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If you're getting a third card, then shift the two secondary displays to the third card (which could be a GTS450 since you're not using it for gaming) and run the primary on the SLI 470s?
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If you're getting a third card, then shift the two secondary displays to the third card (which could be a GTS450 since you're not using it for gaming) and run the primary on the SLI 470s?
great idea, I have no clue why I didn't think about that, but yeah thats a great option. a GTS450 could run two displays easily for web browsing.
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with all plugged into top card you will need to set the focus monitor that all the SLI POWAAAAAARRRR is directed to, i believe its in the multi monitor tab
     
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Any strectched screen issues you'll have you can get an answers from here (I've been a regular there since 2008). They're dedicated to multimonitor gaming.

As far as I know, triple monitors would only be on the DUAL GPU cards. Because most GPU's now split the HDMI & DVI channel.
     
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Because most GPU's now split the HDMI & DVI channel.
This is what I was looking to have answered. So basically I cannot concurrently run three monitors off of one card using dvi/dvi/hdmi?
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This is what I was looking to have answered. So basically I cannot concurrently run three monitors off of one card using dvi/dvi/hdmi?
Nope, 1 card = 2 monitors max.

And Tri-SLI won't change your scenario in any way I'm afraid, sorry.

I've not run surround/triple monitor but I just have to wonder ... what happens if you just set these troublesome games to run at the res of just your main monitor ... will it run on just that one, or does it stretch? I'd have to think there's some chance it would be the former, but again, just a guess ...
    
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This is what I was looking to have answered. So basically I cannot concurrently run three monitors off of one card using dvi/dvi/hdmi?
sadly you can't. There's a bunch of technical mumbo jumbo about it (i've come across back in the days)...but basically you'd have to get a ATI card if you want 3+ monitors attached to it.

I tried googling the specific details, but once I find the reason why I'll post it here.
     
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This is what I was looking to have answered. So basically I cannot concurrently run three monitors off of one card using dvi/dvi/hdmi?
I knew I was right! max 2 monitors per GPU!!!
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I knew I was right! max 2 monitors per GPU!!!
Actually this isn't true. If you want to use Nvidia Surround then yes but you can use triplehead2go with the adapter to run 3 off of one card
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Actually this isn't true. If you want to use Nvidia Surround then yes but you can use triplehead2go with the adapter to run 3 off of one card
I guess - but that is not native (out of the box) support.
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