Triple Monitor Setups?

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  1. lewi

    lewi Elite Member

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    Hey people,

    Looking to finnally getting a triple monitor setup running from my trusty laptop!

    So 3 external screens + my laptop screen (which i will probably just not use anyway and hide it round the back with a external keyboard and mouse)!

    BUT! What on earth am i looking for and what do i need?

    I know i need some sort of box and 3 monitors but ive seen loads of different setups and don't want to buy the monitors and then be like "damn this is crap"!

    So what's best....

    All 3 monitors the same
    1 big one and 2 slightly smaller ones either side
    Mount the ones on the side on their sides?

    What "box" do i need to be able to use 3 monitors at a time? what about software?

    Lewi
     
  2. Stalli0n

    Stalli0n Junior Member

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  3. shortguy014

    shortguy014 Junior Member

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    I only have dual monitors and mines a desktop so i use one with hdmi and one with DVI. You'd probably need an adapter though.
     
  4. ViperVin

    ViperVin Regular Member

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    I'm running 3x 24" monitors off a Radeon HD6870. Since the card only has 2 DVI ports and DisplayPorts, my 3rd monitor uses an active DVI to DisplayPort adapter. In a laptop situation, you probably need that Matrox product.

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  5. Winchester

    Winchester BANNED BANNED

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    Most of the adapters are shit if you really want to run multiple monitors you should have an actual PC with 2+ graphics cards, you can in theory run two screens off one card though.
     
  6. gorbacuh

    gorbacuh Newbie

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    waw..triple monitor is soo cool, someday i will apply it to my computer too :D