I'm in the process of building my own i5 system and need some advise on 'Multi display graphic cards'
I have three vga monitors, It now seems impossible to get a multi vga card and it would appear most now use dvi or hdmi.
1. If I buy a multi dvi card what is required to convert each dvi feed into vga.
Can I get away with just a dvi/vga converter (amazon 15p) on each dvi port and then continue to use my vga cables?
Will the three displays be a mirror version of each other? or is this down to the software supplied with the card?
2. Normal Graphic cards now support one vga, one dvi and one hdmi port - will the displays be mirrored or different on all displays if I connect to all three (using vga converters)
3. What type of graphics card is needed to be compatible with an i5 system - PCI or PCIE or either?
Sorry if I am making this sound confusing but it is to me and I'm hoping someone can deconfuse it for me.
please tell me what your budget is and I will try and find everything you need for you,
Do you want to game or solely just control 3 screens?
(I need it for website building I have three different sized monitors. I don't like to see an 800 wide page on a 21 inch screen so I code for three sizes of screen).
Budget I'm not sure about as I haven't started to purchase anything yet until I have all my ducks in a row.
But I think not more than £60 - I think I am somewhere in the region of £700 for the whole build if I allow another 60 for the graphics.
MSI H55-GD85 ATX motherboard
64 bit, Win 7
800gb WD SATA HD
How would I configure the two dvi ports and the display port to show differing screens, would this mean new firmware/software or does the installation software give this you this opportunity? (I am assuming it comes with installation software).
Many thanks for that article. afraid those cards are way too rich for my taste. I have to keep the cost down as low as I can having spent big money (for me that is) on the mb and cpu. a graphics card is not one of my priorities, all I need to do is see the screen to see what I'm typing. I'm hoping the USB 2 VGA leads will do the job.