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January 10, 2014 7:55:10 AM

I have this computer...
iBUYPOWER AMD FX-Series 16GB DDR3 2TB HDD Capacity Desktop PC Windows 8 Gamer Extreme NE635FX
I currently have two monitors connected to it. I bought a third one and plugged it in through the displayport. It didn't work because of from what I can gather I only have two outputs (1 HDMI 1DVI) I was thinking of upgrading my video card to one that can support three monitors, but I will settle if their is a setup that will not require that.

Notes: I use this computer for gaming, and my knowledge on computers is not super good so an answer that is not complex is appreciated. I have also upgraded the RAM to 32gb (Not sure if its important but I will say it anyway) The monitors are one ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Black 23" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 50,000,000:1 and two (I dont know exactly what they are called because I bought them at best buy) they both have an HDMI, VGA on them.

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January 10, 2014 8:09:57 AM

For triple 1080p I would recommend getting something along the lines of the GTX 780. What kind of games are you playing?

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

This would allow you to run HDMI, DVI-I, DVI-D from a single card. These cards are rated to up to 4 monitors, so you should be ok. Gaming with 3 monitors will really draw down your FPS in game, hence my recommendation on a pretty potent card.
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January 10, 2014 8:13:36 AM

780 or 780ti, best choice for multi monitor gaming
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January 10, 2014 8:14:29 AM

that monitor doesn't have display port. Just look at the back of your computer at the lower area where the back of your video card sits. I'm pretty sure there should be at least 3 video outputs.
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January 10, 2014 9:49:15 AM

jjs0891 said:
that monitor doesn't have display port. Just look at the back of your computer at the lower area where the back of your video card sits. I'm pretty sure there should be at least 3 video outputs.


The GTX 780 and Ti variants have 4 options: DVI-D, DVI-I, HDMI, and Display Port so he should be ok.
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January 11, 2014 5:33:19 AM

Eyefinity is better, go for r9 290x crossfire.
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