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So I'm in the process of ordering another VH238h monitor for my computer to run 2x VH238h with my sig computer. Will my PSU be ok and am I going to see a real significant FPS drop with another monitor if I am just running 1 gtx 470?
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Yeah you're fine. I have 460 and run dual monitors in HD. In counter strike-source, I get about 150 fps average.
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Awesome, thank you. Had a feeling I would be fine.
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A small drop only. I run surround on GTX460 768s and I get plenty of FPS with a single display for the game, and the other 2 idling.
And with the fact they're identical displays, you won't notice much more than a slight increase in idle temps.
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Originally Posted by HometownHero;13390679 
Awesome, thank you. Had a feeling I would be fine.

No problem! Glad I can help
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Yep, you'll be fine, but I'm assuming you'll be playing games on one monitor and have (for example) a web browser or IM program on the other monitor. If that's the case, you'll hardly notice any drops in FPS. gaming across the two monitors would be horrible because of the bezels.
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You can't set surround mode on 2 displays because of that.
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Originally Posted by HometownHero View Post
So I'm in the process of ordering another VH238h monitor for my computer to run 2x VH238h with my sig computer. Will my PSU be ok and am I going to see a real significant FPS drop with another monitor if I am just running 1 gtx 470?
PSU has nothing to do with running 2 monitors
And yes you'll be fine
I run 2 monitors on my 470 and it's fine
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Originally Posted by npham858;13390761 
Yep, you'll be fine, but I'm assuming you'll be playing games on one monitor and have (for example) a web browser or IM program on the other monitor. If that's the case, you'll hardly notice any drops in FPS. gaming across the two monitors would be horrible because of the bezels.

Thats what I do. Its rather convenient to look at your browser in a game. hah
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Yep, you'll be fine, but I'm assuming you'll be playing games on one monitor and have (for example) a web browser or IM program on the other monitor. If that's the case, you'll hardly notice any drops in FPS. gaming across the two monitors would be horrible because of the bezels.
Yeah, this is what I plan on doing. The two strips of bezel would drive me insane if I used both as a single gaming display. I'm going to use it mainly for sc2 on one screen with zune/internet radio/sc2 stream on the other; anything while I ladder really.
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