Great Ideas Guys. Very Professional people. I wish I had found this forum much earlier. Thank You all so much.
Let me first answer some questions.
I have only one PCIe x 16 slot & it is occupied by current GeForce GT 530.
There are 3 PCIe slots out of which one is free & other 2 are occupied by Sound Card & TV Tuner Card.
My Chassis is big enough to fit & Run ATI 6770 & ATI 6870 cards because Dell is giving an option to select one of them.
So I guess 460 Watt PSU would be ok if there was only one PCIe x 16 card.
I will be arranging monitors so that I will have 4 monitors at bottom & 4 on top of them to avoid turning the head around.
You are right, I don't have much budget constraint & most important thing is that whatever you guys suggest should work with the current motherboard and have enough video memory & PSU etc to drive 8 monitors smoothly. The reason is that I am not a much of a tech person & I rely heavily on Dell support, so the video card should not cause other problems in my Dell PC.
I have some questions :
Is it better to have 2 GB Card Vs 1 GB card ? Does it affect the performance when I have 8 monitors ?
Is one brand better than other ? It seems that PowerColor & Diamond cards are much more expensive than XFS & VisionTek, especially 5870 cards.
Both 5870 & 6870 are available with 6 Mini Display Ports & 2GB but 5870 is more expensive than 6870. Any technical reason ?
Both of your suggestions look good & fair Price. But will my PSU support them together ?
Your ideas are excellent too.
I think Radeon 6870 will fit in my case. See link below where dell gives an option for Radeon 6870.http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/ ... d=xps-8300
Can you mix AMD ATI card with NVIDIA card you suggested ?
Is using DP port better than using DVI Port ?
Using 5770 card, it gives only 1 GB Video memory. Is that enough to drive 5 monitors ? Does Video memory matter when it comes to multi monitors ?
Also ATI 2260 is a good choice too but it has only 256 MB memory. Is that enough to drive 2 Monitors ? OR would it share the memory from say 6870 which has 2 GB if I use that card ?
If yes then 6870 & 2260 would give 8 mini DPs & would simplify the whole setup. Would I need bigger power supply & if yes how big ? Also would my motherboard support them together ?
Thank You Guys, You are the best.