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Hey, I'm wanting to do some Eyefinity and thought I'd ask if someone could point out a good "budget" triple monitor rig.

Things I want:
-all 3 same model
-1920x1080
-no larger than 22", I like 21.5"
-Contrast/color comparable or better to my Acer X213H monitor. If you can find more of that one, I would love to just buy 2 more instead of selling that one and buying a new kind.
-the cheaper, the better! I still want money left over for watercooling/a graphics card to support this rig. Edit: $170 per monitor is really pushing it. I don't really want anything better than the monitor above. I want the same quality at the lowest possible price.

I don't care if the monitors are used/refurbished. As long as there are no dead pixels, I'm fine.
Edited by asantas93 - 7/19/11 at 2:07pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824176140
$170 each, 1x displayport, 1x DVI and 1x D-sub.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824176140
$170 each, 1x displayport, 1x DVI and 1x D-sub.
Eh, I want 1920x1080, at least. By that, I mean "maybe 1920x1200". I should have mentioned this before, but my tastes are a little more simplistic, and $170 per monitor is pushing my price limits. Thanks for the reply, though.
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Eh, I want 1920x1080, at least. By that, I mean "maybe 1920x1200". I should have mentioned this before, but my tastes are a little more simplistic, and $170 per monitor is pushing my price limits. Thanks for the reply, though.
Well that's the cheapest I found with a displayport unless you're willing to buy a $130 displayport to dual-link DVI (Active) as well. (The cheaper ones that are not USB powered do not support 1920x1080)

EDIT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824228041
1920x1080, $155. Though it is 23". I do not know if there are 3 in stock though.
Edited by Paratrooper1n0 - 7/19/11 at 2:13pm
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Well that's the cheapest I found with a displayport unless you're willing to buy a $130 displayport to dual-link DVI (Active) as well. (The cheaper ones that are not USB powered do not support 1920x1080)

EDIT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824228041
1920x1080, $155. Though it is 23". I do not know if there are 3 in stock though.
I don't need DisplayPort. I'll get an active adapter. Edit: (They're $30 now)
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I don't need DisplayPort. I'll get an active adapter. Edit: (They're $30 now)
In that case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824262011
1920x1080, $120 right now.
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In that case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824262011
1920x1080, $120 right now.
+Rep for the suggestions

How did you decide that monitor is of the same quality as my Acer monitor above? I hear contrast ratios between brands are basically useless information impossible to compare. And the brand--I haven't heard of it, have you heard much about it?

And that DisplayPort monitor you posted looks like a really great deal--do you think it's really worth $300 new?

Thanks
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This is what i have for my eyefinity setup. They're 139$ after rebate with free shipping, made by Asus, 2ms response time, 16:9, with decent color reproduction (definitely very good for the price range).
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+Rep for the suggestions

How did you decide that monitor is of the same quality as my Acer monitor above? I hear contrast ratios between brands are basically useless information impossible to compare. And the brand--I haven't heard of it, have you heard much about it?

And that DisplayPort monitor you posted looks like a really great deal--do you think it's really worth $300 new?

Thanks
I have not heard of that brand, but the 54 people that reviewed it sure liked the monitor. So I have heard nothing negative about the brand. The monitor I am getting for my rig (probably 3 of) is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824176141
I'm a 24 inch monitor guy. And I know for sure that the monitor I am choosing is worth it. (People hype Acer so much that I have steered away from the brand).

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This is what i have for my eyefinity setup. They're 139$ after rebate with free shipping, made by Asus, 2ms response time, 16:9, with decent color reproduction (definitely very good for the price range).
That looks nice though the besels are thicker than I personally prefer.
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