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Query about three monitors + 6850

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December 16, 2010 9:34:17 AM

I have been waiting for the AMD 6xxx series launches for a long time, I'm quite happy and very excited about the current launches, especially the crossfire capabilities.

Well, I'll cut to the chase. I am wondering whether to buy three of these monitors http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=59...
and run them with a single 6850 and when I get enough money crossfire with another 6850.
My current specs are:
AMD 1090T @ 3.2ghz
6gb 1333mhz RAM
ATI 5770 card at the moment, but I'm desperate to upgrade and I don't know whether to wait for the launch of the 6990 and risk not being able to afford another monitor, or three as currently I'm running my computer off of a television that has maximum resolution of 1320x1200 or something like that. Basically, I'm wondering whether to wait for the drop of the 6990 or get two 6850's and run three of those monitors for it.
Any suggestions/help appreciated.
Also wondering what extra wires and software I would need
Thanks
~NoCanDo

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December 16, 2010 9:38:21 AM

Yes, it will work. You will need a displayport to DVI adapter for one of the monitors though, as one has to run off of Displayport
December 16, 2010 9:41:05 AM

Thank you very much. I'm running an 800 watt power supply, well approximately that, I can't remember off the top of my head and I'm away from my computer at the moment. Also a Biostar TA series motherboard, does this have crossfire capabilities, I would assume so?
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December 16, 2010 2:15:49 PM

It should but do you have a specific motherboard model so we can check?
December 16, 2010 7:18:58 PM

Like a ta890gx ? Xfire shouldn't be a problem.
December 17, 2010 11:53:53 AM

TA890FXE
Just got back home now so I can check all my specs.
December 17, 2010 3:42:11 PM

yeah, works fine. As a matter of fact with he FX, you should be able to run both cards at x16 width.
December 17, 2010 4:02:08 PM

Excellent. Thanks for the help.
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