I'm looking for this ASAP.. As cheap as i can go for while still maintaining quality, as in, i wont be using this for much gaming at all but i still want it to perform well and maintain well. Its main use is for work. I'm personally a fan of evga but whatever else is quality works for me. I currently have 1 19" acer, and another 20" acer using both dvi slots in my current 8800gt. My question, If i get an LED monitor with hdmi, could i setup the hdmi through my video card and have the 2 acers still using DVI as a 3 way setup? OR will i need a video card with 3 DVI slots? Which would be the best video card option for my case? I prefer Nvidia.
I'm looking at a new monitor as well (the third monitor) LED i suppose, 23-24 inches at least budget not to excede $300. PSU is not an issue.
^^^ what he said. You need a DisplayPort for a 3 way monitor setup.
BTW, I wouldn't bother with a PCIe x1 card. I think it's better a hd5850 or 5870, so you can also use eyefinity.
Else just buy a new mobo that supports sli.
You definitely need an ATI 5xxx card with displayport to use three monitors. There is an inherent limitation in the DVI/HDMI technology that doesn't allow for more than 2 monitors using those types of ports on a single graphics card.
To avoid the adapter mousemonkey mentioned, I would suggest going with a monitor that has a displayport...port.