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$90 adaptor just to use eyefinity on HD6970? Cmon

I'm researching what I need to setup 3 or 4 monitors on a XFX HD 6970. I plan to use a projector in hdmi and two additional 23" monitors (flight sim). I believe that you must use at least one of the mini display ports to enable more than two monitors in eyefinity. Since I don't think any monitors come with mini display ports, it appears that AMD has conned everyone into needing this 90$ adaptor.

Card:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150517

Adaptor:

http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B087B-003J-UltraAV-miniDisplayPort-Dual-Link/dp/B0030XMREG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318381795&sr=8-1

Thread on subject:

http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=260&threadid=128707

I would appreciate anyone's input on the best method I could use to setup eyefinity on the 6970.
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    I know you don't need a dual dvi link adapter to use a mini display port adapter, you can find cheaper adapters that will work, I personally don't know which ones specifically nor intend to do the research for you.

    Your right no monitor I know of comes with mini display port, but there are many monitors with display port. Found here.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007617%20600050982%20600030155&IsNodeId=1&name=Yes&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Order=PRICE&Pagesize=20

    And a 6 Foot mini display port to display port cord can be had for $17.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812191224
  2. hmmm I see that if I get the Gigabyte card then it replaces the two mini display ports with one standard display port. Could I then use a display port to hdmi and plug into the monitor?

    Card:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125394

    cable:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270465

    There was an issue with active vs passive display port adaptors for eyefinity. Does that only apply to DP-dvi adaptors?
  3. So it seems that I must get an active adapter or just use display port itself.
  4. I don't know what my problem is. This is all I need:

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814999034
  5. Best answer selected by DannyITR.
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