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02-06-2015 06:36 PM
nvspace126 This question seems appropriate for this group - I'm planning on going triple wide (1080p) in the next month or so. My setup has many uses, but I want to get a third monitor for racing simulations (Euro Truck Sim 2, Assetto Corsa, Game Stock Car Extreme 2014 and RaceRoom Racing). I was just wondering if a single r9 280x (ncix has a pretty good sale on a particular model) would be able to do the trick? I'm not expecting to put all the settings to the max, I'm just looking for something that can run three wide and still offer high quality graphics.

My other option is to wait for the 3xx series release and decide than between the new installments of the nvidia and amd cards.

Edit: It seems I missed the boat on the sale in question (they sold out of the model) mad.gif. However, I was still wondering if the 280x would be sufficient or should I go for something like a 290 or a 290x?
02-04-2015 02:39 PM
Doubletap1911 I would recommend the Gefen HDMI Detective+

It's a hardware device that sits between your PC and the TV and emulates that the TV is always on and available so your PC does not reconfigure the screens when you turn the TV off.

I use it on my accessory (4th) monitor between my PC and receiver so that if I switch my receiver to another input (like a Tivo) the PC thinks the screen is still on and it solves a lot of the glitches you might otherwise experience.

They are around $65-75 but well worth it in my opinion.
02-04-2015 02:28 PM
NYFk4m So I need help with the setup below.

Primary: Dell 23" in the middle (DVI)
Secondary: Samsung 19" (DVI)
Duplicate-Primary: LG 42" (HDMI)

When I turn off only the TV, my Secondary 19" becomes the main display, the taskbar and everything moves there, messing up my open windows.
How do I avoid this ???

(Note: the same issue does not occur when I turn off any of the other two displays or both at the same time)
11-22-2014 08:07 PM
Ace1234765 can i join?

pc: 2x 1080p samsung monitors (extended)
ps3: 1x 1080p hdtv
and all of it is packed into a camper smile.gif
03-05-2014 05:01 AM
Carniflex At work

At home

The little ones are 9.7'' 2048x1536 everything else is ol'good 1080p. I'm myself in Eyefinity camp bcos I really like 5x1 portrait, however, with these three little ones I can see certain merit in having three higher resolution screens as opposed to 5 lower resolution ones. Time to start putting stuff into piggypank to aim for 3x1 portrait with 4K screens in a year or two smile.gif
03-03-2014 05:59 PM
et3rn47 Thanks for the help gents, but my truck was stole so now it seems transportation is where my funding will go
02-27-2014 09:44 PM
et3rn47 My budget of 2-2.5k -tops- includes everything u fortunately except ssds is literally the only thing I have. I have no cameras yet, but that's -last- on my list -after- I have my pc
02-26-2014 05:44 PM
Originally Posted by et3rn47 View Post

So run both PCs all the time? How will that do on my power bills? Lol

maybe I should just do 1 -2 monitors frown.gif

Well you may be able to do just one fine but I need more info.... How many cameras and capture cards do you have? What system are you using? Analog? Digital? IP Based? Your budget is good so you can afford a good gaming graphics card that will do tripple monitors, just about all the new graphics cards will. You should get a high end like ATI HD7950 or a nVivia GTX 680 or higer...... thumb.gif
02-26-2014 04:42 PM
Originally Posted by MCCSolutions View Post

Most monitors have multiple inputs, you can switch in between them easily.....
So run both PCs all the time? How will that do on my power bills? Lol

maybe I should just do 1 -2 monitors frown.gif
02-26-2014 03:14 PM
Originally Posted by et3rn47 View Post

The problem with me splitting the budget is that I want to run BF4 on tri-monitors, so if I do that + have 2+ monitors for the other pc, I'll be paying for 5(+) monitors and the video cards to push them. :/

Most monitors have multiple inputs, you can switch in between them easily.....
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