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23 inch 1080p is the standard for high definition!you can go higher !but 90% of the stuff wont support it !so why pay more for unsupported stuff!
its like 64 bit yeas it is cool but wont be consumer supported by at least 50% for years .we ll be all on new ipad resolution before we get to higher then HD on computer!sorry!what distance you plan on gaming or whatever if it is in a living room 1080p will be good!might want to calibrate tho cause this is one of the most overlooked issue!
i would suggest asking in here ,http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/ these guys are good in this!and will even probably tell you witch hdtv to get for computer gaming at 1080i ,wich screen to get for regular hdtv viewing,wich 3d tv,etc etc etc and all possible combination in between!
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I think I made my choice with all of your advices. I think I'll go with a 1440p for now, then later buy 2 mores if I decide to upgrade with two 7990 or two GTX 680 (4GB only).

If you've got the cash for the monitors, then buy them now. You'll certainly be able to PLAY games just fine at that resolution. Its just a matter of how low you'll have to put the settings to.

Two 7970's will be a good bit faster than even quad fired 6970's though. I'd go for the monitors first, then upgrade your GPU's...as those are bound to drop in price. You'll appreciate those gorgeous monitors much more than a GPU upgrade...at least that's how I was going from 1080p to 2560x1600.
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You would go with 3 monitors right away?
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If you've got the cash for the monitors, then buy them now. You'll certainly be able to PLAY games just fine at that resolution. Its just a matter of how low you'll have to put the settings to.
Two 7970's will be a good bit faster than even quad fired 6970's though. I'd go for the monitors first, then upgrade your GPU's...as those are bound to drop in price. You'll appreciate those gorgeous monitors much more than a GPU upgrade...at least that's how I was going from 1080p to 2560x1600.

The problem is though that he wants to pull the trigger on the catleaps. Something you should take note of. The newer catleaps have the new "2C" PCBs which aren't OCable like the 2B's are. So you'll be running your games at no higher than 60 FPS. I recall you stating more than once (Karlitos) that you wanted to game at 3*1440p at 120Hz. Even if you get the GPUs to do that, the newer catleaps won't go over 60.
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Isn't a 7970 weaker than 6970 crossfire? Would be giving away performance by selling three 6970's, although i'm not sure how three 6970's would fare with two 7970's seeing as the third 6970 isn't meant to scale so well.
A word of warning, eyefinity can be a massive pain in the arse, not only because alot of games won't support it at launch (and never will, hence you have to for hacks from the community) but it also highlights the utter incompetance on AMD's part when it comes to crossfire support, on a single screen you may not notice it too much if you have high end cards anyway so one card will be enough, but on multi-screens you need every bit of power you can get, and this is where it fails alot of times giving sub-par performance in the end.

It was not my system. I did not check the fps but when you are getting let say 40-50fps with HD 6970s or 35-40 fps with HD 7970, The HD 7970 will feel smother.
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If you've got the cash for the monitors, then buy them now. You'll certainly be able to PLAY games just fine at that resolution. Its just a matter of how low you'll have to put the settings to.
Two 7970's will be a good bit faster than even quad fired 6970's though. I'd go for the monitors first, then upgrade your GPU's...as those are bound to drop in price. You'll appreciate those gorgeous monitors much more than a GPU upgrade...at least that's how I was going from 1080p to 2560x1600.

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Ahh, I didn't realize it was the Catleaps. There's nothing wrong with 60Hz 1440p goodness though. And those Catleaps don't do 120Hz anyway, I thought they were somewhere between 80-100Hz, depending on your batch or something like that.
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I never said that I want to game 3x1440p at 120hz, I never even thought about it because I know its not makeable at 40hz with all the info I read. I don't even want to try to overclock the screen.

What I want to know is what to buy,

3 x 1080p 27"
1x 1440p 27"

or

3x1440p 27" and run the games at 1080p before upgrading in a few months with better GPU Cards ( or lower quality settings)

I want my Monitor setup to be future proof. I started with my CPU mobo and Ram to be up to date, with the SSDs. Now my 1 year old Triple 6970 is ALREADY to old so I'm already waiting for the 7990 or the GTX 680 4 GB

I know I'm being a pain in the arse lately with all the thread I started and all the lame questions I ask, but I want to be so sure with my decision.

For the computer pron. Here is a little teaser. (Notice my cooling system is ready for Heavy GPU cards biggrin.gif 9x120mm Radiator space (60mm thick)))


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I'd recommend a single 30" 1600p or single 27" 1440p over an eyefinity setup if you have the dough for it.
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Get the three 1440p monitors first. If you're going to get 3 monitors, you WILL want them to match absolutely perfectly. So you will have no choice but to buy all 3 at once, to guarantee that they're all relatively close to the same batch. And honestly, if you want 1440p monitors, then get them. 1080p on a 27" is honestly a little on the big side as far as pixels go. So things will always need more AA this way. At 1440p, you won't even need AA anyway. I don't at 2560x1600.

Yes, you will have to live with lower IQ settings in some games. Other games, you might max out fine. You'll just have to try it out yourself honestly. There's not many people that run 3 screens of that resolution. But, so long as you can live with lowered game settings for the few months until you upgrade GPU's....then I wouldn't worry about it. Enjoy the monitor goodness.
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Ahh, I didn't realize it was the Catleaps. There's nothing wrong with 60Hz 1440p goodness though. And those Catleaps don't do 120Hz anyway, I thought they were somewhere between 80-100Hz, depending on your batch or something like that.
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I never said that I want to game 3x1440p at 120hz, I never even thought about it because I know its not makeable at 40hz with all the info I read. I don't even want to try to overclock the screen.
What I want to know is what to buy,
3 x 1080p 27"
1x 1440p 27"
or
3x1440p 27" and run the games at 1080p before upgrading in a few months with better GPU Cards ( or lower quality settings)
I want my Monitor setup to be future proof. I started with my CPU mobo and Ram to be up to date, with the SSDs. Now my 1 year old Triple 6970 is ALREADY to old so I'm already waiting for the 7990 or the GTX 680 4 GB
I know I'm being a pain in the arse lately with all the thread I started and all the lame questions I ask, but I want to be so sure with my decision.
For the computer pron. Here is a little teaser. (Notice my cooling system is ready for Heavy GPU cards biggrin.gif 9x120mm Radiator space (60mm thick)))

*snip*

Well in that case mate, you might want to refer to the link I gave you over PM. That is pretty much the route I'm planning to go on should I plan to go surround in my upcoming build. The pixel density (to me) at 27" 1080p is barely noticeable as I'm running one right now, and it's really good IMHO. Rocking that 120Hz goodness on those badboys is something you will find very pleasurable.
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UBERBOX REV2.0
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UBERBOX (Sold)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k MSI Z77A GD65 Gigabyte GTX 670 OC 16 GB Crucial Ballistix Elite 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 256 GB SSD WD Caviar Green 2TB Bitspower Summit EF Magicool Xtreme 540 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Heatkiller X3 680 NiBl Hole Edition XSPC D5 Dual Bay Res Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit Samsung 27A750D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Corsair AX850 Silverstone RV02-BW Logitech G400 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Extended Control Asus Xonar DGX 
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Q9550 @ 2.843GHz (Stock) Gigabyte P45 DQ6 Sapphire HD4870X2 4 x 2 GB Corsair Dominator @ 1033 DDR2 
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500GB WD Caviar Blue LG Generic DVD R/W Stock W7 X64 
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