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need help picking a graphics card for a NON-GAMING multi-monitor setup

Hi everyone, I need some help upgrading. My build from last year

MSI A88X-G45 Gaming Motherboard
AMD A10- 7870K 3.9G Processor
2x8 (16G Total) G. Skill DDR3 2133 PC3 17000 RAM
100G San disk SSD hard drive (For operating system)
1T WD HD
Corsair H55 Water Cooler
Corsair CX500 power supply
window 10

I do not game, I mostly use this for stock trading, business/ school stuff, web surfing/ MS Office ect. I currently do not have a graphics card and I am using dual monitors. Nothing fancy HP W201d and a Compaq WF1907. Both monitors have DVI and VGA connections. I want to add a 3rd monitor and maybe in the future also connect to my LG 42in TV(HDMI). The new monitor will be around 20in like the HP and have DVI/ VGA connections. I think I need to add a graphics card as I am asking a lot from the onboard graphics now. From what I have been able to read I do not need a super powerful graphic card for my use but do need something with enough port. I was thinking of doing two EVGA GT 710 but if I have 2 cards do I have to crossfire/ SLI them together if I am using multiple monitors? Is there an advantage/ disadvantage to bridging 2 cards? Should I just buy one card instead? I am trying to stay as cheap as possible. will this EVGA card work? what would any of you do? Thanks in advance for any help
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  1. Best answer
    Get an AMD r7 250 and run them in dual graphics mode and get two monitors in delicated GPU and one in onboard you will see massuve increase in fps if you game but in day to day life you won't see even a small change.
  2. saksham_1 said:
    Get an AMD r7 250 and run them in dual graphics mode and get two monitors in delicated GPU and one in onboard you will see massuve increase in fps if you game but in day to day life you won't see even a small change.


    So I would only need one AMD R7 250? does brand matter much? Thanks for your help
  3. bigcasino75 said:
    saksham_1 said:
    Get an AMD r7 250 and run them in dual graphics mode and get two monitors in delicated GPU and one in onboard you will see massuve increase in fps if you game but in day to day life you won't see even a small change.


    So I would only need one AMD R7 250? does brand matter much? Thanks for your help


    Brand doesn't matter.Both AMD and NVIDIA are good.You need only r7 250.
  4. If you aren't gaming any GPU would work fine, you dont need to use SLI or crossfire, a GT 710 would work just as well as a R7 250
  5. Thanks guys, so I will look at getting a r7 250 or GT 710 or something similar
  6. It's upon your budget.Let me tell you one thing if you will buy r7 250 you will be able to take advantage of your apu.But if you will take gt710 you cant.Butboth will do the job.In my opinion go for r7 250 and if you are low on budget get a r7 240 it also good.(ONLY IF YOU'RE LOW ON BUDGET).And with your mentioned specs it looks like a gaming machine.
  7. no this is not a for gaming. I use it for stock trading futures, commodities, options also for doing school work, web surfing and small business so it is really all about multitasking to me. I want 3 screens so I can have my portfolio on one, watch a video or stream on another while I am doing a word doc or surfing on the third.
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