I checked P5B-VM, its PCI Express x4 slot is already open-ended, so you can attach a graphics card to it without mod.
BTW GT 520 supports dual audio stream so that it supports 3D video to PJ and HD audio to AVR (with a DVI-HDMI adapter). So basically you don't need HD 6670. You can also use HD 6670 for 3D video and GT 520 for audio.
Initially, I read your post a while back and bought the GT430 for the dual output capability, but it didn't recognized my samsung TV, so I exchanged/upgraded twice. Along the way I total forgot, about the dual output point and got the HD 6670 (it was on sale and has all the digital ports, DP 1.2, DVI, HDMI 1.4a.) Now I guess I have to pay more + more frustration to get it to work .
thanks so much for you helps
All work great. IMO, NVIDIA is smarter then my previous AMD HD 6670. It doesnt' matter which port (DVI or HDMI) I use for AVR or PJ, it always directs proper audio and 3D video to the right device.
But a minor negative thing about NVIDIA graphic card (@ a decent price) is that it only support maximum 2 monitors. With my setup, PJ and AVR are the two monitors. I can't even use the VGA port for a 3rd monitor (for daily pc usage) and its not simple to switch back and forth between PJ and PC monitor because of different resolution. I tried to use the onboard VGA, but I don't think that board support simultaneous VGA output with graphic card (?since they are using the same express bus?).
I have tried different combination setting to be able to easily switch back to samsung monitor for PC usage after shut down the PJ.
dupllicate PJ & AVR + VGA to samsung monitor ==> unable to save setting
HDMI - PJ, DVI - AVR, AVR ouput to Samsung monitor ==> extended screen only
VGA or DVI to Samsung monitor alone and disconnect all others, but only get extended screen (no desktop icon)
My only solution left is to get a PCI 2.2 graphic card for a third monitor.
thanks for all the suggestions
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