Viewsonic is good, I like my VX2025wm a lot (1680 x 1050 FTW!).
Dual displays are nice. At work I use a dual 17" setup, at home I have a single 20" widescreen, and both are great in their own way. I prefer the widescreen, even though the dual displays technically have a higher total resolution and screen area.
For AGP, you're kind of limited in what you can use. If you have a higher total resolution than 1600 x 1200, I would recommend no less than 512MB of video RAM. And there aren't many video cards that have 512MB on an AGP bus that would also provide the power you need. For modeling, you would ideally have a Quadro or FireGL, but they're not really available in AGP as far as I know.
You need 512MB of video memory, an AGP bus, and two DVI connections. The only card newegg has is the 6800XT, which quite frankly is not a good card. It's a weakend version of the 6800, which is decent but not that great compared to the GF7-series.
I would really suggest getting a PCIe motherboard to replace your AGP one, if you can afford it. If this is your work machine, the increase in productivity will definitely make up for the extra money you spend on it. And since you're willing to buy 2 nice 19" displays, I think you should be willing to go the extra mile and make this a major upgrade.
Just out of curiosity, did you buy or build this computer?
I built this computer.
I'm slowly upgrading all my components. I wanted the Conroe but couldn't afford ALL the parts related to it off the bat.
I just bought an X2 4400 to use in my AsRock K8 Combo MOB with 3-gigs of RAM. This is not my primary work computer so the video card PCI-Express can wait a little bit.
I want to get the dual monitors first then new MOB then SLI 7950GX2 v-cards.
Will this card work good enough for dual monitors each running 1280x960? If not I can reduce the resolution a little bit.
"XFX GeForce 6800 Xtreme / 512MB GDDR3 / AGP 8x / Dual DVI / S-Video / Video Card"
Well, it would drive the displays, and it should be faster than your current card, but probably not by much. It's not a great card, like I said in my earlier post, but it might be enough to hold you off until your next upgrade.
No, at that resolution you'll need the extra video memory, especially since the card is pretty slow.
Since you're going to put quite a bit of cash into this computer, why don't you get a PCIe motherboard with a 7900GTX and the two monitors now, and a second card later? You were planning to purchase a pair of GX2s in the near future anyway, so why not make a major upgrade sooner rather than later? It would be worth it to do it now, because a 6800XT will only hinder your productivity.
Although I am glad this machine isn't your primary work machine :wink:.