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I dont get why people are saying to stay away from dual GPU set ups...how else are you going to get decent FPS @ decent settings with an eyefinity/surround set up?

Exactly, going for a single-GPU card is not really an option with multi-monitor setups especially if you want to play PC exclusives at the higher settings, of course i'll probably go with Nvidia next time since they seem to atleast get it right most of the time, AMD just don't seem to give a rats arse.
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Exactly, going for a single-GPU card is not really an option with multi-monitor setups especially if you want to play PC exclusives at the higher settings, of course i'll probably go with Nvidia next time since they seem to atleast get it right most of the time, AMD just don't seem to give a rats arse.

Well, I did say "stay away from CF and Eyefinity" smile.gif
Just not worth the trouble IMO...
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Single 30" @ 2560x1600 + Single (nVidia) GPU = no problems
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I mentioned earlier that it shouldnt be for the NEW user, with the idea that they have the learning curve of the minor issues that come up on a just released title, now they have to worry about multiple monitors and gpu's and the issues that those setups have on new games. For example my cousin just loves the plug and play of his console. He only pc games for SC2 but he is the person that would HATE a multi-monitor and gpu setup since he doesnt like to troubleshoot. Some people dont know how and like the learning process too but I figure start small then work your way up. Start with one monitor, one solid gpu like a 7950/70 or gtx 570/80 then add to that later
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one solid gpu like a 7950/70 or gtx 570/80 then add to that later

Or even less, 560 Ti is quite enough IMO
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Once I got rid of Eyefinity, I was able to enjoy games again. That setup caused so many headaches just to play a game.
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Or even less, 560 Ti is quite enough IMO

That is very true, before the gtx570 I had an msi 560ti (880mhz) and loved it until bf3 came out tongue.gif I went sli and it scaled nice on bf3 but crysis 2 didnt like it too much, windows flickered, etc... Sometimes I wish I kept the sli but overall happy I went with the 570gtx (plan was 3monitors and sli but havent done it yet), single card still does bf3 ultra with msaa off (msaa only thing off from ultra preset.) at 1080 average 60-70fps depending on map.
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Once I got rid of Eyefinity, I was able to enjoy games again. That setup caused so many headaches just to play a game.

Why i have been lazy about trying 3 monitors, but I eventually have to give it a go to at least say I tried it
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It's not that dealing with this is too hard for me. I can do it I'm just tired of always having to troubleshoot. And there are just some instances you're s.o.l. and it's irritated the game developers don't care. The only Eyefinity fix for skyrim (latest version) is horrible. I don't want to be ungrateful but the game is unplayable with it.

And then gta crossfire. No matter what I do I don't get a significant boost.

I did get saints row today so I'll see how that goes
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It's not that dealing with this is too hard for me. I can do it I'm just tired of always having to troubleshoot. And there are just some instances you're s.o.l. and it's irritated the game developers don't care. The only Eyefinity fix for skyrim (latest version) is horrible. I don't want to be ungrateful but the game is unplayable with it.
And then gta crossfire. No matter what I do I don't get a significant boost.
I did get saints row today so I'll see how that goes

For some reason when I hear "devs don't care", Crysis2 pops up...
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So I got saints row 3 and guess what. Steam. Why buy physical copies if I have to use steam? So I installed it and it decided that for me to play offline single player I need a 2.5 gb update. Against my better judgment I ran it overnight and it finished. (my monthly bandwidth cap is 7.5 gb so there goes a third of it) and now when I try to play it says completing installation. It won't do anything. Oh and my Internet doesn't work period now. Seriously I'm so mad. Why can't I just play it? Help.
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