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    Multiple monitor setup

    Hi request from someone for some specs to run a 4 monitor setup for video purposes.
    Just wondering if the following setup will work/is sensible?

    Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 P55 Socket 1156 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

    and 2 * Inno3D 9500GT 512MB DDR2 DVI VGA HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card

    and a quad core i5 processor to stick in the mobo. (quad core was requested)

    Not needed for any kind of gaming, supposedly some sort of cctv setup but I don't have more details than that unfortunately.

    Comments and suggestions most welcome!
    Thanks, Olie

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    Re: Multiple monitor setup

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    Re: Multiple monitor setup

    That *would* work, but other options may be better: you could go with something AMD and a 760G / 880G chipset as long as one monitor could use VGA, or you could get an eyefinity 5 card and run all 4 monitors off one card if the monitors support DisplayPort.

    When you say "video purposes", what kind of purposes?* If you're editing / transcoding then you may be able to offload some of the computational duties onto the GPUs: if not going for a Phenom II X6 would probably give you better performance as video manipulation and transcoding tend to be heavily multithreaded.

    EDIT: I notice your OP says probably CCTV but you're not sure: have you got any more details to give us yet?

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    Re: Multiple monitor setup

    This might be useful to read:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATI_Hybrid_Graphics


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    Re: Multiple monitor setup

    Thanks, looks like need to do a little bit more research.

    I think I might be restricted to intel but amd does look like it could be a better solution with the hybrid crossfire, and the eyefinity looks promising too!

    Unfortunately I don't really know what these machines are supposed to do, will see if I can get some more info.

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