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I went from three 25" 1080p monitors to one 1440p. I am very happy with my decision.
post #12 of 18
Why not both? rolleyes.gif (2560 x 1440) x 3

just kidding, like others said, 1440p for a better image quality and 3 1080p for the experience. Sometime surround/eyefinity can be a hassle
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ice-dragoon25 View Post

Sometime surround/eyefinity can be a hassle
Sometimes it can be glorious.

Wind the clock back not too many years and widescreen was a hassle 99% of the time. Triplewide is the future! biggrin.gif

...

On a more serious note... I've debated this myself recently, and decided to go with a second Surround rig; you can always game on the centre monitor only if a game really won't do Surround, but for general productivity and games that do work... Surround is peerless. It does take a lot of power to max it out, however. Still, if you're willing to turn settings down, a single GTX680 can cope with 5760x1200 very well indeed. I wouldn't know how to work any more if I lost the ability to have Word, Excel and miscellaneous other applications open and visible all at the same time. Going to a single screen (on a laptop) for productivity programs when I'm mobile is really jarring.

If you're after a very high res monitor for photo editing, I'd say a single 27"er is a better bet initially... after all, if you get the urge, you can always buy two more to use in Surround. wink.gif
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post #14 of 18
The cheapest 1440P monitors are the korean ones they go for around 300$ (not sure)

The next step up is models like the Asus PB278Q and Dell U2713H which are around 700-750$

Viewsonic has one as well the Viewsonic VP2770 that one is also around 700-750$
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post #15 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rykz View Post

Technical problems aside, is it more fun playing on 3 screens than 1? Or is it just a gimmick?

I wouldnt call it a gimmick. It was fun, but the requirements of it vs the issues it causes (at least for me) made it not worth it. I wanted to play games on higher settings, so the GPU requirements go way up, then the GPUs run hotter because they are doing more work, which means the fans are louder, and some games did not play well with eyefinity and drivers were hit or miss. I wouldnt consider myself a hardcore gamer, so 1440P made more sense, but I am glad I at least tried Eyefinity.
post #16 of 18
You need more horsepower to go triple screen, that's for sure.

However, the results can be quite inspiring. I've recently decided to try the 144 mhz screens and see if there were any benefits over 60 hz. My 60hz monitor was a HPzr30w 30 inch 2560x1600. That has been replaced by 3 asus 144mhz in portrait. The colors on a tn panel flipped to portrait are bad compared to IPS, but once you go 144mz, you cannot go back to 60. The stutter of 60hz is just amplified after seeing 144.

In my opinion, the 144mhz panels are only good for lightboost in 2d. There have been many posts here on OCN, and the blurbusters.com blog showing how this can be achieved.

I think its a toss-up between the catleaps (overlord computing,) or 144mhz with multiple monitors.
post #17 of 18
I did the eyefinity thing for a while also. I absolutely loved it, when it worked. My problem was that I have very little time to game so if I somehow manage to get an hour to sit down and play something I don't want to spend half of it trying to edit config files to get everything to work properly. If every game supported it out of the box I would absolutely go back to it.

Skyrim was my breaking point. It's ironic because that game, IMO is the poster child for eyefinity - the panoramic vistas are absolutely gorgeous. But it didn't support eyefinity when it shipped (the in game menus didn't work). Someone over on Widescreen Gaming Forum wrote a program to fix the issue but patches kept coming out from the game developers that broke it and then you'd have to wait for an update, etc. He was doing a great job of trying to keep up but it was just so time consuming.

So I sold the setup and bought a 27" 120hz display. Once I got used to it I've been totally fine having the one screen. The 27" is large enough that it fills up enough of my vision. It's been great for gaming but I've been doing more productivity work as of late so I'm looking to move to a 1440/1600 display.
    
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post #18 of 18
I'm sort of going through this decision point myself. I haven't quite decided which way to go...

I have like 11 monitors in my office right now.

27" IPS, 30" IPS, 3 x 1080 (60HZ) for surround, one Asus 144Hz to test.

I have absolutely NO IDEA what i'm going to wind up keeping.

I was using surround for the last 6 months or so, and I hands down LOVE IT for some games: SWTOR, MWO, Even Skyrim with the fix.

But in some games, it's not that great or impressive. It's also a total nightmare to have windows 8 on ONE big 5760 wide monitor. Metro is even more useless, all the maximizing and snap productivity features are worthless, so in this case, having 3 distinct monitors is a productivity boon.

I'm leaning towards 30" in the middle, 27" on the side and one ancillary monitor (1080) for video watching maybe.

Or, Surround + a 30"

I CANT DECIDE
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