Hey guys, I am looking to add 2 more monitors to my setup, but I am also wanting to get another video card. I have been out of the loop for a while, but apparently they are selling hardly any 5850s anymore. Why is that?! If anyone can find a link to one, I would appreciate it. Anyways, If I add another card to my setup, how would i go about connecting the monitors? (I have absolutley no experience in dual video cards.) I am running a i7 950, 12 gb of RAM, and a 5850. Thanks!
Most 5850s came with a DP port. Assuming you have a DP or mini-DP port on your 5850, you can hook 3 monitors to the one you have and add the additional card (if you can find one) at any time. You will need a display port to DVI or HDMI adapter depending on the monitors you have. You plug two of the monitors into the DVI connections (or one to the HDMI and one to the DVI) and the third using the display port to DVI or HDMI adapter.