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I was just wondering if going from the Display Port on a video card to an HDMI adapter works well? The reason I ask is that I plan on doing a triple monitor setup with possibly a monitor that does not have a Display Port but has an HDMI port. Are there any recommended adapters and HDMI cables for something like this?
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Most video cards have at least one HDMI output port, it is recommended to use a direct cable connection. If your monitor is only 1080p, I think there are DisplayPort to HDMI adapters that you can use.
 
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Most video cards have at least one HDMI output port, it is recommended to use a direct cable connection. If your monitor is only 1080p, I think there are DisplayPort to HDMI adapters that you can use.

That is my question. The card I am looking at only has 1 HDMI and 3 DP ports. The monitors only have HDMI. So... HDMI to my middle screen and DP -> HDMI Adapter -> HDMI for the other two screens. Using adapters like this, is there any loss in quality of picture and if so by how much? Is it noticeable?
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Only way to know for sure is if one of the monitors is direct DisplayPort and other to HDMI. I do know some Nvidia GPUs default to "Limited RGB" over HDMI. Just make sure to change your settings in the Geforce App.

Also the adapter you are looking for would be something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Accell-B086B-003B-2-UltraAV-DisplayPort-Adapter/dp/B00DOZHLAA

Hope it works for you.
 
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Only way to know for sure is if one of the monitors is direct DisplayPort and other to HDMI. I do know some Nvidia GPUs default to "Limited RGB" over HDMI. Just make sure to change your settings in the Geforce App.

Also the adapter you are looking for would be something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Accell-B086B-003B-2-UltraAV-DisplayPort-Adapter/dp/B00DOZHLAA

Hope it works for you.

Awesome. Thanks for the link. If it comes down to it and there is a noticeable difference... If the difference is just different and not in a bad way, I may just hook all 3 up with the adapters to HDMI to make them even if that makes sense.
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Awesome. Thanks for the link. If it comes down to it and there is a noticeable difference... If the difference is just different and not in a bad way, I may just hook all 3 up with the adapters to HDMI to make them even if that makes sense.

That would work - it only matters if you plan to do professional work like picture and video editing stuff in Windows Desktop/browsing. PC gaming would not matter because the games load their own color profiles.
 
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That would work - it only matters if you plan to do professional work like picture and video editing stuff in Windows Desktop/browsing. PC gaming would not matter because the games load their own color profiles.

This is the monitor in question.
https://www.amazon.com/AOC-i2481FXH-24-Inch-Frameless-Monitor/dp/B01FGCJB3S?ie=UTF8&keywords=frameless%20monitor&linkCode=sl1&linkId=bf8c53498032976435f611d50df605d5&qid=1463347841&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&sr=8-33&tag=azonsite01-20

I am really tempted to pull the trigger and get this build started. However, I am sort of waiting on the 1080 SC card to be in stock lol
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This is the monitor in question.
https://www.amazon.com/AOC-i2481FXH-24-Inch-Frameless-Monitor/dp/B01FGCJB3S?ie=UTF8&keywords=frameless%20monitor&linkCode=sl1&linkId=bf8c53498032976435f611d50df605d5&qid=1463347841&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&sr=8-33&tag=azonsite01-20

I am really tempted to pull the trigger and get this build started. However, I am sort of waiting on the 1080 SC card to be in stock lol

its an IPS monitor, so colors should be very good. Just make sure that "Limited RGB" mode is not selected in the Geforce settings - I think it may be "ON' by default for HDMI. Even if you are using a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter make sure it is off just in case so you get the full 16.7 million colors.
 
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Will do. Thanks for the input!
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