This time round, I'm trying to design a rig with multiboxing specifically in mind. I'm currently 5-boxing WoW and Neverwinter, but a long term ambition has been to try and 20-box RIFT at some point. Time to try and build a machine that stands a chance of doing it.
One idea that occurs to me is that I still have a reasonably recent and perfectly functional GTX 960 in the old machine. Here's the question; as multiboxers is there a reason we can't make good use out of multiple non-SLIed graphics cards used to run seperate monitors and instances of the game? I use a setup of three monitors that I'll be keeping.
Could I, for example, stick a GTX 1070/1080 in the new machine, stick in the old GTX 960 in another slot (motherboard permitting) and run two monitors off the first and a third monitor off the latter and get benefit?
Indeed, given that the machine is primarily going to be multiboxing, assuming this works, is there an argument that I'm better off purchasing two GTX 1060s for roughly the same price as one 1080, and using three graphics cards, one for each monitor? Presumably, setting up cooling for this would be a small nightmare, but I assume possible with the right case.
Does anyone have any experience of this? Many thanks for any input.