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Inexpensive gpu for 3 monitors/build help

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June 25, 2012 8:08:09 PM

I'm about to build a pc (hackintosh) for a friend - he'll be working with a lot of text (reading and writing) and doing some light audio processing (logic pro/sibelius). He would like tons of screen space but doesn't need rendering power. His budget, including displays, is a barely flexible $2000. So:

- If he gets 2 24" 1920x1200 displays + a 22" 1680x1050 display, what is the cheapest graphics card that would be able to feed them without any trouble?
- Would 1 27" 2560x1440 display + a 22" 1680x1050 display be any easier on the gpu?

I'm looking at the 6850, but wondering if the 7770 would be sufficient.

Other system specs will be i5/8GB RAM/SSD+HDD/Gigabyte mobo, all very hackintosh stable.

Thanks in advance.


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a c 117 U Graphics card
June 25, 2012 8:30:38 PM

the 7770 will work but to connect what cables ot where . . i don't know myself.
AMD Radeon™ HD 7770 GHz Edition
AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology
Up to 6 displays supported
Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
Display grouping
Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
Discrete Digital Multi-Point Audio (DDMA)
a c 93 U Graphics card
June 25, 2012 8:58:34 PM

you need to make sure the graphics card as well as the other parts works with a hackintosh.
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June 25, 2012 9:11:01 PM

Thanks looniam - I hadn't dug through the feature list on their site. Apparently it's also possible on the 7750, but $150 for the 7770 is totally doable.

esrever - Yeah, I made the mistake of not double checking on my own build, but don't care so much. It's mandatory for my friend so I'm basically just using the recommended build from tonymacx86 with an updated GPU.
June 25, 2012 9:26:02 PM

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