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January 9, 2014 5:21:30 PM

ok so im looking into a eyfinity setup with 3 monitors 1st thing i need to know is if my graphics card can handle that the box says it can support upto 4 moniotrs but im not sure if that is true and if my graphics card can handle that then i would a need a cheep three monitor setup if anyone can help me with that it would be very awesome and i do not know what to use vgi hdmi or dvi please help i am leave my specs under this paragraph

RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: 450W rosewell didnthink that it was to important to post the link

CPU:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CPLGGXM/ref=oh_deta...

HARDDRIVE:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012YXWWQ/ref=oh_deta...

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a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2014 5:24:50 PM

Your NewEgg links don't work. It also matters what your PSU is, unless it's a Capstone.
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a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2014 9:59:43 PM

First of all, let's talk about compatibility issues before we worry about eyefinity. That motherboard is not compatible with your CPU out of box. This means you have to flash the BIOS with a compatible CPU, like a Trinity series A4 before you POST. Second, the CPU you picked out cannot crossfire with the video card you picked out, or any compatible CPU for that matter.
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a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2014 10:11:45 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($205.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($27.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $639.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-10 01:10 EST-0500)

Try this on for size. I took the extra money you had for the APU and used it to get a better eyefinity video card.
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January 10, 2014 10:35:20 AM

allocco91 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($205.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($27.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $639.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-10 01:10 EST-0500)

Try this on for size. I took the extra money you had for the APU and used it to get a better eyefinity video card.


my cpu is compatible im using it now
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a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2014 10:52:17 AM

Giovani_b said:
allocco91 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($205.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($27.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $639.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-10 01:10 EST-0500)

Try this on for size. I took the extra money you had for the APU and used it to get a better eyefinity video card.


my cpu is compatible im using it now


Did you purchase the video card yet? Because this one will suit your build better:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b C Monitor
January 10, 2014 11:15:52 AM

first of all - Eyefinity is AMD graphics, not NVidia. so, step 1 is wrong.

if you want Eyefinity (and do you REALLY want it?) then you need an AMD graphics card AND you need either a monitor that has a DisplayPort intput OR you need to find an ACTIVE DisplayPort adapter for $30-$50.

there's a difference between just having multiple monitors (easy) and having Eyefinity (expensive, not always the best).

if you plan on gaming across 3 screens, you need a WAY more powerful graphics card.
if you plan on just using normal apps, you might be better off with a non-Eyefinity setup.

tell us what your goal is, and how you plan on using this 3-monitor setup.
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January 10, 2014 12:21:27 PM

giantbucket said:
first of all - Eyefinity is AMD graphics, not NVidia. so, step 1 is wrong.

if you want Eyefinity (and do you REALLY want it?) then you need an AMD graphics card AND you need either a monitor that has a DisplayPort intput OR you need to find an ACTIVE DisplayPort adapter for $30-$50.

there's a difference between just having multiple monitors (easy) and having Eyefinity (expensive, not always the best).

if you plan on gaming across 3 screens, you need a WAY more powerful graphics card.
if you plan on just using normal apps, you might be better off with a non-Eyefinity setup.

tell us what your goal is, and how you plan on using this 3-monitor setup.


well i realised that i cant do eyefinity with my graphics card but im planing to in the future if u can help me figure out what graphics card im going to need and the monitors
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a b C Monitor
January 10, 2014 12:31:41 PM

Giovani_b said:
giantbucket said:
first of all - Eyefinity is AMD graphics, not NVidia. so, step 1 is wrong.

if you want Eyefinity (and do you REALLY want it?) then you need an AMD graphics card AND you need either a monitor that has a DisplayPort intput OR you need to find an ACTIVE DisplayPort adapter for $30-$50.

there's a difference between just having multiple monitors (easy) and having Eyefinity (expensive, not always the best).

if you plan on gaming across 3 screens, you need a WAY more powerful graphics card.
if you plan on just using normal apps, you might be better off with a non-Eyefinity setup.

tell us what your goal is, and how you plan on using this 3-monitor setup.


well i realised that i cant do eyefinity with my graphics card but im planing to in the future if u can help me figure out what graphics card im going to need and the monitors


if you're 100% sure that you want eyefinity (and not just multiple monitors) then you need a graphics card that supports it (7790 is an example), and one of your monitors has to have a display-port input OR you need one active displayport adapter (assuming you're doing this across 3 monitors)

there's some interesting gear out there if you've got the money for it and you're doing it from scratch and you're not after crazy gaming performance. for example, VisionTek makes a 6-output single-slot card with all miniDP outputs, so if you had a few monitors with DP inputs you could do this very easily. BAM! instant Eyefinity using up to 6 screens.

but the question still is - are you looking to game on this, or do work / normal pc stuff on this? I do multimonitor for work stuff, so I use 6-8 screens but without Eyefinity - and sometimes, not having Eyefinity is actually better. depends on how you plan to use the extra screens.:

EDITS BELOW:

here's a mild 6-Eyefinity card, based on a 7750 core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

here's a wilder 6-Eyefinity card, based on a 7870 core:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

then buy as many displayport monitors as you want, connect, and you're done.

as far as monitors, I'd say if you're really going to do this, get identical monitors. it would be silly to go to the trouble of setting up a group of screens and then making them all different. and since at least ONE screen will need to have a DP input, might as well make them ALL with DP inputs.
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