New 27" imac triple monitor setup

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dan1942, May 19, 2011.

  1. dan1942 macrumors newbie

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    Ok I am getting ready to order my first mac and I while be getting the 27" imac 3.4 i7. I want to be able to also hook up my 2 26" monitors to it as well which only allow 1080p so am I safe getting mini DP to HDMI cable (monitors have HDMI ports)?? will everything work or do I need some additional cables or software.
    Thanks!
    Dan
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    mDP to HDMI adapters are fine, they can do 1920x1080. Don't get them from Apple though, you can get them from for 10$ each from eBay (I have one and it works flawlessly).
     
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  4. olindacat macrumors member

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    20" Cin+ 1 other

    Hellhammer: how can I connect my 20" ACD as well as a new 27" NEC PAC271W? I am have had two running off the iMac. Can the card handle all three?
     
  5. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Easily.
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Yes. If the monitor has display port, you definitely want to use that, because if not, you have to buy a pretty expensive adapter. It can still be done though.
     
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  8. olindacat macrumors member

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    20" acd

    My 20" ACD has a big cable coming from out of it that connects to (I think) a Mini-DVI video output port. The cable splits into a USB, FW400, power supply, and this mini-DVI port. Question is: can I connect this, and a new NEC monitor to the new 2011 iMac and exactly how?
     

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