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So i may have 600 or i may have 700 lol not sure at the moment.

Just wondering if you guys think its possible to get eyefinity gaming with my sig rig (buying more displays/ upgrading gpu, - what ever needs to be done)
in order to run WOW (not too demanding) or any current gen games in eyefinity.. (crysis 2 etc.) Let me know pros-cons etc.

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eyefinity 5870 6 edition, around 200$ish

1080p monitor, can be found near 100$ - 130$

then you need the DP to DVI adapters, about 30$ worth of adaptors, hunt for any card from AMD that can run 3 monitors in the for sale section, then get your monitors when they pop up on sale, however I may suggest 3x 720p for decentish performance
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I have three 1080P monitors and a 6990. I can't run crysis 2 at acceptable framerates in eyefinity. Do hold your breath. =D
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eyefinity 5870 6 edition, around 200$ish

1080p monitor, can be found near 100$ - 130$

then you need the DP to DVI adapters, about 30$ worth of adaptors, hunt for any card from AMD that can run 3 monitors in the for sale section, then get your monitors when they pop up on sale, however I may suggest 3x 720p for decentish performance
reped you thanks for reply.

although i dont want less than 1080p so i may consider a single larger monitor than my current 24".. i was just hoping to experience eyefinity.
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I have three 1080P monitors and a 6990. I can't run crysis 2 at acceptable framerates in eyefinity. Do hold your breath. =D
AHH i dont wanna hold my breath if thats the case. but thanks for reply repped you as well looks like im gonna go witha single lcd maybe a 32" @ 1080???
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If you have $700, go with a U2711 off of ebay.

IPS and 2560x1440. Great monitor.
    
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So i may have 600 or i may have 700 lol not sure at the moment.

Just wondering if you guys think its possible to get eyefinity gaming with my sig rig (buying more displays/ upgrading gpu, - what ever needs to be done)
in order to run WOW (not too demanding) or any current gen games in eyefinity.. (crysis 2 etc.) Let me know pros-cons etc.

+rep to first 3 to reply with legit answers/oppinions.
Crysis 2 is not by any means a "recent game" in terms of using all your system's resources. So go with something like BC2 or the original Crysis

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I have three 1080P monitors and a 6990. I can't run crysis 2 at acceptable framerates in eyefinity. Do hold your breath. =D
That's a driver issue.

@OP: Go with the 5870 eyefinity 6 edition. I have one and it runs great 1080P. The extra memory will help

Performance will be low if you're in 1080p on all monitors though. So maybe opt for 720?
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AHH i dont wanna hold my breath if thats the case. but thanks for reply repped you as well looks like im gonna go witha single lcd maybe a 32" @ 1080???
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fea...display_setups

This really does sum up the eyefinity experience. In my opinion one really nice big (28 +) monitor is better than three smaller monitors as it does seem "smooshed" down. Think, almost closing your eyes. I had three 22" monitors and just couldn't seem to enjoy it. It seems that the best experience is larger monitors tilted in portrait mode so that you not only get more peripheral vision but you also get more up/down. (kinda tired, I hope this made sense)
    
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Crysis 2 is not by any means a "recent game" in terms of using all your system's resources. So go with something like BC2 or the original Crysis



That's a driver issue.

@OP: Go with the 5870 eyefinity 6 edition. I have one and it runs great 1080P. The extra memory will help

Performance will be low if you're in 1080p on all monitors though. So maybe opt for 720?
meh i dont want to game at 720p honestly i really just want to experience it at the moment i really only play wow any other games i could just run on the center screen. i think that gpu could hangle wow in eyefinity, dont you?
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http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fea...display_setups

This really does sum up the eyefinity experience. In my opinion one really nice big (28 +) monitor is better than three smaller monitors as it does seem "smooshed" down. Think, almost closing your eyes. I had three 22" monitors and just couldn't seem to enjoy it. It seems that the best experience is larger monitors tilted in portrait mode so that you not only get more peripheral vision but you also get more up/down. (kinda tired, I hope this made sense)
LOL i just bought that issue of max pc at walmart havnt had a chance to read it yet. rep to you though because you like maximum pc!!!
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