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So I am looking at getting a used 580 for cheap, I am also looking at adding another monitor to my setup as well. I am aware that the 580 will only run 2 monitors.

My question is if i drop my 9800gt and use it for physx, will that get me going with all three monitors, with the full power of the 580?

also would a corsair TX950 be sufficient for this setup?

Thanks in advance!

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With a GTX580 and 9800GT, you will be able to run three monitors.

However, only two are driven by the GTX580.

A TX950 would be massive overkill... your current PSU is fine.
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I think you would have problems running Surround smoothly with that setup.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
With a GTX580 and 9800GT, you will be able to run three monitors.

However, only two are driven by the GTX580.

A TX950 would be massive overkill... your current PSU is fine.
Well im getting rid of my current PSU anyway, throwing it in system im building for my buddy. I just want to get something with decent efficiency (bronze or higher) with a little headroom. I also want to stick with corsair, they make very nice PSUs.

So how would that work on the 9800Gt driven monitor? Would the frame rates be off the other two? Sorry i have limited physx experience.
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are you trying to game in surround or just have 3 monitors for more space?
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I think you would have problems running Surround smoothly with that setup.
he couldnt run surround even if he wanted too. and dont think thats what the OP is going for.
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These are some helpful links. I'm running 2D surround, I have yet to game on it though

http://www.nvidia.com/object/3dv-sys...echnology.html

http://www.slizone.com/object/sli_multi_monitor.html
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he couldnt run surround even if he wanted too. and dont think thats what the OP is going for.
if goin gtx580 sli can run surround well??
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