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How do I set up 2 monitors + 1 TV screen to my computer?

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Hello all, I am building my first computer very soon and I want to have a 2 monitor + 1 TV set up. But I am unsure about how to go about it. Maybe you guys can help me out!

I currently have a Samsung LN32B460 32" TV and an Asus VH232H 23" monitor.

I am planning on purchasing one more monitor (would also take suggestions as to what monitor I should get to compliment this set up...looking for another 23"!)

This is also my current parts list for my computer build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($136.63 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-P12 PWM 120mm Fan ($17.95 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.87 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1373.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-23 12:12 EDT-0400)

Thank you for your help!!
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It definitely has the potential, just plug each monitor to the DVI ports and your TV to the HDMI port and you should be able to just set it up via the Windows display properties box. Most of these setups are plug and play.
If not, there should be some kind of program to help you out that may be included with the installation disc for your video card. Since this is a GeForce based card, I don't know if Nvidia might have included it on the installation disc or if there's any software you can download from their site.

I should only figure there is, multiple displays are becoming increasingly popular. Many years back I had my old ATI Sapphire card running dual monitors and my TV. Though ATI had software that helped emulate this, I never really used it. Just set up the screens and placements on the Windows display properties box.

As for the other monitor, it'd probably be best to try and get another of the Asus monitor you have. That'll ensure the picture looks the same and you won't have any issue with color matching and contrast, etc. If you can't find your model for some reason and you're going to be incredibly picky about contrast ratio or anything, go ahead and just get whatever 23' that has similar specs to your Asus and you shouldn't notice any difference.

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