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New build coming, want multiple monitors


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I will be doing a new build sometime in the near future. I am planning on a i7 3770K 3.5GHZ CPU and a GTX-670 2GB graphics card. I was recently at a friends place and saw that his gaming rig had a custom FFB seat and triple monitors. I am not sure of his specs but I am wondering what kind of special device he might be using to drive three monitors and if the specs of my planned new machine will be enough to power it.
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AMD took the early lead with Eyefinity, but now pretty much all mid-to-high end video cards support triple monitors. However, there is a difference between displaying Windows on 3 screens and gaming on 3 screens.

If you want to simply game on 3 screens a GTX-670 will probably get the job done. The 4GB version would perform better. 3 screens take 3X the horsepower of 1 screens. It also depends greatly on the size of your monitors, the game, and your expectations. If you want to play a modern game on 3X 27" monitors at highest settings, even 2X GTX-670 in SLI probably won't suffice.
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Yeah, if I did do something like that I was looking at something like two SLI GTX-680s. So you don't think that would be enough to run a trio of 23-27" monitors?

Edit: One of the techs at Newegg showed some benchmarks of an SLI GTX-680 setup running a triple monitor setup quite nicely.

Edited by brettt777, 19 January 2013 - 01:05 AM.

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Hi brettt777,


Have you a budget in mind?
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Actually if I get to do this upgrade, then there won't really be a budget, I'll have the $$$ to do whatever I want.
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OK., but be warned, with 3 thin sided bezel screens and mounting frame, it will be a costly build.

So we can have a base configuration to work with, Register on the below site, select you country, top right. the site has a build in compatibility engine which is very good and PSU calculator, (a good guide as a staring point.)
Build your dream Machine and post the Permalink back here.

> http://pcpartpicker.com/
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My Dell machine has DVI output which supports dual monitors by using
a dvi splitter cable.

DVI Pin Layout
http://img.tomshardw...1/dvi_types.png

A pair of matching refurb or lease return monitors isn't hard to find
(dvi or hdmi, which both carry audio).
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Hi.
How are things going, have you come up with a configuring for your build? An update would be appreciated.
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Hi. Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. As so often happens, my upgrade has been delayed. But it will still happen. I will let you know how it turns out. Hope and pray it won't be too much longer.
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Thanks for the update.
A couple of reviews that may interest you.
> http://www.extremete...ad-at-5760x1080
> http://uk.hardware.i...lously-powerful
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