Three Monitor Setup, advise -
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Here's the deal. Looking to setup a three monitor system. Two 24" 1920x1080 Asus LCD's and one 42" plasma 1920x 1080.
I'll be using the two 24" for surfing, light gaming FPS and the 42" for streaming netflix and watching Blu-Ray
System is currently as follows
AM3 Athlon x3 445 3.1
ASUS AMD 785TD EVO
4GB 1333MHz RAM
240 GT 1GB RAM
2x320 GB Barracudas in RAID0
2x2TB WD Greens
850w Thermaltake XT
Obviously I need another video card. Question is which is the best way to go?
I don't game too much but a little.
The onboard AMD 4200 is enough to do the blu ray but has anyone used the hybrid crossfire to run 3 monitors? Or can I run a second 240GT just not in SLI?
And I only have 4GB of RAM, the MB will run 16GB. What would some recommend to run watching Blu Ray or Netflix in 1080i (thats all my plasma does) and run my other 24"s at the same time with say FIrefox running 10 or so tabs
Thoughts on the processor? It OC's to 3.6 no problem but will not unlock 4th core. I also have an older Athlon X4 620 I can borrow out of another rig but it doesn't OC as well, maybe 3.0GHz
Thanks in advance
I'm not looking to do a total rebuild, just the upgrades needed for it to run smoothly at the least cost. Gaming is secondary and I don't care as much with the eye candy so I'm not looking to crossfire 6970's just for gaming.