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Hackintosh with Dual 27" Cinema Display possible?

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Hi guys,

I successfully built an awesome hackintosh with i7-2600, 16 GB RAM, GA Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard and an HD 6870 1 GB video card. The video card has 2 x DisplayPort connectors, in addition to DVI and VGA. I already have a 27" Cinema Display (non thunderbolt) -- which I bought for this setup, and my cousin is willing to sell me his older 27" Cinema Display (non thunderbolt) as well for a good price. Now I have two aweseome monitors -- and I am thinking whether this will work.

I browsed the internet, but couldn't find an example of someone making this work. If I plug in each of the Cinema Displays into each of the Display ports on the HD 6870, could I get a dazzling dual monitor display at 2550x1440 on each monitor? Or am I missing something? How about if I used the lower resolution 1920x1200 24" dual monitors. Can this work?

I've become addicted to the dual monitor setup since I was a PC guy and I didn't want to pass up the opportunity to try this with my hackintosh. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 
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This is freaky, but I got the exact same setup, with a 2600k instead of a regular 2600.
On my HIS6870 2x 27" Led Cinemas run like a charm.
Also that board works as close to a real mac as possible, even the realtek nic now with the new kext.
I'd say if you need it get that 2nd screen.
 
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Bedeenje,

That's awesome!! Do you get 2560x1440 resolution on each display? I heard that the video card can only output that resolution on its' DVI and that is cannot with its displayport output. Since the LED Cinemas only take MiniDisplayPort I am assuming you have a DisplayPort to MiniDisplayPort adapter setup to each of the displays? Is this correct?

If I get the word from you I am jumping in. Mind posting a screenshot? Your setup must be gorgeous with two 27" LED Cinemas.
 
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