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I want to go QUAD monitor.. What card(s) should I use?

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So I want to have the ability to go quad-monitor setup that I need for work.

I have an SLI ready LGA 1366 motherboard.

What video cards should I use to be able to do this?

nVidia cards please. I don't like ATI/AMD.

Also, please don't make it too expensive. very solid cards will do.
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post #2 of 23
I'm no guru but I think the resolution and purpose of the monitors might be beneficial to picking the right card.
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What will you be using it for? That will help deciding amount of VRAM.
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......ATi........
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I say spread the load over two cards, depending on what their purpose is.

Not trying to bring you over, but what cons are pushing you away from AMD/ATI? I bet it's drivers.
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Max nvidia cards in SLI is three monitors. Unless you use different graphic cards.
I would actually go AMD for this, but I think three is enough..
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post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 
lets just say gaming
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darqside View Post
lets just say gaming
Time to lighten the wallet ehh?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
I say spread the load over two cards, depending on what their purpose is.

Not trying to bring you over, but what cons are pushing you away from AMD/ATI? I bet it's drivers.
It's drivers. I also LOVE the custom profile the nVidia software allows. It's awesome
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post #10 of 23
460s at the very very very very least.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Citra View Post
Max nvidia cards in SLI is three monitors. Unless you use different graphic cards.
This.

However, if you don't SLI them, you can run two on each. Obviously you don't get SLI performance.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Citra View Post
I would actually go AMD for this, but I think three is enough..
This and this.

Four seems like an odd choice of screens. Any particular important reasons for going four?
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