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A few questions about monitors

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Hi everyone, these questions are kinda all over the place, so instead of several post, I'll just bundle them all up in one and yall can answer what you can.
last night picked up a Crossover 27" 1440 monitor for $150, its in great shape and the screen looks a bit better than my other 27" korean. It was too cheap to pass up, so I jumped on it.



1. I currently have a korean 27" monitor, and I picked up another one for dirt cheap, and I'm wanting to try to play games across both screens ( GPU: GTX 670, obviously not enough power to push most games, but some lighter games may be okay ) Now I'm not too sure, and I havent found much online but is this possible? or do you you need 3 monitors to do so? I tried to set it up in the Nvidia control panel and I have dual screens working fine, but in games it only shows on one screen ( does the game have to be coded to support such high resolutions? )

2. With anyone who has seen the size of the monitors, they are pretty big, I'm trying to decide how to set them up, ( one centered, the other to the left/right ) ( both in portrait ) ( one centered, with one above ) etc. Suggestions? I have a pretty big desk, but two monitors side by side is around 4' or so wide. ( my desk is is one of those Ikea massive galant desk that are pretty popular on here )

3. I'm also thinking about taking one of the monitors to work, i work as an architectural draftsman, and currently have a 22" 1080p monitor, When working from home, I love the real estate of working on a 1440 screen, as the extra space means less zooming around and more space for tools and such on screen, but my office desk is an 'L' shape, and at its deepest, is only 23" deep, and even with the small base of the 22" monitor I have, there isn't much room on my desk for much else, and I don't like the idea of having such a big monitor so much in my face, and I don't think there is any way I can mount a clamp on vesa mount arm to the desk. Any ideas on what I may can do? Also, the monitor I have at work currently is my own personal monitor, so I could sell it on Craigslist, and probably get 80 bucks or so for it, and I only paid $150 for the 27, so I could regain some of my money back from that. Also, these monitors are a bit on the glossy side, and I'm right next to a window, which gets alot of sun. I always have the blinds closed, and my 22" dell has their notoriously thick AG on it, but not sure how a giant 27" glass would reflect. I suppose I could always block the window somehow. ( I don't do any 3d work so my systems gtx620 should be okay without dragging my system down )

4. Since i'm only in $150, ( the guy I bought it from was moving out of country the next day, so he took the offer ) I could also hold on to it for a bit, then flip it on craigslist and possibly double my money, or trade it for other gear ( a second 670 would be nice ) From my own personal expereince, these monitors can fetch close to retail price on my local CL due to the worries of reciving a bad monitor, and this one from what I can tell is fine ( no dust or dead pixels ) and the first one I bought was from a guy who had 3, and I picked the best one, the others had flaws in them. ( i'd keep the best one of the 2 i have of course )

5. I also thought about turning one of the monitors into a Tv, I have an apple tv ( yes i'm an apple guy, bring on the hate ) and 1. is there HDMI to DVI converters? and would this work? I know these monitors don't scale, but not quite sure if that would apply to what I'm trying to do? ( I could also use it as a wireless monitor for my mac as well if it works )

Comments, ideas, suggestions all welcome.
post #2 of 4
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Also, If anyone could link some sites to 1440 dual or tripple monitor wallpapers, that would be awesome!
post #3 of 4
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crickets...
post #4 of 4
Alright for the gaming on two monitors nvidia locks down 2 monitor eyefinity to there work stations cards only, so you will not be able to play full screen games on both of them.

Now for high res wallpapers. I took a few panorama pics on my camping trip last week that you can use (I think they look nice biggrin.gif )

I can upload the full res versions if anyone wants them, but they are 20-30MB tiff files

(right click and press view image for the full size)
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Now for question 5, it will not work.
From the ebay listing for this monitor
Quote:
This monitor doesen't have ad-board.
This monitor can only put out 2560X1440 by DVI dual port.
Adapter from other source to DVI-dual can't be used with this monitor.
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Patriot Memory  Kingston SVP200S3120G Western Digital WD Green WD20EARS western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAJS 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
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