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Well i do have very good airflow and cooling. I was just reading up on some sli stuff, and read that you can't sli with duel TVS or monitors. What the freak, i thought you could hook up sli and 2 tvs and run at the max resolution which would double being two TVS. There's no way one 580 can run 2 tvs at max everything @ 1080P, that's the point of sli.
if you're talking about nvidia surround, don't you need 3 monitors?

besides, even if you can game on 2 monitors, i won't recommend it either, as you will be staring at the monitor bezel right in the middle, which is freaking annoying.

and a single 580 with multimonitor setup, i doubt it's power, specifically that 1.5gb vram, unless you get a 3gb version then maybe
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if you're talking about nvidia surround, don't you need 3 monitors?

besides, even if you can game on 2 monitors, i won't recommend it either, as you will be staring at the monitor bezel right in the middle, which is freaking annoying.

and a single 580 with multimonitor setup, i doubt it's power, specifically that 1.5gb vram, unless you get a 3gb version then maybe
Yeah 2 EVGA GTX580 3gb versions. I'll mainly be using duel setup for Dirt 3, but if you look at the 2 TV's im gonna get the middle bezel wont be a problem. But I'm sure you run two TV's off one card in sli mode, need to do more reading.

EDIT Look at this and he's running off one card on 3 tvs, so I'm sure 2 GTX 580 in sli will work for duel tvs.
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Yeah 2 EVGA GTX580 3gb versions. I'll mainly be using sli for Dirt 3, but if you look at the 2 TV's im gonna get the middle bezel wont be a problem. But I'm sure you run two TV's off one card in sli mode, need to do more reading.
yeah, you run both monitor on one of the sli cards. if you enable your monitors to span, then perhaps in games you can max out on both monitors, but i am not sure at all.

and as regards to gaming on 2 screens, if you play dirt, that's fine. but can you imagine playing crysis with dual monitor with the crosshair split into half on each monitor? lol, not nice man.

3gb 580 sli with 3 screens playing dirt would be awesome, i'd say you go grab another one of your tvs!
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Yeah 2 EVGA GTX580 3gb versions. I'll mainly be using duel setup for Dirt 3, but if you look at the 2 TV's im gonna get the middle bezel wont be a problem. But I'm sure you run two TV's off one card in sli mode, need to do more reading.

EDIT Look at this and he's running off one card on 3 tvs, so I'm sure 2 GTX 580 in sli will work for duel tvs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udD8B...92896D38A09E4F
Correct me if i'm wrong, but he's using an AMD GPU there. Nvidia GPU's however can only handle two screens on one card, you need a second one (which you are buying so no problem there) to SLI them up and hook three screens up. I'm pretty sure on AMD GPUs you can run like up to four or something monitors on one gpx card. But then again, I could be wrong, but that's from what i've heard/seen/read.

Gl on the setup bro
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Correct me if i'm wrong, but he's using an AMD GPU there. Nvidia GPU's however can only handle two screens on one card, you need a second one (which you are buying so no problem there) to SLI them up and hook three screens up. I'm pretty sure on AMD GPUs you can run like up to four or something monitors on one gpx card. But then again, I could be wrong, but that's from what i've heard/seen/read.

Gl on the setup bro
Yeah I'm just getting those 2 TV's and 2 EVGA GTX 580 3GB versions as i said on the first page. I won't be using 3 TV's, I'm just trying to figure out if i can run both those TV's on one GTX580 in sli mode and have one image at max resolution. I should be able to max out everything with Dirt 3 with this new setup im hoping, but for games like witcher 2 i'd use just one screen in sli mode.

EDIT or should ya just hook each tv to each GPU in sli mode or both TV's on one GPU in sli mode? I'm confused lol
    
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Yeah I'm just getting those 2 TV's and 2 EVGA GTX 580 3GB versions as i said on the first page. I won't be using 3 TV's, I'm just trying to figure out if i can run both those TV's on one GTX580 in sli mode and have one image at max resolution. I should be able to max out everything with Dirt 3 with this new setup im hoping, but for games like witcher 2 i'd use just one screen in sli mode.

EDIT or should ya just hook each tv to each GPU in sli mode or both TV's on one GPU in sli mode? I'm confused lol
Again, I may be wrong, but with SLI in three monitors you connect two screens to one gpu and the other monitor to the other gpu and they all link together.
With two screens, i guess you would put them on the same card.
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Again, I may be wrong, but with SLI in three monitors you connect two screens to one gpu and the other monitor to the other gpu and they all link together.
With two screens, i guess you would put them on the same card.
think you're right here

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Yeah I'm just getting those 2 TV's and 2 EVGA GTX 580 3GB versions as i said on the first page. I won't be using 3 TV's, I'm just trying to figure out if i can run both those TV's on one GTX580 in sli mode and have one image at max resolution. I should be able to max out everything with Dirt 3 with this new setup im hoping, but for games like witcher 2 i'd use just one screen in sli mode.

EDIT or should ya just hook each tv to each GPU in sli mode or both TV's on one GPU in sli mode? I'm confused lol
if you're only gonna play dirt across 2 screens and most other games on 1 screen, then i think a single 580 3gb should just about do it. you can always grab a 2nd one if you think 1 is not enough.

i know sli has a fair bit of driver issues when using dual screens, so best bet is perhaps just get one 580 3gb and see how you get on?
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I have the EVGA GTX580 SC its really nice and fast, runs very hot burns fingers if you touch the I/0 plate while its in game. - going underwater soon, I would like to run the card on the stock fan 24/7
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