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Best Monitor Setup for 3-Way Eyefinity

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Hey, I am soon about to build a PC and I was wondering what are the best monitors out there for 3-way Eyefinity. I will be mainly be playing games on it and I was thinking about monitors 24"+ (Not really that concerned). At the moment I don't have a budget but I do want to have thin bresels on it. Thank you in advance.
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I would say that Asus monitors are great...but since it's Eyefinity, doesn't one monitor have to be displayport compatible? make sure you check that biggrin.gif
 
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If going for eyefinity, get smaller, 21.5" 1080p monitors.

If your using ATI cards, you will need a ACTIVE display port to DVI adapter

If you using nvidia cards, you will need 2 of them for surround

You will need SERIOUS GPU power for each setup


Go for the smallest bezel, I have Acer 21.5" monitors, and even their .5" bezel seems thick.
post #4 of 7
Depends on your preferences and types of games you play.

I run a portrait setup on dell U2311h's, as I prefer it over horizontal which is just too wide.
For portrait, you're better off running IPS monitors due to color shift, though again, it's a matter of preference.

I did try 120hz TN monitors a while back, but since there really wasn't the hardware around to run a 3240x1920 setup at 120fps, it really wasn't worth it.

Really depends on your budget though. The dell ultra sharps cost me ~$800 after tax and shipping. I know some people have even gone with 3 2560x1600 monitors, but that's basically $3000 worth of monitors right there.
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Hmmm these are really useful answers, I'll get back to you with my findings. biggrin.gif
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Depends on your budget.

For example, the DELL U2311H mentioned above (or its newer replacement U2312HM) are awesome price/performance solutions for eyefinity setups. They go for approx 180 - 200 $ per monitor. So - depending on your budget.

Entry level - 3x 21.5'' 1080p TN displays in landscape (TN is very horrible in portrait) ~ 300 .. 400 $
Cost effective, but good - 3x23'' 1080 IPS displays in landscape or portrait ~ 600 .. 700 $
Still "affordable" and reasonable price/screen estate - 5x23'' 1080 IPS portrait (Catalyst 12.2 supports also landscape for this, but it's a bit too wide) ~ 1000 $

Higher resolution screens will rise the price in very rapid manner, unless you take risks, like, for example, there were report earlier that there were some 2560x1440 IPS screen for sale in eBay for approx 400 $ unit. You will not have real warranty tho. Basically DELL screen with ONLY dual link DVI input (DUAL link DVI adapter from displayport is quite expensive, compared to single link ones).
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post #7 of 7
I have been using three of these Hanns-G 27.5" monitors, 1920x1200 res. Whole lotta goodness, for not too much cash:



They have an LED-backlight model for another $20.

These have worked well for me!
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