Just wondering what I should look for in building a PC with four monitors. I won't be doing it right away, but I might in the near future, so I want to get a good idea of what I'll need.
I assume I'll want two video cards, since they usually come with two DVI connectors each.
I'll want semi-half-decent cards, since these machines will be running Micro$oft Vista. They won't be playing many games, but they might play some. However, gaming is definitely not the focus here, so that would be the first thing I'd sacrifice to cut costs.
My real question is, what type of motherboard should I look for? I assume I'll need one with two PCI Express x16 slots, but it seems that there is more too it than that. This motherboard
, for example, has two PCI Express x16 slots, however, one of them only runs at x8 speeds? Would this be a good choice or would I rather have one that they both run at x16?
Also, that motherboard I linked supports crossfire, but not SLI. Could I use both ports with nVidia cards (not in SLI) to output to four monitors? Or would I need ATI?
Never really done the multiple monitor thing, so I really want to get some advice. Thanks.