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December 22, 2011 2:44:25 PM

Hi All,

I am not a gamer. I need help selecting a graphics card. I need a card that will support 3-4 monitors (desktop) at 1920x1200, or some high resolution. I am a scientific programmer and need a card that likes to display FFT's, graphs, etc. with Matlab and other visual program material. Can anyone help? This is the last component I need to have a complete "scientific" build. TIA,
Chuck
a c 175 U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 2:51:57 PM

chuck??? :lol: 

In what budget? And can you give detail specs of the rest of the components? Like Motherboard, CPU, PSU, Case, etc.
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December 22, 2011 9:45:53 PM

I'm sorry for not giving all the info in my initial post. My budget is about $250-$300. I currently have in my possession or on order:

-- Asus P8Z68-V/Gen3 MoBo
-- Cooler Master HAF full tower 932 Advanced case
-- Asus 120 GB S511 SSD
-- Corsair HX850W Pwr Supply
-- Intel Core i7-2600K CPU
-- Lite-On IHAS424-98 DVD/CD
-- 16 GB (4x4gb) Corsair DDR3 memory
-- Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler
-- Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 SATA III HDD

This is my first build. I just need a graphics card and 3 monitors to finish up and get building! Thanks for your help!
Chuck
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December 22, 2011 10:12:00 PM

Why do you have such a crazy PSU if you don't even need one high-end card?

Go AMD for sure, as Eyefinity's just generally nicer.
Hold on for GPU.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 10:40:25 PM

The IGP on your CPU can handle 2 monitors as can any low end discrete card. You don't need to spend more than $40 or so.
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