Need eyefinity help 6970

I currently have a 6970 and am looking to get an eyefinity setup.

Just have a few questions.
What are some good monitors I could pair with each other and prices. looking around 100-200 per screen, also at 1080P
My current monitor is a sony 32ex500. Is there a way I can still use this, but then switch to the eyefinity panels for gaming?

I am mostly playing bad company 2 right now, I play starcraft 2 and crysis 2 as well. Gonna be getting BF3 when it comes out. Would it be a good idea to get a second card as well?

Rest of specs
8 gigs 1600mhz
intel 2500k at 4.6ghz 1.35V
noctua D14
xfx 6970
850 antec Cool power.
antec 1200 case.
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  1. The LG E2241T is a good choice with its thin <0.5" bezel.
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/LG+-+21.5%22+LED+Monitor/2074657.p?id=1218308267319&skuId=2074657&ref=25&loc=NXT&srccode=cii_9324560&cpncode=22-143671870-2
    Yes, you can use your TV as a 4th monitor but you need to buy two (2) adaptors:
    Monitor #1: DVI-D
    Monitor #2: DVI-S
    Monitor #3: Active DP to DVI ( of if your 6970 have mini DP, then you need Active miniDP to DVI
    32" TV : DP/miniDP to VGA - I recommend this as these are cheaper & VGA works better for me than HDMI.

    If you want to have ultra high setting, then Yes, a 2nd card is necessary. But if not, the 6970 will give you decent fps as long as AA & morphological filtering are turned off
  2. check out newegg or logicbuy for monitors... that's NOT a very good price for that monitor.

    you can't go wrong with a 2nd 6970... especially since your power supply is way overkill for just one
  3. I got the power supply for that reason, so I could add in another card down the line. I have a DVI - HDMI cable hooking up to my tv right now. Whats the difference between DVI D and S. also cant I just use HDMI for the TV, then use a DP adapter for dvi to the third monitor?

    its an XFX 6970. mini DP I believe.
  4. xinpig said:
    I got the power supply for that reason, so I could add in another card down the line. I have a DVI - HDMI cable hooking up to my tv right now. Whats the difference between DVI D and S. also cant I just use HDMI for the TV, then use a DP adapter for dvi to the third monitor?

    its an XFX 6970. mini DP I believe.

    If you want to stick with HDMI for your TV, you can do this:
    32" TV : HDMI
    Monitor #1: DVI-D
    Monitor #2: Active miniDP to DVI
    Monitor #3: Active miniDP to DVI
    Difference between DVI-D is that it can exceed 1920x1080 resolution where the DVI-S can not. Also, the DVI-D have more PINs so a DVI-D male can not fit into a DVI-S Female connector.
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