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NVIDIA 2D Surround with 3+2 Monitor Setup

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November 29, 2011 2:32:17 AM

I already have a pretty nice 2D Surround system. I'd like to add two 19 inch monitors as accessory displays tied to a separate NVIDIA card. One would be for Internet, and the other would be for tracking system stats. Will this work? It sounds like it, but I'm not encountering anyone that said it works for sure...

Anyone have any suggestions for a single slot dual DVI NVIDIA card to pull this off with?


System Details:


Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 Black Steel and Polished Mesh ATX Mid-Tower Case

Case Filters: DemciFilter custom cut HAF 922 4pc magnetic filter set with optional front fan filter

Case Fans: x3 Cooler Master Megaflow 200mm fans w/Blue LEDs, x1 Cooler Master 140mm fan with Blue LED, x1 Cooler Master 120mm fab with Blue LED

Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold Series 1000W ATX SLI/Crossfire Ready PSU

Motherboard:  ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA III/USB 3.0 ATX w/UEFI BIOS

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (running at 5Ghz OC) LGA 1155 95W w/Embedded Intel HD Graphics

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 120mm + 140mm SSO

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) SDRAM

RAM Cooling: Kingston HyperX KHX-FAN-B Fab w/Blue LEDs

Boot Drive: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SATA III Solid State Drive

Game Drive: OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SATA III Solid State Drive

Multi-box Drives: x4 OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SATA II Solid State Drives

Storage Drive: WD Caviar Black SATA III 7200 RPM 1.5TB Internal Hard Drive

Disk Reader: LITE-ON Blu-ray SATA iHBS212-08 Burner w/3D Playback and Lightscribe Support

Bonus USB 3.0: Silverstone FP36B 2x USB 3.0 + 2x 2.5 Drive Bay Converter

Video: x2 MSI Lightning Extreme GTX 580 3GB GDDR5 PCI-e 2.0 running in SLI mode

Monitors: x3 HP LP2475w H-IPS 24" 6 ms Swivel and Pivot Adjustable Widescreen LCD Monitors @ 5760x1200 resolution

Sound: Logitech G35 USB Surround Sound Headset (so I don't annoy my GF)

Sound: Bose Companion 3 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (for when I'm alone)

Keyboard: Logitech G19 Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard

Keypad: Logitech G13 Black USB Wired Gaming Keypad

Mouse: Logitech G9x Dual Mode Wired Laser Gaming Mouse

Mouse Pad: Alien Specialized Dual Surface Max Speed Game Pad

Game Pad: Logitech FP310, or Microsoft XBOX 360 Wireless Game Controller for Windows (depends)
November 29, 2011 6:18:32 AM

Decided to add the sparkle GTS 450 single slot card. Fine for driving accessory displays and can be used under other circumstances as a dedicated physx. physx ain't a big thing though... Gonna test to see if it ads any value though. Still needed a card though, so I figured what the hell.
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