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I want one of them in order to extend my desktop. My video card has 2 outputs currently and I already have 2 monitors on there. Is there anyway to add a 3rd monitor? Thanks! It is for work and I would like the space for more windows. Please let me know the best and most cost effective way to do this.

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Thanks for all the rpelies guys. I was able to get a separate video card and do the 3 monitor thing. Big thing was to se... (more)

i3ighead (Jan. 07, 2013 @ 5:48p) |

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skh12 (Jan. 08, 2013 @ 3:02p) |

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i3ighead (Jan. 08, 2013 @ 9:26p) |

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The title says via a second monitor, but your post is talking about a third monitor... So, you have one video card with two monitors now, right? And you want to add a third monitor? To do that you will need a second video card. You'll need to check your PC to see if you have an open PCI or PCI Express slot to allow you to install another video card.

You can also add a monitor with a USB video card. They aren't for gaming.

backsplatter said:   You can also add a monitor with a USB video card. They aren't for gaming.I had one that I picked up for bout $75. It was easy to set up but the above poster is correct. Not good for gaming or any other fast moving items. Great for text, email, web etc... though.

Yes. I have 2 monitors right now on my video card and wish to add a 3rd monitor. Sorry for the vague post.

Will something like this work?
http://www.meritline.com/mygica-ushow-1080p-usb-graphic-adapter-...

It will not be used for gaming. Pretty much a static screen to display my schedule book.

I do this with a separate computer. (3rd and 4th monitor)

I use Mouse Without Borders to allow me to use the same keyboard and mouse on both computers.


Some of the new video cards with display ports will support 6 monitors. I think they require some sort of display port hub, if they don't come with one.

Yes that should work fine.

i3ighead said:   Yes. I have 2 monitors right now on my video card and wish to add a 3rd monitor. Sorry for the vague post.

Will something like this work?
http://www.meritline.com/mygica-ushow-1080p-usb-graphic-adapter-...

It will not be used for gaming. Pretty much a static screen to display my schedule book.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefinity-technology/for-consumers/Pages/for-consumers.aspx

Connect up to six HD displays. Intensify games and expand entertainment with a breathtaking field-of-view.

riznick said:   http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefinity-techno...

Connect up to six HD displays. Intensify games and expand entertainment with a breathtaking field-of-view.


There, it is clickable
www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefinity-technology/fo...

Thanks all. I'll view these options. Now I just need to get a cheap display for BF

You must use another video card in order to obtain another output. If so, does it have to be the same card (You can run them in SLI mode)? Or can you pick something cheap up? If it has to be the same card, Iím worried about power consumption and heat. You can use a Shuttle XPC case, which is a small-form factor case. Itís extremely tiny, and not sure if it can handle the heat or power of a 2nd powerful video card.

It depends on what slots you have available.

This may be out of left field but do you have built in video on your motherboard?

Did you add the video card after you bought/received the computer?

If so you can add the third monitor directly to the dvi/vga port on the back of your machine.

What type of pc do you have?

I took a peek behind there and did not notice anymore video outputs. It was for a uhhh.....Base,INSP DT,620,Medium Tower. I didn't add any additional video outputs. The computer itself is pretty good I think for what I need it for. Almost overkill in processing power.

riznick said:   It depends on what slots you have available.

Haven't opened it up yet, but I would be surprised if there were no spare slots. I am not a cpu guru so maybe there isn't...

The best way is to add another video card into your PC but you can also use a USB port:

http://www.evga.com/uvplus/

I have 6 monitors on my PC. 5 are from regular PCI video cards and the 6th one is this UV PLus one and it looks and works identically to the others. I haven't tried to do gaming on it or watch movies but it's fine for everything else.

And I bought mine used on eBay and works fine.

Will ANY video card do? Doesn't have to be some fancy schmancy card?

tcatlanta111 said:   The best way is to add another video card into your PC but you can also use a USB port:

http://www.evga.com/uvplus/

I have 6 monitors on my PC. 5 are from regular PCI video cards and the 6th one is this UV PLus one and it looks and works identically to the others. I haven't tried to do gaming on it or watch movies but it's fine for everything else.

And I bought mine used on eBay and works fine.

Damn. That unit is expensive. Almost as much as the monitor it is going to cost.

i3ighead said:   Will ANY video card do? Doesn't have to be some fancy schmancy card?It doesn't need to be fancy, no. It needs to be as good as you want it to be, for what you want it to do.

This one is the cheapset video card that supports 3 monitors, or rather i say the AMD Radeon's Eyefinity technology - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161354

Happyjohnny said:   This one is the cheapset video card that supports 3 monitors, or rather i say the AMD Radeon's Eyefinity technology - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161354
Thanks, that is an impressive price. might be better than what I have in my computer too.

What is required for that? I've not used the display port yet. Does one need some sort of display port hub? Do the monitors require display port connectors? None of my monitors have display port inputs...

That's not a problem, you can buy DisplayPort to DVI / VGA / HDMI adapters (or cables), just like with the ordinary DVI to VGA.

Just tell me one thing, what motherboard do you have? Is your current graphics card AGP or a PCI-e slot?

So for that card, you must use VGA if you want 3 displays? (I have no problem with that)

I like this comment on that card "Other Thoughts: If you have a computer with 1x/4x/8x only you will be very happy with this for the money. If you have 16x, get a 16x card."

It doesn't matter if it's x4 or a x16, that's not the point in this case or for existence of this card, especially cause that model can't use all of it as it outputs a very small data bandwidth.

Yes, that was kind of my point. Based on that comment, if you don't need the extra bandwidth it's a good card at a good price.

Happyjohnny said:   This one is the cheapset video card that supports 3 monitors, or rather i say the AMD Radeon's Eyefinity technology - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161354

Will this work?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=zhtcGEUKEeKZ2EoKg...

It is $15 AR. Has 3 outputs. I am too tech dumb to see differenc.

That card might only support 2 of the 3 outputs concurrently.

Thanks for all the rpelies guys. I was able to get a separate video card and do the 3 monitor thing. Big thing was to set it up in the BIOS properly. Had to google that info.

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