3 Monitors - 1 Video Card

Quick question, i currently have a bfg 8800gt w/ 2x 23" samsung lcd monitors. I'm thinking about getting another 23" monitor and making it a 3-monitor setup but my video card only has 2x dvi ports. Also, my motherboard only has 1x pci 2. 0 x16 slot, so sli isn't an option. What can i do to make this work? Is there an easy solution other than selling my 8800gt and buying a card with more slots?

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