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You can use two video outputs from each card. Yes, you need two PCIEx16 slots for four monitors.

It looks like the heatsink takes an extra slot is what I meant. One card = 2 slots.

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can't you find your monitors on ebay ?

Maybe, but why on earth would I do this. Replace monitors in order to get a video card which I am looking to only spend less than $100 on. Makes no sense.

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Maybe, but why on earth would I do this. Replace monitors in order to get a video card which I am looking to only spend less than $100 on. Makes no sense.

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These adapters with passive cooling should be capable of feeding 4 DVI monitors:

(1) A pair of nVidia NVS 295 cards (each of them supports two monitors up to 2560 x 1600) With a pair you can connect 4 DVI monitors via DisplayPort to DVI-D adapters.

Quadro NVS 295

(2) ATI FirePro 2460 Multi-View

According to the specifications it can either supply 4 Displayport or 4 DVI monitors with resolutions up to 2560 x 1600.

ATI FirePro? 2460 Multi-View Professional Graphics

Both alternatives will cost you around $ 250, but you can later use them for Displayport monitors as well.

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I ended up buying two PNY NVS 295 dual port, passive/fanless cards -- grand total was $75 shipped to my door for both.

Will update in a week or two when I get and install them.

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I ended up buying two PNY NVS 295 dual port, passive/fanless cards -- grand total was $75 shipped to my door for both.

Will update in a week or two when I get and install them.

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That's what came in my Dell T3500 ex works. They drive 4x Philips 19" LCDs. Over the past 3 years I had to replace one of the monitors but otherwise no issues.

FWIW there is a NVS 300 available now, so the '295s are a steal as you found out.

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Yup - ebay. Pulls. But not expecting any issues. Can't go wrong for less than $40 per card shipped. I am hoping these will quiet down my case a little.

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I ended up buying two PNY NVS 295 dual port, passive/fanless cards -- grand total was $75 shipped to my door for both.

Will update in a week or two when I get and install them.

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That is really cheap. About one third of the price they sold a few months ago.

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That is really cheap. About one third of the price they sold a few months ago.

Yes, one of them was $21 shipped on ebay, the other $50. Both have DOA return policy, so I feel good about the purchase.

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Got one of the cards today. It was the $16 one plus $4.99 shipping. It is missing the two displayport -> dvi cable dongles. I went back and read description, it doesn't say they are included so my bad. So, ordered two dongles at 4.99/ea shipped ($10 total) delaying me a few days. The other card definitely has the dongles in it and should be here tomorrow or next day.

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am curious about your results, have you put them in your pc yet?

A question to all is why, besides price, wouldn't you take 1 or 2 passive AMD Radeon 6450 's ?

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