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May 20, 2012 7:05:58 PM

Hi all :hello:  ,

Goal: I want to upgrade my system, so I can have 4 monitors.

Below is the current system and I need help with determining if I need a new PSU and what kind of mother board I should go with and so on.. I don't want to spend to much, however I do want the best value.

Comp Rig:
Mobo : ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131406

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817341017

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231276

CPU : AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103808

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-768I GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814125334

CASE: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811129042

SSD: SanDisk Ultra SDSSDH-120G-G25 2.5" 120GB ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820171545

Heatsink : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103099

Lastly, for mobo's with dual or multiple pci express whats the benefit of getting two with x8 or one at x4.. Just need some help with that.

Thanks

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May 20, 2012 7:59:03 PM

To run multiple monitors you'd need a graphics card that can output to each . AMD's eyefinity system is probably your best option . If this is for gaming you will need a very powerful graphics system , as well as more powerful cpu to get playable frame rates .

A graphics card needs a pci-e x16 slot , but can reach almost all of its potential in an 8x slot . That means its OK to crossfire or SLI using an x8/x8 motherboard , but a mb with a x16 and a x4 slot can only run one graphics card effectively
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May 20, 2012 9:26:24 PM

My goal is just to have 4 monitors for developing purposes. I can careless about running a game across 4 monitors. I do however want to get the best bang for the buck, so crossfire / sli graphics card is the only way to go?

And the eyefinity can only do 3 monitors right?
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