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Hmm. one monitor is 21" and one is 17 I dont think it would work very well considering the smaller ones max resolution is 1024x1280...

But would my crosshairs be in between or on the bigger one?
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The only question I have is if you do not want 3d do you have to buy any software to run surround? Obviously you need SLI and the three monitors but do you need to buy the little software 3d bundle or does it come with the drivers?
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Setup. It's non-ideal at the minute, but it works...

ok, let me get this straight. with the new nvidia beta drivers, i can run three monitors now like eyefinity can? i have 2x 480's.
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ok, let me get this straight. with the new nvidia beta drivers, i can run three monitors now like eyefinity can? i have 2x 480's.
Yes, but without the need of Eyefinity's restrictions with DisplayPort
     
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Yes, but without the need of Eyefinity's restrictions with DisplayPort
this is awesome news!

next question: will all my games work on three monitors? keep in mind, i do not want the 3d stuff. i just want to play my games in 2d on all 3 monitors.

also, does running games like this put a lot of extra strain on my gpu's?
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How do we download the software?
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The only question I have is if you do not want 3d do you have to buy any software to run surround? Obviously you need SLI and the three monitors but do you need to buy the little software 3d bundle or does it come with the drivers?
If you don't want 3D, you don't need it. I'm running 60Hz non-3D monitors without any issues whatsoever (beyond those that are part and parcel of gaming on Surround/EyeFinity/TripleHead2Go...) just get the latest nVidia drivers (258.96 as of typing) and a GTX200 or GTX400 series SLI setup.

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ok, let me get this straight. with the new nvidia beta drivers, i can run three monitors now like eyefinity can? i have 2x 480's.
Indeed! As Chilly already said, best thing is; no DisplayPort needed either. Also, you can run bezel management without needing identical monitors (EyeFinity needs all three monitors to be "the same" as far as Windows is concerned or it won't allow bezel management...)

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this is awesome news!

next question: will all my games work on three monitors? keep in mind, i do not want the 3d stuff. i just want to play my games in 2d on all 3 monitors.

also, does running games like this put a lot of extra strain on my gpu's?
You can run without 3D with no problems. I've not got a video camera, or I'd record something to post.

Running games in Surround puts tremendous extra strain on the GPUs. My hotter GTX460 hit 87*C (mostly due to very high ambient) at stock with MSI Kombustor. With Dirt 2 in Surround and DX11, it broke 90*C. If you were getting 80fps in something prior to Surround, you can expect something more like 20-30fps. Just Cause 2 for me went from 75-80fps to 20-25fps - same settings, just resolution jump to Surround (6064x1200 from 1920x1200...)

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How do we download the software?
Visit nVidia's website and download the latest (258x96) drivers.

...

Added very useful resource for multimonitor gaming to OP.
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Ok, I currently use three monitors that are exactly the same and then one smaller monitor for monitoring things. Would I be able to choose what monitors to use in Surround vision or does it choose them for me? Like, could I use the three Asus monitors in Surround and then just have my HP still sitting there or will I have to disable the HP and just use the three Asus monitors? My instinct tells me I can't have the HP just sit there, but was just wondering if anyone here knew for sure.
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Ok, I currently use three monitors that are exactly the same and then one smaller monitor for monitoring things. Would I be able to choose what monitors to use in Surround vision or does it choose them for me? Like, could I use the three Asus monitors in Surround and then just have my HP still sitting there or will I have to disable the HP and just use the three Asus monitors? My instinct tells me I can't have the HP just sit there, but was just wondering if anyone here knew for sure.
I think you can have the fourth one on the fourth DVI port of the GPUs and keep it seperate. You can pick which monitors are in the Surround array, and where they're positioned. I'll try to get some screenies to demonstrate the control panel. Hang on a tick.

edit: Relevant screenies attached.
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Three monitors would be awesome. I did not care for two though. Playing crysis with my crosshair cleft in twain was not fun. It did look awesome at 3840x1200 though
    
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