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I'm going Eyefinity officially on boxing day.

I've had dual monitors in the past and I honestly didn't know what to do with it. -- This was probably 4 years ago.

Now I've got the rig that I want, everything I've dreamed of, and I'm going to splurge and pick up two more Asus VE248Q's for EyeFinity.

I've never done this before, and after watching a bunch of youtube videos I honestly can't wait!

Just the desk space required for these monitors is nuts!

So...

Tell me your experience with EyeFinity...

Pros:

Cons:

Opinions/feelings...
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I can tell you my experiences with surround.
Pros, mind blowing, immersive gaming experience.
Massive desktop real-estate.
Impress absolutely everyone who lays eyes on your rig.
Cons.
Always need MOAR VRAM.
Having to drop settings for gpu intensive games.
The power bill increase.
Finding a spot in your house to fit such a monsterous setup.
But there is nothing better than gaming at massive resolutions, you will fall in love immediately.


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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by damocash View Post

I can tell you my experiences with surround.
Pros, mind blowing, immersive gaming experience.
Massive desktop real-estate.
Impress absolutely everyone who lays eyes on your rig.
Cons.
Always need MOAR VRAM.
Having to drop settings for gpu intensive games.
The power bill increase.
Finding a spot in your house to fit such a monsterous setup.
But there is nothing better than gaming at massive resolutions, you will fall in love immediately.
Sent from a grassfire using smoke signals

Awesome... Great write up with the pros/cons wink.gif +rep for you!

Anyone else?!
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What a freaking coincidence... I am going tri-monitor with the same model! I've bought two so far, and the picture quality is great imo. If you get three and use them for gaming, please let me know how you like it, as I'll be using them when I finalize my rig next year. biggrin.gif

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post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Blackout621 View Post

What a freaking coincidence... I am going tri-monitor with the same model! I've bought two so far, and the picture quality is great imo. If you get three and use them for gaming, please let me know how you like it, as I'll be using them when I finalize my rig next year. biggrin.gif
-Zac

I agree. I'm very pleased with the monitor. It supports display port, HDMI, and d-sub, 1080p, 2 ms response (GTG), overall, it's a great budget monitor.

I have one so far, and gonna snatch the other two on boxing day at a local PC shop wink.gif
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Originally Posted by jam3s View Post

I agree. I'm very pleased with the monitor. It supports display port, HDMI, and d-sub, 1080p, 2 ms response (GTG), overall, it's a great budget monitor.
I have one so far, and gonna snatch the other two on boxing day at a local PC shop wink.gif

Yeah, and not to mention very nice picture quality for a TN panel. And careful not to use that first one too much as it will cause a difference in the color between that one vs. the other two.
     
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Originally Posted by Blackout621 View Post

Yeah, and not to mention very nice picture quality for a TN panel. And careful not to use that first one too much as it will cause a difference in the color between that one vs. the other two.

oh wow.. I've had it a while now.. must be something like a few months!
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post #8 of 14
I got one U2412M on black friday... I love the thing, I just got $1200 dollars in amazon gift cards. Going eye infinity after I build my custom desk to be able to fit everything. 800D, 3x U2412Ms, 5.1 sound system with 12inx12inx8in sub box. I cannot wait, finally this weekend hopefully Ill find some free time to build this desk then buy the monitorrrrss!
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oh wow.. I've had it a while now.. must be something like a few months!

Ouch, well hopefully the variation in color isn't too noticable! sadsmiley.gif
     
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post #10 of 14
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Thoughts: I absolutely love surround gaming (I'm using Nvidia cards). I'd recommend it to anyone who seriously loves gaming and that is an enthusiast. It's great to play pretty much any game in surround, I am particularly fond of FPS, RPG, and a few racing games; all of which look spectacular. I love my set up, but moving it back and forth to college (between Christmas break for example) is a ROYAL pain. I wouldn't ever consider going back to a single monitor though, the thought of it horrifies me. Happy gaming!

Pros: Looks great, immersive experience, great for pushing a system to its limits.

Cons: Size, cost
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