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I'm looking at doing a 3x1 or 5x1 portrait setup. What do you guys think? Will my graphic cards handle 5?, I know it can do 3 right now. I'm looking at doing 25-27 inch displays. Let me know your guys input.

I'm currently working with Mike @ mikesmods.com on maybe making a custom setup with replacement displays and controllers but I just want to see what everyone thinks on just buying monitors or making a custom setup.

Computer Specs:
Intel i7-3930K (6 Core)
4-Way SLI, 580 GTX HydroCopper Ultra EIDT: 3GB
64GB RAM @ 1600
2x 512GB SSD
Custom watercooled

Thanks
Edited by ToshibaSucks - 7/31/13 at 10:02am
post #2 of 8
1.5 gb 580s?if yes change your gpus
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Nvidia can only run a 3 monitor surround setup, you'll need to go AMD if you want a 5 monitor setup.

4X 580's will be fine, you'll just be hitting a VRAM wall when using AA if you have 1.5GB editions, with 3GB editions you'll be better off.
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Yeah definitely don't do surround with a 1.5GB 580. Mine comes close to hitting its VRAM limits on a single 1920x1200 screen.

3GB 580s should be fine though.

Also, as has been mentioned, 3 is the most with Nvidia, although honestly 5 would just be overkill. Unless you're sitting really far away and using a 360 controller, the extra 2 wouldn't really do much, imo.
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Yeah definitely don't do surround with a 1.5GB 580. Mine comes close to hitting its VRAM limits on a single 1920x1200 screen.

3GB 580s should be fine though.

Also, as has been mentioned, 3 is the most with Nvidia, although honestly 5 would just be overkill. Unless you're sitting really far away and using a 360 controller, the extra 2 wouldn't really do much, imo.

This, and this.
You could probably do two monitors okay with 1.5GB 580's, but in all honesty even two 3GB cards would do a better job. You could always get three 1080P monitors, mount them sideways and then sell the 580's and get some titans/780's? smile.gif
 
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They are the 3GB edition. So only 3 monitors max. What monitors would you guys suggest?
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They are the 3GB edition. So only 3 monitors max. What monitors would you guys suggest?

Read this post of mine.
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Smaller the bezel the better, unless you plan on debezelling yourself. I would much rather have 60 hz and a tiny bezel than 120 hz and a huge one.
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