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What is the best set up for 2560x1440 monitors?

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Im looking in to a new monitor setup as im using a tv. The BF3 benchmarks i have seen say it takes *2 HD7950 for 60fps on one 2560x1440 monitor. Would it even be possible OR even worth it to run 3. or could somthing like 1 center monitor at 2560x1440 and 2 low res monitors on each side work. I currently have 1 HD7950, mobo supports 3, and a 800watt ps. not even sure what would support enough DualDvi cables. any suggestions would be great as im kinda new to this stuff.
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ive been doing research on this topic myself.

1440p is just too hard to find matching lower res monitors on the side.

i myself have a 1440p monitor (just one thought tongue.gif) and one gtx 670 powers it just fine. although i wanted maxed everything i bought a 2nd one. so your one 7950 will be fine if you just don't mind not having AA on (which is hard to tell the difference with so many pixels)

to power 3 of them takes too much. it would take 3 or 4 crossfired for you to run games pretty decently and settings not maxed.. cause remember thats 11 million pixels you have to power. if two cards can barely do 60fps with one, with 3 monitors that is a tall order.

but yes your one card can power it with some settings turned down, but if you do want all ultra with AA, then pick up a 2nd one and OC ^_^
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I currently have three Koreans and I must stress something very important.

You need a minimum of two to power three screens and prefered three if you want stable fps (I drop down to 45 fps even with three).

One major concern is that to stay away from X58/X79 based chipsets since the trifire eyefinity will give you crash galore.

If you are planning on going with either chipset I stress going to the green team.

Trust me when I say having a 970 on Rampage Extreme and having a smooth play without eyefinity mode and adding a third with eyefinity and getting BSOD every time you play a game is not fun.

Bought a 3930k with a rampage formula but before installing them I found a thread on the main RoG forums giving details regarding the compatibility.

Went stright to the shop and swapped them for a 3770k with a Gigabyte Sniper 3... Hell saved myself $350 too!
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Thanks for all the advice, though I`m still torn on what to do. I would love a triple monitor setup for our Civilization IV, Diablo 2&3 games, but a high resolution for Battlefield 3. I am not quiet sure how to balance the Resolution/FPS/HZ, any suggestions would be most helpful. I am also planning on 1or2 more 7950s depending on the display(s).
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