Originally Posted by Rayleyne
Thanks for the informative post, we will just ignore the trolls, My 1090T was at 4.1ghz before my mobo died, so i assume i'll be able to just throw it in and put it back t 4.1 on the new board, which will be a CH V 990FX, I already know of the nightmares of games that don't support resolutions that large *COUGH Sc2 COUGH* i was thinking of going with 2 6950's since money is a limitation.
and as for adapters i am an australian D: its cheaper to buy here then it is to import.
That's too bad about the mobo. From perusing some AMD forums, it seems pretty common for those x6 processors to burn out a weak motherboard if they're overclocked. Yeah, SC2 is weird in that it doesn't support eyefinity, but I actually can't think of any RTS that does support eyefinity either... I couldn't get it working on Company of Heroes. Civ5 does support it, but Civ is turn based not RTS.
For help in finding out which games support eyefinity or have workarounds to get working in eyefinity, check out widescreengamingforum.com where they've got a big list of games and fixes and whatnot.
For the adapter, buy wherever it's sold, I was just throwing a link to show you what you'll need, since I know it was an enormous pain for me to buy the passive adapters then find out they didn't work. (argh)
6950 is such enormous bang for the buck, that it's not even funny. I was very happy with a single 6950 when I had 1 1080p monitor running at 1080p resolution, but once I threw eyefinity on... It worked, it was just constantly loud, and Just Cause 2 and BFBC2 were unplayable (though they worked, just low FPS as expected at that resolution), and Civ5 worked but made my card hot and loud. After that I went watercooling, though it was a few months before I could afford to watercool my video card, add a second video card, and watercool that too. But now I get very quiet gaming at all resolutions! (right now the A/C vent in my room is louder than my fans at idle, and when I have my bathroom fan running in the other room, it's louder than my fans at full load