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Old 08-13-2007, 02:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have two questions,
first off- is there a way two get three monitors working separately? (not cloned) i am running dual monitors, but i kind of want more space and have another monitor, but there is only two ports out of my graphics card. Is there a splitter or something, that is cheap?

Also my mouse and keyboard's usb cords are two short, so i was thinking that a usb splitter box would be best and put that closer. But all the ones ive seen are unpowered usb ports and i need powered ones. Anyone know of something that fits this?

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Are you looking for a USB extension cable?
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yea, well, i was thinking like a box with multiple usb ports in it, seeing as i will have 3 usb's (forgot to include tritton headphones) that need extending, but they have to be powered
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For running an extra monitor, just get another cheaper graphic card.

For the USB extension, these will do just fine:
Newegg.com - GENERIC 6 ft. USB 2.0 Extension Cable, Black Model 10U2-02106-E-BK - OEM
You don't need a USB box of ports. These extension cables, care very inexpensive.
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so i can just get any other card? doesent have to relate to my main one?
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I think as long as you have another graphic card slot, it shouldn't matter.
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alright thanks
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I think as long as you have another graphic card slot, it shouldn't matter.
Yeah, 2 PCI-e slots and you're set to get another monitor working on your computer.
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awesome, thanks so much guys
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Or you don't have to use up that extra PCIe slot. You can just get a PCI graphic card. That will work too.
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