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nVidia GTX 680 Surround SLI

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Hi Everybody,

Just thought I'd post my experiences here with my three Iiyama Prolight 24" B2474HDS monitors and 2 x GTX 680 SLI cards. I'm into sim racing and use regularly iRacing and a sim under development called pCARS. iRacing is on now quite an old GFX engine but runs great on a variety of lower end systems and pCARS is running the full fat DX11 stuff.

Anyway, the monitors are installed in surround mode obviously and after a bit of tweaking to get the aspect ration correct are very good indeed. They are not quite as sharp as my 24" Dell Ultra Sharp monitor but nevertheless great. I'm running all my stuff at 5760 x 1080.

The nVidia cards are -- well let's just say screaming...;)

Below are a selection of videos I have running. Forgive the poor monitor quality in the dark -- this is more an issue with the low light catching capabilities of the recording equipment.

http://youtu.be/VuMUU9nwTWI

http://youtu.be/17a80bBCYi4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHdPT7BsSqM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://youtu.be/d171DgyY5aI

http://youtu.be/2FcXDCaCfUU (light hitting screens)

Gear:
i7 [email protected]; 2 x nVidia 680 GTX SLI; 3 x Iiyama 24" 1920 x 1080 monitor; 6GB DDR3 1600 RAM; 60GB SSD; Antec 750W SLI PSU; Win7 Home Premium 64 bit; G27 wheel; Creative Gigaworks T40 Series II speakers; Fanatec Club Sport Pedals; FREXGP Sequential Shift+
 
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Quite some setup you have there :) I plan to have something similar when I get a place of my own and have the space. Have you thought about a motion platform? I'm *definitely* doing that :D I'll build most of it myself should be way cheaper.
 
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I'm sailing too close to the "divorce" wind already to risk a full motion rig!
 
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I'm sailing too close to the "divorce" wind already to risk a full motion rig!

I feel your pain. Although I'm not married, I feel sometimes I might as well be. And she wonders why the finger doesn't get a ring! :)

Edit: Impressive set up. I try and avoid watching 3 screen set up's as it makes me itch and want one!
 
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Cheers guys - some more goodies coming soon ... still " Work in Progress" :D
 
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i7 [email protected]; 2 x nVidia 680 GTX SLI; Antec 750W SLI PSU

I've been thinking about going sli 680's (when I upgrade screen) but hesitant as I dont want to have to buy another PSU for an extra 100 or so watts.

I imagine an i7 [email protected] pulls about the same or a bit more than a i5 2500k at 4.6ghz? I'm using a Corsair TX750, Do think you it will suffice?
 
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Thanks guys. StonedPenguin, my PSU is absolutely fine and has had no issues at all under load. What's more important is sustained amps over the rails rather than W per se. Wouldn't go below 750W but it's fine for me.

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