560ti 3 displays/switching

Ok, so I have tried to figure this out on my own to little avail.

I have a dual monitor setup right now, but I am going to be getting a projector soon that I would like to hook up to the computer as well.

I know I can't display all 3 at once, and I don't even really want to. I want to be able to switch the output between my second monitor and the projector.

Also, I would like the audio to be sent to the projector (receiver really) through the card. I am not sure if I can do this with a DVI to HDMI cable, or do I need a mini-HDMI to HDMI?

What I would really like to be able to do is leave both DVI monitors plugged in, and have the receiver connected via the mini-HDMI port and switch the displays via windows or Nvidia control panel, etc. Is this possible? Is it safe to have 3 outputs hooked up to the card at once?

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  1. Any ideas? I am finding it incredibly difficult to find any information on this, as most people want to hook up 3 monitors simultaneously.

    If nothing else, is it safe to hotswap the HDMI and DVI cables? I have read that it shouldn't be a problem for DVI, but not sure about HDMI
  2. etk said:
    No IGP?

  3. Well I went ahead and took the risk of just trying it out, turns out it works even better than I was hoping for!

    Just wanted to say so in case anyone else was wondering about the same thing.

    With 3 displays plugged in all 3 are recognized, but only 2 will work (as expected). It is easy to change which displays are being used within display properties. It even remembers my settings so that it automatically switches modes when I turn on the projector, and back to my dual monitors when I turn it off. Awesome!
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    Thank you so much for posting your results, triindiglo! You are the only person I've seen to post results on doing this.

    I am looking at getting a 560 ti (depending on Black Friday sales) and will be creating the exact same setup and was wondering if I would need extra adapters/switches to get it all working.
  5. Thanks for posting your results. I was going to try to use my mini-hdmi and two dvi outputs in a three monitor setup until I could pick up another 580 to SLI, You just saved me some time.
  6. Best answer selected by triindiglo.
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