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Need GPU recommendations for 3 monitors in my work office (current part list included)

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December 13, 2013 11:33:25 AM

Hello All,

Listed below is my current setup for my computer that I will bringing from my home office to my work office. I want to be able to add a 3rd monitor to my setup, a 40-55" LED HDTV that I will hang on the wall. I will use it to show clients pictures/documents/slide shows and as a 3rd monitor for additional viewing while working (Calender, Email, To do lists, general internet stuff). I also do some photo editing and video editing on occasion. I will also plug in a jailbroken apple tv for misc tv watching. I believe my current GPU only allows two monitors, so what do you guys recommend that I need to be able to work with 3 monitors? Do I add 2nd GPU in SLI...if so, what kind? Or can I swap out the existing GPU and buy single upgraded one that accomplishes 3 monitors? (Current parts listed below)


CPU
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core

CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing

Motherboard
MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) ATX LGA1155

Memory
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600

Storage
Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" SSD
Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM

Video Card
Zotac GeForce GTX 580 3GB

Case
Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower

Power Supply
Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V

Optical Drive
Lite-On iHAS424-98 DVD/CD Writer

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)

Monitor
(2) 24' Dell Monitors
Coming soon - HDTV for 3rd Monitor
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December 13, 2013 11:47:08 AM

You're right - you need a newer GPU. A GTX 760 will do the trick, and will be slightly faster in games than the 580. You'll need to make use of the Displayport ports for one of your monitors, though - if you don't already.
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January 15, 2014 2:54:25 PM

A GtX 760 will do the job I suppose. But I am not doing any gaming on this computer, is that a little overkill? Is there a lesser card that would do the trick?

And I did purchase the TV. It's a 47' Visio M series.
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January 15, 2014 3:17:55 PM

scottamc said:
A GtX 760 will do the job I suppose. But I am not doing any gaming on this computer, is that a little overkill? Is there a lesser card that would do the trick?

And I did purchase the TV. It's a 47' Visio M series.


Oh, in that case, get a GT 650 1GB.
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January 18, 2014 11:10:53 AM

I ended up going with a GTX 660 because I found an Amazon Warehouse deal on a very good used one for $145. Figured having the 2gb might be a better move than the 1 gb for multi monitors for the extra +/-$40 bucks. Plus this one has regular hdmi and not the mini hdmi, so I wont need the $20 adapter that I have for the HDMI cable that is already running behind the wall and over the ceiling and out to my computer.
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January 18, 2014 2:32:37 PM

scottamc said:
I ended up going with a GTX 660 because I found an Amazon Warehouse deal on a very good used one for $145. Figured having the 2gb might be a better move than the 1 gb for multi monitors for the extra +/-$40 bucks. Plus this one has regular hdmi and not the mini hdmi, so I wont need the $20 adapter that I have for the HDMI cable that is already running behind the wall and over the ceiling and out to my computer.


Great, glad I could help!
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