Looking for a reliable computer for least cost with two pci-e slots

Posted on 2011-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am done with trying to get quad-graphics cards working in my 5-year old Dell Dimension 5100.
With spending as little money as possible, but without sacrificing quality, I would like to buy a new desktop/workstation with the following primary requirements:
1. Two pci-e slots (to connect two dual-video graphics cards for a total of four monitors)
2. 500 watt + power supply
3. At least 16GB RAM capability (I will be running Windows 7 64-bit OS).


Question by:cliffordgormley
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    IMHO if you are looking for that kind of power you will get more for your money if you build it yourself.  Just tossing it out as you can do a lot more configuration thsi way plus reuse some of your old parts if desired IE Hard Drives and Vid Cards
    Without really diving into a config I couldnt honestly make a recommendation on cheapest OEM.
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    by:Aaron Tomosky
    Have you looked at the matrox triplehead? It makes 3 monitors look like one to the os. Very handy. So you could run 6 off a dual head card as long as it can handle the resolution. That's a lot of pixels to push around.
    Also look up displaylink. Works good for code or email but not video or games.
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    depends on you budget really I have a asus ws supercoputer I bought it for £300 and its nearly £400 now it has 7 pci-e slots mostly 16 way and it will take xeon as well as i7 the max memory is 48gb I think
    if you need to go more than that then you can get a dual 1366 cpu motherboard but these tend to have less pci-e x16 slots as servers tend to have pci-e x8 for sas raid cotrollers and 10gbe hba's

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