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^^ I agree, Tri Slie would be awesome. 15 for months for me then I can upgrade again.
Just got done playing a couple rounds in BF3 and am loving more and more. I can see so much it's almost like cheating.thumb.gif
It's nothing like cheating. tongue.gif If cheating in BF3 is anything like BF:BC2, then cheating means 'stab every member of the opposing team the second the map spawns and kill them all in one attack... from the other side of the map'... frown.gif

Is the HUD/spotting issue in Surround fixed yet? Haven't been keeping up.
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It's nothing like cheating. tongue.gif If cheating in BF3 is anything like BF:BC2, then cheating means 'stab every member of the opposing team the second the map spawns and kill them all in one attack... from the other side of the map'... frown.gif
Is the HUD/spotting issue in Surround fixed yet? Haven't been keeping up.

Ya it's fixed. At least for me:D
Taking a 5 minute break right now
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Ya it's fixed. At least for me:D
Taking a 5 minute break right now

Cool. Hm, then if the 'get BF3 free with mobo x or GPU y' are still going in a while, I'll keep an eye out.
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^^ I agree, Tri Slie would be awesome. 15 for months for me then I can upgrade again.
Just got done playing a couple rounds in BF3 and am loving more and more. I can see so much it's almost like cheating.thumb.gif

Really? I find that the experience is that much more real, but that it's actually harder. With a single monitor you see everything right in front of you on the same screen and can really react faster. The draw distance is off on the side monitors too. The only thing it helps with is sniping imo.

It's bug free for me as well...now. tongue.gif
 
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What kind of experience could I expect from surround with the type of setup in my sig?
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What kind of experience could I expect from surround with the type of setup in my sig?

What games do you play? BF3 you'll get around 30-75 frames depending on the environment/map. Always playable, but if your a FPS freak maybe not enough? That would probably be the hardest game on your rig though.
 
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Really? I find that the experience is that much more real, but that it's actually harder. With a single monitor you see everything right in front of you on the same screen and can really react faster. The draw distance is off on the side monitors too. The only thing it helps with is sniping imo.
It's bug free for me as well...now. tongue.gif

I did at first but after a couple rounds I find the 3 screens for me is better. For example, I am running out in the field and while focusing on the main screen, I still can see enemy tanks/people on the sides. It has helped me from getting knifed a couple times now. I love the setup and in time it will only get better.
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What kind of experience could I expect from surround with the type of setup in my sig?
Like what the other guy said, it will be good game play. I have set mine up using "Maniacs BF3 Guide" and avg anywhere from 40-70fps. I have tried one screen only with everything single setting maxed and while it may look a little better, the overhead is not worth it. I would rather adjust the settings a hair lower and enjoy lag/stutter free game play.

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I purchased three monitors to run Nvidia Surround. I like the gaming aspect and the way it looked. I didn't care for the maximizing of Windows and lack of profiles. The worst was the 57??x1080 web browser. I've never gotten comfortable resizing Windows, I just maximize. Are there 3rd party apps that help with this? Just curious.
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What kind of experience could I expect from surround with the type of setup in my sig?
I can't see anything really being 'unplayable'... but on some of the really demanding games (BF3) you won't be able to run totally maxed out.
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I purchased three monitors to run Nvidia Surround. I like the gaming aspect and the way it looked. I didn't care for the maximizing of Windows and lack of profiles. The worst was the 57??x1080 web browser. I've never gotten comfortable resizing Windows, I just maximize. Are there 3rd party apps that help with this? Just curious.
Try DisplayFusion or UltraMon - both allow control of window maximising etc. Matrox PowerDesk SE (although finding it is a pig) should allow setting grids.

Just stumbled across this little program too, although have no idea what it's like. This just creates grids for window maximising setting, I think, rather than everything and the kitchen sink. The fact that the source code appears to be downloadable sets my mind at ease more.

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Are you running SLI? You can't do Surround without!
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one of the main benefits of triple screen in BF3, i feel that, is in vehicles. on ground or in the air, you can spot enemies at much faster rate whether its dogfight or engaging enemy tanks, where i shift constantly between cockpit/external view to get a better overall look. even as infantry, i mainly focus on the main screen, and the side screen is more use as a indication of enemy muzzle flash, or enemy movements that's not registered on the mini map.

but i can say one thing, playing with three screen, your eyes movement have to be a lot faster to make full used of it. wink.gif
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