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November 25, 2013 8:30:32 AM

I am having difficulty understanding which adapters and cables I am going to need to set up a triple monitor eyefinity gaming setup.

I am using an Asus HD 7970 DirectCiihttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And the monitors I am using are Asus 23.6" 1ms as shown here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My GPU has a DVI I and a DVI D and the monitors have two HDMI ports and a D Sub port.

I know I need at least one active display adapter, but how do I hook up the other two monitors? I was going to have the monitor using the active display in the center.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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November 25, 2013 9:17:06 AM

die4alife said:


Don't I need an 'Active Displayport' adapter?


Actually, for 3 monitors, you will. I noticed that it says you can do 2 with passive, but you need an active adapter for 3.

http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Plated-DisplayPort-...


But then again, this guy is running 3 without: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_VP7vyh2UM
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November 25, 2013 9:42:14 AM

chumly said:
die4alife said:


Don't I need an 'Active Displayport' adapter?


Actually, for 3 monitors, you will. I noticed that it says you can do 2 with passive, but you need an active adapter for 3.

http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Plated-DisplayPort-...


But then again, this guy is running 3 without: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_VP7vyh2UM


Ok, would it be possible to do a Dvi d to hdmi, a dvi I to hdmi and one active displayport to hdmi?

Would it be better to use two passive displayport to hdmi and a single active displayport to hdmi?

Also, thanks again for the help. :) 
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November 25, 2013 9:42:26 AM

chumly said:
die4alife said:


Don't I need an 'Active Displayport' adapter?


Actually, for 3 monitors, you will. I noticed that it says you can do 2 with passive, but you need an active adapter for 3.

http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Plated-DisplayPort-...


But then again, this guy is running 3 without: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_VP7vyh2UM


Ok, would it be possible to do a Dvi d to hdmi, a dvi I to hdmi and one active displayport to hdmi?

Would it be better to use two passive displayport to hdmi and a single active displayport to hdmi?

Also, thanks again for the help. :) 
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November 25, 2013 9:51:14 AM

die4alife said:
chumly said:
die4alife said:


Don't I need an 'Active Displayport' adapter?


Actually, for 3 monitors, you will. I noticed that it says you can do 2 with passive, but you need an active adapter for 3.

http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Plated-DisplayPort-...


But then again, this guy is running 3 without: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_VP7vyh2UM


Ok, would it be possible to do a Dvi d to hdmi, a dvi I to hdmi and one active displayport to hdmi?

Would it be better to use two passive displayport to hdmi and a single active displayport to hdmi?

Also, thanks again for the help. :) 


Personally, I would get whatever was cheapest first and try that. If it didn't work, I would send the parts back.

Sometimes what they say works on the Supported list on a manufacturer's website is far from the truth or extremely limited. The active adapters are a lot more expensive, so I would go the cheaper route first. Just make sure you are buying from someone who accepts returns.
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