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Video Card Help Needed (Multi Monitor)

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June 28, 2013 5:56:22 AM

Hey Everyone,

I am trying to solve this issue, and I know I will order the wrong thing, so I am coming to the experts...

My Current Situation:
I am currently running 2 NVS 295 video cards that support 4 monitors. I am a day trader, so no gaming...just charts. The NVS cards each have 2 display ports, and that's their only connectors.

My Desired Situation:
I am about to purchase four 27 inch monitors that run 2560x1440. These monitors only come with a "dual link DVI" port and a "VGA" port. So I am assuming I will want to use the dual link DVI connection. But my current video cards only have display port connections, and after reading around (I'm still fuzzy on it), I have read that these 2 signals are different, and can't be converted. But I have also read that they can.

So I am wanting to know if I can use my current video cards with an adapter, and if not, what video card/s you recommend to support these 4 monitors?



Links:

-This thread mentioned the issue of dual link dvi to display port, but I didn't understand the conclusion.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/379895-33-display-por...

-This adapter seems to fit, but the warnings in the description have me wondering if the signal will pass through to my video cards.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&...

June 28, 2013 6:53:52 AM

byogamingpc said:
Grab an HD 7970 http://amzn.to/126PUAU and this one is a great buy with a nice cooler on it. You can use the 2 DVI connectors and then grab 2 of these Active Display Adapters http://amzn.to/11S9yMh which will give you 2 more DVI connections.

Update: You must use active adapters or they will not work.


Is there a card with a little less firepower (cheaper) that you would recommend?



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June 28, 2013 7:09:08 AM

byogamingpc said:
Grab an HD 7970 http://amzn.to/126PUAU and this one is a great buy with a nice cooler on it. You can use the 2 DVI connectors and then grab 2 of these Active Display Adapters http://amzn.to/11S9yMh which will give you 2 more DVI connections.

Update: You must use active adapters or they will not work.



Also, that adapter you listed is a single link. I would need a double link, for the higher resolution...and that over doubles the price of the adapter
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