76 months ago
Right now my system is thus: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Fm7
The important bits:
Intel Core i7-950 3.06Ghz CPU and a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 3GB Video Card.
I currently use a Dell U3011 30 inch monitor.
I'm thinking of getting this for gaming: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vg248qe Asus VG248QE 144hz (although I'd be using it with Lightboost 2 at 120hz).
The 580 has 2 Dual DVI ports.
1) Is running both monitors at the same time viable? Is this a setup that could stop working properly, or will cause issues if I game at 120hz on the Asus while having desktop open on the Dell?
2) Do people think my 580 can power that 120hz lightboost on Battlefield 3 (and obviously, BF4)? I'm not hugely into graphical detail, I really only want graphics details that help me pick out targets, like draw distance, anti-aliasing and shadows and high textures isn't that big a deal for me.
If my 580 can't run it I might get a 770 instead, and my question for a 770 is:
Could my 850watt PSU (note all the extra crap my system has, like the 5 hard drives) eventually run SLI 770's? Would getting SLI 770's make up for the lesser CPU power of the 950? I suppose I could always OC the 950 but I couldn't with BF3 because it would always crash.