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I just found 2 more of the dells for $40-50 each. I think Ill pick those up.

Im not using the gtx 260, its only a crossfire board. I think ill get a 6870 and do 3 monitors off that with a DP adapter then ill add a second 6870 later this summer (birthday is coming up).

Will a single 6870 work for now. I play BC2 on medium settings, wow, minecraft, rift, LF2, etc. Nothing super intense, and I dont really care about maxed settings.
ya it will play fine you might get some lag spikes but nothing major
    
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you can add another 260 if you want 2D surround(gaming on 3 monitors), but the monitors need to be same.....also 260s 896MB of vram will not be enough for 3 monitors, unless you plan on playing @ low to mid game settings with no aa.....how much money you got?
GTX 260's don't have support for multimonitor gaming... OP would need at least a GTX 4** series GPU, or a Radeon HD 5*** series GPU in order to play games with multiple monitors.
     
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GTX 260's don't have support for multimonitor gaming... OP would need at least a GTX 4** series GPU, or a Radeon HD 5*** series GPU in order to play games with multiple monitors.
I know, thank you. I am NOT using the gtx 260 for 3 monitors, its just the card I have right now.
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A BIG place to put all 3, and maybe a stand system, so they don't get tipped over
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Get a ATI 6950, flash it to 6970 and you just saved $100.
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Get a ATI 6950, flash it to 6970 and you just saved $100.
that he will have to spend on a active dp adapter lol
    
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that he will have to spend on a active dp adapter lol
yea, dp adapters add up =/ I think ill just get a 6870 and add another later. Thats more than Ill need for the games I play


-I do have a big desk got a large corner one from Ikea that fits 5 monitors right now (not it eyefinity, separate comps)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-030-_-Product

Active adapter is only $26.

I STRONGLY recommend you get a card that has 2GB of VRAM. I promise you will not regret it.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-030-_-Product

Active adapter is only $26.

I STRONGLY recommend you get a card that has 2GB of VRAM. I promise you will not regret it.
Would this work

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-527-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-034-_-Product

and that is all I would need right?
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I am running my 3 with a single XFX 5770, 2 on DVI and 1 on Active DP. Using the sapphire DP adapter. it was like 20 bucks on the egg.
    
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