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Purchasing GFX Cards for 6 Monitors?(Extended Displays)(3x2 Landscape)

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December 2, 2012 9:15:00 PM

Well I'm building a new computer and haven't decided on a Graphics Card yet, I'd like to have 6 Monitors (3x2 Landscape w/ Extended Displays)

I'm not sure if nvidia has any 6 Monitor Graphics Cards. If they do not, what graphics card should I run two of to be able to achieve 6 Monitors?
(Also open to any other Graphics Cards besides nvidia)

Current Parts;
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitors: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Usage:
Animation
Modeling
Motion Capture (2 Kinects)
Rendering
Editing
Gaming (Highest settings/DayZ/ArmA II/Battle Field 3/Team Fortress2)

Overclocking:
Never overclocked a GPU before, only a CPU.

Purchase Date:
Around/Before Christmas (December 25th)

Prefered Websites:
http://newegg.com/
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
December 2, 2012 9:20:27 PM

Yes you have to run at least 2 cards, which is recommended anyways for performance with high res multi displays. You might even have to run 3 cards because I think some cards only support 2.


Edit: Actually i lied there is a special card they made for this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't think its worth it because at this price, you could almost get two of the regualr ones and crossfire them for more performance
So my recommendation is get 2 radeon 7870's and xfire them. But if you have a big budget (which to me it seems you do), you can get 2 7950's or 3 7870's OR 3 7950's!!!
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December 2, 2012 10:06:33 PM

Hookster67 said:
X-fire them.


Can you elaborate please? And thanks for the help guys, I'll most likely buy them.
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December 2, 2012 10:15:21 PM

ISleepTheDayAway said:
Can you elaborate please? And thanks for the help guys, I'll most likely buy them.



Sorry about that. What I meant was purchase two of those cards and set them up in a crossfire configuration. It will give you the est setup for 6 monitors and gaming for sure. A great combination for anything. very powerful.

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December 2, 2012 10:28:02 PM

Ah alright, I figured you ment cross fire. Also the cards require 500 Wattage, but I'm running two of them so will I need 1000 Wattage? (Never messed with Power Supplies before).
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December 2, 2012 10:36:21 PM

ISleepTheDayAway said:
Ah alright, I figured you ment cross fire. Also the cards require 500 Wattage, but I'm running two of them so will I need 1000 Wattage? (Never messed with Power Supplies before).


The one you have is fine. The link was a 750Watt correct? Some like to play it safe but it is not needed to go to 1000W for crossfire because the power supply is not fully utilized in crossfire configuration. Nice system.
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December 2, 2012 11:03:15 PM

Hookster67 said:
The one you have is fine. The link was a 750Watt correct? Some like to play it safe but it is not needed to go to 1000W for crossfire because the power supply is not fully utilized in crossfire configuration. Nice system.


Yes it was, and alright thank you as well. It's my little dream build I've been wanting to put together, and finally have the chance to.
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December 2, 2012 11:18:28 PM

Alright thanks so much guys, you've been a huge help!
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