Triple monitor setup

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JonL12345, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. JonL12345 macrumors regular

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    I want to have an iMac 27" hooked up two DELL U2311H monitors. One is to have another screen for my iMac and the other is for my PC.

    The idea is to have this setup:

    DELL showing PC -- iMac 17" -- DELL showing 2nd screen for iMac

    When I move the mouse off the left screen, I want to have it then start operating my separate PC (not a Parallels version). The keyboard should switch too.

    What cables and software do I need to buy to have this setup?

    Thanks,

    Jon
     
  2. mikeytrend macrumors member

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    The PC is going to vary based on the graphics card, but I'm guessing you've got that one figured out. As for the iMac, you can buy:

    - Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter
    - Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter
    - Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort

    To hook up the monitor and then I would look into Synergy to use the same keyboard/mouse across the PC and Mac.
     
  3. Raima, Apr 17, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2013

    Raima macrumors 6502

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    Can you clarify "my seperate PC"?

    Do you have another PC physical box, or are you running something like Fusion 5 accessing Bootcamp?
     
  4. JonL12345 thread starter macrumors regular

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