Computer Build For 3 Monitor Display (no gaming or CAD) just streaming, surfing, downloading, excel, etc.)

Here is the story, I want to have a 3 monitor display with a small case footprint. My current system is quite outdated, so as opposed to overhauling this rig, I want to try and build my first rig. So here it goes...

CPU: http:// (AMD A10-7700K Kaveri 3.5GHz Socket FM2+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor AMD Radeon R7 series)

MOBO: http:// ASUS A55BM-E FM2+ / FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

CASE: http:// Antec Minuet350 Piano Black Steel MicroATX Slim Case Computer Case 350W 80PLUS Certified Power Supply

VIDEO CARD: http:// EVGA 02G-P4-2645-KR GeForce GT 640 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

MEMORY: http:// G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C10D-8GAB

HDD: have a current one that I plan on reformatting and using (Seagate 500GB)

OS: Windows 7 Professional

WIRELESS PCI CARD: http:// Linksys WMP600N Wireless Adapter with Dual-Band IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI WPA2

Total Cost: $515.24

Please let me know if I am even close to getting it right... LOL

Thank you all for your time and input.

Justin Hayes
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  1. I'm going to guess that the GPU portion of the APU gets disabled by putting in an Nvidia video card... could be wrong though.
  2. I think only the r7 240 and 250 works in crossfire. (not sure though)
  3. r-sky said:
    I'm going to guess that the GPU portion of the APU gets disabled by putting in an Nvidia video card... could be wrong though.



    Not certain, have been looking for that exact answer, but to no avail... do you know if this normal practice? do most APUs disable the GPU when a dedicated graphics card is introduced to the MOBO?
  4. Benxie2000 said:
    I think only the r7 240 and 250 works in crossfire. (not sure though)


    spoke with EVGA and they stated that crossfire will not be a issue... since I will be running all 3 displays off of the EVGA 640. Also was told about pcpartspicker.com and inputted all items including the 3 displays and it states no issues/incompatibilities found. Don't know how reliable the site is, but does give me a bit of a warm and fuzzy :)
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