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Okay, so I'm upgrading my system (YET AGAIN), thanks to my MSI motherboard sucking.

I'm going to upgrade to an Asus Crosshair V Formula.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131735

Now, I'm looking at getting two 570's to SLI, I really like the Asus three slot, since it has two HDMI ports, and I'm getting 2 27" monitors, would love to use the HDMI on it for both.

Asus: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121432

I'm also looking at this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125382

Now, I've never done an SLI setup before, so here's my questions:

Will two of the Asus cards fit on the Crosshair V?
If not, can I SLI two other 570's, and run one monitor off of each HDMI?
What's the recommended setup for dual monitors, HDMI, Dsub, other?
Is there a better 570 that I should be looking at?
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1. Yes, it will fit on the motherboard.
2. You can use HDMI or DVI, both are fine.

The card you chose is a good one, but the MSI GTX 570 TFIII is better in my opinion - though it's understandable if you chose not to go with MSI due to your previous experience with them, and uses only 2 slots, allowing for cooler temperatures and higher overclocks. If you don't mind using DVI, then go with this option.
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You can't put them side by side. You would have to use the bottom slot, which means:
1. They will run 16x-8x, which may be a bottleneck issue at the high resolution of two 27" monitors
2. you need a case with 8 PCI-E slots/covers. The Lancool K58/K62 series will do here. Not sure about your current case if it has that.
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It's all going into an HAF-X, but I have forsaken the SLI for now. Going to buy my wife a laptop so she'll stop messing with my computer.
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