Question Graphics Card Recommendation Please


Jan 19, 2011

It has been a while since I have had to dive into building a PC, so please bear with me. Long story short I was in a pinch a year ago and had to buy a system used from my BIL. It's built well but an older system. It has been a very long time since I have had to buy a graphics card and I have no idea what is a good buy these days. Below are the current system specs. I'm a buy once cry once on a budget purchaser. Looking to spend less than $400 on a card that will last me the next 10 years and/or into the next full computer rebuild.

Here is what I do with it:
Four monitors
Primary-EliteDisplay E221-Sometimes used for streaming Netflix, etc and playing movies off of HDD
Secondary-Sceptre E205W
Secondary-Sceptre E205W
Secondary/TV- Samsung UN40H5003AF-Only used for streaming Netflix, etc, and playing movies off of HDD.

I want one card that I can run all four displays off of; all HDMI.

Currently, I have been experiencing significant video lag/chop both when streaming and playing off the HDD or DVD. The system does not appear to be using much CPU or Memory when this occurs. I have also noticed that services like Netflix are cutting down my video quality. I am also considering getting an independent network card as well. My internet connection itself does not seem to be the problem as I have done speed tests and gotten results above what Netflix requires for their highest resolutions. I do not do any gaming. This system is for my family to surf the web and watch videos on. Any help is greatly appreciated.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model Z87X-UD3H
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU To be filled by O.E.M.
Processor Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1231 v3 @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. F9, 3/18/2014
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BIOS Mode Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
BaseBoard Product Z87X-UD3H-CF
BaseBoard Version x.x
Platform Role Desktop
Secure Boot State Unsupported
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.18362.752"
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 16.0 GB
Available Physical Memory 9.77 GB
Total Virtual Memory 18.3 GB
Available Virtual Memory 9.04 GB
Page File Space 2.38 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Kernel DMA Protection Off
Virtualization-based security Not enabled
Device Encryption Support Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: TPM is not usable, PCR7 binding is not supported, Hardware Security Test Interface failed and device is not Modern Standby, Un-allowed DMA capable bus/device(s) detected, TPM is not usable
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware Yes
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes


Jan 19, 2011
Does anyone have any thoughts on "Sapphire Radeon 11265-05-20G PULSE RX 580 8GB GDDR5 Dual HDMI/ DVI-D/ Dual DP OC with Backplate (UEFI) PCI-E Graphics Card Graphic Cards"?

With the ports, I think that I can make all of the monitor's work. I would Plug the TV into an HDMI, The primary monitor into DP, One secondary into HDMI, and the other into DP adapted to HDMI. Does anyone see any issues with how this would work out?