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 08/05/2014 12:50 PM
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phrosty
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Hey all, I'm not and expert by any means and have been out of the PC gaming world for quite some time but want to get back into it but don't know enough to suggest what I need.  Im looking for an eyefinity setup on my current computer (it's about 3 years old).  

Just wondering if anyone can suggest a graphics card for setup.

My details are as follows:

Processor: Intel i7 950 @3.07 Ghz
Motherboard: Asus P6T deluxe
Memory: 8 GB Ram 

Not sure what other information one would need to choose?

The Graphics card I have no is a AMD Radeon HD 5800 but cant find any information on if that will work for an eyefinity setup.  It has 4 DVI outputs but like I said I dont know enough about whether this card would work?

ANy help would be greatly appreciated.  Im not to worried about budget but perferably a card under $500.

Thanks

 08/05/2014 08:10 PM
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zipsi
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Why not a R9 280x (around $300)? It's a really good card that can max just about every game at 1080p, anything more powerful would get bottlenecked by the cpu. I'd also recommend (at your own risk) putting an aftermarket cooler (such as Coolermaster Hyper 212 or Corsair Hydro series) on that i7 and overclock it to 4ghz to reduce bottlenecks.. and now it comes down to power supply, you didn't specify its model. A 600w+ Corsair or Seasonic psu would give that R9 280x the power it needs. For three monitor eyefinity you need at least one displayport output with an active adapter unless one of your monitors has a displayport input.



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 08/05/2014 08:43 PM
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phrosty
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Thanks for the reply zipsi.

I've got a Corsair 1000W power supply in the computer at the moment, I dont know if any more information is needed other then that.  

Im going to be buying three new monitors along with the new video card, it doesnt look like Ill need anything else.  I looked at some BenQ's that had a 1ms time and they seemed pretty popular, you have any suggestions for a monitor you would use?  I didnt do much research into them but assumed they would work.  

Ill check into the R9 280x, I appreciate the suggestion.

 

 08/05/2014 09:48 PM
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black_zion
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Why not go for a single 4K IPS panel, such as the Dell UltraSharp UP2414Q for $800? Dell may make some of the worst prefab computers, but they have some of the best monitors (because they're LG's I believe).

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 08/13/2014 07:23 AM
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Or you could just check out Dell's 1080p Ultrasharp monitors, which should still include display port input and make for nice eyefinity displays with their rotateable screen and height adjustments.



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