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I was wondering if it would be worth it to debezel a Yamasaki catleap capable of 120hz and put 5 of them in 5x1. Or would it be better to just get a 1600p U3011 and game on that. I'm not sure if the bezels would drive me nuts. I'm half tempted to just cancel my newegg order for my 3930k, and 4x 4gb zotac 680's and just get an imac.
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With unlimited budget you'd do both, and use whatever one you feel like. 4x680s....damn someone has money burning huge holes.
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Is it worth it? No.

Copying and pasting this from another thread I posted a while back because I am feeling a bit lazy:

Here is a tidbit i really wish that i knew before i upgraded to an surround setup, when gaming at these ultra high resoluitons, the FOV begins to distort.

If you do game at this resolution, be aware of the stretched FOV, you get an expanded resolution but the FOV is also stretched making a fisheye appearance.

I just put this in another thread so i will copy it here:

perspectiveunknown.jpg
Here is an example of what happens to the image, due to the nature of games only using a single camera perspective. The focal point is always the center of the screen, if there was three focal points, three cameras, the fov would be normal. Essentially the image gets stretched out, not to mention the bezels..
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post #4 of 26
It's totally worth it, especially if you have an unlimited budget...
As the above poster says, it DOES distort, but you won't really notice it as you only focus on the center monitor, the side ones are for your peripheral vision. I like this effect on my 3x1 setup, but some people don't....
You can also go with 5x1, which won't have this effect.
    
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I think 5x1 would also display the stretching effect due to the aspect ratio. The only way to resolve this is either go 3x1 portrait. Or 3x2 landscape. The peripheral monitors do mimic your peripheral vision, but it is awkward never being allowed to concentrate on these screens, just a little to gimmicky for me.
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post #6 of 26
Yes, you'd be looking at horrendous distortion. If I had unlimited funds, I'd still be using only one display (at a time) for gaming.

Instead of wasting vast amounts of money on inherently flawed LCD technology, you should buy an interim solution and then get an OLED display. IIRC OLED TVs aren't far off, but initially they'll be in very limited supply and hugely expensive - apparently not an issue for you.
Edited by Oubadah - 8/25/12 at 5:16pm
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post #7 of 26
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I was wondering if it would be worth it to debezel a Yamasaki catleap capable of 120hz and put 5 of them in 5x1. Or would it be better to just get a 1600p U3011 and game on that. I'm not sure if the bezels would drive me nuts. I'm half tempted to just cancel my newegg order for my 3930k, and 4x 4gb zotac 680's and just get an imac.

I don't think you can do 5X1 with Nvidia, even four 680s.

Check This Thread for some 5X1 P vs 3X1 L shots.
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7680X1440 is pretty badass in person. It's just gloriously pretty. Not ALL games have the streching or distortion. There are quite a few user created programs that fix fov and the hud in games that look great

I've done my 3 crossovers in landscape and portrait, portrait is just huge cause it's so tall but 5 in portrait has to be great because I thought 3 in portrait was great. Especially on mmos or rpgs. You just have so many options
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fish eye effect is the biggest problem.

But you should try and get multiple 3d screens. So not only is it eyefinity, but also 3d. GET 3d as well!
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post #10 of 26
Well with unlimited budget i would go 3x3 and use the mddle one as the main.
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