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post #1 of 17
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Hello!

My budget is up to 400$ per monitor!
So it will be 3x24'' I guess! I would like to run them in potrait so stand should allow rotation and bezels as small as possible!
Any suggestions what make and model would be best for me?
Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 17
I strongly advise getting IPS monitors with both DVI and DP, the DVI>DP adapters are a nightmare and worth avoiding. 16:10 ratio would probably be best for a portrait setup. I've tried my setup in portrait and found the 16:9 monitors seem slighty too thin. The Dell U2412M would be a good place to start.
 
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post #3 of 17
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Thanks! Looks nice! I tryed eyefinity with my BENQ G2420HDBL 24'' 1920x1080 and 2 DELL 1905FP 19'' 4:3 in landscape coz all screens in hight are about 30cm so I thought it will be nice but it's not working out... Main screen is stretched and I can't mix landscape+portrait so I'm getting rid of these old 19''.
So u think 16:9 like my BENQ is too thin? Can I see somewhere pics from ur setup? Well my Benq is nice screen but it doesn't rotate portrait so it kinda could get sold as well tongue.gif
Emm what is problem with DP to dvi adapters? At the moment I'm running cheap sapphire adapter, works nice so far... thumb.gif
Cheers!
post #4 of 17
PLP setups aren't supported by AMD but that might change at some point, they have been improving eyefinity driver support in recent months. You might find that 16:9 monitors in portrait are fine for you. Since you have one, see how it looks in portrait.

The problem I have with portrait eyefinity is that there are bezels too close to middle and they become very intrusive. Using less wide monitors goes some way to relieve this but it's always going to be a problem until bezels become extremely thin.

Perhaps I've had bad luck with adapters but the first DP>DVI adapter I had never worked, the replacement would drop out sometimes. With my new card I got a mini DP>DVI adapter and that one also drops out. Got another one last week and it's even worse. Basically they are a waste of money and poorly made. If the adapters do loose signal the AMD drivers will disable the eyefinity configuration and crash any game running. Also displayport will probably replace DVI gradually and it will be useful to have monitors that can support new cards natively.
 
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post #5 of 17
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Try this adapter.

So far had no problems and its cheap and its sapphire! tongue.gif

Well It will be huge savings if I'll buy 2 16:9 instead of 3 16:10. Have to think about it!

Mix with my old 16:9+2x16:10 not gonna work coz I'll suffer in landscape (defineatly need all 3 monitors same) agen in portrait web browsing should be headache... axesmiley.png

I guess I'll go for 3 16x9 so any suggestions? probably one of them should be with DP and second can be without! What screens Kaja ar u using?
Cheers
post #6 of 17
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Panels! drool.gif

edit: Why its cost in UK 1400GBP but in America 1400$? doh.gif 1400GBP=2259.32$ tongue.gif
Edited by Segell - 5/9/12 at 6:30pm
post #7 of 17
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One more nice thing I find out: My Benq got mount holes on back so I can get cheap monitor mount on ebay and rotate it! thumb.gif


edit: Sooo on left side will be my BENQ G2420HDBL with an Vesa monitor stand(on left becouse it's got thick bottom bazel) on right I'll go with BenQ RL2450HT coz it's nice and cheap with multistand thumb.gif and with Dell Ultrasharp U2412M IPS screen with displayPort in middle, it has multi stand as well!

I think thats it! Thanks for help and +rep Kaja thumb.gif
Edited by Segell - 5/9/12 at 7:46pm
post #8 of 17
Sorry for the delay, had to sleep. I'm using 3 samsung SM2343BW monitors. They are TN panels and pretty much unusable in portrait because of the bad vertical viewing angle, which is why I recommend getting IPS panel displays. The setup you suggested in your last post should work but with different panels it will be difficult to get the colours, brigntness and contrast to match up, and you will probably find that the TN panels on the side will look very uneven.

My personal recommendation is that you consider selling your current panels and getting the 24" dells or look for a cheaper set of IPS panels, otherwise I think you will be unsatisfied with the end result. Dell also make a 23" 1080p e-IPS screen called the U2312HM which are $250.
 
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post #9 of 17
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23" 1080p e-IPS screen called the U2312HM which are $250.
ooo this looks nice! even its 23'' I get same resolution as my 24''

I just turned my 24'' in portrait! Dude its hight and thin! I undersood what u mean by suggesting 16:10... ***** buttkick.gif but wieving angle is not too bad!
What if I'll go with 16:10 in middle? I will be not able to play in landscape I guess but my table is too small for 3 of them in landscape anyway! I barely fit my 19'' here!
It's same wide(hight in portrait) but will eyefinity allow me resolution 3360x1280? Or it will stick to 3240x1280 and will stretch middle one?
post #10 of 17
You will not be able to mix resolutions (yet) so it will be stretched and not in it's native resolution. Again, it will work but it's not something I could put up with. It should give a good feel for what a portrait eyefinity setup is like and the kind of performance you achieve. You can always buy matching monitors at some point if you really enjoy the setup.
 
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