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I currently have a ZR22W (21.5", a fair IPS panel). I like it a lot, but I kind of want something bigger. I was just going to pick up a 23" and replace it (like a U2311H or EA231WMi or something), but then I got an idea. Should I just try to find two more ZR22W's and go multi-monitor?

A new 23" monitor will probably run me about $300- less if I decide to sell my ZR22W. Two more ZR22W's is going to be about $500, plus they're a little hard to find now and I might have to settle for refurbs.

I hate to make another topic over it, but I'm completely stumped and can't choose. My specs are in my sig- though I think I'm mostly up to snuff for 3*1920x1080 with the settings toned back a bit.
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Going eyefinity (amd) or surround (nvidia) is an acquired taste actually, it's hit or miss for some people. I tried it but found out it wasn't for me. Aside from the fact that my energy consumption effectively tripled, I found that most of the games I play don't support multi monitors.

Keep in mind that there are games that don't support eyefinity/surround. My suggestion is, if you're really itching for eyefinity then try it out for a week and see if it fancies you. If not, then just sell your monitors (which shouldn't be a problem really) and buy yourself a bigger screen.
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If you are going to go multiple monitors, make sure EVERYTHING matches up, otherwise the monitors won't look nice next to each other, and you'll have to use household items like me to get everything equal.

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Thanks guys- your input helped. I've put a lot of thought into it, and I think I'm going to pick up a single larger monitor for the sake of my wallet.
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I just went from 3x1080p to a single monitor ..

reason being .. crossfire doesnt work well in eyefinity , every game i played it was pretty much using only 1 card so i had enough and got myself an LED

Couldnt be happier , never going eyefinity again unless i make a racing cockpit or something .
    
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i can't speak at all for gaming with multiple mons, but I will never go back to a single monitor for everyday use.
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Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post

i can't speak at all for gaming with multiple mons, but I will never go back to a single monitor for everyday use.

Me either, at least not now.
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Keeping my ZR22W as a second monitor is a possibility, but I could really use the extra cash from selling it. I'll think it over.
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