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Dual Monitor Question?? 2 GPUs Question??

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April 30, 2014 9:08:47 AM

This is my build below. I've been thinking about getting another Asus VS248H-P for my setup.

My question is, will this setup run 2 or even 3 monitors or will I need more power?

I've got some money saved up and was thinking about buying another 760 and another monitor.

But would 2 GTX 760s be worth the money or should I just buy a 780 Ti and wait on a monitor?

Which would better money spent?

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($167.75 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.83 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.69 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card ($281.43 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.21 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($87.48 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($28.61 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.81 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1072.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-30 11:55 EDT-0400)

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April 30, 2014 9:23:43 AM

the 760 can run up to 3 monitors by itself, so you'll be fine with adding a second.

are you saying you want to game on 2 monitors? this is not reccomended b/c any first person shooter will be hard to play, the aiming reticle will be split betwen the bezels.
3 monitor gaming... well depends on the settings. 3 1080p monitors on medium would be fine for 760 SLI. you start getting up to high/ultra, it's giong to chew through the 2gb of VRAM real quick.

just depends on how finicky you are about having everything always on ultra.

760SLI is a great bang for the buck... as two of those = performance of a 780ti typically... so adding a second one is money well spent. however, i'm not sure 620w is going to be enough at that point.
you'd need to google 760SLI power consumption.
also overclocked CPUs and GPUs will use lots more power as well

what you do on the monitors is a tough one to answer.
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April 30, 2014 10:40:25 AM

Can I use 2 monitors for messing around (Facebook, Twitter, Ebay, Etc.) and then when I do play games just use one of the monitors?

Because I really want 2 for when I'm not playing and messing around online.



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