Looks like the thread went in a different direction, but I'm very interested on the off topic discussion since I have a similar setup on my next update on my rig and monitor setup. So I'm not totally off topic, I did order 3 of the older models (XL2420T) over the weekend since they were $279 each - Amazon Prime. I thought it was good deal since Newegg still sells them for $349. I hope I made the right choice... because I am constantly thinking I should have bought 3 Asus VG248QE monitors instead.
Anyhow... I also bought 3 GTX 780's for 3-way SLI on for when I do my RIVE 4930k update build hopefully in September... but still plan on using my GPU's and monitors with my current rig... if my GPU's get to me earlier (scheduled early sept).
I went to Nvidia's website to read the Introduction to SLI Technology
. It was good read, and at the time... I was only going to buy one quality monitor. Then I seen some great triple monitor setups... and that's when I decided to get the BenQ monitors.
Now to the off topic discussion... LOL..
I went to the 2D/3D Surround Minimum System Requirements
page on Nvidia's site, and that's when I got confused on multi monitors setup for the GTX 780 cards.
After selecting GeForce GTX 780 for my card, I only get one option to select under "SLI Mode":
NOTE: Other cards have additional options: 2-Way SLI, 3-Way SLI...
Next, is the "Surround Mode" option:
And last is the Landscape/Portrait "Orientation" option (no screen but you get the idea). When you click the "Find Configuration" button, it gives you all the display options for multiple monitors.
It kind of makes sense to do this after reading the Introduction to SLI Technology
page on Nvidia's site... but it doesn't really follow the other GTX series card configurations... so that is what confuses me. But... do you really need to connect all monitors to separate cards to enjoy surround... and benefit SLI technology?
I'm not sure if I can... or even try to connect 3 monitors on separate GTX 780 cards like the 3-Way SLI Titan configuration... and other GTX cards in 3-Way SLI. Edited by erayser - 7/15/13 at 11:24pm