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Triple Monitor set up question

Hey all, recovering from a mistake, and in an effort to stave off more money on returning merchandise, I pose the following question.

I have a Radeon HD 7870, I recently tried to get a three monitor set up via:

Monitor 1 (main): MiniDP to DVI-D adapter + DVI-D cable (i later realized it was passive and found that i needed an active)
Monitor 2: DVI-D cable
Monitor 3 (a TV): HDMI cable

Windows saw that I indeed had three displays connected, but would not allow me to save settings when I extended the display to it. I later found that I would most likely need an Active MiniDP to DVI-D adapter.

This brings me to the question, would this set up work?

Monitor 1 (main): ACTIVE MiniDP to DVI-D adapter + DVI-D cable
Monitor 2: DVI-D cable
Monitor 3 (a TV): HDMI cable

I'm not trying to make an Eyefinity Mega Monitor, I just want three monitors with independent displays to allot me even more desktop space to go about my business.
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  1. Yes you need an Active DP adapter. Once you do that you should be able to save your Tri-Display settings.
  2. Just to be clear, it doesn't matter which monitor is connected to the active adapter, yes?
  3. Best answer
    No as long as you have an active DP adapter. I think if you had used actual DP for the 3rd monitor you wouldn't need an active DP adapter. But no it doesn't matter.
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