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hi everyone,

with black friday coming around and my monitor ( Hanns g 20 in monitor) selling for 100 each. i was wondering if i should buy a bigger monitor, or if i should buy 2 more monitors for a triple monitor setup.

do you think if i wait for black friday the hannsg monitors will become cheaper on newegg? or a 20in monitor that will work with mine?

im also worried about my gpu's, i have 6870's crossfired with 1 GB VRAM, so i dont know which would be better so i dont have a VRAM bottleneck.

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post #2 of 27
Personally, I'd go with the larger monitor. I just upgraded from 2x 23" monitors to a single 27" and I'll never go back to a smaller monitor.
post #3 of 27
I'd go for the eyefinity 3x if it were me.
post #4 of 27
3 monitors in eyefinity
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post #5 of 27
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so 3 x 20 in monitors?

will my xfire 6870 1 gb cards be able to handle that though?
    
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Crossfired 6870s will run 3 monitors no problem
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post #7 of 27
I don't know about no problem...it depends on what games you'll be playing and what settings you'd like to play at.
post #8 of 27
are we only talking about 1080p?
post #9 of 27
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oh sorry to say, my monitor is hanns g 20 in monitor, which is 1600*900 so 3 of those

so 4800*900 i guess

edit: i always play with maybe 2x AA or 4xAA. i dont really care for much after that.
i like to have max textures and objects and that stuff though, the lighting doesnt really matter to me so i can lower that down to medium if i have to.
Edited by j8ninja - 10/27/11 at 11:12pm
    
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post #10 of 27
I'd say go with a 27" 1920x1080, i'm also going to downgrade to one of these, because i'm using the TV im my lounge = 46" LCD, i thought it would be a good idea, but i'ts not so good when i play FPS games + i'm sitting just over 2 meters away from it.
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