Quad display question

I want to run 3 22inch monitors and a 32 inch 720p TV from my desktop. For the 3 monitors I was thinking a radeon 5850 using eyefinity. For the TV i want to use a radeon 4670 I have lounging around the house. The question is about an appropriate motherboard for this situation. Question one is if, in a 880G chipset, I could run the 5850 in the 16x PCIE slot and the 4670 in the 4x slot. Question 2 is if not, or if it would not run well, what would be a better solution. Obviously the 890fx would work with so many PCIE lanes, but I am trying to do this on the cheep. THANKS!
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  1. well, with the 880G chipset, you could use the onboard video and the 5850

    the 880G would be enough for playing movies on the tv (thats what i am assuming you are doing), though i would look into the 890GX for crossfire later and it would still have the onboard video
  2. That could work. I tried to do this once with an older motherboard (socket 939) and it did not work. Does this commonly work now?
  3. japnoise99 said:
    That could work. I tried to do this once with an older motherboard (socket 939) and it did not work. Does this commonly work now?


    yeah, i have hooked up a monitor to my CF 4870's and a TV to my onboard HD4200 (790GX chipset)
  4. anything with dual pci-e x16 2.0 at an electrical 8 x8 would be more then enough. They have already done comparions with gtx480 in crossfire showing only a 1-2 percent drop in fps between dual pci-e 2.0 x16 and dual pci-e 2.0 x8.

    With your case in particular it makes even less of a difference as you only have 1 card that will do any real work. I would find out what motherboard mindless728 is using. that seems perfect for you.
  5. i am using the Asus M4A78-E, though i would recommend one of the 890GX boards since its a newer chipset with a slightly better IGP and get one with Sata 6.0Gb/s and USB 3.0

    though the DDR3 variant of my board can be had for $115 (the Asus M4A78T-E)

    for 890GX i would say get the Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
    or the GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H
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