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I'm having trouble deciding which to get. If I got the triple displays I'd like them to be 23 or 24 inch and under $200 each. The thing that leans me away from the Catleap is the fact that you have to pay extra just to get a guaranteed pixel perfect model, kinda sketchy. I'll be running the monitor(s) off of a single GTX 680. Which would you recommend?
post #2 of 13
Catleap.

I have 3x 24" monitors right now for EyeFinity. Its nice and fun, but the 2560x1440 (or 1600) monitors are just so much more beautiful to look at and game on. Also, later on you can easily add two more of the Catleaps if you get more money and then you're really winning thumb.gif
     
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Come to think of it I might be able to stretch and get 2 of the catleaps for now then add a third later. I'm just not sure as to where I should get Catleaps from as there's hundreds of eBay sellers. I'd need to get them for ~$350 each and I want them to be working tongue.gif
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Come to think of it I might be able to stretch and get 2 of the catleaps for now then add a third later. I'm just not sure as to where I should get Catleaps from as there's hundreds of eBay sellers. I'd need to get them for ~$350 each and I want them to be working tongue.gif

That's the spirit! tongue.gif If you look through the clubs or threads, you'll get an idea of which seller is best. I think Red-Cap is decent, bigclothcraft is a recent person, dcsamsungmall is fine IIRC, they're all about the same really. Realistically, there are very few people with dead pixels or defects compared to those without them. If they get dead pixels, they really have to look for them and don't notice them half of the time because there are 3.7 million pixels, lol. The only issue that's been troubling is the backlight being uneven. You could look into the Davi model that costs a little more but uses CCFL instead of LED providing better colors. I don't think anyone received one before the thread for it was locked (for an unknown reason to me).
     
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I'll have a look in the catleap club. Thanks mate thumb.gif
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You should also consider the Crossover 27Q Led-P , the Led-P version (which the -P means with pivot) is awsome for eyefinity.

I have no dead or stuck pixel and I bought 3 for eyefinity in 1440p, from Red-Cap, my GPU hates me but i'm waiting for a 7990 or two.
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You should also consider the Crossover 27Q Led-P , the Led-P version (which the -P means with pivot) is awsome for eyefinity.
I have no dead or stuck pixel and I bought 3 for eyefinity in 1440p, from Red-Cap, my GPU hates me but i'm waiting for a 7990 or two.

That looks nice, I like the pivot stands. The only thing I just realized is that my 680 only supports one hi res monitor with the dual link dvi. What I'm thinking now is get one Catleap since the pivot in the crossover is pointless with one monitor, and get two 20 inch monitors for portrait on either side.
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I think you should just throw caution to the wind and buy three Catleap monitors. At 7740x1440 good luck trying to find even 8 dead pixels spread out over that massive display space. If you were gaming with that much real estate you would have to be too far back to really notice individual dead pixels. Not to mention if you had three of these monitors your next upgrade would logistically be in the distant future assuming the monitors are still working by the time something truly better comes along.(enough so to warrant replacing them that is, I'm sure slightly better stuff will hit that price point sometime before 2022)

If you buy from an individual seller you may be able to arrange a deal for buying three at once, at least a perfect pixel guarantee discount or something I would hope.

Edit: Just noticed your above post, and I suppose an upgrade adding two additional 680s is probably not going to happen....
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I think you should just throw caution to the wind and buy three Catleap monitors. At 7740x1440 good luck trying to find even 8 dead pixels spread out over that massive display space. If you were gaming with that much real estate you would have to be too far back to really notice individual dead pixels. Not to mention if you had three of these monitors your next upgrade would logistically be in the distant future assuming the monitors are still working by the time something truly better comes along.(enough so to warrant replacing them that is, I'm sure slightly better stuff will hit that price point sometime before 2022)
If you buy from an individual seller you may be able to arrange a deal for buying three at once, at least a perfect pixel guarantee discount or something I would hope.

I'd love to but my 680 will only support one of them since it needs a dual link DVI thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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I'd love to but my 680 will only support one of them since it needs a dual link DVI thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Well... After some reading, it appears that you have two DL-DVI. So you would need a DP -> DL-DVI adapter still for about $100.

http://www.galaxytech.com/__en_gb__/Landingpage/3Dsurround.html
     
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