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I'm helping a friend out with a trade show and he needs to have 6 monitors displaying 6 different things.

These monitors will display AutoCad related images.

What would be the best way to proceed with this project?

What MB should should we use?
What GPU's would be best?
Is there a certain program needed to run 6 monitors?

Thank
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HD 5870 Eyefinity 6? or 2X any low end 5XXX/6XXX card
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Eyefinity definitely.

If what you are displaying does not require alot of GPU power. 5870 Eyfinity6 definitely. 1 card 6 monitors.

If not, 6970 CFX. (not sure if they support more than 5 tho)

Mobo? any is fine. Software, the autocad software you are using, and the drivers for the card. Samsung has a 6 in 1 monitor setup you can look at. But do not get it. Waaay overpriced. Get 6 monitors that you want and your own mounts if needed.
    
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Eyefinity definitely.

If what you are displaying does not require alot of GPU power. 5870 Eyfinity6 definitely. 1 card 6 monitors.

If not, 6970 CFX. (not sure if they support more than 5 tho)

Mobo? any is fine. Software, the autocad software you are using, and the drivers for the card. Samsung has a 6 in 1 monitor setup you can look at. But do not get it. Waaay overpriced. Get 6 monitors that you want and your own mounts if needed.
Thanks.

heres a dumb question, If i Xfire the 6870CXF can I run Greater than 6 monitors?
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Thanks.

heres a dumb question, If i Xfire the 6870CXF can I run Greater than 6 monitors?
greater meaning how many more?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128502
this mobo has 3 pci express slots so you can put in 3 single slot gpu's for 6 monitors if you want

you'll need 3 of these babies here, you can crossfire them too, also it's not power hungry: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102874

and boom you're done!

i chose this setup because you can do all the basic things with it, (image/videos/web/light gaming) the other setup that is recommended is quite excessive.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128502
this mobo has 3 pci express slots so you can put in 3 single slot gpu's for 6 monitors if you want

you'll need 3 of these babies here, you can crossfire them too, also it's not power hungry: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102874

and boom you're done!

i chose this setup because you can do all the basic things with it, (image/videos/web/light gaming) the other setup that is recommended is quite excessive.
thanks!!

greater meaning 8, just incase they want to display more.

basically the budget for this project is very deep
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Totally off topic I know but how did you get enough rep to sell in the trade section in 1 month from only 4 people?
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Originally Posted by boost View Post
thanks!!

greater meaning 8, just incase they want to display more.

basically the budget for this project is very deep
Alright this mobo supports 6 pci express and the price is reasonable. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128508

you can grab 6 of those gpu's and rock out 12 monitors if you want.
Edited by Cacophony - 10/20/11 at 8:14am
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Totally off topic I know but how did you get enough rep to sell in the trade section in 1 month from only 4 people?
Yes, I'm curious myself.
   
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