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I am building a new desktop and the plan is to use 3 screens. The center one will be the dell u2410 and the side ones will be smaller screens on portrait...


x - dell u2410 - x
port - landscape - port

My questions:
Is this possible or advisable? What screens should I supplement my dell with? 20inch 22inch? How would pixel size affect me? What resolution should I aim for? IPS panel screens?

How much would my current 1.5 year old with zero dead pixels samsung syncmaster t240 sell?

Thanks guys, any help is appreciated.
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Before we start discussing monitors...do you still have the single gtx 570 as listed in your sig rig? Because that can only support 2 monitors max
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Before we start discussing monitors...do you still have the single gtx 570 as listed in your sig rig? Because that can only support 2 monitors max
This.

OP, is this to be a workstation or gaming? If gaming you cannot do mixed-orientation in surround.
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There really isn't anything you would WANT to put in portrait next to a U2410. It won't match up physically, and thus be annoying to use.

The only ones that would look even remotely good would be some 17-19" 5:4 1280x1024 LCDs, if you can find any IPS models. Anything else would look mismatched. Not sure if any exist.


Other than that, a good lanscape choice would be the http://accessories.dell.com/sna/prod...4&sku=320-4687 dell 2007fp, but it comes in both IPS and PVA forms, so be sure to get IPS. I think you might have luck finding these used for cheap if you live in the usa.
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Thanks for the replies guys. I am getting a 2nd gtx570 sc. It's for gaming. The other uses are secondary..

So you are saying that if I want 3 screens for gaming they better be the same huh?
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There isn't anything that will match up perfectly in portrait. It's not that big of a deal though; as long as you find another monitor with the same dot pitch it'll still "feel" like it matches up in use.
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There really isn't anything you would WANT to put in portrait next to a U2410. It won't match up physically, and thus be annoying to use.

The only ones that would look even remotely good would be some 17-19" 5:4 1280x1024 LCDs, if you can find any IPS models. Anything else would look mismatched. Not sure if any exist.


Other than that, a good lanscape choice would be the http://accessories.dell.com/sna/prod...4&sku=320-4687 dell 2007fp, but it comes in both IPS and PVA forms, so be sure to get IPS. I think you might have luck finding these used for cheap if you live in the usa.

Yeah I just did some math and figure that the dell 2410 has about 12.7 inches of vertical space and 1080p (Edit: 1200p)vertical pixels. Meaning ideally you would want to find a monitor with as close as you can get to 12.7 horizontal space and 1080 horizontal pixels...which doesn't exist (to my knowledge).

I agree the dell 2007fp is a good choice to have in landscape around it if you are suffering from limited deskspace, but if you want to game just go with all of the same monitor in surround, all landscape
Edited by postama - 7/21/11 at 7:56am
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Yeah I just did some math and figure that the dell 2411 has about 12.7 inches of vertical space and 1080p vertical pixels. Meaning ideally you would want to find a monitor with 12.7 horizontal space and 1080 horizontal pixels...which doesn't exist (to my knowledge).

I agree the dell 2007fp is a good choice to have in landscape around it if you are suffering from limited deskspace, but if you want to game just go with all of the same monitor in surround, all landscape
U2410, not 2411. It's 1920x1200.
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U2410, not 2411. It's 1920x1200.
Thanks, I corrected my typo with the 2411/0 before you caught it, and I did my math with 16:10, just wrote 1080
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Yea solt, if you want three screen gaming, all screens most likely have to be identical for it. And you need two GPUs too. (more ports)
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