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June 22, 2012 7:16:12 PM

i would like to hook up 3 21.5" led e2260swdn monitors to a gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 mobo, intel I72600k processor, 16gb ram...so on and so forth...i have no graphics exept what the mobo provides....any suggestions on how to achieve this? connection types?

please be EXTREMELY detailed...i built this rig myself, but i am a newbie...thanks so much!!

bob

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June 22, 2012 7:20:08 PM

here is what i have


COOLMAST HAF922M HAF MINI ATX 1 104.99 104.99
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 1155 1 114.99 114.99

KINGSTON KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G DD 1 29.99 29.99
OCZTECH 600W MODXSTREAM PRO AP 1 74.99 74.99
IPSG LITE-ON 24X SATA DVDRW 1 19.99 19.99
INTEL BOX INTEL CI7 2600K 1 279.99 279.99
OCZTECH 120GB SSD VTX3 2.5 SAT 1 189.99 189.99
MS OEM WIN7 HOMEPR 64BIT SP1 O 1 99.99 99.99
KINGWIN ANTI-STATIC WRIST STRA
2tb western digital caviar greeen hdd
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June 22, 2012 7:20:09 PM

i think that is not possible without a dedicated Graphics card.
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June 22, 2012 7:30:14 PM

Integrated graphics will only support two of the three output connections.

Unless you need a fast graphics card for gaming, then almost any inexpensive graphics card will do, and supply you with two connections. Here is an example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It is not clear to me if your motherboard will support both integrated graphics and a discrete graphics card. I think it would, so you could attach two monitors to the discrete card, and one to the integrated graphics.

If, for some reason you can't support both, then just add a second pcie discrete graphics card.
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June 22, 2012 7:39:30 PM

HD3000 can only do two displays. HD4000 will do three. So for you, like others have said, you'll need a discrete card for the third. If you get a discrete card then get one that'll do three displays simultaneously and then you won't have to hassle with one of the displays being on the integrated.
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June 22, 2012 7:48:43 PM

There are some discrete cards that will handle three displays, and more are coming. But, they tend to be high end parts designed for triple monitor gaming.

Also, cards supporting three outputs seem to do so in order to handle a variety of connections, like displayport and dvi. That may require adapters if your monitors donly support conventional dvi and vga.
June 22, 2012 9:17:06 PM

to my knowledge it will support dual monitors through dedicated graphics. i would like to have three in total. so i will need a card that can run all three because dedicated graphics will not work while using a dedicated card...of course this is to the best of my knowledge.....so is there more econimical cardthan this out there?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 22, 2012 10:50:53 PM
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There is no reason you can't use two $35 or cheaper discrete cards to accomplish what you want.

In principle, there is no reason that you can't use discrete graphics and integrated graphics if you are using windows 7.
Windows 7 permits multiple graphics adapters as well as many different graphics drivers.
Sometimes the motherboard bios may have a problem, but I see no reason why it should.
My suggestion is to see how you do with one discrete card and the integrated adapter. If, it does not work as you want, then buy a second card; two cards certainly will work, I have done it before.
June 23, 2012 5:05:44 PM

geofelt said:
There is no reason you can't use two $35 or cheaper discrete cards to accomplish what you want.

In principle, there is no reason that you can't use discrete graphics and integrated graphics if you are using windows 7.
Windows 7 permits multiple graphics adapters as well as many different graphics drivers.
Sometimes the motherboard bios may have a problem, but I see no reason why it should.
My suggestion is to see how you do with one discrete card and the integrated adapter. If, it does not work as you want, then buy a second card; two cards certainly will work, I have done it before.




sounds good to me. thanks. i am gonna go buy another monitor and hook up duos for now. then in a couple weeks, pick up another and a card. can you suggest a card in that range for me? i am considering going vertical and using 4 monitors. i will add the cards as i build.

thanks for all the help!!!
June 23, 2012 5:05:56 PM

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