I have the following rig and wish to buy a Dell U3011 30" monitor to run games (Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, Crysis 2, DiRT 2 etc.) at 2560x1600 resolution.
Machine: Dell Studio XPS 8100
CPU: Intel i5-750 2.67GHz
CPU cooler: Unmodified Dell
RAM: 8GB DDR3 533MHz
GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti Amp! Edition
GPU cooler: Unmodified Zotac - i.e. integral GPU fan
Mobo: Dell 0T568R - no SLI capability
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
PSU: Antec TruePower New 750W
PSU cooler: Unmodified Antec
Case: Unmodified Dell
Case cooler: Unmodified Dell - i.e. 92mm 45CFM exhaust fan at rear of case
Is my rig up to this? Is anybody managing to run games at 2560x1600 on a Dell U3011 (or similar) using a single GTX 560 Ti card? I am worried that the GTX 560 Ti would get too hot to make this possible.
I'd be glad to hear from anybody who knows more about this than me.
Thanks for the reply Maziar. I'd prefer to stick with a single-card setup if possible as adding another 560 would mean a new motherboard. Do you have any recommendation for a replacement graphics card that would do a better job of running things at 2560x1600?