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I am looking to upgrade to three monitors. My 460 only supports two. Would it be okay to buy a cheaper card for the third monitor (6770ish) or should I save for the second 460? I do have a motherboard capable of SLI. Most of the games I play are Portal, TF2, Minecraft, and other games like that. I don't need more than a consistent 60 FPS.
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I would personally save up the little bit more for the second 460, they aren't incredibly expensive but they offer very good performance especially in SLI. I would recommend keeping an eye out for somebody selling a used one here on OCN.
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All right. I'll keep an eye out for one.
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I would agree, a second 460 for those games, if you will play more demanding games you will want 2gb of vram. They seem pretty cheap on ebay.

What res will you be playing at?
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I'm looking at getting a third monitor. Right now I have a 1600x900 and a 1440x900. I'll probably either get another 1600x900 or a 1920x1080 if it's not too expensive.

EDIT: So probably 4640x900
post #6 of 9
not sure how nvidia surround works but with eyefinity all screens need to be set at the same resolution. so it will work, but all your screens will have to be set at the lowest resolution of the 3 screens.

So 2 1920x1200 and 1 1920x1080 would all be set at 1920x1080 or 5760x1080

You could save some money and get another low res screen unless you plan to upgrade in the future.
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They run ok now. Is this only the case if I add a third?
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This is if you want to run games on three screens for surround gaming. If not used for surround gaming you can have 3 screens at any resolutions you want.
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Okay, because I only use one for gaming now (that black stripe... Eww). The hope was for me to actually be able to use tri-monitor gaming. I might do a trade on OCN for the 1440 to a 1600.
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