Replacing 2 x 8800 GTS

Hi,

I am currently running a Dual Nvidia 8800 GTS cards powering three 27" monitors running at 1920*1200 that I use primarily for Web, Business & Photoshop based work and the occasional gaming on the center screen. They are not SLI'ed as 1 card feeds 2 monitors and 1 card feeds the primary in the middle.

I am building a new system with an Intel i2600k with 16GB Ram on a Asus P8Z68 Deluxe and think it is about time that I upgraded my graphics card/s - I would prefer not to have two cards and power all three monitors from one card as I am not bothered about multi screen gaming (Eyefinity - I think AMD call it), but I still would like to be able to have a blast gaming once in a while.

I expect that I can spend up to £150 to £200 on a single graphics card and would liek the option to SLI / Crossfire them when I can afford to add another unless I need two from the beginning.

Can anyone recommend a setup based on these needs?

TIA
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  1. If you want to run three monitors from a single card then you will have to stick with ATi/AMD cards.
  2. I would suggest this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948 because amd is the only one that can provide 3 monitor support on a single card. Also, the hd6870 is a pretty powerful card, and scales very well when you want to CF them in the future.

    Hope this helps! ;)
  3. ^+1, or if you wanted nvidia get a gtx560 for around the same price and performance.
  4. iam2thecrowe said:
    ^+1, or if you wanted nvidia get a gtx560 for around the same price and performance.

    Can the GTX 560 run 3 monitors?
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