 
Total: $1970.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-06 22:16 EDT-0400
 
You have to live with some ugly 290's but still possible.

 

i7 6700K - ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger - Corsair H110i GT CPU Cooler - EVGA GTX 980 Ti ACX2.0+ SC+ - 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz - Samsung 850 EVO 500GB - AX760i - Corsair 450D - XB270HU G-Sync Monitor

i7 3770K - H110 Corsair CPU Cooler - ASUS P8Z77 V-PRO - GTX 980 Reference - 16GB HyperX Beast 1600MHz - Intel 240GB SSD - HX750i - Corsair 750D - XB270HU G-Sync Monitor
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Dem Canadian Prices...

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($248.97 @ DirectCanada) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($104.99 @ NCIX) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($209.99 @ NCIX) 
Storage: Corsair Force LX Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($123.98 @ DirectCanada) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($389.98 @ Newegg Canada) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($389.98 @ Newegg Canada) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($389.98 @ Newegg Canada) 
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($129.99 @ NCIX) 
Total: $2240.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-06 22:11 EDT-0400
 
Let me see if I can pull that much out but it probably wouldn't be worth building anymore.

 

to that build for the op if you need 3 gpu's

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($248.97 @ DirectCanada) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($96.98 @ Amazon Canada) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($154.99 @ NCIX) 
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($79.16 @ DirectCanada) 
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($169.98 @ Amazon Canada) 
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB IceQ X² Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($299.99 @ Memory Express) 
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB IceQ X² Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($299.99 @ Memory Express) 
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB IceQ X² Video Card (3-Way CrossFire)  ($299.99 @ Memory Express) 
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($92.24 @ DirectCanada) 
Total: $1956.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-06 22:17 EDT-0400
or this
 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($248.97 @ DirectCanada) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($96.98 @ Amazon Canada) 
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($108.98 @ DirectCanada) 
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($79.16 @ DirectCanada) 
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($169.98 @ Amazon Canada) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)  ($399.99 @ NCIX) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)  ($399.99 @ NCIX) 
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($92.24 @ DirectCanada) 
Total: $1777.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-06 22:22 EDT-0400
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Having 3 980s is a waste of money. The 3rd will be of little benefit.

 

Having 2 980s on the other hand is not a bad idea, however I am not sure if it's worth to go 4K gaming just yet..

 

Also @ Above post, 3 R290s? What a terrible idea, as I said a 3rd GPU will often be worthless. It's better to get 2 more powerful GPUs then set your house on fire with those AMD ones.

 

Read the OP bro.

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GPU: Asus Strix GTX-980 Case: Corsair 350D PSU: Corsair AX-760i Storage: 2 x 500GB Evo RAID0 + 2 x 8TB WD Red's in RAID1 

 

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Is he buying everything new?

 

I picked up 3 280Xs from a defunct mining company for $120 a piece. That alone would open up doors for X99 or other fun routes...

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