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Multiple Monitors - HP DC5100 SFF

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I'm finally getting around to setting up two monitors for my work PC, an HP DC5100 small form factor.  I'm told by HP that I would be able to use the existing onboard video and just add a standard PCI video card.  I just have to configure the BIOS accordingly.
 
Question, is there is any benefit to not using the onboard video card and just buy a dual-head video card?  I saw the NVIDIA Quadro cards, but ideally I'd like to stay under $100 for this setup.

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The benefit would be support for DirectX that the onboard video doesn't have, and performance increases that a PCI card may have versus the onboard.  You also don't have to worry about different video drivers that may conflict.
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Thanks for the prompt response.
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