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Ok so I know this is a dumb question and before I ask it let me say that yes I have looked into this issue via some research. So here goes,I want a 3 monitor setup, but I do not want to buy another 480 for sli just to use 3 screens. So is there any way I could use my 480 for 2 screens and lets say a gtx 290 for physx and run all 3 or any other way besides sli ?

Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
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Don't they sell adapters that can have two monitors plugged into one DVI-out? You should try one of those. If that doesn't work, I would just buy the SLi, and then brag about all the POWARRR you have. ;D
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Yes, if you don't want to game on three screens I'd recommend getting a cheap card like the GT 430 and use it to drive your third screen.
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Don't they sell adapters that can have two monitors plugged into one DVI-out? You should try one of those. If that doesn't work, I would just buy the SLi, and then brag about all the POWARRR you have. ;D
lol that would be the upside, If it werent so expensive.




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Yes, if you don't want to game on three screens I'd recommend getting a cheap card like the GT 430 and use it to drive your third screen.
Hmm, ya I thought that might be an issue because I do plan on gaming across all 3...
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post #5 of 14
You can get any card if you dont plan on gaming on all 3 simoultaneously

EDIT: If you plan on gaming on all 3, Just get SLI. as the guy above afew posts said, POWER!
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You can get any card if you dont plan on gaming on all 3 simoultaneously

EDIT: If you plan on gaming on all 3, Just get SLI. as the guy above afew posts said, POWER!
Ok thanks, I guess my 3 monitor setup will just have to wait then since I plan to use all the screens for gaming amongst other things.
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Ok thanks, I guess my 3 monitor setup will just have to wait then since I plan to use all the screens for gaming amongst other things.
If you're using 3 monitors for one massive gaming display, SLi is going to be essential in your need of graphic rendering power.
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If you're using 3 monitors for one massive gaming display, SLi is going to be essential in your need of graphic rendering power.
Very true, I was just thinking of my wallet before I decide to go and buy another 480 and a third monitor.
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Very true, I was just thinking of my wallet before I decide to go and buy another 480 and a third monitor.
Could you sell your current card and get two less powerful cards? You'd still have lots of power, but itd be easier on the wallet.
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Could you sell your current card and get two less powerful cards? You'd still have lots of power, but itd be easier on the wallet.
I was considering this,but I figure if I'm going to go sli I might as well go all out so if and when I do decide to have sli I will get another 480
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