Hello all im going all out on this comptuer gonna cost around $7000 im going wit the new Asus Mother board the X58 but im wanting to get some sick performance outta the main 30" monitor. im gonna be running 2 4870x2s on the MB for the 30" but i wanna add two 20"s could i add another 4870x2 for those two monitors? there are 3 PCIE Slots on the b oard. if i cant or if there is a better way could yall plz help me out thx.
Yep, go check out the homebuilder forum and build yourself a God-box for less than $2-3,000.
As for running three 4870x2's, can't say I've come across anybody trying this yet on the X58's but then I don't know if there's any drivers out there that would support it (ie make it even slightly worth while ). You might have better luck finding that out over at the xtremesystems.org boards.
2) You can get a USB to VGA Adapter, or USB to DVI Adapter that will allow you to add an extra monitor to your computer
via any USB2.0 Port. You can also add multiple extra monitors by using multiple adapters. This is a great option for viewing
documents, surfing the web, using Microsoft Office and many other business tasks. This is not a good option for intense
graphical situations such as HDTV, Blu-ray, Gaming and 3D / CAD Workstation applications. For those types of scenarios,
it is highly recommended that you purchase a high-powered multi-monitor workstation or a Matrox Dual or Triple Head2Go.
3) You can replace or add an extra video card to your existing computer, depending on how many monitors you wish to support.
Although this sounds easy enough, this is a rather complex solution for a beginner, especially when trying to find a compatible
graphics card. For this reason, I am going to write an entirely seperate post on that topic and will link to it here, very soon.
Once you have your multiple monitor system set up and ready to use, you will need to enable all of your monitors in
your “Display Properties” Control Panel. Here is a great link to a complete and animated walkthrough of how to enable
your multiple monitors in Windows.