Hope this is the right place to ask. I'm about to buy a new pre-built desktop and trying to get a 4 or 5 screen setup. If I stick with the integrated graphics card and use a USB converter for the additional monitors, would the integrated graphics be enough or would I need to get a new video card anyway? Would it even be affected by the graphics card if the monitors are plugged in via USB? I am worried about potential performance/speed issues. I'm not going to be watching movies or playing games. Just focused mainly on day trading software which isn't really graphically intensive. Would something like an i5 3570, 8GB ram, along with that Intel HD Graphics be sufficient?
I would recommend if you purchase a computer that you get one with a graphics card that or a computer with ample power to support one. I have a feeling that pairing up that many screens to integrated would present a problem. Do you have a computer in mind?
I wouldn't link graphic cards till he supplies more information and you supplied a low profile card which may not be compatible with his computer.
Right.... Its a low profile card... That uses almost no power. It is therefore compatible with any computer that has pcie and two back slots... even slim form factor ones. I.e. everything but proprietary PCs that don't except GPUs at all.
It fits just fine in a normal case just like all low profile cards... Its not exactly hard to put something small in a bigger space
The gateway will provide you with a better graphic experience. You will get Intel 4000 graphics versus the 2500 you get with the 3570. And you also have the ability to pair up a full size card in that situation. Something like a 610 would be able to do the trick if you wanted all HDMI you could get DVI to HDMI adapters.