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    Buying A New Computer (help!)

    Hello again!

    Those of you that know their way around a PC know what's best for what purpose - but as a learner builder, I am still confused! I have been trying to find a way of using a hi end AGP dual head card to run two Matrox 3 to go units giving me 6 outside views. From what I can gather, this is impossible due to resolution issues (unless anybody knows how to do it). As a result, I am considering buying a "bare bones" deal from a UK supplier offering me PCIe slots. I would hope to use two PCIe cards with one 3 to go unit on each - but before spending any cash, does anyone know if this will work (two PCIe cards, 6 view monitors?). If so, what PCIe cards would do the job? Would they have to be hi end?

    The "bare bones" deal is as follows -

    Intel Core 2duo.
    2X1gb ram DDR
    Intel 945 ATX Motherboard.
    1 PCIe x16
    2 PCIe
    2 PCI
    ATX Tower Case.

    329.00.

    The rest, I have to build in myself.

    Here's hoping....


    I am running FS 2004 (NOT FSX)


    TONY
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    How fast is the processor?

    If you use XP or XP Pro you might be able to pull this off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing Skunk Works View Post
    How fast is the processor?

    If you use XP or XP Pro you might be able to pull this off.
    My current PC (AGP with PCI) is 2.7gb processor. I am on XP with 2gb ram.

    But..... what AGP card should I use?

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