After using a crappy PC for a few years i wanted a dream to come true and get a triple screen setup. I built this PC for triple screen gaming and home office purposes. My main goal was to build a really silent and powerful PC. The resolution of all screens together equals 5760x1080. After considering numerous monitors for this setup i have chosen the Eizo FS2434 because of its thin bezels and gorgeous IPS panel. In the beginning i was undecided between the Titan X and the R9 295X2, it was quite a difficult choice. Both offer pretty decent performance at high resolutions at a similar price tag. After reading many many forums regarding this topic i decided to get the AMD. A XFX R9 295X2 was installed, and afterwards a Sapphire R9 290X because in some Games (Metro etc.) with ultra settings i got about 50-55 FPS. After installing the Sapphire 290X, everything was stable at 60+FPS. The cards scale really good, i also tried a Crossfire setup with the R9 295X2 and a R9 290 - the scaling was terrible in some games, for example Tomb Raider used to crash and the picture was awfully distorted - ultrawide Lara :) For now i haven't experienced any microstuttering. Probably i dont perceive it... The temperatures are great with the dual radiators. At about 20 °C ambient temperature the CPU is usually between 25-30 °C at idle. The GPU-s are about 30°C. At Load the GPU-s reach <60 °C and the CPU about <50°C. It's always cool to see the difference between the air cooled 290X and the water cooled chips. The difference is mostly 5 °C. The advantage of the air cooled card is that it cools down slightly faster.
Here are some Firestrike benchmarks: the results with the 295X2 - approximately 16000-17000 points. After installing the Sapphire 290X its somewhere between 20000-21500 points (see screenshot) When i overclock the CPU to 4.8GHz it makes a 1000-2000 Points difference.
Although i love the setup, i wouldn't recommend it for everyone. When games work "out of the box", its a wonderful feeling, but those which don't support this kind of setup are just unplayable. I found some handy programs like flawless widescreen or widescreen fixer for this matter. There is also a website dedicated to multiple monitor setups - http://www.wsgf.org .
I hope you like my build :)
12.12.2015 UPDATE - ASUS PB287Q 4K monitor and 4x NewStar FPMA-W830BLACK wall mounting kits
great CPU with good overclock capabilites
The PSU is great and most important - it can feed the power hungry 295X2 properly with enough power via the 12V Rails. The only fact that really bugged me - it's quite noisy. After i finished my build, there was still a noisy sound inside the case. Investigating this matter showed it was the PSU. I bought a Noctua 140mm fan and installed it into the PSU. At first it wouldn't work (no spinning at all) when the fan was connected like the old one, afterwards i drilled a hole in the PSU case and used a molex cable to power it. Now its perfectly silent.
Wireless Network Adapter
supports 802.11ac - great
Super silent and great specs
- awesome Monitor for triple screen setup thanks to the thin bezels
- the IPS panel has crispy colors altough it's 60Hz.
- Remote control Great monitor!
i love this keyboard!