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Old May 17, 2010, 04:01 PM
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Default Cheapest Way to run EyeFinity with the 5770?

I have sitting here in front of me 3 monitors, 2 of which are VGA and 1 that is DVI. I currently have a 5770 and I'm interested in running EyeFinity with the current monitors that I have. What would be the cheapest way possible for me to do so? I was thinking of plugging in both VGA monitors with 2 VGA to DVI converters and using some sort of a DVI to display port converter (read that it has to be "active"?). Feel free to provide links to the converter that would work as I do not want to buy the wrong thing!

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Something like this would work.
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You need the same resolution monitors, so 800X600 won't work with 1600X900.
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You need the same resolution monitors, so 800X600 won't work with 1600X900.
I know this, I have done my research. Why would I want 800x600 anyways?
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This might thread might help you: Mal's Eyefinity Project (Info, Pics, Vids) (Using PASSIVE DP to VGA adapter!) - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net
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BE A MAN and buy 3 ultrasharp 24 inchers lol. Only put you back about 2.1gs
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BE A MAN and buy 3 ultrasharp 24 inchers lol. Only put you back about 2.1gs
Unless you get 2407s like i did
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Samsung T240HD are on sale.

Or you can go Dell which have theirs on for 199.

x3 I think you can do this easily.

You never named your DVI monitor if its cheaper then any combination above then you have your answer.
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