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I'm thinking of going surround and 3 x 22" 1680x1050 monitors seem to be a sweet spot for my 460s SLI. I can get a refurbished Dell 2209wa for $205 or a new Acer V223WEJbd for $130. Do you think the extra $200 for 3 x 2209wa is worth it over 3 x V223WEJbd? I'll be using the setup for gaming most of the time.

Any suggestion would be appreciated.
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Given your situation I would buy the Acers. The Dells are IPS and have superior color reproduction and contrast but since you'll be gaming I don't think such is necessary. The Acer also has better response times 1ms albiet it will be negligible but still something to think about.
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Given your situation I would buy the Acers. The Dells are IPS and have superior color reproduction and contrast but since you'll be gaming I don't think such is necessary. The Acer also has better response times 1ms albiet it will be negligible but still something to think about.
Are those properties important in gaming? Will they give better gaming graphic quality than the Acer?
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Are those properties important in gaming? Will they give better gaming graphic quality than the Acer?
Gaming is fast paced. You most likely won't notice the differences, IPS panels are CRTs are mostly used by studio professionals who need that accuracy. (For Example: Web designers who need the colors to show right). The graphics won't change, only the colors shown on the screen.
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Gaming is fast paced. You most likely won't notice the differences, IPS panels are CRTs are mostly used by studio professionals who need that accuracy. (For Example: Web designers who need the colors to show right). The graphics won't change, only the colors shown on the screen.
I don't notice the difference actually. Thanks for your analysis.
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The input lag on the 2209wa is not really bad at all. The image quality will be better.

http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...ips-panel.html

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1435130

The 2209wa has very little imput lag at all. IF you are a competitive gamer, then yeah get the TN then (or CRT).
Edited by Riou - 7/27/11 at 1:16am
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I'd prefer image quality rather than response time. I'm currently gaming on my Sony HDTV with 8ms response time and I really don't mind input lag at all.

Guys, do you think surround/eyefinity in portrait mode is worth it? If yes then I'm getting the Dell 2209wa.
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