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Inserting DVI - What's the best alternative?

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Dear readers

I'm on the brink to assemple a new custom watercooling system, and then I stumbled upon a thought.

Let me share it with you, since searching on google didn't reveal any usefull answers for me.

Question: Which DVI port is the best one to hook up your monitor (only a single monitor, Samsung P2450 in my case) to on a Crossfire setup. Is it through the onboard DVI, or through one of the 2x2 DVI ports on the 2 discreate GFX cards (2x HD6950s in my case).

Excuse my english if you find typos, I'm from the blistering colds of Denmark

Thanks a lot in advance!
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Through your GPU's.
If you have a GPU in your system, then onboard will get disabled anyways.
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If you hook it up to your onboard port.. then you won't even be using your Crossfire setup. You'll be using onboard?

Hook it up to the "top most" GPU. The "master GPU" if you will.
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Through your GPU's.
And it doesn't matter which GPU?
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If you hook it up to your onboard port.. then you won't even be using your Crossfire setup. You'll be using onboard?

Hook it up to the "top most" GPU. The "master GPU" if you will.
Okay thanks, that was what I was looking for.
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