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Ok, my friend has a XFX 780i Motherboard that allows this new "Hybrid" SLi & "Triple SLi". He also has 2 8800 GT's, and two monitors. We want to know if we can put the 1 monitor on the 8800 GT's in SLi, and buy a cheap crappy video card just to run the second monitor. Will that work? Is that a bad idea? Will this negatively effect the performance of the GT's? ????
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I believe so yes.....but i would recommend him getting a cheap NON nvidia card otherwise issues may arise.

I'm not sure why you titled the thread TRI SLI because it isn't
 
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Sorry, "triple PCI Express 16x" would have been a better title. ^_^, i think it is too late to change it.
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No it's fine just edit your post and click advanced.
 
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but i would recommend him getting a cheap NON nvidia card otherwise issues may arise.

the issues arise when different devices use different drivers, so the suggestion should actually be to use another nvidia card, not ati.

2 video drivers loaded at the same time will conflict and cause problems
    
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2nd Question, what would be the cheapest video card I could get away with as using for the second montior? A 8500 GT?
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780i does not do Hybrid SLI.

Get something like a X1550 for $16AR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127292
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