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Chossing 3 monitor graphic card HELP Please!

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March 7, 2010 6:51:03 PM

Hi,

Pulling the hair out of head with this one. I just finished building my first build and am having a problem finding the right card. My main concern is to build a very QUITE computer. So, I think my best bet would be to install a card without a fan? I do have 3 montiors that I want to use. I do some vedio editing and don't play any games, but am looking to get the best quality picture on my main 27 inch monitor.

Any recommendation would be highly appreciated.

Here is what I got:
1 - Samsung Sync Master P277OHD (27inch - 1920x1080)
2 - Samsung Sync Master 225BW (22 inch - 1680x1050)

Here is my build:
Corsair TX750W power supply
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 -motherboard with 2 pci express slots
i860 cpu 775socket
4GB ddr3 ram
WD Black Hard drive.
a c 130 U Graphics card
March 7, 2010 7:21:04 PM

Quiet? There's a new HD5750 coming out from Powercolor that is fanless.
a c 79 U Graphics card
March 7, 2010 7:29:22 PM

since none of those monitors has displayport input, be prepared to buy an adapter..

either get a simple DP-to-VGA adapter ($20) or powered DP-to-DVI adapter ($100)

edit because to drive 3 monitors from a single card, u have to use the dp output. u CANT use 2 dvi and hdmi... either one of each, or 2 dvi and dp...
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March 7, 2010 8:45:43 PM

The HD5750 looks like it would work, but if I understand this correctly I need an adapter in order to run my 3 monitors from it ? DP to VGA for $20 makes the most sence or just go with 2 cards to run 3 monitors??
a b U Graphics card
March 7, 2010 8:57:11 PM

Id get a HD 5450 like sabot00 suggests, you don't need the extra graphical power of a HD 5750 so you can save some money there. Two cards will work if you don't want to go through the hassle of finding an adapter, as long as your motherboard has two PCIE slots and your PSU can handle the load, which should not be that much of a problem.
a c 79 U Graphics card
March 7, 2010 9:49:39 PM

DeeMan2 said:
The HD5750 looks like it would work, but if I understand this correctly I need an adapter in order to run my 3 monitors from it ? DP to VGA for $20 makes the most sence or just go with 2 cards to run 3 monitors??

if you get the 5450 that sabot linked, you won't need adapers, since that card has vga (d-sub), dvi, and hdmi. I was referring to the usuall output setup of 2dvi's, hdmi and dp.(that is normally found on higher end cards like 5700 and up..). so yeah, keep your eye on the outputs...
March 7, 2010 11:59:13 PM

The only thing stopping me from considering the 5450 is the rating is no so good on new egg. Says it flickers and buzzes. That would drive me nut while I am editing video.
a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2010 1:46:56 AM

Do not worry, the first 5450 I linked is only down because there's only 2 reviews & one of them is a "tech knowledge - high" ****** who is so lazy that he won't read a review & instead dumps his retard sauce onto a review.
If you look at his review it says "0 out of 4 people found this review helpful".
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