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Triple Monitor setup with a P67 Chipset Mobo

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Hello.

I have an old Asus Strike Extreme mobo with an Intel Core 2 duo processor. And I am planning on upgrading some parts. In the next week or so. There are a couple parts to my question so I'll try to stay organized so I don't sound to daft.

I am thinking about moving up to a i7-2600k with a ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME motherboard. And I was wondering what people would suggest for gaming performance in terms of a triple monitor set up.

Right now I have a 27in Asus 1920x1080 Monitor. And I was thinking of buying 2 more monitors from newegg. [This] Which are 2, 23in 1920x1080 Asus Monitors. So I would run a 27in in the Center and 2, 23's on the sides. Would the lack of dimension with the smaller screens mess up with image with over lay or any distortion. Not sure I am wording that right. I'm not sure if the smaller screen would look weird next to the 27in screen. I was told you should try to use all 3 same model/size monitors. But I am trying to penny pinch it looks like.

I bought an Ati card back in like 1999/2000 and I was never really happy with it. And ever since than I have been buying nvidia. But lately it seems like they are getting some good hype and stuff, and I am open to trying them again.

I was looking at {xfx 6990} as a single card setup and running all 3 monitors off Mini to HDMI. I am not sure if thats even possible. I just don't know if there would be any problems with this card on this motherboard. I am still unsure about the 2.1 PCIe and 2.0 thing.

Or would people recommended I stay with Nividia and try to get 2 580 GTX's?

I'm just cautious because of the motherboard. I know it offers SLi and stuff. I just dont know about loading it up with multiple cards. I would probably put an Asus Xonar up top to activate the 2000 chip and run two card at the bottom at 16x 16x .. or if I go the one card path, the card up top at 16x and everything else under it. ...or whatever the manual says.

I don't mind spending 1 or 2 hundred more if it future proofs it for 2/3/4 years.

Sorry its all over the place. And thanks for any info or suggestions. Maybe its just a problem about making up my mind on stuff.

I play Starcraft 2, BFBC2, and plan on getting battlefield 3 when it comes out. a long with some other games as they come.
Edited by cMotz - 5/7/11 at 6:02pm
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I would go with the XFX 6990 for less power consumption and heat but if you want a all out graphics power SLI 580s would be nice.
    
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LOOOOL, SLI GTX 580 for Surround/Eyefinity? No thanks, the 6990 will pull ahead due more VRAM. Or get 2x 6970.
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