Need Help With Adding 3rd Monitor

Here are screen shots of the specs I currently have. I am currently running 1 monitor via VGA and 1 monitor via HDMI.

http://tinypic.com/r/6zpls9/7

http://tinypic.com/r/287luom/7

Not sure on what graphic card or what I would need to extend my desktop onto 3 monitors.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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  1. are you looking to play games or spread applications accross all three monitors?

    EDIT-
    These are your four basic options given your system
    1- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815297001&cm_re=usb_video-_-15-297-001-_-Product this is the cheapest and least effective option. It should let you add a third monitor, but it will not be a good option at all really unless you want just a simple quick fix to browse the internet and such.

    2- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815106011&Tpk=matrox%20triple this is a slightly better option, but given your system runs onboard video I doubt it is a good idea either.

    3- Any ATI 5000 or 6000 series video card, most likely something above a 5750. You will need either a monitor that takes displayport or buy an active displayport to dvi converter. Given the resolution of your first monitor, I wouldn't reccomend anything below a 5870 or a 6970 if you are gaming across all three, maybe even a 5970. With these you will definately need to improve the cooling in your system, as well as purchasing a new power supply because 300 watts will not be enough. I do not suggest nVidia because I beleive you need more than 1 card to hook up three monitors.

    4- If it is for non gaming applications I would reccomend getting a workstation graphics card that can support 3 or more monitors. These can be quite pricey, but I do not know enough about these to comment.
  2. one more thing, if you go with option 3, you will also most likely need a bigger case...
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