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Least expensive Triple monitor Vid Card Solution For AMD A880GU3 MotherBoard???

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A880GU3 Mobo with onboard ati 4250
5gb crucial 1333
500gb seagate 7200rpm
Phenom II X3 unlocked and clocked




Hey guys i am building my boss a home pc and this will be the first time i will be setting up a three monitor system.

Bottom line,i know this particular mobo is capable,but my issue since this is a budget build,is that when i search, on newegg,the least expensive vid card i could find was at least 100$ !!!!


When i searched though,under video cards,i selected crossfirex cards..Did i not need to do that?

Can it be any old ati/amd card that had 2-3 ports?


This mobo has integrated ATI 4250 and says it supports crossfirex.

What i want to do ideally,is use the integrated graphics but also add a (very cheap)lower end Graphics card and run two cables out of the card,and one from the integrated graphics.

I dont need to purchase TWO video cards do i?

This will NEVER be used for gaming,so if i only need one,could someone reccomend a very very inexpensive one?Link Please? smile.gif

This is for my boss,so i could care less about Graphics quality..The thing could fart at him for all i care...
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For the cheap boss;

 

This card is more than enough to drive 2 monitors in Extended Desktop and the other monitor connected to the onboard video. Before you ask, yes, you do not need to crossfire for extended desktop.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125405

 

14-125-405-TS?$S300W$

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Ok thank you... The reason i ask is because i have a 5450 at home that was cheap,and is able to run duallies.The tech guy at my job says you can use any old card that is capable of doing double (dual) screens,and add that to the onboard GPU of this mobo,and it will work no problem.But i also thought i read somewhere that you need a special one....So im really confused...What about this card makes it more 3 screen capable then say a 20 or thirty dollar one with the same ports?
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post #4 of 5

You are talking about Eyefinity. Eyefinity will only work if all monitors are ran off from one primary card, regardless you have 4 cards in crossfire.

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120GB x 4 RAID0 Raptor 300GB x 2 RAID0 CPU-370 CPU-370 
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120GB x 4 RAID0 Raptor 300GB x 2 RAID0 CPU-370 CPU-370 
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post #5 of 5
When you install the non crossfire vid card in this board the onboard 4250 becomes unavailable, making it's output port unusable. I'm not sure if crossfire would help get the triple display or not. How did this eventually pan out for you?
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