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GTX 560 ti Phantom 2gb SLI??

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As a point of curiosity, I was wanting to ask a few questions about a GTX 560 ti Phantom 2gb SLI build...

1. Will this run safely on a HX-650 with an overclocked 2500k?

2. What sort of performance will I see gaming across three 1920x1080 screens? In particular Batman: Arkham Asylum (and its sequel) and Crysis 2 and Just Cause 2. I mainly want to have triple screen capability for productivity, but would be nice to know I can get some decent gameplay with them too (I would be happy with medium settings).

Looking at a future build with these cards, so any comments would be appreciated!
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2 of the 2GB 560's will work great for three screens. That's really nice setup for it, actually.

Crysis 2 w/Texture mod is a memory hog though, so you may have to make some compromises on IQ settings (like no AA) to run it across three screens, but the the other two you should be fine on. BMAA you could probably max completely out, esp. if you leave off the physX or use a dedicated card. JC2 should run pretty close to maxed out, although you aren't going to pull off a lot of AA at a resolution that high. Worst case maybe you'd have to go no AA and no Ambient Occlusion, but maxed everything else.

I'd say HX650 should handle two of 'em in SLI w/an OC'd 2500K just fine. Esp. if you don't try to do something crazy like run Furmark and SuperPI at the same time.
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Thanks for the confirmations mate, greatly appreciated!
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