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Motherboards 2 monitors from motherboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by oblivion181, 15 Jan 2013.

  1. oblivion181

    oblivion181 What's a Dremel?

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    Hi,
    Just a quick thing as I am trying to build a new computer for my dad. Would it be possible to run 2 monitors from the onboard graphics on an ivebridge cpu and mother board, such as a Asus P8H77-M with an i5-3570, or would it be better to get a cheaper cpu and a cheap graphics card such as a NVIDIA GT 640.

    He wont be doing any gaming, maybe some video encoding and image editing.

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Intel HD supports multiple display theoretically. Seems that some motherboards don't allow it or have some limitation like can only use 1 digital output and vga.
    If you find it dosen't work you could pick up something like a GT610 for around 20.
     
  3. deant94

    deant94 What's a Dremel?

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    Spend the money on the CPU. You don't really want to cheap out on agruably the most important part of your pc. If you don't have enough money to buy it all at once, just use one monitor in the meantime then uprgrade later :)
     

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