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No idea...haven't researched them. You asked for an opinion not actual real information ;)

After much research and help from you guys, I am going to hold off on a 4k monitor until prices come down and the next gen 60hz models are available. Also, given the fact that the current GPUs struggle to push 4k or multiple monitors at 1440, I am going to wait for the upcoming Maxwell GPUs and possibly the Haswell-E CPUs. So later this year I will but together my dream build.

I will still need a temporary solution between now and then though as my laptop with a 580m doesn't cut it.
 
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Ewww....they're only 60Hz?? Totally agree with your choice not to go 4k yet. Based on what you typed...I wouldn't even think about 4K for a couple years.

Yeah...pushing 3 1440p monitors takes some major horsepower. Are you really thinking of waiting to build your dream machine? 3 1440's and maybe tri-(or quad) 780's (or 290's) would be a pretty magnificent build.
 
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Ewww....they're only 60Hz?? Totally agree with your choice not to go 4k yet. Based on what you typed...I wouldn't even think about 4K for a couple years.

Yeah...pushing 3 1440p monitors takes some major horsepower. Are you really thinking of waiting to build your dream machine? 3 1440's and maybe tri-(or quad) 780's (or 290's) would be a pretty magnificent build.

I am taking a 2 stage approach:

Stage 1: purchasing all long term components and a temporary graphics card/s pushing a single 27" ROG Swift

Stage 2: add next gen water cooled maxwell cards to push a big 4k screen or 3 x ROG Swifts in Nvidea Surround

Here is my revised stage 1 build so far:

CPU - 4960x Extreme
RAM - Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400 4x4gb
GPUs - R9 290x (possibly 2) - I want to play BF4, Titan Fall and Elder scrolls maxed out on a single ROG Swift
HD - Samsung Pro series ssd 512gb
PSU - EVGA Super Nova 1300w gold
Case - Corsair 900D
Cooling & Fans - put up a thread for help

The only wrench in plan is if I decide to wait for the Haswell-e CPUs. I am not sure how much they will affect gaming performance. Any thoughts?
 

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Thats a waste of money to buy and rebuy, but... it is your cash...and also, we have a couple of stories going on in a couple of threads... tough to help and follow...(I merged your two monitor threads together here).

That said, no point in 4960 extreme, get a 4930K and save $500. This is best for your build thread...which I think you have two of there as well?
 
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Thats a waste of money to buy and rebuy, but... it is your cash...and also, we have a couple of stories going on in a couple of threads... tough to help and follow...(I merged your two monitor threads together here).

That said, no point in 4960 extreme, get a 4930K and save $500. This is best for your build thread...which I think you have two of there as well?

Thanks EarthDog and noted on the 4930K.Do you think the Haswell-e cpus coming out later this year will have big impact on gaming compared to the 4930k?

I am not really buying then rebuying/replacing as such. In stage 2 I am going to allocate the previous GPU and monitor to another computer of mine.
 

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Very little impact on gaming if any at all. If you are ready now, the rig you have listed will last for a couple years no problem. Perhaps even a GPU upgrade in two years or so, but the underpinings (cpu/board/ram/etc) will be fine for a gaming rig. Its like gaming on a 2600k from 3 years ago.. PLENTY of horsepower.
 
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I have ordered most of my stage 1 parts except the GPU/s
I have ordered for Stage 1:
CPU - 4930k
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 2400 4x4gb
Motherboard - Asus Rampage Black Edition
GPUs -I want to play BF4, Titan Fall and Elder scrolls maxed out on a single ROG Swift
HD - Samsung Pro series ssd 512gb
PSU - EVGA Super Nova 1300w gold
Case - Corsair 900D

As my monitor will have Gsync (ROC Swift), I would like some advice on what value setup will allow me to max out setting on ultra at 1440p and hopefully close to 120fps. As a short term solution, I am happy to purchase either a single high end card (780ti or 290x) or two of the less expensive cards (290 or 770s). Also please note noise in an important factor for me, hence why I have the MSI cards listed below.

Here are the UK prices:

3GB:
MSI 780ti
£542

MSI 780
£390

4GB:
MSI r9 290x
£436

MSI r9 290
£357

Gigabyte 4GB OC 770
£310

As you can see 2 x 4GB 770s cost just a bit more than 780ti. Would they out perform a 780ti for this purpose? The bus is only 256 on the 770s though.

If the answer above is yes, would you choose the 2 770s over 2x r9 290s, when considering gsync and price?

Would you choose 2 x 290s over a Titan Black?

Thanks for the helping me on this journey!
 
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EarthDog

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As mentioned previously, I would be looking at 2 290s or 2 290x. But since you have gysync monitor, aren't you REQUIRED to use an nvidia gpu? If so, grab 2 780s, but really for you multi monitor needs I would have went amd.

You also.could have saved a ton of money going with a lesser board. No need at for you for that board, nor the 2400mhz ram...