Im going to upgrade my current computer system so i can have 4 24"monitors (2 by 2, effectively it should look like a 48" screen, but with different displays), here is what im thinking of getting:
The CPU = Intel i5 3570k
Ram = Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 16GB
Motherboard = i was thinking ASUS P8Z77-V LX, Socket-1155
GFX = i currently have a 550ti, which supports maximum 2 screens, so i was thinking either 660ti or something in the same price range. I heard something about amd eyefinity being better for multiptle screens but i don't really know much about it. I'm just used to Nvidia.
I currently have a 750W power source.
Not that it should matter much(i think), im also putting in an SSD.
Hope i can get some great advice on how to improve on carrying out my upgrade.
Yea agreed a 7950 would handle it better then the NV counterpart. AMD has really great multi monitor support I would just be sure that the card you land on supports more then 3 as eyefinity I believe starts at 3 and moves up to 6 however you have to be able to do 4 I'm almost certain.
You can do as Sidd suggests daisy chaining 2 cards with display port and then using dvi.
Great responses I only want 1 card so the sapphire Flex seems great
Do any of you have experiences in running 4 screens, 2by2? Would it work in the same way as duel screen works, where you can press your Windows Button and an arrow-key, to move the active window to the other screens, so they could be moved upwards instead of only sideways? I wasn't sure that eyefinity supported that kind of resolution, in comparison to the 3 screens next to each other, that you often see for gaming, but i suppose it supports a lot of different setups
hmm well you would have to play around with it. I would imagine you could run it in portrait and just orient the monitors as you saw fit Otherwise yea you could go surround. But I think it would feel better 1 on top of another side by side. Eyefinity can support crazy MOFO resolutions let me show you
I might suggest that the cheapest alternative is to attach two monitors to your integrated graphics on the motherboard.
That should be suitable for multiple displays used in a stock trading system.
And/or, you could add an inexpensive discrete card such as a $30 GT610.
If you are after some sort of wide angle gaming, then that requires a very strong graphics card.