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I'm currently using two monitors as my main displays with a GTX 460 1GB. from what I understand I'd need a second video card to run a third monitor. Now can I use my spare 4870 to run the third monitor? the third monitor is an HDTV that I'd like to use for movies etc, no gaming involved.
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from my understanding, you want to add your 4870 to your current system with a 460?

if that is the case, you won't be able to mix ati and nvidia, unless you have a hydra logix board...

(even with hydra logix, i don't know if it would work like that)
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like KIW said ATI+NVIDIA don't play nice together. see if you can get a cheap nvidia card like a 8400gs. i use a 8400gs for a secound screen and it works great.
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Heck, he could get a PCI 8400GS or a 9500GT fairly cheap for just a secondary monitor.
Linky: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...e=3200%3A22195
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