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Since you say you have concern for going surround, I'll add in and say my single gtx670 works great for surround.
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I could live with this idea of yours right here... smile.gif

my wallet can't right now though...it'll be a while tongue.gif
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Since you say you have concern for going surround, I'll add in and say my single gtx670 works great for surround.

i've seen the benchmarks. it would be too hard to dial it down after 2 months of maxing out everything at 1920x1080
Edited by AIienware - 5/29/13 at 8:44pm
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In the meantime, check this thread out. Zero Motion Blur over higher res, or just plain higher refresh rate monitors is the way to go for gaming.
TN panels suck compared to ISP panels in terms of color, but these new 3D Lightboost monitors are cheaper by half - $300 vs $400-450 or more in the 24" range - than the IPS panels.
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In the meantime, check this thread out. Zero Motion Blur over higher res, or just plain higher refresh rate monitors is the way to go for gaming.
TN panels suck compared to ISP panels in terms of color, but these new 3D Lightboost monitors are cheaper by half - $300 vs $400-450 or more in the 24" range - than the IPS panels.

that looks great but i'd rather have 3 tn panels just for the sake of affordability. the day i get spoiled by IPS and high refresh rates will be the day my wallet dies.
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I'd just wait for those who are looking to upgrade from 680's to 780's or titans to start selling their 680's, then buy one of their 680's and run 680 SLI smile.gif

If you wait a few weeks, you'll start to see more and more 680's pop up in the classifieds, and then the price for the used 680's will drop.

Hell, if they drop enough, you could buy 2x 680's for the price of a new 780 anyway, and go for tri SLI instead biggrin.gif
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nah, you're reading that wrong. Lightboost technology uses TN panels, not IPS. Do the triple monitor setup, I did, and aint going back. Well, this pc - my main one, uses an ISP lcd. But the gaming rig is triple monitored, BAB-EE !!
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nah, you're reading that wrong. Lightboost technology uses TN panels, not IPS. Do the triple monitor setup, I did, and aint going back. Well, this pc - my main one, uses an ISP lcd. But the gaming rig is triple monitored, BAB-EE !!
sweet. how's that coming for you so far? do you find the bezels annoying?

Though, doesn't lightboost require 120hz?
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for those who missed it but..... his (OP) current board can't run SLi.
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sweet. how's that coming for you so far? do you find the bezels annoying?

Though, doesn't lightboost require 120hz?

no, you get used to it. Depends on your level of OCD when it comes to bezels. They are thick on the Asus 24" model. The OP in that thread has been on the cutting edge for some time. He de-bezels and then takes out the gauzy filter sheet ...

Yah, lightboost runs bests at 120Hz with 120 fps in game. But these monitors will do 144Hz. If you're new to SLI like I was, its a cool world to learn, but the bumps can be kinda steep at times.
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Buy the monitors. You are going to lose too much of the money you put into the video card to be worth it and your GTX 680 is basically a GTX 770.

New, better monitors are forever.
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