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What about one CRT + two LCDs? Would that work as 1xVGA + 2xDVI, or would I have to connect them all through VGA?
The problem you have their with nVidia Surround is the different Sync Polarity that is inevitable with that transition between technologies. So, no, that would not work.
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With ATI: Same resolution and refresh rate are a must

With nVidia: Above + same sync polarity. High risk of two different monitors of the same resolution and refresh rate not working. Must be identical monitors to ensure no risk of the thing not working.

TL;DR: You can't
isn't it the other way around?

Nvidia is more strict with multi-monitor setups
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isn't it the other way around?

Nvidia is more strict with multi-monitor setups
No, he is correct.
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What about one CRT + two LCDs? Would that work as 1xVGA + 2xDVI, or would I have to connect them all through VGA?
You can use any combination of connections as long as you keep in mind the way they are wired inside the GPUs.

On ATI/AMD ones you can only use 2 monitors with the 3 of the following: DVI DVI HDMI. You need to connect the 3rd one with the display port. A DP to VGA adapter could do that. Just make sure it's eyefinity validated. Also all 3 monitors in a monitor group must come from the same card. (in EF. Extended is fine from other cards)

You can't trust different monitor model setups on nVidia to work.
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isn't it the other way around?

Nvidia is more strict with multi-monitor setups
Read my post and see that I said that nVidia is more strict. It's the same as ATI but a bunch of overly restrictive limitations on sync polarity
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The problem you have their with nVidia Surround is the different Sync Polarity that is inevitable with that transition between technologies. So, no, that would not work.
The GDM-FW900 can handle either polarity. Same goes for all "multisync" CRTs. The only question is which polarity the driver chooses to use.
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The GDM-FW900 can handle either polarity. Same goes for all "multisync" CRTs.
But, will the GPU see it that way? If you have the displays already, than go ahead and give it a shot.
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But, will the GPU see it that way? If you have the displays already, than go ahead and give it a shot.
Yeah. Just connect 3 displays if you have em and make them run in a surround setup.

See if it works.
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Also a question: If you are planning to use 1 CRT anyways, what's stopping you from using more? Surely you can find a third one somewhere. You are now planning on using one of the CRTs. Even that'd require the interference shielding, right? So why not go 3x of them right away?
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You can use any combination of connections as long as you keep in mind the way they are wired inside the GPUs.

On ATI/AMD ones you can only use 2 monitors with the 3 of the following: DVI DVI HDMI. You need to connect the 3rd one with the display port. A DP to VGA adapter could do that. Just make sure it's eyefinity validated. Also all 3 monitors in a monitor group must come from the same card. (in EF. Extended is fine from other cards)

You can't trust different monitor model setups on nVidia to work.
Well yeah the internal output connection is a whole different issue, I already know I'm going to be buying multiple GPUs for the outputs, if not the power.

I was just wondering if the outputs used had any effect on surround/EF, or if you could mix and match as you pleased.

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But, will the GPU see it that way? If you have the displays already, than go ahead and give it a shot.
I can't, I don't actually have my rig anymore lol.
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