Four monitors two video card setup question

I'm helping my dad build a new computer and he wants to be able to run four monitors in vista. Since he's only planning on using it for stock trading and whatnot we decided on two cheap GeForce 7300LE's. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814127269 What I'm wondering is, when looking for a motherboard with two PCIe x16 slots, does it matter if it says that it's SLI or Crossfire compatible if we're not planning on running it in SLI or Crossfire mode? So in other words, would either this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138059 or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131095 work fine and still be able to display four monitors? Or if anyone has any other suggestions for a cheapish motherboard that would work well I'm open to suggestions. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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  1. you can do that with any video cards really, right now i'm running 3 monitors (could do 4 but not enough desk space) with an agp card and a pci card
  2. No it doesn't matter. I've built a PC for stock trading with 6 monitors. You can use any video cards (they doesn't have to be of the same type) and any MB with two PCI-E. I would even suggest you use a P965 or P35 with two slots, because the bandwidth won't affect the cards (one of the slots is only x4) they aren't to expensive, very stable and don't use a lot of power.

    BTW: if you'll want to add more monitors in the future you can either get a special card like the Nvidia NVS440 or you can just add a PCI (not PCI-E) card.

    GL
    Uri
  3. Thanks for the responses! That's rather relieving to hear, I haven't had any experiences with more than one video card myself so I wasn't sure how everything would pan out or if I could run two standard nVidia cards on a Crossfire board.
  4. uri said:
    No it doesn't matter. I've built a PC for stock trading with 6 monitors. You can use any video cards (they doesn't have to be of the same type) and any MB with two PCI-E. I would even suggest you use a P965 or P35 with two slots, because the bandwidth won't affect the cards (one of the slots is only x4) they aren't to expensive, very stable and don't use a lot of power.

    BTW: if you'll want to add more monitors in the future you can either get a special card like the Nvidia NVS440 or you can just add a PCI (not PCI-E) card.

    GL
    Uri


    hi everybody
    i know it's an old topic but i have aproject and i want to know how can i split the desktop over the four monitors

    thank you
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