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I want a computer that allows me to run any Pinball emulator, add on, etc.  I haven't settled on displays yet, but I'm leaning towards 2 LCDs with a full color DMD, so I need 2 video cards.  Still have to figure out the actual cabinet, knockers/shakers/solenoids/lights, but think this is enough to get started with downloading/testing software.  I'd appreciate folks taking a look and making sure I haven't overlooked anything.

 

4GB GTX960 Graphics Processor for the Playfield http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V4R42066
ASUS Z170-P LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132571
2GB GT710 Graphics Processor for the Backglass and DMD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127933&cm_re=GT710-_-14-127-933-_-Product
Dual 750 Watt Power Supplies http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438017
Intel i7 Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117559
500GB Solid State Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147373
16 GB Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820232243
3 Channel Amplifier with Bass, Treble and Subwoofer Controls http://www.parts-express.com/lepai-lp-168ha-21-2x40w-mini-amplifier-1x68w-sub-output--310-308
NEW Digital Plunger System http://www.virtuapin.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=105
Full Color 15.6" LED DMD PinDMD v3 FULL COLOR Dot Matrix Display

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Sounds like a badass machine to me ;) should run just about anything I think. Just curious...why would you need two GPU's?

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Yes...as long as you have the connections it should work fine. But you should do some research before taking my word for it ;)

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7 hours ago, jasonlyvers said:

I may not - can I run a 3 monitor setup with 1 GPU?

If you don't have the connections on your GPU, DisplayPort has the option to split/daisy chain. Hdmi can be split as well I believe. I know AMD has eyefinity, might have to look into that too, though nvidea probably works better with the pinball programs due to certain optimizations. 

There's an argument to be made to wait for the new AMD gpu/cpu line, if not to go for AMD than for the price drop on intel/nvidea. Though this is always tricky, as it's a balance between waiting for a new generation and not waiting as you can keep waiting in perpetuity that way. There's always a small window you'd be better of to wait, the rest is just buy what's good now. Also, especially cpu's last longer than they used to.

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you would only need 1 card - a gtx 750ti will run Hyperpin, VP & FP on 2 screens with no issues, unless you're looking to run a 4k play field, so the gtx 960 you have specced would be fine..

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