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Build to support 5 monitors Output
12-28-2010, 08:17 PM,
#1
Build to support 5 monitors Output
Hey I was wondering if anyone had any experience regarding a build utilizing multiple monitors. I am looking at two different graphics cards that will be the heart of the build.

Powercooler

Diamond

Obviously the 2nd card is the more expensive of the two but there is a bump in the gpu and also includes some of the minidisplay port adapters I would need.

Mainly this computer is being built for a home office where several screens are going to be displaying surveillance camera footage. The computer will not be used for gaming, but probably light office work and datasheets.

I was thinking of adding one of these cards to a 500-600 budget build on this site.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated thanks.

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12-28-2010, 08:38 PM,
#2
RE: Build to support 5 monitors Output
Just be sure to research what kind of cables and monitors you'll need to work with the cards. Specifically whether they support dual link dvi or single. If you aren't using the rig for gaming, the cheaper card is probably the better option.
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12-28-2010, 10:01 PM,
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RE: Build to support 5 monitors Output
(12-28-2010, 08:38 PM)Hogrock Wrote: Just be sure to research what kind of cables and monitors you'll need to work with the cards. Specifically whether they support dual link dvi or single. If you aren't using the rig for gaming, the cheaper card is probably the better option.

I will be using 5 19 inch VGA monitors most likely
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12-29-2010, 01:30 AM,
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RE: Build to support 5 monitors Output
(12-28-2010, 10:01 PM)namsupak Wrote:
(12-28-2010, 08:38 PM)Hogrock Wrote: Just be sure to research what kind of cables and monitors you'll need to work with the cards. Specifically whether they support dual link dvi or single. If you aren't using the rig for gaming, the cheaper card is probably the better option.

I will be using 5 19 inch VGA monitors most likely

I assume that would be fine. You would just need 5 Mini DisplayPort to vga cables.
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12-29-2010, 08:56 AM,
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RE: Build to support 5 monitors Output
What would you suggest regarding the 500 workstation build vs a gaming build?
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12-29-2010, 09:26 AM,
#6
RE: Build to support 5 monitors Output
I'd go with the workstation, since I'm assuming that reliability is more important to you than additional performance.

Regarding the video card/displays, the first card would be just fine. You'll just need five of these (or any other ACTIVE mini-displayport to VGA adapters): http://www.amazon.com/Display-Female-Ada...002ODG5GO/
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01-02-2011, 11:10 PM,
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RE: Build to support 5 monitors Output
Thanks for the Advice, This is the Build I went with:
1. AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W
2. ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
3. PowerColor AX5770 1GBD5-5D Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Eyefinity 5 ...
4. SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
5. 2x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL
6. SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
7. HP 24X Multiformat DVD Writer Black SATA Model 1260i
8. LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
9. Zalman performa cpu cooler
10. Arctic Mx-4 Thermal Compound
11. 5x mini displayport to VGA adapters

Grand total was $991.77 (Bought from both newegg and amazon according to the best base price and maximizing free shipping) Thanks for the help. This website is the greatest.
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