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How can I run 3 monitors on this setup?

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August 15, 2012 1:13:02 PM

Hello,
I am currently using 2 monitors on my Gtx570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With this Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was hoping to get another one of these monitors and have a triple monitor setup:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I presume getting another graphics card that can run 3 monitors is the only option? Or can I just run another graphics card (possibly the same one) along side with my GTX570?

I do not know entirely where to begin here, any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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August 15, 2012 1:22:06 PM

There are a couple of options available to you matey.

First things first though. Are you looking for a 3rd monitor for just adding more screen estate for desktop work or are you looking for a 3 monitor setup in games? Also could you list your power supply and does your processor have onboard graphics?

If you can give us this info then it will help to offer the best advice based on your specific needs and setup rather than throw a load of suggestions that won't be appropriate.

Cheers
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August 15, 2012 1:46:50 PM

HoLeeSchitt said:
Sorry about that, I am looking for a 3rd monitor setup for gaming.

My current power supply is the OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And processor is the Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you!



No worries buddy.

As you want to use 3 screens for gaming oneoption is to get an identical 570 card and an sli bridge to go sli. I have looked at your motherboard specs and sli is supported but having looked at your PSU specs it seems that it only has 2 x pci-e cables and you will need 4 (2 per card). There are converters that will possibly work but I have never used them so wouldn't like to say go for it or not. If you have the extra cash available then getting a different power supply could be an option or alternatively you could sell your 570 and get a 670 which natively supports 3 screens from 1 card.

Let us know what your budget is and if any of those options are feasible and we will go from there.
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