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what combo to use for 5x1 eyefinity + CFX

post #1 of 6
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So as the title says, I want eyefinity 5x1 with 5x 1080*1920 monitors. As it will be used for gaming, I want to do a water-cooled crossfire setup and would rather not switch over to intel, so what MoBo+GPU(s) combo do you guys recommend?

 

Sig rig is my current setup.

post #2 of 6
How much do you want to spend?

And honestly for that kind of setup Id go for 2011 but hey that's just me (and probably most of us on OCN wink.gif )
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I'm looking at about $1k for the monitors, and I'd like to stay under that for the cards... and the reason i don't want to go 2011 is firstly the price of intel chips, and second, I just built my current system :(

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The only cards with outputs that will allow you to do 5-way without an MST hub is the 6990, 7990, and Lightning 7970. The 7990 is definitely the most cost effective option if you can still find one in the $600s, since you'd only need one block and one card. An MST hub is over $100 alone and very hard to get, at least here in the States.
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screw that tri-fire 280X's All toxics or asus
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post #6 of 6
If you wanna stay around 1k I would do tri-fire 280X like suggested above. Or if you could spend a little more CF 290X would give you a bit more power along with an extra gig of VRAM (which is important at such a high resolution).

Just make sure you're ok with the fact that 1K worth of graphics will not give you playable framerates when maxed at that resolution. I have two 780s at 1080p and I still have to turn stuff down in most games to hit 120 fps. 5x1080p at 60hz will require a lot more turned down settings, but I'm sure the experience will be amazing biggrin.gif
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