Building a new system. I have a XFX Double D HD 7770 Black Edition which has 1 each of 3 outputs:
I currently have 2 displays:
Samsung SyncMaster 2343BWX (center display, 2048 x 1152, DVI, VGA)
old Samsung SyncMaster 191T (side display, 1280 x 1024, DVI, VGA)
Question 1: Do I need to use the mini Display port for 2 display/Eyefinity configuration or can I use the DVI and HDMI ports for now?
I'm thinking that I will be adding a new display or perhaps will be replacing all of them (they're old) but my current goal is to get the new system built. When that time comes I'd rather purchase a display(s) with mini DP and HDMI support rather than purchase an expensive mini DP to DVI adapter which is about 40% of the cost of a decent display. The active HDMI to DVI adapter is relatively inexpensive (~$30).
Question 2: And, since the 2343bwx is the better and my primary display-which port should I plug that into?
So, since the mini DP isn't required, do I need an active adapter for the HDMI to DVI? I'm thinking not (not even sure it exists). I'm thinking that a neater solution would be to get a HDMI to DVI cable (rather than an adapter). I need a slightly longer cable anyway. Thoughts?