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August 14, 2011 4:13:29 PM

Ok I bought one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and am planning on getting a second one at the end of the month. This is my first build and all parts have been received except for the GPU. Im just wondering on how to set up 3 monitors, i have been told that all 3 will go into one GPU (ok i get that part), But do I hook them all up to the DVI ports or do I hook one up to the HDMI and the other 2 to the DVI or is there a way to get all 3 to connect to HDMI with and adapter or something? :pfff: 
a b C Monitor
August 14, 2011 5:06:01 PM

Lunat1c said:
and all parts have been revived except for the GPU.
What were the parts like before they got revived?
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a b C Monitor
August 14, 2011 5:07:05 PM

How many of the speakers have integrated sound?
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August 14, 2011 5:14:18 PM

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That card says it doesn't have a HDMI slot, only 1x Display Port and 3x DVI ports

so you would need 3x DVI to HDMI converters >_<

O yeah my bad, I returned a Sapphire HD 6950 (which had 1 HDMI and 3 DVI) for the new card linked above. can you link me the correct adapter i would need for the 3 monitors please?
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August 14, 2011 5:15:47 PM

WR2 said:
What were the parts like before they got revived?


obviously a typo..... "Revived"
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a b C Monitor
August 14, 2011 5:18:46 PM

You only need HDMI if you're sending sound to the monitor. DVI is fine otherwise.
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August 14, 2011 5:22:21 PM

WR2 said:
You only need HDMI if you're sending sound to the monitor. DVI is fine otherwise.

HDMI doesn't enhance the picture quality at all?
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August 14, 2011 5:25:31 PM

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yea those would be what you want to have all 3 monitors running in quality :D 

would be silly to buy 3x 1080p monitors when you can only hook 1 up straight to hdmi (for most cards like the 6950 i own lol) then you have to pay a whole wopping $30 more to run the others in hdmi lol and that is if you have 2 dvi ports XD

Dont see why the 590 wouldn't come with hdmi ports lol..

its like 2.8x > than a single 6950 lol..

for $900 you would think it would come with a bag of dro and a 4ft bong lol and it makes you sammiches on demand... or atleast 1x hdmi connection...

is that really to much to ask lol.. I would say toss out the dvi port for hdmi port any day.. but that is my opinion which clearly doesn't matter to nvidia >_<



HD 1080p monitor running on DVI = silly



Thank you for the help, I ordered the adapters..
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August 14, 2011 5:31:41 PM



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August 14, 2011 5:33:17 PM

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HD 1080p monitor running on DVI = silly
Ordering $30 worth of parts you don't need and won't make any difference = silly-er
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August 14, 2011 5:38:22 PM

Lunat1c said:
Thank you for the help, I ordered the adapters..
Since you ordered the adapters you can test both ways and give us feedback on whether you think it was worth the extra cost.
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August 14, 2011 6:04:10 PM

Well I have 3: 25" Asus Hd monitors with built in speakers, so yes the extra $30 is worth it to me. Thank you Po7h3AD fir your help.
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August 14, 2011 6:47:00 PM

Will do, thanks again!
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August 14, 2011 8:10:24 PM

Man it looks like your gonna have one mean system!
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