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August 14, 2012 4:13:53 PM

Hello Everyone, I am just asking for what is the best video card I should buy $100-$260 to handle 3-4 monitors. (2) 23", (1) 19", and a 32" TV.
I have hooked up the 19", 23" and the 32" TV at once using (2) HIS HD 4850 cards. This ran for about a year till 1 fully died on me and the other is blue screening on me at random times. Right now I am running both 23" off of one card.
I have been doing research to see what is the best one i would want, but not sure.
My objective is to have each monitor have it own screen. For example i want to play a game on one screen, read internet on another and watch a video on another.
I know it is possible but just not sure what video card is the best for this.



My motherboard I am using is
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Video cards I am/was using is
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b C Monitor
August 14, 2012 4:20:45 PM

Hi

A HD7850 would give you excellent performance in games and the multi monitor support your after: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Though it is at the top end of your budget.

Just a side note but have your thought about your PSU being the culprit for one of your graphics cards dying and the other on its way out? Might not be the cause but just thought I'd throw it out there.

Make sure you have the CPU and PSU to handle the HD7850 if you do decide to go for it.
August 14, 2012 8:09:14 PM

What you really need is the GPU to have loads of frame buffer. The frame buffer is the amount of memory onboard the card. The more memory, the more resolution the card is capable of driving.
I would try the geforce gt 640 2gb. It will basically take the place of two cards.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 14, 2012 8:23:08 PM

Rustyy117 said:
Hi

A HD7850 would give you excellent performance in games and the multi monitor support your after: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Though it is at the top end of your budget.

Just a side note but have your thought about your PSU being the culprit for one of your graphics cards dying and the other on its way out? Might not be the cause but just thought I'd throw it out there.

Make sure you have the CPU and PSU to handle the HD7850 if you do decide to go for it.


im going to have to agree with omgitzfatal. radeon cards are known for their multi monitor support. id get a 7850, or maybe this 6950 to save a little:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 29, 2012 1:03:15 PM

Hello, Thanks for the help among fellow geeks. I ended up replaces one of my video cards through warranty replacement. (just barely). But I have 3 of the monitors running right now off of 2 video cards. Soon to be 4. Just the way I intended. My future plans are to upgrade to eyefinity technology as I continue to build my command center.


Current Video Cards (2):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Almost Bought Video Card w/ Eyefinity:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Current PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Current MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Current CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Current RAM 8GB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

7 Hard Drives

October 29, 2012 2:00:55 PM

Rustyy117 said:
Hi

Just a side note but have your thought about your PSU being the culprit for one of your graphics cards dying and the other on its way out? Might not be the cause but just thought I'd throw it out there.




Now I have a 750W PSU in my system now. I was under the impression it was enough to run everything in my system, but I have bought more since I first Bought the PSU. This is My Set up Now, What do you think?

Current Video Cards (2):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814161296


Current PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 17-139-010

Current MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813130223

Current CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 19-103-727

Current RAM 8GB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 20-231-277

Current CD/DVD Drives (2):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

7 Hard Drives
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