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i have a 470 right now and was thinking about a third monitor.

i dont think my psu will handle another 470 so i was just going to get a GT 430 or something to handle physx and the third monitor.

(will save me about 500 since i would need to upgrade psu get a second 470 and waterblock)


so my question is will that work to nvidia surround and triple monitors?
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surround: no

3 monitors not in surround: yes

you need SLI for surround
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Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
surround: no

3 monitors not in surround: yes

you need SLI for surround
exactly. I'm running a GTX 280 to run 2 monitors and an old 7800gt to run my third. this doesn't natively support triple monitor gaming though. you can get around it with utilities like SoftTH, but its a huge hassle. if you want 3 monitors just for multitasking, a cheap second card is fine. if you want to do triple screen gaming, you have to SLI
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alright. i wasnt really looking to do triple screen gaming just want the extra desktop space! thanks for the replies
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thanks guys this was really helpful. i wasnt sure if you had to be in SLI to run three-monitor-wide-screen lol

thats going to be my project this summer... just picked up a gtx 560 TI and asking for another for my birthday.
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