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VG278H as center with VG278HE for sides in surround

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Can someone please tell me if having an ASUS VG278H as the center monitor and two VG278HE's for the sides running in 24/7 2D lightboost will work in nvidia surround 5840x1080?

Hi guys. I currently have one VG278HE and after just coming from a ACER GD245HQ surround setup, I need my surround back again.. After using 5840X1080 for more than 6 months the difference is night and day.. I feel like I'm looking down a tunnel..

I know that the HE is 144 Hz and the H is 120. But if I only ever run them all in 2D lightboost I was thinking that shouldn't be an issue.. I was wanting to do it this way because I could then have a pair of 3d vision glasses (that come bundled with the H) to use when I felt like it.. The main issue I have with this combo is that with Nvidia 3d surround all monitors must be of the same Resolution, Frequency and Timing.
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You shouldn't have a problem because the 144hz monitors are effectively overclocked 120hz monitors.

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Should work.

With ToastyX Strobelight, and for 2D use, it doesn't matter what kind of LightBoost monitors. You can mix-match, if you're not using 3D glasses. The problem is image differences. The quality can vary between LightBoost monitors. The VG278H and VG278HE has extremely minor image quality differences that MIGHT stand out (e.g. differences in ghosting during the TestUFO Eiffel Tower Test -- www.testufo.com/#test=photo&photo=photo-eiffel.jpg ...)
Edited by mdrejhon - 8/4/13 at 12:23am
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Thanks heaps for you answer Legonut and mdrejhon. I really appreciate it. . The fact that you can mix and match any light-boosted monitor is a good thing for the community to know. Cheers.

I've continued this over here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1339384/zero-motion-blur-lcd-nvidia-lightboost-hack-looks-like-crt-looks-like-480hz/1380
Edited by IronMaiden1973 - 8/4/13 at 3:49am
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Not to add to an old post, but i hve this I have this exact setup and don't recommend it. There is a big enough light boost difference and color variation that for while I thought there was something wrong with the vg278he monitor. When you put it into surround mode, you can't alter the color of the monitors individually- only through the monitor itself. I have sort quite a while trying to get the monitors close and there is still a noticable difference (especially in games with very saturated colors like farcry). There is also a noticable difference in the way they use lightboost for some reason. And, since only some monitor settings are available when 3D is on, it becomes even more apparent. For those who may find this post after me searching for this answer (like I did trying to get them to sync up) don't go down this route. If buying new I would reccomend the Asus vg278gH over the HE.
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