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Displayport question for 6 monitors, will this setup work?

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January 31, 2014 10:33:38 AM

The main question is will the club3d displayport hub work with those monitors below and graphics card ok? I read some reviews that were not so good and wanted to double check. Thank you!

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card ($579.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($20.44 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($20.44 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($20.44 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($177.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($177.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($177.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($177.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($177.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($177.58 @ Newegg)
Other: 3x Dual LCD Monitor Desk Stand/Mount Free Standing, Holds Vertical 2 Screens up to 27" ~ (by VIVO) ($218.97)
Other: Club3d Displayport Hub 1 in 3 out ($89.99)
Total: $3231.32
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a b C Monitor
January 31, 2014 10:39:05 AM

That card supports 4 monitors, you need x2 crossfire.
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a b C Monitor
January 31, 2014 10:43:45 AM

The R9 290x supports only 4 Monitors, you may have to add another one, but that will be way too costly. I suggest you to get 2 x 280x cards. That would be fine.
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a b C Monitor
January 31, 2014 10:45:50 AM

That's a good point.
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a b C Monitor
January 31, 2014 10:53:36 AM

giantbucket said:
get yourself a VisionTek HD7870 Eyefinity card. support 6 screens, all DP outputs. ok, miniDP, but your monitors do DP input.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Will it give a good resolution and good performance when you compare to R9 200 series ?
If so it should be worth a shot I will also look into this and recommend ppl !!
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a b C Monitor
January 31, 2014 10:57:12 AM

performance for gaming? probably not. no SINGLE card can do good gaming across 6 screens, at least not any card that's currently made. maybe in 5 years, but not today.

cards like that VisionTek are meant for productivity, working on many apps across many windows, so in that case yeah it should be perfectly great for it. only reason I don't own one is cuz none of my monitors have DP inputs.
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a b C Monitor
January 31, 2014 10:59:58 AM

giantbucket said:
performance for gaming? probably not. no SINGLE card can do good gaming across 6 screens, at least not any card that's currently made. maybe in 5 years, but not today.

cards like that VisionTek are meant for productivity, working on many apps across many windows, so in that case yeah it should be perfectly great for it. only reason I don't own one is cuz none of my monitors have DP inputs.


Good to know thanks !! So you can use it for other purpose apart from gaming ;) 
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a b C Monitor
January 31, 2014 11:03:05 AM

blasphemy, I know :p 
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January 31, 2014 11:12:06 AM

I was reading with the Displayport 1.2 technology that card would be able to run 6 monitors. http://www.pugetsystems.com/parts/Video-Card/AMD-Radeon... see this link for example about the Radeon r9 290x specs. I would work on 6 screens, but only game on 1 maybe 3 monitors if I ever found a game that made sense for that. Thanks for your answers.
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January 31, 2014 11:29:18 AM

Maybe I should drop this displayport stuff and just crossfire or SLI 2 cards. I saw some good benchmarks on 2 sli GeForce 760's, maybe I should go for that? If I did what power supply would you recommend minimum?
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a b C Monitor
January 31, 2014 11:34:30 AM

answertime said:
Maybe I should drop this displayport stuff and just crossfire or SLI 2 cards. I saw some good benchmarks on 2 sli GeForce 760's, maybe I should go for that? If I did what power supply would you recommend minimum?


Yes you can SLI 2 GTX 760, the powersupply required is 750W, the one you have is more than enough !! Good Luck !!
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January 31, 2014 11:45:34 AM

Thanks, any better idea for 2 cards to put together for lets say around $700 to run 6 monitors easily?
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January 31, 2014 3:23:59 PM

Rams Anirudh said:
I would suggest you 2 x GTX 770 by EVGA. This is the best company when it comes to Nvidia GPUs ---> http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42770k...

Still your 850W PSU will be good for it.
Worth every penny !! Good Luck :) 



Hey Rams, thanks for your answer. Why not a 4gb version?
GIGABYTE GV-N770WF3-4GD GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support WindForce 3X 450W Video Card
Its about the same price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b C Monitor
January 31, 2014 3:31:12 PM

I would suggest you to stick with EVGA, because when it comes to Nvidia its always preferred. If you go with 4GB EVGA it is around $420 +
So it should go nearly to $850, I suggested 2GB because it comes under $700
EVGA has a lots of advantages over other cards in Nvidia, its better to use and see ;) 
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February 1, 2014 9:31:11 AM

Thanks, for some reason it won't let me pick that as a solution I'll try again later.

I do have another question though: plugging 3 monitors in each card will easily allow me 6 screens to work on right? What about gaming? How many screens can I get for that? I only care about 1 just curious.

Also, my motherboard has all sorts of video out ports. Can you use both and theoretically go up to 8 or so monitors? Just curious how that works. Thanks!
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a b C Monitor
February 1, 2014 10:00:51 AM

If you connect GPU you will not be able to get o/p from motherboard, you can connect 3 monitors on each GPU and that would be fine.
Regarding games with this GTX 770 SLI you can play with maxed out settings on 3 monitors with no issues
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February 1, 2014 10:05:10 AM

Rams Anirudh said:
If you connect GPU you will not be able to get o/p from motherboard, you can connect 3 monitors on each GPU and that would be fine.
Regarding games with this GTX 770 SLI you can play with maxed out settings on 3 monitors with no issues


You are the man Rams, thanks. So this is my final setup. I'm a bit nervous to go forward without a few people taking a look at it, would you mind making sure this is good to go?

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($347.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($347.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($20.53 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($20.53 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($20.53 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.00 @ B&H)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.00 @ B&H)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.00 @ B&H)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.00 @ B&H)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.00 @ B&H)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.00 @ B&H)
Other: 3x Dual LCD Monitor Desk Stand/Mount Free Standing, Holds Vertical 2 Screens up to 27" ~ (by VIVO) ($218.97)
Other: Club3d Displayport Hub 1 in 3 out ($89.99)
Total: $3145.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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a b C Monitor
February 1, 2014 10:32:59 AM

Everything seems to be fine, but personally I would recommend G-Skill RAM to everybody. I think you can get G Skill Trident RAM, they are really good when it comes to the field of memory
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a b C Monitor
February 1, 2014 10:45:36 AM

Rams Anirudh said:
If you connect GPU you will not be able to get o/p from motherboard, you can connect 3 monitors on each GPU and that would be fine.
Regarding games with this GTX 770 SLI you can play with maxed out settings on 3 monitors with no issues


Incorrect. It IS possible to use mobo outputs plus graphics card. Just a bios setting. It's so easy it amazes me that so many people think it's NOT possible.
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a b C Monitor
February 1, 2014 10:53:38 AM

giantbucket said:
Rams Anirudh said:
If you connect GPU you will not be able to get o/p from motherboard, you can connect 3 monitors on each GPU and that would be fine.
Regarding games with this GTX 770 SLI you can play with maxed out settings on 3 monitors with no issues


Incorrect. It IS possible to use mobo outputs plus graphics card. Just a bios setting. It's so easy it amazes me that so many people think it's NOT possible.


By default it doesn't right. Okay good to know. Thanks :)  It would be nice if you give the way for that here bec the post owner would like to if he can use both. When it comes to display settings I am not an expert. So I would like to know as well
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February 1, 2014 11:04:16 AM

giantbucket said:
Rams Anirudh said:
If you connect GPU you will not be able to get o/p from motherboard, you can connect 3 monitors on each GPU and that would be fine.
Regarding games with this GTX 770 SLI you can play with maxed out settings on 3 monitors with no issues

Incorrect. It IS possible to use mobo outputs plus graphics card. Just a bios setting. It's so easy it amazes me that so many people think it's NOT possible.


Hey giantbucket, can you please help me out? Maybe I only need 1 card with 3 or 4 video outs and I can use the other ports on my motherboard then? Please look below:

The motherboard has these ports already:
1 x HDMI-Out Port
1 x HDMI-In Port
1 x DisplayPort
Video Ports 1 DVI
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a b C Monitor
February 1, 2014 11:58:06 AM

typically you can use 2 of the 3 or 4 ports on your mobo, just whichever two are most convenient (though with some motherboards, certain combinations are not allowed - check your mobo manual)

by default, as soon as you plug in a graphics card, the bios disables the onboard, so you go back into bios and make integrated graphics primary (this keeps in enabled). you may need to look for the setting - it's either easy to find or it's in the "northbridge" section of the bios settings.

if you want to game using 6 monitors, good luck and hope you have deep pockets. and I don't know how well things would work if you use onboard plus a card to run 6 monitors but only game on 1 of those monitors. I use multi-monitors for work only, and have a separate machine for gaming.

you could do: 2 from mobo, 4 from GTX770 (might need a DP-DVI adapter).
or you could do: 2 from mobo, 1 from GTX770, 3 from GT640 (keep the GTX770 as the sole gaming card/monitor)
or: 2 from mobo, 4 from GT640, don't bother with heavy gaming (game, but play on low settings)
or: 2 from GTX770, 4 from GT640
or, or, or....

there's TONS of possible combinations. but usually people who want to do 6-monitors nowadays are either doing only work or have MASSIVE cash for crazy gaming.

question is - what's more important? many screens, or gaming? currently it's hard to blend both without dropping large cash.
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February 1, 2014 12:00:33 PM


Hey giantbucket, thanks again. The most important thing is to work on 6 monitors. I do stock trading and other things like video editing etc. I do game, but I only care to game on 1 of the 6 and want the thing to run top notch at least. Hope that clears it up!
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a b C Monitor
February 1, 2014 12:05:06 PM

oh. well, um, that's easy. there was another thread by DBell02, similar case for trading across 6 screens. I trade forex across 8, so I know where you're coming from! like myself and DBell02, you might end up having separate machines - one for trading, one for games.

read this thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2001509/monitors...
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February 1, 2014 1:48:25 PM

giantbucket said:
oh. well, um, that's easy. there was another thread by DBell02, similar case for trading across 6 screens. I trade forex across 8, so I know where you're coming from! like myself and DBell02, you might end up having separate machines - one for trading, one for games.

read this thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2001509/monitors...


Interesting thread thanks. I still want to rock 1 unit for everything. Its a challenge, but I think we can do it somehow!
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