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November 5, 2012 12:38:23 AM

Want to upgrade from the ASUS ATI Radeon HD 5870 to something new.

I'm running three 27" LG FLATRON W2753V monitors [Eyefinity]. They have VGA, DVI-D, HDMI connectivity.

What do ya'll recommend?

Thanks

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November 5, 2012 12:51:29 AM

itsanss said:
Want to upgrade from the ASUS ATI Radeon HD 5870 to something new.

I'm running three 27" LG FLATRON W2753V monitors [Eyefinity]. They have VGA, DVI-D, HDMI connectivity.

What do ya'll recommend?

Thanks

Id suggest the amd radeon 7970
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November 5, 2012 1:03:50 AM

Right on. Thanks for the quick reply.

What configuration would I need to use for my three monitor Eyefinity group? i.e. One HDMI port, two DisplayPort ports? Does this card come with adapters?

Also, generally, is it worth the extra money to get the factory overclocked card?

Thanks again
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November 5, 2012 6:54:29 PM

itsanss said:
Right on. Thanks for the quick reply.

What configuration would I need to use for my three monitor Eyefinity group? i.e. One HDMI port, two DisplayPort ports? Does this card come with adapters?

Also, generally, is it worth the extra money to get the factory overclocked card?

Thanks again

a good CPU and a 750w PSU yes it is worth it no it does not come with adapters :D  hope it helps
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November 5, 2012 11:32:54 PM

Cool. Is there any real difference between that Sapphire brand card you recommended and this Asus brand card? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I have an Asus brand motherboard. Is there any positive effect to match components by brand?

Bummer on no adapters. To make a three monitor Eyefinity group with the 7970, which ports on the card do I have to use? What cables will I need to make this work to simply be able to plug in the new card, hook up the monitors to the card, and create a triple monitor Eyefinity group?

Thanks!!!




By the way, here is my current setup (built October 2009. Has served me well thus far...):

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme 1366 RT CPU Cooler

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound

ASUS EAH5870/G/2DIS/1GD5/A Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

mushkin 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Times 2 (RAID 0) - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit for System Builders

LG Black 6X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 6X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA
Internal Blu-ray Burner 6X Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive Model GGW-H20LK

Logitech G19 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard

RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor

Times 3 - LG W2753V-PF Black 27" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 400 cd/m2 50000:1 w/ Smart Package

APC BR1500G 1500 VA 865 Watt 10 Outlets Power Saving Back-UPS RS 1500
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November 5, 2012 11:56:56 PM

itsanss said:
Cool. Is there any real difference between that Sapphire brand card you recommended and this Asus brand card? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I have an Asus brand motherboard. Is there any positive effect to match components by brand?

Bummer on no adapters. To make a three monitor Eyefinity group with the 7970, which ports on the card do I have to use? What cables will I need to make this work to simply be able to plug in the new card, hook up the monitors to the card, and create a triple monitor Eyefinity group?

Thanks!!!




By the way, here is my current setup (built October 2009. Has served me well thus far...):

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme 1366 RT CPU Cooler

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound

ASUS EAH5870/G/2DIS/1GD5/A Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

mushkin 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Times 2 (RAID 0) - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit for System Builders

LG Black 6X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 6X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA
Internal Blu-ray Burner 6X Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive Model GGW-H20LK

Logitech G19 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard

RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor

Times 3 - LG W2753V-PF Black 27" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 400 cd/m2 50000:1 w/ Smart Package

APC BR1500G 1500 VA 865 Watt 10 Outlets Power Saving Back-UPS RS 1500
That Asus card is also great get it if you want no noticeable difference no it doesn't matter if your motherboard is asus can use any brand card and for the other questions i don't know i use a single monitor setup
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November 6, 2012 12:16:57 AM

I LOVE no noticeable difference for more money! lol I figured as much for the brands... Thought I'd ask, though.

Yeah, if I can find out what cables/adapters, etc. I'll need then I can get this thing ordered and get this show on the road! I truly hope that I don't have to use my active DisplayPort to DVI adapter. $100 piece of junk!

Thanks
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