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Right now heres what I have:
x3 Asus 22 inch 1080p monitors (can take both DVI and VGA)
x1 Display port to VGA adapter

My first option was to go 7950, I don't need the added performance of the 7970 and If i can save $100 that's more in my pocket. Here's my problem, I haven't been able to find any 7950 with the added adapters, and to buy them separate I might as well buy a 7970...

I'm just trying to find the best bang for the buck.
Is there a brand of 7950 that's going to come with the accessories like that of the 7970?
post #2 of 22
What adapter do you need that comes in the 7970s?

Sapphire has just about every connector one could want.
     
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What adapter do you need that comes in the 7970s?
Sapphire has just about every connector one could want.

Yeah but when you start counting in cost your roaming in the territory when a 7970 is a better buy for 50-60 extra dollars.

But I think I found what will work:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131457

It comes with:
HDMI to DVI
Mini DP to DP

I should be able to hook:
1. One monitor straight to the card via DVI
2. One using the HDMI to DVI
3. One using Mini DP to DP then use my DP to VGA

This should work for x3 monitor eyefinity correct?
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by swat565 View Post

Yeah but when you start counting in cost your roaming in the territory when a 7970 is a better buy for 50-60 extra dollars.

Uh the sapphire 7950 from amazon has all of those adapters for 449 shipped free if you got prime.

I bought this one http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-11196-00-40G-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics/dp/B0070APVQ6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1329979799&sr=8-2
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Originally Posted by swat565 View Post

Yeah but when you start counting in cost your roaming in the territory when a 7970 is a better buy for 50-60 extra dollars.
But I think I found what will work:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131457
It comes with:
HDMI to DVI
Mini DP to DP
I should be able to hook:
1. One monitor straight to the card via DVI
2. One using the HDMI to DVI
3. One using Mini DP to DP then use my DP to VGA
This should work for x3 monitor eyefinity correct?

Assuming your DP to VGA is "active" and on the AMD certified list.
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Originally Posted by ibuycheap View Post

Uh the sapphire 7950 from amazon has all of those adapters for 449 shipped free if you got prime.
I bought this one http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-11196-00-40G-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics/dp/B0070APVQ6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1329979799&sr=8-2

Yeah, that's the card I have. Has the adapters you want. I'm using the same setup as you minus the DP adapter and it goes to a third DVI.

Fished this out for you (a pic of the adapters it comes with):

DSC_0026-3.jpg
     
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Originally Posted by ibuycheap View Post

Uh the sapphire 7950 from amazon has all of those adapters for 449 shipped free if you got prime.
I bought this one http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-11196-00-40G-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics/dp/B0070APVQ6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1329979799&sr=8-2

Sadly I don't have prime (but have shop runner's free year long membership) and living in Alaska shipping is expensive.
Also I like the look of the powercolor better (fits my red/black theme of Thor V2, EVGA 4 way classy much better), call me shallow.

Thanks for keeping an eye out for a better deal! +rep biggrin.gif

And TheJesus, my DP adapter worked fine for my 6850 and eyefinity, so I see no reason it shouldn't work here.
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by swat565 View Post

Sadly I don't have prime (but have shop runner's free year long membership) and living in Alaska shipping is expensive.
Also I like the look of the powercolor better (fits my red/black theme of Thor V2, EVGA 4 way classy much better), call me shallow.
Thanks for keeping an eye out for a better deal! +rep biggrin.gif
And TheJesus, my DP adapter worked fine for my 6850 and eyefinity, so I see no reason it shouldn't work here.

Up to you, we were just trying to save you $100 biggrin.gif

Then it should work fine smile.gif
     
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Just bought it biggrin.gif Now my bank accounts looking kinda small....
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Just bought it biggrin.gif Now my bank accounts looking kinda small....

My Paypal was the same way... after 2 7950s tongue.gif
     
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My Paypal was the same way... after 2 7950s tongue.gif

It will be worth it.

Missing out on BF3 after selling my last rig and having to deal with 9600gt isn't fun ...
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