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What do I need to match up my VG Cards to on PSU's and Motherboards?


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#1 F-1DeskLamp

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 01:20 PM

I'm hunting the right combo for as cheap as possible preferably used so I can keep it cheap and easy to replace.  

 

I want to put up 8 or 9 monitors on 1 to 3 PC's.  I know I need VG Cards to do this, but how do I know if the hardware can handle them?  What should I be looking for in the specs so I'm not under powered to handle 1, 2, or 3 VG Cards?  Watts, Ghz, or what?  

 

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 01:37 PM

You need to specify more carefully what kind of setup you want to have. Many AMD cards support up to 6 displays and with dual video cards, 12 displays should be possible, but connecting another PC's to them is different story.



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 02:31 PM

AMD has graphics cards which have dual output, quad output, and six output.  You can view these here.

 

The dual output costs around $120.  

 

The quad output runs between $158 and $258.

 

The six output runs between $495 and $3000  

 

You will need to find the power requirements for these cards so you will know if your current PSU has enough wattage and amperage on the 12V rail.  


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Posted 01 May 2016 - 02:44 PM

Those are way to expensive for this project.  I'm trying to keep prices as low as possible by using dated, used hardware.  

 

To answer DrillingMachine, I'm not trying to hook any PC's to each other.  I haven't been able to find anyone online that can understand what I'm talking about.  

 

I just need to be as cheap as possible and powering 8 or 9 monitors for simple stock trading charts.  I'd rather not buy anything new.  

Can some one just please tell me what kind of specs I need to look for on the Video Graphic Cards such as watts, GB's etc and match up with motherboards, CPU's, and PSU's.  I don't know what I'm doing, but I can't believe nobody else on the internet does either.  

 

If you know what you are doing, and you can picture what I'm trying to do, please advise.  I would appreciate your lesson very much.  



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 09:34 AM

So what do you mean saying "cheap"? In case you have any Radeon card that supports 6 displays (like this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7250x1gd5 ). You will also need MST hub like that http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XXPYTAG/ref=twister_B01COOLXAK?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 + 4 displays with displayport though.

 

Or you can buy card that supports 6 displays out of the box http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C7EPSVS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=mmcdl-20

 

If those are still too expensive and you are prepared to mess with three graphic cards, buy three of those http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7250x1gd5

 

Handling three graphic cards on same machine can be problematic but at least that is cheap. Other requirements? PSU with three 6-pin PCI Express connectors (or use adapters). Motherboard with at least three PCI Express slots (if your graphic usage is light like 2D, eve PCI Express x1 connector is enough for all cards).

 

In all cases, your displays must match to video card connectors.



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 09:37 AM

And why you are actually making two threads for same topic? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/612694/what-is-the-minimum-hardware-capacity-for-3-monitors/


Edited by Drillingmachine, 02 May 2016 - 09:37 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 11:24 AM

This topic is closed. Please continue in the other topic(linked in the above reply) to avoid duplication and conflicting information.

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