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Multi-monitor video card?

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January 21, 2013 9:45:53 PM

I currently have a Galaxy MDT running 3 monitors. The software that comes with the monitor is not very robust. The MDT can only be set 4x1 or 2x2 configurations.

I would like to find a new video card to control 4 monitors and I would be able to place the monitors in any orientation. For online school, I'd like to have a developer tool, internet, ebook and another application open at the same time (Usually Word/Excel)

I do play games on the PC too, but not very often, I'd like to be able to do a game of Guild Wars with my son once in a while.

Can anyone recommend a video card? I'd like to stay round $200.

My computer has PCI-E 16x. (eMachines ET1352G-03w) and I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I have 4GB installed on the motherboard.
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January 21, 2013 9:52:08 PM

open the case and look at the power supply, it should have a sticker on the side or be printed with the wattage.
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January 21, 2013 10:21:44 PM

AMD has pretty good multi-monitor software, and their hydra driver/utility can configure just about any combination of sizes and orientations. You do need displayport though for any third and above monitor connection.

Look at the 7850's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Pay attention to the ports on the back.

AMD's checklist for Eyefinity, mainly aimed at gaming but also applicable to professional multi-monitor

http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefini...

edit: DO check your power supply first, it maybe unadvisable to run this card in that computer. Make, model, wattage on the 12v (picture would be nice). Consider yourself limited to a 7750 without more information.
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