Not a PC Gamer (definitely love to be one tho) but long story short, picked up an R9 290 for $50.
Here is the exact card I have: Asus R9 290
I have 4 of these monitors: Dell P2217H
I will buy 2 of these DVI to HDMI cables: DVI to HDMI
GPU has: 1 DP, 1 HDMI, 2x DVI
Monitor has: 1 DP, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA
My main goal is to run 4 monitors off this card, so I would use the DP and HDMI port and then buy a DVI to HDMI cable for the other 2 monitors as linked above. It should be that simple right?
I went to my local PC store to buy the cable and the kid said he wouldn't order it for me because these cards only support 3 "active" displays and aren't able to output to the 4'th. He said since they can't do return for special orders thats why he won't order it since he's know I will return it since it won't work.
Sure enough I went on the internet and it seems I can't get a concrete answer, its all over the place. Half of my results say it will not display 4 monitors without some kind of DP hub and the other half says it will..
BEFORE i order my QUAD monitor stand and the cables I wanted to see if you guys had a more concrete answer for me?