What PSU for a Multi-Seat computer?

Hi
I'm planning on putting together a 4-user Multi-Seat computer using SoftXpand.
This PC will be mainly used for light gaming (Minecraft multi-player) and media playback (mainly XBMC).
The spec I'm looking is just a tiny bit above average:
- Asrock H-77M motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157311
- Intel I5 Sandy-Bridge
- GTX-560 card
- GTX-570 card.
- 8GB Ram.
- 500GB HDD
- 80GB Intel SSD

My plan is to use all 6 available video ports - 2 on-board, 2 from each card, so that some users will have dual-screens, inspired by this video: http://youtu.be/HT0x355wGME .

The only concern I have left is the power supply: should I revert to heavy duty stuff like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139015
Or should I trust standard 550W PSUs to do the job?

Thanks for any advice!

{EDIT: video now works, so it should explain what I'm up to}
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  1. dont exactly getting at what you are trying to do. are you trying to run 4 virtual machines off of one rig to play games
  2. You cant use two graphics cards on one motherboard and have them both run at the same time , uness they are n SLI . You cant SLI with that motherboard . And you have different graphics cards

    Whether your softXpand set up can use ports on both cards I am unsure .

    I would suggest mailing softxpand and asking them what is required


    EDIT:
    they want you to apply for a quote. So please let us know how much this software is . You are going to need the business edition for more than 2 users
  3. TheBigTroll said:
    dont exactly getting at what you are trying to do. are you trying to run 4 virtual machines off of one rig to play games


    Exactly, see the video I've added.
    Thanks!
  4. Hi @Outlander_04 - I'm planning on using 6 monitors, so SLI is not applicable in any case.

    Outlander_04 said:
    You cant use two graphics cards on one motherboard and have them both run at the same time , uness they are n SLI . You cant SLI with that motherboard . And you have different graphics cards

    Whether your softXpand set up can use ports on both cards I am unsure .

    I would suggest mailing softxpand and asking them what is required


    EDIT:
    they want you to apply for a quote. So please let us know how much this software is . You are going to need the business edition for more than 2 users
  5. well if you are going to run many things at once, id suggest this build

    video card is overkill, but its the only one i can find so far with 6 connectors out of the box so you dont have to use adaptors
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A9z1

    550w will be more than enough
  6. TheBigTroll said:
    well if you are going to run many things at once, id suggest this build

    video card is overkill, but its the only one i can find so far with 6 connectors out of the box so you dont have to use adaptors
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A9z1

    550w will be more than enough


    Thanks so much !
    I'll look into it.
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