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I have an ASUS HD7970-DC2-3GD5 card that has outputs for 6 monitors which I currently have and use for my trading business (see puter in signature).

Just picked up a second one and was wondering... which is better:

1) hook the two cards in crossfire

2) install the second card and run them independently hooking up 3 monitors to one card and 3 monitors to the other card?

Since my puter is mainly for business and not gaming, I thought that keeping them independent of each other might be the way to go, but then again, I've never run a puter in SLI or Crossfire before so I am a noob to this.

Thanks for the input.
    
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If you're gaming on the machine at all, just crossfire the cards and leave the monitors connected to card 1.

Even if you're not gaming, I think leaving all the monitors connected to card 1 might be a less problematic solution.

Why did you pick up the second card?
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Why did you pick up the second card?

My program written to trade requires ALOT of chart data loaded in each window and truthfully speaking, it gives the single card a workout, so I thought a second card to assist in the duties would help
    
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