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3 Monitor- SLI VS CROSSFIRE

Ok so heres the setup


SILVERSTONE Fortress Series FT02B-W Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $249.99

3x ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Black 23" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor $629.97($174.99 each)

SAPPHIRE Active Mini Display Port (M) to Single-Link DVI (F) Cable 100925 Mini DisplayPort to DVI Interface $29.99

2x SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $719.98($349.99 each)

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS ... $169.99

Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $114.99

XFX FXTRISTAND Triple Display Monitor Stand $399.99

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD5 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $269.99

Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623i72700K $369.99

SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Combo SATA Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support - OEM $59.99

2xCorsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F180GB3-BK 2.5" 180GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)$499.98($249.99 each)

BOSS Office Products B8601 Executive Chairs $199.99


Subtotal:

$3,524.84

P.s. for those of you with time and calculators, i know the price isnt exact, i edited out the savings, and left the subtotal to give ppl a general idea of cost.


Now here is the question. I obviously plan on going with a 3 monitor gaming setup, eyefinity or 3d vision. And i obviously want a dual video card solution, so do i go with 6970 or gtx570, and if anyone is actually using a 3 monitor setup please post that this is the case, and let me know any performance issues you notice, or things you would have done differently. And anyone who has sli please let me know your experiences.
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    The nice thing about the 6970s is the 2gb of VRAM. Either solution will be fast, 6970s though are generally faster than 570s.

    Just look at reviews at 2560x1600. I know it's a little less than what you'll be at but at least it gives an idea of high resolution performance.

    Also, $400 for a monitor stand seems outrageous.
  2. Lol, yeah your absolutely right, unfortunately the stand is insane, but i can semi- justify this, asus, acer,samsung, almost any brand these days with backlight lcd's have crap stands, its the most marked down thing on any of there reviews. And i dont want my 3 monitors swaying like there at sea when i sit down at my desk, or i bump something adjusting a leg, kids walk bye, yadda yadda. I have a pretty busy house. Anywho the other vendor, ergotron, has 2- 3 monitor stands at around 250 to 300 bucks, but they are a fixed 15 degree stands. this one is adjustable, and for the price the only one that will allow me to mount 23 inch monitors.
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