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Thanks for the suggestion, but that's a PCI-E card and it's a little above my $80 soft cap budget.

Also, I should note, performance is near the bottom of my list of requirements, as long as it will display 2-3 monitors fairly well for things like internet and chat windows, I'm perfectly fine with it.
Edited by Millillion - 4/11/12 at 8:33pm
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AFAIK Win7 allows for two video drivers to be installed, so I don't think you'd have problem getting these two to work, But don't take my word for certain.

My suggestion - Make a little research about this issue of mixing Nvidia & ATI Cards , I'm sure you'll get a definite answer very soon, And that will help you decide.

I will look it up for you as well and if I get any useful results I'll post it here smile.gif

EDIT: So yeah, I've read about it in different sites and it turns out that Mixing ATI and NVIDIA cards is quite possible smile.gif You can use these for running multiple monitors (such as in your case) Or even use the NVIDIA card for PhysX (Using a hacked driver) Along with the Primary ATI Card.

Please note that mixing NVIDIA and ATI GPUs is only available in Windows XP and Windows 7, Not Vista.
Good luck, Let us know if you have any more questions or if you have made your decision ! smile.gif
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Ah, thanks. I was searching here on OCN and a little on Tom's Forums last night but didn't really find anything but other people asking if it was possible. If you don't mind, could you point me to where you found this definitive info?
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I had to install my HD5870 in the first slot and load it's drivers, then add my GTX 480 and install the Nvidia drivers. Then finally added the final HD 5870 and it's drivers. All works fine for BOINC projects, but I only have two monitors.

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