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August 27, 2011 12:15:55 AM

i will be building a new computer for trading markets and also gaming, my question is what video cards will allow me to run at least 4 monitors.
the information i have been reading on ATI Eyefinity and their Fire Pro cards both seem to be good choices.
The Computer will be most likely Z68 board with Intel Core i-7 2600K with at least 8gb Ram with ssd drive.
1. what Card would you recommend for 4 displays with extended screen use?
2. also what would i need to connect all the monitors up with this One Card?
Cost is a concern, but if i can find a few choices with good performance for 4 displays for under $ 250, i will
be within my budget.
Thanks for your input and Expertise.
Anyone can also send email to me elaborating about any good choices and any info partaining to this type of setup.

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a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2011 12:31:32 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Graphics & Displays by Tecmo34
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a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2011 12:52:12 AM

Well Firepro are great workstation cards whose drivers are optimized for OpenGL applications so do not make good gaming cards

this is also an essential read for an Eyefinity user
http://sites.amd.com/cn/Documents/48404B_ATI_Eyefinity_...


I am not familiar with what ATI cards support quad eyefinity so hopefully
somebody else can answer that
I assume they would be the HD 68xx and HD 69xx series

hopefully a HD 6850 or HD 6950 can do it to keep costs down
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August 27, 2011 1:46:30 AM

king smp said:
Well Firepro are great workstation cards whose drivers are optimized for OpenGL applications so do not make good gaming cards

this is also an essential read for an Eyefinity user
http://sites.amd.com/cn/Documents/48404B_ATI_Eyefinity_...


I am not familiar with what ATI cards support quad eyefinity so hopefully
somebody else can answer that
I assume they would be the HD 68xx and HD 69xx series

hopefully a HD 6850 or HD 6950 can do it to keep costs down



Thanks for that Link King smp, i am reading through it, i am still lost on what would be the best card for my needs, and what all i will need to connect the card to 4 displays for extended screen use.
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a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2011 1:58:07 AM

Get a 6950 AMD.
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August 27, 2011 2:03:20 AM

Thanks christop, i will look into that one.
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August 27, 2011 2:19:39 AM

looks like this one may be a good choice if i can catch it on sale somewhere, currently it's $ 289

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there is a video on this one at newegg, and it sure looks like by what they are saying from that source it is
great choice, But i am still up for more suggestions, anything that would help me in knowing what all i need to
connect 4 displays to one card info, prices for any items involved, i really am not up to date on this new technology and what the best solution is for what i have described, so please your input is needed.
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a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2011 2:27:12 AM

Asus is a great company
makes good cards from all reviews
the DC II cooling system is supposed to be great
just make sure the connectors work with the monitors you have
it would help to have a monitor with display port
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August 27, 2011 2:43:06 AM

Thanks King smp, i was liking what they were saying about this card, aside from how large it is.
i also chose an Asus motherboard, but i have been stuck on the video card matter.
i'll try and find good choices for connectors and make sure monitor has display port.
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August 28, 2011 12:30:56 PM

Thanks for All replies to this thread, i am on the right track with what i need to purchase for this setup.
i will be checking prices on all the components for this build over the next weeks before deciding to buy,
maybe i can catch some on sale, the following items are on my list to purchase for the build, if Anyone sees
any issues in putting all this together, please post here in this thread, i would appreciate your thoughts and suggestions on compatibility and any better choices of components.



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a c 271 U Graphics card
August 28, 2011 2:20:27 PM

You ought to take that post over to the 'System - New Build' forum.
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August 28, 2011 3:05:37 PM

ok, i am not sure how to do it, i am new to this forum, at first i was asking on video card suggestions but now it seems i am asking more on system build like you are suggesting.
it's up to you if you want to move this thread.
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August 28, 2011 3:54:30 PM

Best answer selected by optionman31601.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
August 28, 2011 5:13:04 PM

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