Need help with multi monitor setup

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by flipflopper, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. So I'm pretty set on the specs for my new trading displays but am having a bit of technical trouble and after doing a lot of research I wanted to get some feedback from other traders who may have gone through the same thing.

    I basically want to upgrade to six 24 inch dells. Getting the monitors is the easy part. The hard part is finding a good stand that can support > 22 inch screens. I wrote e-mails to to several of the major stand makers and am waiting on responses but it looks like they only sell the setup with the monitors included. Since I don't want to throw away an extra 3K I would rather build it myself.

    The other hard part is finding a graphics card that can support 1920x1200 on four screens. I have two pcie 16 slots in my mother board and currently have 2 nvidia 7600's that support two 24inch and two 20inch at 1920x1200 and 1280x1024 respectively.

    All the 4 monitor supported cards I could find support only up to 1600x1200 on digital displays. I checked that resolution on my current setup and it looks terrible.

    Any advice/opinions or experiences are appreciated.
  2. Jaba122


    I had a similar problem a while ago, and the guys here were kind enough to offer some suggestions...

    I bought a used Nvidia Quadro NVS 290 PCIe x1, and run 2x24" monitors from there. I have more monitors hooked to this computer, but the NVS290 will power 2 of them, the card comes in 2 flavors: x1 and x16. I think there's another NVidia Quadro that powers 4 24" monitors, you can check at or, they are pretty expensive though. I hope this helps.

  3. Thank You!!! You solved one of my problems with that link!!

    Don't know how I didn't see the Matrox M9140 LP PCIe x16 512MB quad head graphics card!!! Exactly what I need.

    Now I just need to find a 6 monitor stand that supports 24 inch monitors.
  4. Jaba122


    Hey, no problem, actually you should thank the guys who helped me :) gnome and others
    Can I ask you a big favor? IF you find a multimonitor stand that supports 24" could you please PM me the link? Or better yet post it here. I will appreciate it. My desk is getting a little crowdy LOL :D

  5. Will do.
  6. That seems a little advanced for me. I also have a glass desk so I would want a stand as opposed to clamp design. Hopefully they sell the stands already put together but if not I'll look closer at this.
  7. #10     Aug 17, 2008