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Possible for me to run 3 monitors with a 670? Different Card?

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February 10, 2013 2:14:37 AM

Today i picked up a few parts
here is my build

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CxLl

Only things i have not picked up are my case, a 1tb drive and a video card the one listed was the one people have been telling me to get.

Will i be able to run lets say Skyrim on 3 monitors with a decent framerate?

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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 3:47:25 AM

Get a 7970, it will be the same price and it is about the same performance as the 680.
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1642...
AMD cards are also better for eyefinity. That review is also from when nvidia drivers were stronger than amd drivers. Now the 7970 is only 1% weaker than a 680.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 3:53:43 AM

dan is right. the 7970 is better for multi monitor since it has more vram. no single card will give 60 fps on multi monitor.. also Radeon does better with multi monitor but if your doing 3D then NVIDIA is better
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February 10, 2013 4:00:27 AM

Don't plan on doing any 3D (glasses?)
Would it be better for me to do it on a multi card setup?
My Mobo supports sli or crossfire right? (Asus P8Z77-V LK)
If so what cards and would i need a higher wattage power supply?


I was just tempted to do this after seeing a beautiful display over at a microcenter
and was wondering if it was possible for me to pull off.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 4:30:34 AM

You could get two 7970's as they are flat out stronger cards. I don't see why you wouldn't get that.
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February 10, 2013 4:33:22 AM

Change that 16GB of RAM in your build to 8GB. Even the most demanding games rarely reach over 6GB. You can always add more RAM later. Spend the extra $40 somewhere else :) 
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 4:41:03 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
You could get two 7970's as they are flat out stronger cards. I don't see why you wouldn't get that.

You know.. every thread i see you in...your "7970, get this 7970"
We don't need another fan boy
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 4:49:09 AM

Yeah, I say that because if the 7970 is the best option for what they want, I'm going to recommend it. If he wanted to use this build for editing or play games in 3d, it would be a different story. If nvidia drivers make a 670 stronger than a 7970, I will recommend a 670. If none of those are true, then why in God's name would I recommend an inferior product. So you're right, I will always recommend a 7970 over a 670. Some nvidia cards that are worth the value, the 660(depending on the day), the 650ti, and 660ti is beginning to be reasonable. So you tell me, why would it be smart for him to get a card that is generally weaker than a 7970? Then you are telling him that he should get a card that is even worse suited for his situation because it is a well known fact that amd is better for multi monitor and greater than 1080p resolutions. So if you want me to make a stupid recommendation to prove I am not a fan boy. I am a fan boy.
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February 10, 2013 4:53:58 AM

plasmaj12345 said:
Change that 16GB of RAM in your build to 8GB. Even the most demanding games rarely reach over 6GB. You can always add more RAM later. Spend the extra $40 somewhere else :) 



I have already purchased almost everything on the list and it was 595 out the door :] was pretty happy with that
(Still get to mail in rebates to!!)

They had a sale on the ram and it came out to 64.99 after taxes 2x8gb so i said why not 2x4gb was 50$


Only things left on my list to buy are
Graphic's card
Case
Aftermarket Cooler
1tb HD
Keyboard
Mouse
Monitor/s



Two 670's or two 7970's Is definitely out of reach for me I have 700$ to spend this month, maybe 300-600$ next month

I am going to hold off on buying the keyboard/mouse/cooler till a later date,
but i need a monitor graphics card and case under 700$

Thanks for the replies i guess ill just have to go with a single monitor was going to wait till next month if i could run a 3 monitor setup pretty well so any suggestion on monitors in the 120-180 Range? Which would probably a be a 21-23.
Any Suggestions there? :]

I have a 20 inch HP monitor im using currently.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 4:58:30 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
Yeah, I say that because if the 7970 is the best option for what they want, I'm going to recommend it. If he wanted to use this build for editing or play games in 3d, it would be a different story. If nvidia drivers make a 670 stronger than a 7970, I will recommend a 670. If none of those are true, then why in God's name would I recommend an inferior product. So you're right, I will always recommend a 7970 over a 670. Some nvidia cards that are worth the value, the 660(depending on the day), the 650ti, and 660ti is beginning to be reasonable. So you tell me, why would it be smart for him to get a card that is generally weaker than a 7970? Then you are telling him that he should get a card that is even worse suited for his situation because it is a well known fact that amd is better for multi monitor and greater than 1080p resolutions. So if you want me to make a stupid recommendation to prove I am not a fan boy. I am a fan boy.

Well it depends. I knew a guy that had a ROG laptop that had a 5770 in it. He told me he was upgrading to a desktop and he told me he read online about NVIDIA and he got a 680. After I built the rig for him. He was telling me how he liked the UI and the process of getting NVIDIA drivers installed. Now no where did i say one card out performs the other. My point is that some peoples personal preference maybe be they want a card that is backed by easy usability and stable.

This guy is only playing skyrim and with multi monitor i do agree with you a 7970 would do the job with the 3GB of vram. But like you, I don't always suggest 7970 is the best option.
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February 10, 2013 5:00:37 AM

Rockdpm said:
Well it depends. I knew a guy that had a ROG laptop that had a 5770 in it. He told me he was upgrading to a desktop and he told me he read online about NVIDIA and he got a 680. After I built the rig for him. He was telling me how he liked the UI and the process of getting NVIDIA drivers installed. Now no where did i say one card out performs the other. My point is that some peoples personal preference maybe be they want a card that is backed by easy usability and stable.

This guy is only playing skyrim and with multi monitor i do agree with you a 7970 would do the job with the 3GB of vram. But like you, I don't always suggest 7970 is the best option.



Only games i am playing currently are, Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, Skyrim, (purchasing bf3), Path of exile, and i plan on playing the elder scrolls MMO coming out soon.



Would like to add, would either of the cards you suggest work well on a single 24-27 inch monitor?
or should i stick with a 21-23 im actually really happy with my 1600x900 monitor but i do miss my 1920x1080 (stopped using it because ihad tearing in diablo 3 with my old rig)
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 5:03:19 AM

ah hell then your going to need more than one card to do BF3 on 3 monitors...even two 7970's might slip by 60 fps. just depends
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 5:05:04 AM

OK, thank God you were reasonable. That was the brink of a flame war, which I have decided are pointless because I have never seen anyone's opinion change from one.
I would go with the asus VH232H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The gigabyte gv 7970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and CM HAF 912 case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
total comes to $590.
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February 10, 2013 5:08:32 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
OK, thank God you were reasonable. That was the brink of a flame war, which I have decided are pointless because I have never seen anyone's opinion change from one.
I would go with the asus VH232H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The gigabyte gv 7970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and CM HAF 912 case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
total comes to $590.



This is probably all i can do for now :] i edited my post my budget is actually 700$ but ill be using that extra money to pick up a more expensive case.

thanks for all the replies


It got sort of lost, but i am willing to wait on a monitor to get a bigger one, would either of those cards 7970, 670, run well with a 27 inch monitor like this for example
http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products...

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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 5:10:33 AM

wait i'm confused. are you saying your using single monitor or multi monitor?
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 5:12:37 AM

Either would run well, but the 7970 is generally a little bit stronger than the 670. Realize that a 23" looks better than a 27" because the pixels are more concentrated.
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February 10, 2013 5:13:01 AM

Rockdpm said:
wait i'm confused. are you saying your using single monitor or multi monitor?



I was asking whether or not i could pull it off with 1 670 card , but with my budget constraints its not possible
and you guys said it would not perform well with a single card.

So now im asking about a single monitor, from maybe 24-27.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 5:52:14 AM

yea the monitor i recomended. with a single card you can achieve what you want
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 4:52:52 PM

^ the monitor we recommended looks really good if you want 1080p. If you want, you could also look at a monitor from crossover on ebay. You can get them for about 350-400 and they are 1440p.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 5:31:04 PM

yamakazi catleaps. I think that's how you spell them either them or Asus is good for a 1440p
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