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6 Monitors with 1 desktop-which video card?

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December 7, 2010 6:39:45 PM

Alright, I am starting to get ready to build my own desktop. I am somewhat computer literate and have some of the hardware picked out already, but I'm not sure which video card(s) I need to get. Basically I will be running 6 monitors off of this desktop but I will not be gaming, its only for trading (TradeStation). The hardware I have picked out so far is;

Case- XCLIO Blackhawk Black Finish 0.8 mm SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Full Tower Extreme Cooling Computer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103026


Power Supply- CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

CPU- Intel Core i7 Processor i7-950 3.06GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU
http://bit.ly/fvbYlp

or

Intel Core i7-875K Lynnfield 2.93GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Unlocked Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116368

Ram- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory x2 for 16 gigs total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM

DIAMOND XtremeSound XS51 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

Mobo-?

Heat Sinks-?

Video Card(s)-?


So, I am just wondering if I need to buy multiple mid-tier graphics cards (say 2 for each monitor) or 1 high end card. Again, not gaming, but I need all screens to function quickly without much delay (Tradestation can be computational intensive with some of the things I am doing with it). Also, if you see anything else wrong with my others specs, or know of a good mobo and/or if I would need a heatsink with this setup, please let me know as well. Finally, my budget for just the tower is 1500, and right now with what I have it looks like about 850.
December 7, 2010 7:02:18 PM

That card does look like nice, but somewhat pricey at around 550. Would the 2 graphics cards be less or about the same? Again, I'm not gaming on my machine at all, it just needs to run a fair amount of mathematical computations as well as being on 6 screens.
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December 7, 2010 7:15:36 PM

melcor said:
That card does look like nice, but somewhat pricey at around 550. Would the 2 graphics cards be less or about the same? Again, I'm not gaming on my machine at all, it just needs to run a fair amount of mathematical computations as well as being on 6 screens.


550 ? -- from the Newegg link I posted the sapphire version is $349 - $30 MIR so only $320

The prices have dropped considerably since the 6xxx series cards have been released.
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December 7, 2010 7:17:54 PM

That is much more reasonable. Thank you very much for your help!
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