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Hello guys I am currently in the process of building a gaming comp which is almost complete just waiting on some parts to arrive, but I can't decide on what monitors to get. I've never had a surround set up and I've always dreamed of owning one. The problem is I'm not sure if the higher refresh rate & 3d would better than a higher res

I currently have
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Multiple HDD's for games & storage

I am looking at 3 of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313

or 3 of these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CROSSOVER-27Q-LED-P-27-DVI-Dual-S-IPS-QHD-2560X1440-16-9-Pivot-Tilt-Monitor-/110971449659?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item19d669f13b


I know if I go with the Crossover setup I'll need a 3rd Video Card which I planned on in some time anyway. Another thing I'm wondering would adding a 3rd card require a PSU upgrade? If needed the PSU upgrade isn't really a major issue for me because I plan to make a Micro-ATX or ITX build for when I travel & I could still put the current one to use with that
     
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I've heard a lot of good things about the Asus 24", great picture and refresh rate.
Rule of thumb is to always go with the low MS for gaming, but if you're looking to setup a 3D atmosphere, there might be a happy medium with refresh rate and resolution.

Would love to hear some feedback from people who have or used similar setups.
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If you were to go the high-res route then the Crossovers are a waste of money, much better to go with the Qnix QX2710 since they can be overclocked to 120Hz as well.

But if I were you I'd go for the triple VG248QE set up. They are fairly easy to debezel and mount in an eyefinity set up (especially compared to setting up one of the high res Korean monitors because you have to create a custom VESA mount solution).
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If you were to go the high-res route then the Crossovers are a waste of money, much better to go with the Qnix QX2710 since they can be overclocked to 120Hz as well.

But if I were you I'd go for the triple VG248QE set up. They are fairly easy to debezel and mount in an eyefinity set up (especially compared to setting up one of the high res Korean monitors because you have to create a custom VESA mount solution).
I've decided for the triple VG248QE set up. I'll pick up the Qnix 1440 monitor you've mentioned as well since it can be OC'd to 120 but that's in the future when my Portable PC is complete(around January-ish). Thanks for the respnse thumb.gif
     
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