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post #11 of 20
If i was watching movies id go with the 3 screens, but if i was playing games id go for the 30" because otherwise you'll be moving moving your head to racing games, but it would be awesome with 3 screens though. Maybe you should a projector?
post #12 of 20
If your going for surround your better off with 2 3GB 580's or the AMD counterpart, if going with a single monitor your better off with a single card setup.

My 1.5GB 580 can still hold on with a 1440p but if I would of went any higher or want to do surround I'll need the increased vram.

The 590's only have 1.5GB of vram for each GPU, it may struggle with surround.
post #13 of 20
As someone who just got his first 30", a Dell U3011 yesterday, a 30" for gaming experience vs a dinky 20" that I was on for years is flat out insane!!!!!

Also keep in mind that not all current, old or even new games will support multiple monitors where as a single 30", you have alot more options

Trying to play Team Fortress 2 last night for the first time on my 30" was a bit of a challenge, my eyes have so much more area to cover and look around that I have to readapt my playing style to the bigger screen, I can't imagine having 3 screens in front me and having to turn my head


Edited by 1ceTr0n - 8/13/11 at 1:26pm
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post #14 of 20
I have to agree with everyone saying a 30inch screen at that resolution is a much better choice.
Currently using a massive crt at a slightly lower res. Any lcd that will do anything near it, is way overpriced to me.
Once you get used to the insane screen space you'll have, it will be hard to use anything different.
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post #15 of 20
I had the same dilemma.
Luckily one of my rigs has 4 monitors for day trading, so I took 3 and tried eyefinity out for a couple of days, and I didn't like it much.
Also tried 120hz and couldn't tell the damn difference, so i'll be selling my 120hz and getting 1600p pretty soon.
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post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 
Aghhh the chooses lol

I am finding it really hard to decide both have pros and Cons but i have not played on any of them witch makes it super hard to decide. Im thankful for all your input but unfortunately with out having experienced it for my self its a hard choose.

3D surround would be amazing i mean its 3D and u see a lot more of the game. Though not supported by all games.

30" the quality and clarity would be amazing.

I think i just need to go out and try find the to setups and compare them for my self i guess still where the **** will i find them lol
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post #17 of 20
30". /thread.

Unless you want extended vision in games like BF3 where you don't want a bunch of noobs tubing you from angles you can't see at with one monitor.
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post #18 of 20
Seriously don't trouble your self. Just get a 1600p.
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post #19 of 20
It all comes down to preference. I like the multiple monitor setup because I have more room for more stuff when just messing around on web pages. Got 2 of the 3 monitors I will be using for eyefinity. Dell e248wfps. 1920x1200. Temporary setup follows:



Just need to fix the panel on the 3rd one, got them used, or find another one and I'll be set.
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post #20 of 20
I considered going with triple screen back then since 30" 2560x1600 screens are just way too expensive for my blood, until Black Friday came along, when I immediately grabbed a 37" 1080p HDTV and upgraded my secondary monitor to a 24" 1080p. Even on a "lowly" 1080p blown up to 37", everything seems surprisingly sharp, I figured that one single bigger screen would be beneficial when half the time I'd be watching movies and series. Gaming-wise, 1920x1080 obviously requires much less GPU power also, so it would actually be cheaper. I've also gamed on a 2560x1600 screen, and when everything is in motion, the difference in details really isn't that noticeable at all. IMO the main benefit of 2560x1600 is for workspace, though most people would rather opt for the cheaper route of getting multiple smaller monitors. For your budget, you could consider a nice big LED HDTV as an alternative.
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