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It's time for me to upgrade my monitor. Originally I had planned to get 3 120hz 23"/24" and run surround. That was before I heard about these ridiculously cheap Korean IPS's. Now I don't know what the heck to do. The computer is mostly used for gaming, with the odd photoshop session. Is one 27" a better gaming experience than a surround setup? The Korean monitors are so cheap, I could just do them in surround, but that might be way too much monitor space. Any advice from those experienced with these set-ups would be greatly appreciated!

*edit* just to add, if I went the surround route I would add some muscle to the system, a 4gb 670 and probably SLI.
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dont think you need to worry about 120hz monitors since i dont think any cards can run surround at 120fps and from whats ive been told its kind of a love hate relationship with the surround pretty cool for awhile then not but then there are people that really like it i personally would only like 1 bigger monitor but you can always buy them and try it out then if you dont like the surround sell lose a little bit but then you would know not to try it again

so i would go with the IPS
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I personally would go with the surround set up if it's for gaming. Having that extended gaming real estate lets you view more especially when it comes to FPS games. If you were to get three of the Korean IPS monitors might be a bit of a stretch in surround with only 2gb of VRAM but I'm not 100% about that so you will want to consult some benchmarks to see what kind of FPS you will get with your card in either of the two set ups.
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I was in the same situation and ultimately decided to go with the ips monitor.

Reason being is because I switch gpu camps often and surround doesn't work with nvidia unless their are 2 Gpus and surround is still somewhat buggy in a lot of games out there.

I could afford 2 Gpus and run surround but the lack of support for the main games I play doesn't do itself justice as a superior monitor.

Also I would opt for the overclockable version of the Korean ips
     
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Personally I'm not a huge fan of multi-monitor gaming. I'd much prefer the hi-res 27", and then I'd get a small auxiliary monitor to look at web pages or watch temps and stuff.

But if you want to run 3 120 Hz or 3 hi-res displays, you're going to need a lot of GPU horse power. You're probably in the realm of tri-sli, and for the hi res monitors you probably want more than 2 GB of vram. Either that or you'll be turning the settings way down. Just something to think about.
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dont think you need to worry about 120hz monitors since i dont think any cards can run surround at 120fps

My average fps is 70 off my 680 in bf3 with everything on ultra. That is also one of the most demanding games because of its poor coding. You might think "well yea but that's not 120". Human eyes can only perceive around 75fps. So the majority of the 120hz effect comes from simply adding those 15 frames or so, but boy does it make a difference.

Now that is only outputting to one monitor and you were talking about surround, so not totally on the subject but still thought it was worthy of a post for the OP or anyone else thinking you needed 120fps to enjoy a 120hz monitor thumb.gif

Not to mention most 120hz monitors support 3d vision which is really awesome to mess around with.
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I personally would go with the surround set up if it's for gaming. Having that extended gaming real estate lets you view more especially when it comes to FPS games. If you were to get three of the Korean IPS monitors might be a bit of a stretch in surround with only 2gb of VRAM but I'm not 100% about that so you will want to consult some benchmarks to see what kind of FPS you will get with your card in either of the two set ups.

If I decide to go the IPS surround route I would most likely switch to a 4gb 670 SLI setup. That does make that route a fair bit more expensive though.
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I was in the same situation and ultimately decided to go with the ips monitor.
Reason being is because I switch gpu camps often and surround doesn't work with nvidia unless their are 2 Gpus and surround is still somewhat buggy in a lot of games out there.
I could afford 2 Gpus and run surround but the lack of support for the main games I play doesn't do itself justice as a superior monitor.
Also I would opt for the overclockable version of the Korean ips

With the 600 series Nvidia cards you can do Surround with a single card. However I am planning to add a second card in not too long.

Which monitor is overclockable?
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My average fps is 70 off my 680 in bf3 with everything on ultra. That is also one of the most demanding games because of its poor coding. You might think "well yea but that's not 120". Human eyes can only perceive around 75fps. So the majority of the 120hz effect comes from simply adding those 15 frames or so, but boy does it make a difference.
Now that is only outputting to one monitor and you were talking about surround, so not totally on the subject but still thought it was worthy of a post for the OP or anyone else thinking you needed 120fps to enjoy a 120hz monitor thumb.gif
Not to mention most 120hz monitors support 3d vision which is really awesome to mess around with.
i wasnt saying that i myself cant justify spending that much more money for an extra 15 frames when you can get a nice resolution and beautiful panel for about the 3rd of the price
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My average fps is 70 off my 680 in bf3 with everything on ultra. That is also one of the most demanding games because of its poor coding. You might think "well yea but that's not 120". Human eyes can only perceive around 75fps. So the majority of the 120hz effect comes from simply adding those 15 frames or so, but boy does it make a difference.
Now that is only outputting to one monitor and you were talking about surround, so not totally on the subject but still thought it was worthy of a post for the OP or anyone else thinking you needed 120fps to enjoy a 120hz monitor thumb.gif
Not to mention most 120hz monitors support 3d vision which is really awesome to mess around with.

Actually human beings can see way beyond 75fps. The air force proved that. Hell yeah air power
     
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I heard ATI Cards can run 120+ hz surround under Crossfire. Something with the Nvidia SLI Bridge keeps them capped at around 100hz.
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