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I made another thread in the graphics card forums, and decided to post here with another thought.

I currently have 2 19" monitors at 1280x1024. I want to get a second graphics card and one or two more monitors to add to this.

Now, I was originally thinking of getting two more 19" panels. But I'm wondering what you would reccomend:

either A) Get two 19" panels (must be DVI and *not* widescreen - If I'm going 19", I want the same resolution on all of them)
- If so, then what panels are good at the £150 max price range.
I cannot seem to find any good panels that are not widescreen.

or B) Get some bigger panel. (must be DVI again, widescreen is ok, as it'll be a different res anyway (and all bigger panels appear to be widescren))
What can I get for around £300 max? What do you think of different res monitors? Is it as annoying as I think it'll be?

or C) something else (is there anything else?)

The current card I am looking at is around £80, so £300 is really the maximum pushed to the limit.
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A) Samsung 2MS SyncMaster 940BF 19" 1280x1024 75 Hz £152.74

B ) Dell E228WFP 22" Widescreen TFT Monitor 1680x1050 - £234.99 inc VAT

Xerox XM3-22WB 22" Widescreen (1680 x 1050 WSXGA+) 5ms Good monitor according to the reviews. , but, you will need a Vga-->DVI Converter
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Will you be running sli? If so, you will not be able to run all those monitors.
    
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No, not SLI, just relegating the old card to only extra ports.
I actually have a SyncMaster 930BF right now, so I might go with the 940BF if I go for A.

As for the dell, looks good. I might go for one central one. it'd be great fpr gaming and movies, main apps, and for taking to LAN parties.

On the other hand, two 19"ers is way more efficient, cost for pixels. And It doesn't mean I have different resolutions.

Thanks for suggestions. I really want proper DVI, as I like the sharper image quality, ignorance is bliss on the matter, but I am unfortunately no longer ignorant.

Anyone got any suggestions on whether to go for A or B?

I'm wondering whether I should make C 'Wait until 24" screens are cheaper' and get the bump up to the larger res...
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How would you set up the screens if you had 4? If you do it like a square, then I would go for that as it would look awesome .
    
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Don't know as of yet. A square would probably be how it'd end up.
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How about a T shape ?

A square sounds like a good idea though. May i ask why you need the 4 monitors for ??

To me , getting a central big monitor such as a 22" with two 19" monitors a good idea, about 24" price drops, i am not sure if it will happen in the near future... it probably will happen, just not sure when...
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post #8 of 19
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Need? Well, I generally use about 4 virtual desktops with 2, so 4 isn't overkill. I guess I just multitask a lot.

I'll probably go for one big one, the Dell E228WFP you recommended earlier, along with the card I mentioned at the beginning.

Still, not set on it.
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Anyone got anything to say about this:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=625338
Looks good, almost too good? High Contrast, DVI input, large size and res.
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Anyone got anything to say about this:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=625338
Looks good, almost too good? High Contrast, DVI input, large size and res.
I have always had rubbish luck with LG products, the TV was rubbish,the phone was rubbish, so i am going to say, avoid that monitor.
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