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Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by Guitar, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. HammerON

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    Sub'd for a neat idea:toast:
     
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    Well look at this: (Bad pic, but still!)

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    Unfortunately this crappy old Dell only has one PCI-e slot and no x1 slots so I can't even test the X1 card I'll be getting unless I tear apart my machine and that isn't happening. So this might be it for a while..but it's something! And yes one of my VGA cables is bad, not the monitor thankfully.

    Although, I guess I can just plug it into the x16 slot. However another PC I have in house has an X1 slot so may be able to test 8 monitors running tomorrow!
     
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    Got the other card today, working - and oddly enough VGA cord issue isn't showing up..whatever. I should be able to test them both tomorrow and at least get 6 monitors hooked up, 8 on Monday.

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    8 monitors today on an XP machine.

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    So the issue I have is there is one purple screen - I have switched the DMS-59 cables and also the VGA cables and it is not the monitors or cables. What baffles me is that one of the monitors on the port is fine but the other shows pink. This is on two different PCs as well...
     
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    Got the replacement video card for the pink monitor problem. Now I have two fully working cards. I also de-bezeled all the monitors (except the 4 I have at my house for testing). Getting some money through work to fund this too, since it will be here. Woot. :D

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    So got some parts for this. Bought 2 more video cards on eBay and all the cables.

    Got these from Xazax on the board:

    990FX UD3
    Dual core 555BE
    4gb DDR3
    Corsair TX 750w (way overkill but he had it so I took it!).

    Gonna see about mounting them here soon. I've already got a case for all this, kinda worried about heat but maybe I'll ghetto mod something up for this. I have an SSD that I can use in it (or a 2tb WD Green I have sitting around) so I should have everything I need to get this going.

    I'm thinking about just using 2x4's or similar to mount them. Will likely be the easiest and cheapest route. 4 on one 2x4 across, 4 total, then 3 or so in the middles to make them all a big grid.
     
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    Pretty cool dude.
     

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