I would like to know any reccomendations for building a system that will allow me to run 3 monitors, 1 27in center and 2 19in wings. I would like to run the center monitor in sli mode and the wings in normal mode at the same time. But I can do with not running the wings at all while running the center monitor in sli mode.
Any suggestions on graphics set up? Will a 3 card system work?
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Thanks again for that suggestion. My goal is to be able to play games on the center 27in and have outlook open on the left wing monitor and explorer running on the right wing monitor. I didn't know which motherboard to start with that would allow me to do this. I am a nivida fan and at this point only have 1 9600GT SSC, 3 dell ultra sharp monitors (1 27in & 2 19in), X-Fi Gamer sound card and Logitech Z-5500 speakers to start building a system with.
Technically speaking, you don't need SLI/CF for the center monitor. You just need a card fast enough to handle gaming on that 27" screen. Depending on the games you play, the res of the screen, and detail settings, you can probably get by with a GTX280, 9800GX2, or the 4870x2. Seeing as the side monitors aren't doing anything "important", you can get a cheap junk card for that. (8400/8500, or the 3450/3650)
You might be an Nvidia fan, but don't let that steer you away from the better card. The 48xx series is good, buy it if its what you need.