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Question about CF and dual monitor setup

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December 5, 2012 7:54:38 AM

hi i have 2 monitor.. 1080p as my primary monitor and 1600 x 900 monitor as my secondary monitor... im planning to buy 2 sapphire hd 7970 vapor x 3gb edition and connect both of them via crossfire..

extra info:-
my primary monitor 1080p ( 3D @ 120hz) act as gaming monitor and my secondary monitor 1600 x 900 act as my multitasking monitor( @60hz)
my question are:-
1) should i plug the video cable( i dont know what's the name of the cable.. vga, dvi, hmdi, etc etc) for 1 monitor each?? for example primary gpu connect with primary monitor and my secondary gpu connect to my secondary monitor? cuz i heard somebody say this will not work and cause secondary monitor to turn black and must connect both of the monitor cable into the primary gpu.. is this true? and if i connect the both cable into the primary gpu(crossed fire with the 7970) will this decrease the performance of gaming? please mind that i want 1 monitor for gaming and 1 more for multitasking (youtube or facebook)...if the method i mentioned at ablove wont work, how should i make it dual monitor setup( gaming + multitasking monitor as i mentioned above) works?
2) And let say i dont want dual monitor setup and i only want 1 monitor setup, will 2 7970 will benefit me for gaming than 1 7970??

sorry for my bad english.. any help would be appreciated..

edit - my spec
i5 3570k @ 4.5ghz
16gb gskill ripjawX ram 1600mhz
msi z77a gd65
corsair tx 850w psu

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December 5, 2012 9:42:34 AM

You can plug the monitor anyway you want.

If you want dual or single monitor one graphics card is enough even if you play games and multitask at the same time. Provided you have a ssd
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December 5, 2012 9:55:50 AM

Xttony said:
You can plug the monitor anyway you want.


this is what i want!!! ty so much... are you confirmed that your statement is 100% correct??
OT- i use crossfire to increase the fps since im using 120hz monitor... so i would like to max out the gpu and the monitor
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December 5, 2012 10:37:24 AM

Yes I am but since you want better gpu than hd 7970, I'd tell you to go for HD 7970x2 (two gpu on a single card and not two cards)
Noticeable benefit include
1. Less power consumption
2. No hassles of setting up crossfire
3. Is cheaper than two cards
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