Originally posted by ThorOfWar:I didn't like ATI, when I bought this computer, it came with one, and ATI is behind Nvidia in development by a long shot. I would say get a 400 to 900 series Geforce GTX video card. Have $200 to $1,000 ready depending on the series. I don't see much difference in the 400 to 900 besides a lot higher cost when you compare their performance. Now, the best set ups are either a 2 to 4 video card SLI system. You need to match your motherboard, ram, power supply, and video card together. Then if you have a UPS, you need to match that up as well. You need enough Wattage to run it. AMD ATI has a Crossfire system similar to the SLI, however, that came 1 to 2 years after Nvidia already had theirs out. Then if you get into the Game development and software on their page, their stuff was way behind Nvidia's. That is changing, but I am talking about 2 years ago. You can run two Nvidia cards for rendering and use one for two monitors...if you were into making animations and video games. It isn't as speedy as a server's rendering system with special $3000 to $6000 dollar renderers, but it would suffice.Here is the link to the video cards for Nvidia Geforce. You look through it.http://www.geforce.com/Here is a good power supply link:http://www.corsair.com/us/And here is a link to the best monitors I have seen so far for video games, I don't have these, but wish I would have bought them instead of what I have:http://gaming.benq.com/Here is a link to AMD ATI for you to compare:http://www.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDHomePage.aspxI also recommend making sure you have all the stuff needed for Stereographic rendering and OpenGL drivers plus the DirectX stuff...that will make you more able to adapt the card to various software if you get into modding or anything.
Originally posted by ThorOfWar:I know you are computer savvy, but I don't know what you know, however though, I am planning to stay on Windows 7 64bit until a new Operating System is released, I don't like Windows 8 much. My point in this is, I tried Stardock's WindowBlinds and their SkinEditor because I wanted to be able to make a glass Aero Theme Skin for all my Windows. Then through Steam I found a program called Actual Multiple Monitors, it adds features to Window Placement and a Taskbar on the extra monitors. I bought them in Dec. and I have just scrapped them after months of talking to the development groups. AMM tried to help, but they did not get it up and running good. And now, I would have to do a re-format to get my system to stop having Blurry Fonts on Monitor 1. I have to restart my system by shutting it down now every time, because if I just restart, there is a chance I will get a slightly blurring font on screen one using AMM. I also tried DisplayFusion and had the same problem. Now, AMM said that they have users that have had problems with Stardock products, so I told them my issues, asked them if they would work with AMM to make their programs work better together, and Stardock flatout said, uninstall AMM we will not fix the issue, and we just made it work with Windows 8. So, well, after resource issues, performance issues, stuff fighting for control over Aero in Windows 7 64 bit, etc. I just scrapped the programs and uninstalled them after spending about $100 on their products. So, you won't have a Taskbar on Monitor 2 with the Geforce Drivers, and Windows to my knowledge has no way to do that either. And for something like Bamboo Dock or Bing Dock, you won't have anything to tell you their placement coordinates. What I am saying is, stick with the basics with Windows, most of those embellishments only mess things up.