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Need help with two monitor setup

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February 8, 2012 5:55:49 AM

this is the setup i am purchasing i want to run two monitors off this so what do i need ?


Computer Case NZXT Phantom Enthusiast - Red

CPU Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked (4 x 3.3GHz) 6MB OEM

CPU Heatsink Arctic Cooling Freezer 13

Memory 8 GB 1333 MHZ (2x4GB) - (DDR3)

Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 - 1280 MB - (PALIT) (PCI-E)

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 (Intel Z68)

Sound Card Motherboard Integrated HD Sound

Networking Killer 2100 Pro Wired Gaming Network Card (PCI-E)

Power Supply Corsair 700W Gaming PSU - Low Noise

Hard Drive #1 1 TB (1000 GB) SATA-II HDD 7200 RPM 32MB

Optical Drive #1 Samsung 22x DVD Re-Writer/Reader /- RW- Black - (SATA)

Case Lights 2 x Sharkoon 12" White Light Tubes

Operating System #1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 BIT (Genuine DVD & COA Included)

Security Software Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 (1 Year - 1 PC License)

Backup Software FREE - Windows 7 Backup

DVD Playback Software FREE - CyberLink PowerDVD 9

DVD/CD Burning Software FREE - Nero V10 Essentials Suite 2

Keyboard Standard Slim Keyboard (PS/2)

Mouse Standard Black Optical Mouse (USB)

Speakers Standard Black Speakers

Free Gift FREE - WebCam - Headphones & Microphone

Cost = £1,163.24

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a c 83 à CPUs
February 8, 2012 6:23:34 AM

you need two monitors, thats it.

however the 570 will run hot on idle, as it will not downclock. perhaps 80C vs 55C, with a corresponding increase in fan noise .

if you get a second small card (i'm using a GTX470 and a GT220) for the second monitor overall power usage goes down. Allegedly you can use the built in graphics instead, try this first.

as noted before the killer nic is a waste of money.

You've already asked and have been answered on this question twice, including a PM session.

do you have other concerns that you are not voiceing?
a b à CPUs
February 8, 2012 7:41:30 AM

I would rather go for an AMD card when it came to multi-monitor setups. I don't know why, but it's a matter of personal preference , I guess.
Plus, I think it'd be easier with the AMD series.
Of course with a 2 monitor setup I don't think you're going to go into playing FPS games or the car ones, most probably for extended desktop space and work environment change. So for that you wouldn't need a very high end GPU, lower end GPUs will do the job too just need to make sure you have ample GDDR that's all.
a c 83 à CPUs
February 8, 2012 7:48:42 AM

Ample in this case is >256MB my 2048x1152 display takes 144MB to render, so any card can do it.