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hello~
I am trying to build a desktop computer with 4 monitors~GAMING AND TRADING~
What would you recommend? I am thinking around $1300 for 2500k or 2600k....
And anyone know how to connect 4 monitor to one computer?
Edited by paxyong8 - 1/18/11 at 7:50am
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You have a couple of options depending on what you want to do. If you are only looking to game on one monitor, but have 4 connected all at the same time, then you can get by with a single ATI card that has enough displayports on the card. I know there were some high end ATI cards that have 6 display ports on one card allowing you to connect up to 6 monitors at one time. Something like this would work for you: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-888-_-Product

If you want to span your games accross all 4 monitors and use them like they are all one large monitor, you will probably need a multi-GPU setup. The card above could techincally handle the task of spanning your game for you, however, it might not have enough horsepower to actually play newer games at high settings accross all those monitors. You are probably looking at a minimum of 2 graphics cards for that job. And really, you have a lot more options going this route. You can get two nvidia GTX 500 series cards and do nvidia surround. Or you can get 2 ATI cards in crossfire and use their eyefinity technology to achieve the same result. You will want some pretty powerful cards for gaming accross 4 monitors because your resolutions would be very high. I would consider something like a pair of ATI 6970s because they offer more video RAM then the GTX570, and at those resolutions, that will really help you out.
    
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You have a couple of options depending on what you want to do. If you are only looking to game on one monitor, but have 4 connected all at the same time, then you can get by with a single ATI card that has enough displayports on the card. I know there were some high end ATI cards that have 6 display ports on one card allowing you to connect up to 6 monitors at one time. Something like this would work for you: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-888-_-Product

If you want to span your games accross all 4 monitors and use them like they are all one large monitor, you will probably need a multi-GPU setup. The card above could techincally handle the task of spanning your game for you, however, it might not have enough horsepower to actually play newer games at high settings accross all those monitors. You are probably looking at a minimum of 2 graphics cards for that job. And really, you have a lot more options going this route. You can get two nvidia GTX 500 series cards and do nvidia surround. Or you can get 2 ATI cards in crossfire and use their eyefinity technology to achieve the same result. You will want some pretty powerful cards for gaming accross 4 monitors because your resolutions would be very high. I would consider something like a pair of ATI 6970s because they offer more video RAM then the GTX570, and at those resolutions, that will really help you out.
I am trying to looking to game on one monitor, but have 4 connected all at the same time so i can trade n enjoy game sometime~
And i will need overclock system cause it is very important to have fast CPU speed when i trade money~that's why i was try to buy EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 but there isn't enough displayports.....Is there any other way to connect to 4 monitors??? like USB port???Does it make slow??
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I am trying to looking to game on one monitor, but have 4 connected all at the same time so i can trade n enjoy game sometime~
And i will need overclock system cause it is very important to have fast CPU speed when i trade money~that's why i was try to buy EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 but there isn't enough displayports.....Is there any other way to connect to 4 monitors??? like USB port???Does it make slow??
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post #5 of 15
if you get 2 570's that would be your best route you can game in high res and you will be able to have 4 monitors go witha 2500k and you can get a nice oc to 4.5 or so some decent ram and mobo and for more speed get an ssd for os and then 2 1tb drives for storage in raid so you have backup. For cooling you can use the oem cooler or get the h60 or 70 and the rest on air with fans in your case and youll be good to go
Edited by Onions - 1/18/11 at 10:26am
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I am trying to looking to game on one monitor, but have 4 connected all at the same time so i can trade n enjoy game sometime~
And i will need overclock system cause it is very important to have fast CPU speed when i trade money~that's why i was try to buy EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 but there isn't enough displayports.....Is there any other way to connect to 4 monitors??? like USB port???Does it make slow??
Your best bet would probably be to go with 2 graphics cards. If you are looking at an EVGA Superclocked GTX 570, then 2 of those would give you the 4 ports that you would need. You will need a display port for each monitor if you want the computer to recognize each monitor independantly.
    
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Get a good graphics card like the GTX 570 as mentioned earlier and use that one for gaming. Then get a cheap card like a GTS 450 or a GT 430 and use that for extra screens.
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Get a good graphics card like the GTX 570 as mentioned earlier and use that one for gaming. Then get a cheap card like a GTS 450 or a GT 430 and use that for extra screens.
That is another option as well. Going with that option, you need to make sure that your gaming monitor is set as the primary monitor in your OS and double check that it is set that way in the nvidia control panel.

If you have 2 of the same cards, those GTX 570s for example, then you can enable SLI with multi monitors. This will allow you to get more performance for gaming, and if you ever decided you wanted to try spanned gaming accross the monitors, you would be able to. It would be a bigger investment initially though. Both options would work.
    
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Thanks guys~~~
Does anyone know other way like connect to usb cable??? or something i can do it with one video card.....
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Thanks guys~~~
Does anyone know other way like connect to usb cable??? or something i can do it with one video card.....
USB is impossible its too slow for video even if they made cabling to do so..
So either buy two cards like suggested or go with only three
    
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