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Old 04-12-2004, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 6 monitor setup

I recently got my hands on 3 medion top of the line systems each with dual monitor outputs. What I am looking to do here is create a 6 monitor setup using all of the computers.

I know its a longshot, but I am wondering if the 3 towers can be somehow linked together to make the 6 monitors act as one gigantic monitor under 3 processors/vid cards.
If I cant do this which i am expecting, Ill just have 3 dual monitor systems on my desk anyway. I do heavy graphic design and even if I am overdoing it a bit, it cant hurt

My other question is, are there monitors that are designed for this type of thing? ie ones with very small borders (LCD) and can anyone recommend some?
Obviously I would need a way to set this up so does anyone know of any type of wall mount thing I could use to get an arrangement like this:


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Old 04-12-2004, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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come on someone must know!

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Old 04-12-2004, 10:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the 'viewsonic VP171b' has very small boarders.. I have one right now and I love it.. It has 16ms responce time and excellent color.
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Old 04-12-2004, 10:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thats perfect! still need someone to help me w/ the other stuff tho.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I remember hearing about something like that somewhere, maybe a PC Gamer magazine?

I remember they just had 3 monitors, though, but they had them all sitting so that the first one was like normal, and the 2 on the sides were slanted so that it looked as if it were "surround" view or something :P

But anyways, it showed the PC playing Quake 3, and it looked sweet! The display really did split up into 3 "parts" over the 3 monitors, and it looked AWESOME.

With 6 monitors, it would probably be pretty troublesome, but I'm sure it could be done SOMEHOW.

Good luck on getting that to work. Sounds like a SWEET idea! *thumbs up*
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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matrox parhelia makes a 128mb and a 256mb both which dual dvi\triple vga output. the 256mb runs about 550 bucks.
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Old 04-13-2004, 12:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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you don't need more than 1 computer to run 6 monitors, just add PCI video cards to 1 machine. there was a thread about a slight simulator with like 10 computers running 20 monitors or something lika that. lets see if i can dig it up.....ahh here it is:


the link seems to be broken, hopefully you can google the current URL for the site if its still around

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