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3 monitor setup for a new custom built PC (with Radeon HD7970)

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August 13, 2013 1:42:07 AM

Hi,

First time posting here on the forums so I hope somebody will be able to help me. I'm preparing a custom built PC. The specs goes like this:

- Intel I7-4770k
- Asus Sabertooth Z87
- 32GB Kingston Hyperx Dual-DDR3 2400MHz (4x8GB)
- 3GB AMD Radeon HD7970
- 120GB Kingston Hyperx 3K SSD
- 2TB SATA-III HDD @ 7200 RPM
- 20GB INTEL SSD 313 Series (SSD cache drive)
- Corsair 850W (TX850 V2-80 Plus)
- Corsair H100i Hydro CPU cooling
- Asus Xonar DS sound card

I intend to use a triple 3D monitor configuration (as far as I know Radeon is a good pick for this due to EYEFINITY) but I'm a bit confused. I was searching the Radeon website when I came accross the recommended 3D Displays for the HD7970 GPU. Here is the link.

Of course my budget is somehow limited and I don't want to sink in a fabulous amount of money. I've googled around for these monitors but unfortunately I cannot find all of them in stock around the UK.

My question is: can you please suggest me a 3D monitor which would work with my above configuration? My budget is around 200gbp for 1 (so let's say around 600 gbp for all 3 of them). I found a few 3D monitors in the 150-200gbp range but I'm not sure how any of them would behave. Of course I don't need a top range display, I'm targeting a lower budget.

A professional/experienced input would be much much appreciated :)  Thank you in advance for all of you.
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a c 83 C Monitor
August 13, 2013 5:57:48 PM

Any particular size you'r looking for? and if thinking 3D might want to look to nVidia
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August 13, 2013 6:04:32 PM

Those are only if you plan to run 3d. If you don't need 3d, regular monitors will be fine.
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August 13, 2013 6:11:45 PM

Called a buddy, he suggested the Asus, VG248QE, best w/ nVidia
August 14, 2013 1:14:17 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Any particular size you'r looking for? and if thinking 3D might want to look to nVidia


I'm looking for a 23" display (well three actually). The idea is that I initially wanted to opt for an Nvidia GTX 780 but I read that it can be exhausting for a GTX 780 to deal with a triple display setup while on the other hand side the HD7970 has a native support for mutiple monitors (eyefinty 3 or 6). My sources might be wrong so please feel to correct me.
August 14, 2013 1:23:10 AM

byogamingpc said:
The VG248QE http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B2HH7G0/ref=as_li_q... is a great suggestion!


Thanks for the link. This looks like something that I would be happy with. So, 3x this Asus model would work without problems on my above build? I intend to use it mostly for the workspace area (I currently use a dual monitor setup) but since I will invest some money in this new PC I want to have a minimal 3D support too. From my understanding nvidia handles 3D better but a HD7909 would do the job too. Gaming is not that important, I'm more work orientated but of course, from time to time, my gamer side would enjoy some 3D fun :) 
August 14, 2013 1:45:37 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Called a buddy, he suggested the Asus, VG248QE, best w/ nVidia


Thanks for taking time to look into this. At this point I'm oscillating between GTX 780 and HD7970. The key facts in my case are:

- main purpose of usage would be for work (need the triple display setup for workspace mainly)
- from time to time I would be happy to enjoy a few hours of quality gaming (if HD7970 handles 3D well I consider buying a 3x 3D monitors, hence my post here on the forums)

If you would be in my situation, which GPU would you go for? Thanks again!
August 14, 2013 2:25:17 PM

I wouldn't go for the 770, for a triple monitor setup you want the extra gigabyte of vram at the hd7970/780 as well as the 384bits memory bus of the hd7970. I would choose between hd7970 and 780 depending on how much you want to spend, but wouldn't opt the 770
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August 14, 2013 2:50:18 PM

^ I think the decision should revolve on whether you plan to really use 3d
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