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I'm getting ready to install 3 GTX 580 (water cooled) I'm going to be running them in nvidia surround. My question is this can i hook up a 4th monitor kind up and to the side to monitor programs like vent, and temps, etc... and still use the 3 monitors in the Nvidia surround setup. Am i making any sense here, hope i am
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Nope. The SLI'ed video cards will only be used for the surround setup. You need an extra card for the 4th display. Or you can go 2 way SLI and use 3rd one for 4th display which would suck IMO.

http://www.widescreengamingforum.com...p?f=76&t=20810
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Ok just read on Nvida Site that i can run 3 cards in sli with nvidia surround and then a forth for Accessory displays
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Ok just read on Nvida Site that i can run 3 cards in sli with nvidia surround and then a forth for Accessory displays
Yes, indeed.

You can just add a fourth card which can drive up to 2 Accessory Displays.
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any ever sean this setup, like pics or on youtube?
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any ever sean this setup, like pics or on youtube?
I have not seen it but remember that if you use a 4th monitor as an Accessory Display while gaming, you cannot play game in Full Screen mode in the 3-monitor setup. You can only use Windowed mode.

Link:http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=946
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Ok I talked with Nvidia and they have told me that i do not have to run my game in window mode. that the Nvidia surround will run the game fine that i can't run any part of the game on the accessory monitors which is fine cause they are for background programs that i am monitoring, thanks for all the help everyone.
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idk why they told you this or if its true... but maybe if all 4 monitors are the same or something.
For surround+extra display (which i currently own) every time i want the 4th monitor active i have to go into the ncp and take off surround to activate all displays... its kind of a pain in the butt to do every time i want to watch a movie on my extra display (tv)
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How do you have your setup? I'm installing 3 cards in sli for the 3 monitors plus an accessories card for the 4th monitor. is this how you have yours setup?
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