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March 24, 2014 3:57:25 PM

I need help. my sister needs a flight simulator, and if i can, i will build it. already have the software and all that, just wondering what i would have to do to have three monitors. two would be fine, but three is preferable. here is my parts list. Thanks!
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3dRod

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March 24, 2014 4:06:07 PM

get a graphic card with a hdmi and 2 dvi ports
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March 24, 2014 4:08:48 PM

Electonic said:
I need help. my sister needs a flight simulator, and if i can, i will build it. already have the software and all that, just wondering what i would have to do to have three monitors. two would be fine, but three is preferable. here is my parts list. Thanks!
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3dRod


I'm guessing Simulators are very resource intensive programs.....,. if so that poor GPU of yours won't handle it. I'd suggest like a GTX 760 or even a GtX 660 ti/670. You can also get a better CPU and overall build. If you want to have a good play of the actions and all of those ┬źdealios┬╗ you'll need at LEAST a 1000$ build, if not 1500$. With one single monitor your build would be RELATIVELY fine.

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March 24, 2014 5:11:46 PM

the Simulator is Microsoft Flight X. it runs file on my laptop, a Asus K55A-DH51, but it lacks the three/two monitors. it will not be on super high graphics settings. only 22 inch monitors at 1920x1080 P. so, according to all my specs, what is the best path under 150 bucks? thanks guys
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March 24, 2014 5:57:11 PM

Electonic said:
the Simulator is Microsoft Flight X. it runs file on my laptop, a Asus K55A-DH51, but it lacks the three/two monitors. it will not be on super high graphics settings. only 22 inch monitors at 1920x1080 P. so, according to all my specs, what is the best path under 150 bucks? thanks guys


Honestly..... just save some more money. Your current build will make you feel bad as soon as you turn it on. Take my advice in serious consideration, you don't imagine the pain of turning on a computer that doesn't accomplish all we meant for it. It's just heart-breaking. :'( 

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March 25, 2014 11:04:56 AM

well, would the sim work ok on two monitors? and wouldn't it be possible to crossfire with another GPU? i would like an honest opinion. please nothing like the above reply. if i did save up though, what would I upgrade?
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March 25, 2014 12:01:45 PM

I already have my build, thats just the link to the parts
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March 25, 2014 2:25:46 PM

Electonic said:
well, would the sim work ok on two monitors? and wouldn't it be possible to crossfire with another GPU? i would like an honest opinion. please nothing like the above reply. if i did save up though, what would I upgrade?


Two monitors indeed it would be better, and do Crossfire if possible. You'll gain a substancial amount of performance by doing that and, who knows, it might even support the three monitors. This is all based on my assumptions and knowledge. As you already have the build, go and try it out! If the performance pleases you then fine! Hope I helped :)  !
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March 25, 2014 2:54:50 PM

JP7PlaysMC said:
Electonic said:
well, would the sim work ok on two monitors? and wouldn't it be possible to crossfire with another GPU? i would like an honest opinion. please nothing like the above reply. if i did save up though, what would I upgrade?


Two monitors indeed it would be better, and do Crossfire if possible. You'll gain a substancial amount of performance by doing that and, who knows, it might even support the three monitors. This is all based on my assumptions and knowledge. As you already have the build, go and try it out! If the performance pleases you then fine! Hope I helped :)  !



one question, to crossfire, do they have to be the same make/model?
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March 25, 2014 3:12:46 PM

Electonic said:
JP7PlaysMC said:
Electonic said:
well, would the sim work ok on two monitors? and wouldn't it be possible to crossfire with another GPU? i would like an honest opinion. please nothing like the above reply. if i did save up though, what would I upgrade?


Two monitors indeed it would be better, and do Crossfire if possible. You'll gain a substancial amount of performance by doing that and, who knows, it might even support the three monitors. This is all based on my assumptions and knowledge. As you already have the build, go and try it out! If the performance pleases you then fine! Hope I helped :)  !



one question, to crossfire, do they have to be the same make/model?


The answer is no, but there are some exceptions! This FAQ is sure going to make it all clear http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/245454-33-crossfire... ;) 
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March 26, 2014 10:05:46 AM

i looked though that link, look what i found

Do SLI or CrossFire always improve performance ?
Not always.
There are some games that don't benefit from either SLI or CrossFire or require a patch in order to fully utilize both cards.
For example,Flight simulator X doesn't benefit from either SLI or CrossFire;on the other hand,BattleField 4 benefits from this technologies.It depends on the game to be honest.
This link has some great comparisons between single and multiGPU configurations in numerous games
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crossfire-sli-scali...

so the sim would not benefit from this? or would getting another just mean that i could hook up more monitors?
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March 26, 2014 10:15:31 AM

Electonic said:
i looked though that link, look what i found

Do SLI or CrossFire always improve performance ?
Not always.
There are some games that don't benefit from either SLI or CrossFire or require a patch in order to fully utilize both cards.
For example,Flight simulator X doesn't benefit from either SLI or CrossFire;on the other hand,BattleField 4 benefits from this technologies.It depends on the game to be honest.
This link has some great comparisons between single and multiGPU configurations in numerous games
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crossfire-sli-scali...

so the sim would not benefit from this? or would getting another just mean that i could hook up more monitors?


Mhhhhh... I'll try and make it simple, cause indeed there are a lot of problems with this same subject:

More monitors require more GPU power. SLI/CrossFire give the GPU more power. As I said your R9 270x will run that simulator in one monitor just fine, but as you do want a more deep and surrounding experience (more monitors), you'll need or a better GPU or something that gives more power to yours (CrossFire). After the CrossFire I believe you'll be just fine in running that! Hope I helped!

Edit: Indeed the game itself doesn't gain anything from SLI'ing or CrossFire'ing, but more monitors will.
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March 26, 2014 10:49:25 AM

thanks JP7PlaysMC(MIneCraft i presume?)
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March 26, 2014 11:02:13 AM

Electonic said:
thanks JP7PlaysMC(MIneCraft i presume?)


Indeed minecraft :D  the most resource intensive game ever! I'm glad I could help you :) 
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