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January 24, 2013 1:29:57 PM

I'm in the market for a new PC that is gonna be built for a specific purpose. I have the requirements below. Please Note I have a budget of 2k only will consider buying one if its possible to do what I want to do with the requirement below.

(1) Extreme gaming across 3 monitors
(1A) Monitors are 47 inch TV with thin bezels.( On a separate budget)
(2) Need not max but SMOOTH fps across that setup.
(2A) Which company is best for triple monitor support in terms of features, drivers, and quality?
(3) Do some graphics cards have an ability to go from HDMI to HDMI with out needing any adaptors to the TVs?

Can I use my current PC now to do that triple HDMI 1080p monitor setup?

My current setup (bought in 2010)
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 (socket M2)
CPU - AMD Phenom II X6 10055T
RAM - 8 GB
GPU(s) - ATI 6870 in crossfrire.

Currently connected to three 21 inch monitors.

The only thing im concerned is on how to connect the TVs and make sure the pc can handle it.

Any advice or questions will be great.
January 25, 2013 3:34:31 PM

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January 25, 2013 3:58:13 PM

If your current system is currently driving three 21" 1080p monitors, then you shouldn't see any difference in performance when connected to three 47" 1080p monitors. Screen size is irrelevant; only screen resolution.

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January 25, 2013 4:17:30 PM

Thats good to hear.

My only concern is how to connect them and which adapters.
The current cards is connected like shown

GPU (DVI) -----> (DVI) Monitor
GPU (DVI) -----> (DVI) Monitor
GPU (DP) -----> (Active Adapter)-----> (DVI) Monitor

How would you connect them to 3 HDMI connections?


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January 25, 2013 4:54:53 PM

You can just use the DVI to HDMI adapters. They use the same graphical interface. Are you looking to upgrade your GPU(s) as well?
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January 25, 2013 5:12:36 PM

I'd probably keep everything the same and just swap out your DVI cables for DVI to HDMI cables.

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January 25, 2013 6:34:02 PM

Im not sure my current setup allows for a further upgrade. Could it? Otherwise I would wait till I can make a new system using some parts from my old system.

Another question asks if that DP adapter will work with a DVI to HDMI Adapter.
And too bad it cant carry the sound, otherwise it would be perfect!
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