your wording is mildly confusing but just to cover my bases ill simplify.
unless you have a sapphire flex edition card you need an "active display port adapter".
this plugs into the displayport on your video card and gives you a DVI connector for your monitor to plug into.
the adapter needs to say "active" on it. an example http://tommynation.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Diffe...
passive ones only work with monitors in a non-eyefinity setup.
ive never played with crossfire so on that end ill just say its probabily best if you keep crossfire enabled when plugging a third monitor into it.
if your not quite sure about how to properly enable crossfire just ask and I or another will post links to guides or type a small essay.
i didnt realize that you didnt have displayport. skipped that part of your first post i guess.
also i didnt know that there were 5770s without it. as i knew that the 5000 series was first to support eyefinity. and figured all their decent enough cards to power it would support it.
but i looked into it, and your card wont do eyefinity no matter what. even with two cards. your better off getting one good card than two ok ones. then later get a second good one. when funds permit.
1. Skip the 6xxx series, the 7xxx series is out already ($ permitting)
2. 700 watt is good for any combination of cards you want.
3. You can add adapters from the molex to add more 6 or 8 pin pcie power connections.
4. You will want to uninstall the ATI software you are running, and then shutdown the PC. Then swap the cards, and fire it up. Reinstall drivers, and you are good to go. I have swapped cards out without uninstalling but thats asking for it.
Your PC will be happy after the swap
KK, thanks for the quick TUT on how to swap them out on an existing system.
What do you mean to get the 7xxx series. i was looking at the charts that this website has and the 6870 are looking pretty good for the bets bang for your buck. unless you have another card in mind im all ears!
6870 is a great card, and still bang for buck even by today's standard.
However, there are some new cards bring along new tech by a few weeks from now ready to hit the market. The impact of these new cards are vary, starting from lower price of previous generation lineups to over the performance of what the previous gen cards could ever achieved at the same cost.
Yeah, for 170 dollars for 2 with a 10 dollars rebate for both, i think i got a great deal. i have also bought a DVI to DP active adapter for the third monitor. thus i think i will have more then enough power for triple monitor gaming, for about 5 years until its time to upgrade. but until that time i will have to upgrade my whole system or just a simple overclock.
Another question is that does anyone know of any good tutorials on to over clock my 1055t hexacore?