Few weeks ago I had a Crazy idea of Running 8 Monitors on my Dell XPS 8300 which has only one PCIe X16 slot which can run 4 monitors using ATI FirePro 2460 Video Card. But I came up with a crazy idea of using a cheap ( $22.00 ) PCIe X1 to PCIe X16 converter & plug a second Video Card in PCIe X1 slot to Run another 4 monitors, totaling 8. Monitors were all 24 inch Dell U2412M ( 1920x1200 ) I asked your opinions & you were very helpful & many of you wanted to know the result commenting that : " Many ET Users would like to Run 8 Monitors using a cheap computer " Here is my original Thread : http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=228038 The Result : I took out the NVIDIA GT 530 card from X16 slot so now no video cards on MB. I inserted the conveter in PCIe X1 slot & plugged the FirePro 2460 card & connected 4 Monitors & everything got detected automatically by Win-7 ( Ultimate ) I opened 4 diferent symbols each having 15 studies on them & they were updating in real time. I then added another charting application few word docs & IE windows & it also worked fine. Then I ran 2 Recorded videos using 2 different players on top of those charts & it ran ok for a while but after a while it wasnât running smooth. May be card got hotter but I am no expert on that but you guys might know the reason. So yes (1) Converter works (2) I was able to use PCIe X1 slot to run 4 monitors (3) Running video might not be possible on top of charts but it never died on me either. Then I plugged just the FirePro Video Card in X16 slot & ran 4 monitors with 4 charts & played two videos & it worked just fine. I didnât try running 8 monitors using one PCIe X1 & One PCIe X16 slot because of cabling problem & not having big enough desk but I assume it should work if you just run charting applications & not the video with it. I havenât tried using 2 PCIe X1 slot to run 8 monitors because I didnât have the 2nd conveter. I bought only one for experiment. I might buy a second converter just for the hell of it & try running 8 Monitors from two PCIe X1 slots only OR 12 Monitors using 3rd PCIe X16 empty slot. So I welcome your comments on this. OK, this was all for fun but I am now serious about building a 12 Monitor system from scratch & need your help on doing that . I am opening a new thread on that to keep two threads clean & focus on each separately. Please check out that thread & help me build a sturdy & very Reliable system. Thank You all geniuses again. You guys are great help.