Setting Up Triple Monitors PC
Most people that have a dual monitor setup at home or at work have a good understanding of how efficient having more than one monitor can be. There is a huge value in being able to evaluate charts, graphs, and data side by side without having to toggle back and forth between windows. If you are a big fan of dual monitors, then having a triple monitor setup will blow your socks away. The setup is relatively easy and you can be up and operational with in 15mins flat. Below is a general guideline on how to set up a triple monitor workstation.
OPTION 1 USB Video Card
Depending on how you have your current setup you might not have enough room for another video card on your motherboard. This is where the usb video adapter card comes into play. Basically you install the software and the usb dongle converts your monitors DVI or VGA signal through the usb connection to your monitor.
This by far is a slick way to get an additional video adapter without having to buy an expensive video card. Prices run anywhere from 40 to 50 bucks. As you can see from the picture on top of this article that is how I set up my monitors at work. It is by far the fastest and easiest way to set up triple monitors. Truly plug and play.
OPTION 2 Video Splitter
A video card splitter does exactly what it sounds like. It takes one input connection from your video card and splits it into two DVI or VGA connections. This is a pretty slick device and can allow you to set up to 4 monitors on two video cards. Prices start at 5 to 20 bucks. This is another slick way to really get the full use of an expensive video card.
OPTION 3 Triple Monitor Graphics Cards
This is a little more pricer option but if you want to run high quality video output through an HDMI cable this is the way to go. Warning prices start at about 200 to about a 1000 dollars.
As you can see there are multiple ways to run triple monitors on your pc. You'll be amazed at how much better it is to work when you have one middle screen to focus on your work flow and the other two on the side as extra space to put documents, pictures, graphs or what ever you want to want. I've found that by just adding one additional monitor I was able to increase my daily workload by at least 20%. So what are you waiting for if you have an additional monitor at home and are already running dual monitor why not go triple?