PC to run 2 flat screen Tvs and a via output.
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February 25, 2012, 12:52 AM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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I don't know what "inexpensive" is to you, but AMD cards support up to 4 monitors on one card I believe. You can pick up a 6950 for about 240 bucks these days and even cheaper if you buy it on our BST forums or if you catch it on sale. If this is too expensive, I think any Radeon HD 5000,6000,7000 cards would work.
Now to get the set up you want, (2X HDMI, and VGA) you'll need quite a few adapters, but I think it will work.
On the reference 6950 I had, I think it had 2 DVI ports, 2 mini-displayports, and 1 HDMI.
You can use the existing HDMI port, and in one of the DVI ports, put a DVI-HDMI adapter there, for your second HDMI.
As for the VGA you want, you'll need to occupy one of the mini-displayports. I'm sure there are mini-displayport to DVI adapters, but not too certain about mini-displayport to VGA (there probably is though). What you can do is use an active mini-displayport to DVI adapter, and then a DVI-VGA adapter on top of that. Keep in mind that the adapter must be "active" and the drawback is that it will run you about 30-40 dollars for this adapter.
From your post, it sounds like you only have 1 PCI-e slot?
But to get around all this adapter business, all you need is 2 video cards. Either from AMD or nVidia would do.
I hope I read your post correctly. If not, then I just wasted some time writing all this. Heh.
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MSI Big Bang X-Power
Core i7 930
6GB Corsair Dominators 1600Ghz 8-8-8-24 1T
Radeon HD 6990
2x 1TB Barracuda 7200.12 120GB OCZ Vertex 3
XFX 1050W Power Supply
Corsair 600T Special Edition
Asus Xonar DX
Who needs one these days?
2x 27" Achieva Shimian IPS 2560x1440
Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
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