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Topic # 150896 6-Aug-2014 22:28
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Thinking it's time to upgrade my desktop monitors. I have a GEForce GTX650 graphics card in my desktop and it has two slots (both look like DVI but I think one is and one isn't).
Two queries:

 

* can I run dual monitors with this graphics card?
* what adapters would I need?

I'm also looking at upgrading my monitor. I would like one with speakers - preferably front-mounted - as this would be best for my home setup (watching movies on the screen etc). Viewsonic monitors have caught my eye lately, do they sell them with front-mounted speakers?

Thanks in advance laughing

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  Reply # 1103704 6-Aug-2014 22:33
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To answer the question. most likely as that chipset does support 4 displays.




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  Reply # 1103705 6-Aug-2014 22:33
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why don't you think it is DVI?

do they both look like this?

http://ctcolumbia.technology-solved.com/files/2011/03/DVI-port1.jpg


Then they are both DVI - you just need a monitor with a DVI input - most non cheap and nasties will have DVI- in. It is also digital so no auto adjustment bollocks - just a nice sharp picture.

Dell makes nice monitors, as does HP. What is your budget.

Don't waste money on integrated speakers - nearly any standalone desktop speaker set will be a million times better - have a look at logitech's range.



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  Reply # 1103722 6-Aug-2014 23:11
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It appears to have two outputs - they both look like the images Tim has posted there.

I'm sure that external speakers sound better but for my setup I prefer integrated ones. I had an HP monitor with them previously (an HP vs17e, from memory) and that was really good.



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  Reply # 1103724 6-Aug-2014 23:14
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This is the graphics card, btw.

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Get separate speakers as its most likely that they will out last the monitor and will sound better.

Think of the quality of speakers built into LCD tvs.

I'm still running some Creative 5.1 speakers which I bought in 2003.... since then the monitor has changed from a 17" CRT to a 21" CRT to 23" Dell to a two screen Dell 23" setup.
The PC had two or three mother board upgrades, two graphic card upgrades.
Then replaced the PC with a newer one in 2011 and its done through 2 more graphics card... (currently runing a radeon hd5450......)

Same speakers and Logitech keyboard.


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  Reply # 1103834 7-Aug-2014 10:24
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quickymart: This is the graphics card, btw.


Right. So you have these ports:
1x DVI-I (DVI Integrated, Analog AND digital signals on one connector, can be used with a DVI to VGA Dapter, it's the one with the most pins)
1x DVI-D (Digital Only, can only be used as a Digital port)
1x HDMI

You should be able to support 3 displays, however only one of them can be analog VGA, the other two need to be digital.

Clear as mud?








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  Reply # 1103839 7-Aug-2014 10:36
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http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?m=s179147696&o=produkt_pris_inkmoms#prodlista

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920 x 1080 with DVI In and Built in Speakers ordered by price.

Adjust for screen size/technology if you wish.

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  Reply # 1104164 7-Aug-2014 15:14
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quickymart: 

I'm also looking at upgrading my monitor. I would like one with speakers - preferably front-mounted - as this would be best for my home setup (watching movies on the screen etc). Viewsonic monitors have caught my eye lately, do they sell them with front-mounted speakers?



If you value sound quality get separate speakers rather than a monitor with speakers.

Q: How much do you want to spend max?



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  Reply # 1104304 7-Aug-2014 19:17
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I won't be using it 24 hours a day, just from time to time - maybe several times in a week.
Probably around $200-$250 (at a push)?

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