1.    01 Mar 2016 #1

    Add third monitor - graphics card?

    My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3. It does not appear to have an "on-board" vga.

    My graphics card is a GeForce 6600 GT. I am using both digital outputs for the two monitors present.

    My monitors are a pair of Asus VS228H-P

    I am not a gamer, but do appreciate a crisp display. I mainly run general business programs such as word processor and spreadsheet, internet browser, email, and sometimes enjoy watching a movie or video.

    I wish to add a third monitor.

    Two questions-

    1. Would using my old Acer P201w be a mistake in the long run, in that I can get another Asus VS228 for under $100?
    2. What would the least expensive graphics adapter solution be that would maintain comparable quality?

    I'm afraid I have been away from tech for too long and am a bit on the penny-pinching side right now. I suspect that I should purchase the new third monitor, but am completely lost when it comes to the adapter card-

    Thank-you very much for your consideration and expertise.
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  2.    01 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
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    Win 10 14393.51

    I'm not personally into multiple monitors. (My main system uses a 28" UHD one.)

    This card looks like it'd work:

    EVGA GeForce GT 710 DirectX 12 02G-P3-2717-KR 2GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Video Card - Newegg.com

    (eVGA GT 710). I suggest replacing the old Acer since it only does 1680X1050. With a third VS228H-P. you'd need a cable that works with the min HDMI port on the card. There are cheaper GT 7XX cards, but I'm not sure whether any support monitors.
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  3.    01 Mar 2016 #3

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