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So I've been wanting to do this for a very long time and I just got some cash and the time to do so.





This is revision 1.0, 1.1 will be adjustable and a bit more sturdy but I think this will do for now.

So I dabbled with Nvidia surround when I have my 2x 285's, now I have a single 580 and it won't do surround.

I am going to build a dedicated rig for this thing so I came here to ask what the best bang for the buck graphics card wise would be. Should I get two (or three) more underpowered card (650Ti or some ati equivalent) and SLi/Xfire them or should I get a single more powerful card (680 only nvid I know to do it or w/e ati equiv)? The three montiors are 1920x1080 each.

I have been playing iRacing, RaceRoom, F1 2010 and Rfactor to give you an idea of the kinda games it will be handling. thumb.gif
 
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Get a 6gb 7970, At that resolution you will need the full 6gb. But if you could spare $1000 then get the Titan
     
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That's a sweet playseat you made there, especially when you get it powder coated or something.


I would get two 7970s. Radeons are very quick in driving games and with their larger memory it is better balanced in triple screen setups compared to its equivalent priced counterparts.

Look at the larger resolution tests, it's awesome performance for little investment.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6774/nvidias-geforce-gtx-titan-part-2-titans-performance-unveiled/6

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1685/pg11/zotac-nvidia-gtx-titan-graphics-card-review-f1-2012.html
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*DONT GET THE 7990*

I assume that would be your next question. Even though it says 6gb it is actually 3gb CFx, so only 3gb Is accessible.

A single 7970 will do for now, or jump straight onto the CFx bandwagon. Driving games dont suffer from micro stuttering as much as shooters, so you should be ok
     
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Oh btw, I would add a tray for a cup holder, gotta have a spot for the brewski.
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Oh btw, I would add a tray for a cup holder, gotta have a spot for the brewski.

 

Most important suggestion offered yet. thumb.gif

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