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I have a samsung 120hz and a samsung 60hz monitor atm... one for gaming and one for browsing or monitoring temps or what ever... I have a question though. both these monitors despite being slightly different (with refresh rates) look very similar... I would like to buy a third 60hz samsung monitor just like the one i already have. Would I be able to play certain games with all three monitors at 60hz res? ( i have the 120hz monitor for bf3 because i play it competitively in tournaments and the extra frames really help in that area, but when I play other games like single player campaigns or games just for fun could I use two different types of monitors if its 60hz across the board?

So it would be one of these in the middle for playing BF or other FPS games where I need the 120hz:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001537

and then two of these for when I want to use all three monitors @ 60hz:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001546
Edited by iPDrop - 9/10/13 at 11:10am
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I have a samsung 120hz and a samsung 60hz monitor atm... one for gaming and one for browsing or monitoring temps or what ever... I have a question though. both these monitors despite being slightly different (with refresh rates) look very similar... I would like to buy a third 60hz samsung monitor just like the one i already have. Would I be able to play certain games with all three monitors at 60hz res? ( i have the 120hz monitor for bf3 because i play it competitively in tournaments and the extra frames really help in that area, but when I play other games like single player campaigns or games just for fun could I use two different types of monitors if its 60hz across the board?

So it would be one of these in the middle for playing BF or other FPS games where I need the 120hz:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001537

and then two of these for when I want to use all three monitors @ 60hz:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001546
The thing about Nvidia's solution for 3 monitor gaming is the monitors have to have the same sync rate or something like that(sorry at school won't connect to google and bing is just terrible). I also believe if I recall correctly that Samsung is the only monitor company to have this rating included on the monitor specs. If they match up then you are good to go!
EDIT; I should also note that 2GB of Vram will not be enough to play on ultra settings while maintaining a 60FPS ratio.
Edited by EaquitasAbsum - 9/10/13 at 11:54am
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But I can set my 120hz monitor to 60hz in order to have all 3 monitors @ 60hz. I'm wondering if that is possible so that I can run certain games on 5760 x 1080 @ 60hz.. So is it possible if all three are set to 60hz? And then I just play BF on the 1 monitor @ 120hz when I need to?
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Yes you can definitely have your 120hz monitor running at 60hz to match the others. I am also 50/50 in that you can run the primary at 120hz while the others are at 60hz...i kind of remember doing something like that in the past

But i could be wrong tho - it mightve been in clone mode (when i wanted to compare 120hz vs 60hz)
Edited by jerrolds - 9/10/13 at 2:23pm
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Thanks, and so do you think I would not be able to run 3 monitors with my two GTX 760's 2GB (I'm also going to buy a third as soon I see one for $200 on Ebay)
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Thanks, and so do you think I would not be able to run 3 monitors with my two GTX 760's 2GB (I'm also going to buy a third as soon I see one for $200 on Ebay)

You will definitely be able to run all three monitors with your current setup, but you will not get good frames with only 2GB of Vram @ Ultra settings. Even if you added a 3rd 760, it's not the GPU that will be the limiting factor but the Vram itself.

From experience, I do not recommend running 3 NVidia cards, the return is rather low for the price and you will need a custom water cooling loop to keep the cards at a decent temperature.
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I don't suggest doing this. At one point I did this with 3 benq monitors, one being 120hz in the center. You'll have screen tearing whenever you watch youtube videos on any monitor other than the center one and other odd anomalies unless you match them all to 60hz.

It really ended up bugging me out and I'm so happy i got korean monitors instead.
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