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    I WANT 3 monitors! I currently have two, but have another spare lying around. What's the cheapest/easiest way to connect this to my current setup?

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    I use one of those USB-VGA adapters for my third monitor, with the onboard graphics driving the other 2. IIRC I got the adapter for about £35 a couple of years back from CPC.

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    Just put in another graphics card and hook up your monitor. Caution - if you're using on-board graphics at the moment, adding a card can disable the onboard on some motherboards.

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    Whats your current GFX card?

    if you want to spend some money and have a PCI-X 16 slot these are awesome, awround 75 quid of ebay for 1GB card.

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    USB-VGA looks like the easiest. Do they work without hangs etc?

    Just gotta persuade the boss.

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    I have 3 monitors! I am currently using the Onboard with a graphics card with a DVI and VGA outputs. All Good here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    What's the cheapest/easiest way to connect this to my current setup?
    It depends what your current setup is and what os you're running. Personally I just got another cheap pci graphics card (£35 gforce 6600) and put a couple of monitors on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    USB-VGA looks like the easiest. Do they work without hangs etc?

    Just gotta persuade the boss.
    Works fine for normal use - just don't expect it to have as good a response time if you decide to run the latest version of COD on it or something. The only oddity I have with mine is that the mouse seems to stick on the screen if it is touching the top edge. Easy enough to solve... Don't touch the top edge.

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