Alienware M17 R3 Full HD 3D with Acer Xb240H


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Dec 8, 2015
I am expecting my Alienware 17 R3 before Christmas and want to connect that to my Acer XB240H. I am looking at various options to connect these two to get the best Full HD 3D experience.

Here are my assumptions:

1) Acer XB240H supports 1920x1080 @ 144Hz only through the DVI port and not through HDMI port.

2) Alienware 17 R3 supports USB 3.1 Type C but not (mini) DisplayPort which is available in earlier versions.

I searched to find an adapter which could directly connect this two devices but couldn't find any. Note that I live in India and Amazon does not ship several cables to India. So my options are pretty limited.

Here is a potentially complex scenario that I could conceive with all parts that can be shipped to India

USB3.1 > DisplayPort - > DVI (dual-link)

1) VisionTek Products USB 3.1 Type C to Displayport Adapter (900817) OR USB 3.1 Type C to DP, KuGi ® high quality USB 3.1 Type C to DisplayPort DP 4K UHD External Video Graphics Adapter

2) Accell Dual-Link Adapter or DisplayPort to DVI Video Adapter Converter Cable - M/M

3) Cable Matters DVI-D Dual Link Cable with Ferrites 6 Feet, 100% Bare Copper

Will this option work? I know it sound ridiculous, but given my location constraints and my limited knowledge of cables, this is the best route I could conceive.

Anyone got a better opinion?