Originally Posted by Atham Here
It says 2 way SLi needed for surround. 2 monitors on one card one monitor on the other.
No, trust me, you can't run 3 monitors with 2 gtx 580's and have SLI running on just one display. I had SLI 580's and I've tried.
I have seen GTX 580's X2 in 3 monitors. I don't know what happened to your setup, maybe a driver problem.Here is proof for 3 monitors on two GTX 580s.
I don't think you are getting what morgofborg is saying, and what the OP, paceee, wants. Yes, you are correct, you can run Surround through the use of SLI with two GPU's and three monitors - no one is doubting that. However, you cannot
run SLI (no Surround) on only *ONE* of those monitors. For that to work, the OP would have to disconnect the other monitors and re-enable SLI which is a huge pain in the neck.
Add to the fact that the OP is looking to mix and match monitors of various types, so it lends to the fact that he is not looking to do Surround anyway.
paceee, your best bet is to get a cheap third GPU to run the side monitors and leave your gaming monitor plugged into one of the GTX 580's. I was able to run a 4th monitor even when I had Surround off of a spare 8800GT, and it worked.