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Advice on a graphics card to support three monitors

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January 6, 2014 1:26:33 PM

I would be greatly appreciative if the community could help me out with advice regarding getting a new graphics card to support three monitors. I would be interested in purchasing it as soon as possible ideallly not spending more than £150 uk money more if necessary but hopefully not.

At the moment my set up pc wise is as follows

COOLERMASTER ELITE 310 BLUE CASE
ASUS® P8P67 (NEW REV 3.0): USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, CrossFireX™
Intel® Core™i5-2500 Quad Core
1GB ATI RADEON™ HD5670 - DVI,HDMI,VGA
450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan

I understand from various posts I have read at this forum and elsewhere that this graphics card is useless even if i use a active displayport adapter in the dvi port of the 5670 can anybody confirm this ?

my three monitor setup is a bit of a mixture my main monitor is an 20" asus monitor which is at least five years old and only has a vga port, then i have two LG tvs that are of different sizes(19" and 42") that both have vga and hdmi ports on them.

I am not a gamer so gaming isnt a concern. I want to keep my asus monitor as the main screen for computer tasks,browsing etc. then maybe be able to have two different streams running on the lg tvs at the same time
a c 170 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 6, 2014 1:46:24 PM

Your MANUAL for the HD5670 will specify what combination of monitors can be used.

Since you don't game, likely any HD7000 or GTX600 series card should work fine. Perhaps an HD7770 1GB like THIS:
http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/HD7770DC1GD5V2/

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-hd7770dc1g...

VGA works via the DVI-I->VGA adapter which should be included.

(I would have recommended a slightly cheaper HD7750 but they all seemed to have only one Displayport, VGA/DVI-I, or HDMI output.)
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January 6, 2014 1:57:36 PM

Thanks for taking the time to answer my query i appreciate it I will look into what you suggested thanks again
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January 6, 2014 2:40:58 PM

do u think my 450 watt psu is ample power for either of these seies of cards ?
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