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post #31 of 52
1920 x 1200 would be best for eyefinity but unfortunately gets very pricey. I had a 3 x 1080p setup and the extra width vs height really gets exaggerated. Desktop use sucked so eventually I ditched the setup but eventually could see setting up a 3 x 1920 x 1080p setup dedicated for games.

I'm sure mixing would be OK as long as your not anal about the appearance of the stands or perfection. I found for desktop use I only focused on the middle monitor and used the other 2 to dump things I just randomly checked. In games I found I focused on the middle of the center monitor but could easily see the inner half the flanking monitors.
post #32 of 52
Mixing IPS and TN? Well, it'd work. But I mean, it depends on you. Do you care if your side monitors have inferior colors? If not, that sounds like a good plan. Just use same size / resolution monitors, since you can't game in eyefinity unless they are.
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post #33 of 52
I would advise against different monitors. It will be much harder to align your monitors properly. Also, you will not be able to use bezel compensation.

IMO, either do it right, or don't do it at all.
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post #34 of 52
Well that depends on how picky you are. I've been using 2x CRT + 1 LCD for a month now and I don't really mind the difference. Though I am getting 3x CRT within the week.

I would find nothing that bad about mixed setups. As I've been using them for all the time I've had multiple monitors
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post #35 of 52
You want more desk space? Install Lucid/Maverick, get compiz fusuion, enable the cube and call it a day

As De-Zant has said infinite times:
If you are a color quality maniac, then IPS panel. Quite a number of people have sworn to never look at a TN again after playing with an IPS.

Personally, I can't justify the cost overhead of using an IPS panel. I'm quite happy with my VH236H especially in the price/performance aspect.

imo, you've been using TN for so long now and haven't gone "oh my gaaahh! the colors are terriiibblleee!" so don't fuss too much just yet.

If your budget allows it, then get the 3xIPS.

Personally, I'd rather save that cash for other purposes and focus on great quality 1080p TNs (with thinner bezels for the 3x setup).

Best of luck!
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post #36 of 52
Asus has one of those optimized thin bezel monitors for eyefinity setups
Have a look at them
xD particularly good mood today!!! Am down with fever and so have to miss the ESWC xD

Am soo foolish :@ And this had to happen today :@
post #37 of 52
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Originally Posted by dklimitless View Post
You want more desk space? Install Lucid/Maverick, get compiz fusuion, enable the cube and call it a day

As De-Zant has said infinite times:
If you are a color quality maniac, then IPS panel. Quite a number of people have sworn to never look at a TN again after playing with an IPS.

Personally, I can't justify the cost overhead of using an IPS panel. I'm quite happy with my VH236H especially in the price/performance aspect.

imo, you've been using TN for so long now and haven't gone "oh my gaaahh! the colors are terriiibblleee!" so don't fuss too much just yet.

If your budget allows it, then get the 3xIPS.

Personally, I'd rather save that cash for other purposes and focus on great quality 1080p TNs (with thinner bezels for the 3x setup).


Best of luck!
Thats the entire problem! I hate decisions like this
Will the cost overhead be worth it?
The 3 x ASUS vs 3x Dell is like a ton of money difference.


3 x ASUS VH238H = $490
-All new
-I wouldnt have to drive 30 minutes to meet a guy
-I would need to buy Display Port converters, at least 2.
-I save $200 over the Dell deal.
-I may be able to get cheaper with Open Box or used sales from OCN members.
x Not as good as IPS
x More bezel
x speakers are bit unnecessary


3x Dell U2311h = $700
-I'd save $240 as opposed to retail ($900+)
-2 of the 3 are new/sealed.
-All 3 have a warranty too.
x IPS not as fast for gaming
x Drive 30 minutes
x Pay in cash upfront


I suppose the question becomes - is the quality of IPS worth $200?
Im terrible at this. Last night I was up like 3 hours later than what I wanted to ripping my hair out over this. I take this stuff way too seriously and over think it
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post #38 of 52
This is a difficult decision here.

Don't forget the mixed option. Whatever you do, I'd still recommend at least one IPS one.



IPS not fast for gaming? Hah. Depends on the display. U2311h is pretty much the fastest IPS there is in the consumer market. It's just as good as the average TN for gaming, if not better. It has 6-10ms of input lag when the average TN has 15-20ms. Though I don't know about the specific VH238H in question.
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This is a difficult decision here.

Don't forget the mixed option. Whatever you do, I'd still recommend at least one IPS one.

IPS not fast for gaming? Hah. Depends on the display. U2311h is pretty much the fastest IPS there is in the consumer market. It's just as good as the average TN for gaming, if not better. It has 6-10ms of input lag when the average TN has 15-20ms. Though I don't know about the specific VH238H in question.
I didnt mean it strictly, just put it in there are a con because it isn't as fast as a TN monitor. Just stating it, I doubt its noticeable while playing.

The guy just contacted me and asked me to make a decision about buying on Tuesday. Its go time. Gah!
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Depends on the TN. Input lag wise, it's better than most TN. Ghosting wise, it's the same as average TN. And those are the only two "fast"s that people use when talking bout TN.
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