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[Help] Building a 6 monitor trading computer

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Quick update everyone here's what the build is looking like right now turns out I misread and my original idea of getting 2 x 7850s will work fine as long as I dont want eyefinity on all 6 monitors!

COMPUTER:

Motherboard: ASUS formula V (289) Looking to not have to upgrade this system for awhile so want to make it future proof!

CPU: i7 2700k 220

SSD: crucial m4 189

Cooler: H100(rather big but great cooling system) 105

RAM: corsair vengence 8x2 16 GB 120

CASE: Cooling master full tower from Newegg 160

CD: 20

Video CARD: Radeon 7850 2 GB x 2 335

Battery: seasonic gold 850W 140

Total: 1578



Monitor: 6 x Amazon.com: Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD LED-Lit Monitor: Computers & Accessories (168)


Total: 1008




TOTAL BUILD COST WITHOUT TAX: 2586

with tax I think it will be around 2750.


Looks like this is going to be the final build unless anyone can let me know that my components are not compatible? @bigmike ?

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Sorry I never got back to you, probably too late now.

Those cards you bought have 1 HDMI, 2 mini-dp, and 1 DVI. Therefore to run 6 monitors you will have to run 4 monitors on mini-dp and 2 on HDMI or DVI. I would not want to do this. It will probably work, but personal preference.

I would have bought workstation cards, but thats just my opinion. Thats a gaming card with RAM, fans, clock speed, power usage, etc that is unnecessary for a trading rig.

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Quick update everyone here's what the build is looking like right now turns out I misread and my original idea of getting 2 x 7850s will work fine as long as I dont want eyefinity on all 6 monitors!

COMPUTER:

Motherboard: ASUS formula V (289) Looking to not have to upgrade this system for awhile so want to make it future proof!

CPU: i7 2700k 220

SSD: crucial m4 189

Cooler: H100(rather big but great cooling system) 105

RAM: corsair vengence 8x2 16 GB 120

CASE: Cooling master full tower from Newegg 160

CD: 20

Video CARD: Radeon 7850 2 GB x 2 335

Battery: seasonic gold 850W 140

Total: 1578



Monitor: 6 x Amazon.com: Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD LED-Lit Monitor: Computers & Accessories (168)


Total: 1008




TOTAL BUILD COST WITHOUT TAX: 2586

with tax I think it will be around 2750.


Looks like this is going to be the final build unless anyone can let me know that my components are not compatible? @bigmike ?

Kt and or big mike...
I am finishing up a build and now tryin to decide on whether I should get 3-1080p 24" screens Or start with 3 24" 1200p. Do you see a noticeable difference or do you wish that you got the 1200s. I am wondering if its worth it the uptick in costs. At most I have 4 chart running per screen.
Thanks for your advise.

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Kt and or big mike...
I am finishing up a build and now tryin to decide on whether I should get 3-1080p 24" screens Or start with 3 24" 1200p. Do you see a noticeable difference or do you wish that you got the 1200s. I am wondering if its worth it the uptick in costs. At most I have 4 chart running per screen.
Thanks for your advise.

I don't think you need 850W for dual 7850's.

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For those of you in the know, do you have to have an even number of monitors when using a video card that supports multiple monitors?

For example can you use 3 monitors? The only reason I ask is because im wondering how Windows would handle things on 3 monitors in terms of where things are logically (virtually?) laid out.

2, 4, 6 etc monitors is fairly logical for a 'square' windows desktop. what about 3 or 5 monitors.

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For those of you in the know, do you have to have an even number of monitors when using a video card that supports multiple monitors?

For example can you use 3 monitors? The only reason I ask is because im wondering how Windows would handle things on 3 monitors in terms of where things are logically (virtually?) laid out.

2, 4, 6 etc monitors is fairly logical for a 'square' windows desktop. what about 3 or 5 monitors.

Thanks.

I've seen three monitors setups more often than not.
Put then all side to side and you will have a big wide rectangular area...
I've also seen 4 monitor setups pus in an inverted T shape, if you see what I mean.
Absolutely no problem for windows.

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I cannot recall specifics other than I had a lot of trouble with monitors not powering back on after they went into power saving mode (ie 30 minutes). My system never enters 'sleep' but I do power down monitors after 30 minutes. And with a very high frequency it would not power on one or more monitors, which wreaks havoc because it screws up all the Window positions for all running applications.

When I switched to FP2460's the problems went away, with the same cables.

Mike

I am having the same problem with my 3 monitor eyefinity setup--sometimes all 3 of them wouldn't power up--i had to disable any monitor power saving mode.--for not really a problem for me as i just turn them off manually if I I go away for an extended period.

Question on the dual fp2460 cards--- can you extend your windows to any or all of the 8 monitors? I seem to to have read somewhere that you couldn't extend across video cards.

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For those of you in the know, do you have to have an even number of monitors when using a video card that supports multiple monitors?

For example can you use 3 monitors? The only reason I ask is because im wondering how Windows would handle things on 3 monitors in terms of where things are logically (virtually?) laid out.

2, 4, 6 etc monitors is fairly logical for a 'square' windows desktop. what about 3 or 5 monitors.

Thanks.

I use 3 monitors and it works very nicely--with eyefinity and windows 8 you can span, extend, clone as you wish.

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For those of you in the know, do you have to have an even number of monitors when using a video card that supports multiple monitors?

For example can you use 3 monitors? The only reason I ask is because im wondering how Windows would handle things on 3 monitors in terms of where things are logically (virtually?) laid out.

2, 4, 6 etc monitors is fairly logical for a 'square' windows desktop. what about 3 or 5 monitors.

Thanks.

I have 3, with one on top and two on bottom, and the one on top is centered, right in the middle of the two on bottom. I use Windows 7 and it does a great job of letting me align these this way. Special software not required, all native to Windows.

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