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Ever since I put my task bar on the left, I can't go back.

On another note, what about using Rocket Dock as a replacement for your task bar and just it handle everything? Im not sure tha tit will do notifications but, it has a start menu, programs list etc. This would let you hide your task bar, that you hate so much.
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I'm contemplating jumping in but I'm looking for a stand as my desk is not ideal for a surround setup. So that means getting a stand/mount. And the ones that allow angled adjustment for the end monitors are pretty pricey. I might diy or modify a cheap one thinking.gif

I have my two 23s connected to the 1st fermi. With surround, do I plug one monitor in each card? Just curious if i could do that smile.gif Thanks

-wermad
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I'm contemplating jumping in but I'm looking for a stand as my desk is not ideal for a surround setup. So that means getting a stand/mount. And the ones that allow angled adjustment for the end monitors are pretty pricey. I might diy or modify a cheap one thinking.gif

I have my two 23s connected to the 1st fermi. With surround, do I plug one monitor in each card? Just curious if i could do that smile.gif Thanks

-wermad

If you have three cards then it's totally possible to have 1 monitor attached to each card although I'm not sure what the advantages or disadvantages of this is.

I remember when I used to only have two monitors, if I had them plugged in separate cards it used to take three times as long and do loads of random flickering when ever I tried to change screen resolution or switch between using one or two monitors. However I didn't notice any difference during gaming.

However you do it, as long as all your monitors are connected to the GPU's by the same connections (all DVI or all HDMI) you should be fine.
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Setup. It's non-ideal at the minute, but it works... biggrin.gif

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Nice setup Paradigm, looks awfully more professional than my setup, even your marble effect work top suites your setup biggrin.gif.

Is it my eyes deceiving me with angles or are you using a totally different monitor in the middle? What monitors are you using and what resolution are they?

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Im going to go with the EVGA's or the Palit's since I can't fit the 2.5 slot cooler.

I almost forgot. I have to post pics of my setup too!

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I'm sure I saw less monitors in Wall Street eek.gif It's madness but as you may have worked out I like madness biggrin.gif Looking at all the graphs and writing on your monitors it looks just like Wall Street hehe

I really like the effort you've put into making your open air system look smart clean and compact, it's like an enclosed system with all the benefits of open air cooling.
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Chobbit; when I can get a good picture of my rig in it's new home, I will. It's a good room for gaming in (setup just fits) but a bad room for taking photos in, as it's too small to get a good distance away! wink.gif

And yes, I'm using two Dell 2405FPWs at the left and right monitors, and a Dell U2410 as the centre monitor.

I wanted to find a third 2405FPW, as I had two already running on two different systems, but I found a refurbed U2410 (it's like it was brand new, it's absolutely perfect) for less than a second-hand (and utterly mashed up) 2405FPW would cost. So I tried that instead. Works brilliantly.
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tnx. I just ordered my 3rd asus and I ordered an inexpensive stand. The stand was made for three 22s (or smaller) but without adjustment of the end units. Smaller monitors allows for full adjustment. Its a Tyke stand. I brainstormed a bit while looking at some pics of it and I can modify the stand to accept my three 23s and allow the end ones to angle inwards. Can't wait and I love to modify, I mean come up with novel ideas to a dilemma tongue.gif
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tnx. I just ordered my 3rd asus and I ordered an inexpensive stand. The stand was made for three 22s (or smaller) but without adjustment of the end units. Smaller monitors allows for full adjustment. Its a Tyke stand. I brainstormed a bit while looking at some pics of it and I can modify the stand to accept my three 23s and allow the end ones to angle inwards. Can't wait and I love to modify, I mean come up with novel ideas to a dilemma tongue.gif

I own a Tyke 3 over 3 stand for 6 displays. They are nice for the money. However, if I did it again, I would definitely spend the extra coin and get a better stand.
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They are very inexpensive so I'm not expecting an Ergotech or Chief stand tongue.gif. I read quite a few reviews on them and saw three 22s can barely fit, but each mount supports a good amount of weight. So Im just going to mod it a bit to get my 23s to fit and allow the end ones to angle inwards. I'm hoping I don't spend more than $100, so far the stand was $65 shipped, so it leaves a bit to raid the hardware store.

Finally, I'm going to experience 5760x1080 biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Chobbit;13401422 
If you have three cards then it's totally possible to have 1 monitor attached to each card although I'm not sure what the advantages or disadvantages of this is.

I remember when I used to only have two monitors, if I had them plugged in separate cards it used to take three times as long and do loads of random flickering when ever I tried to change screen resolution or switch between using one or two monitors. However I didn't notice any difference during gaming.

However you do it, as long as all your monitors are connected to the GPU's by the same connections (all DVI or all HDMI) you should be fine.

One disadvantage of each monitor connected to each card would be not being able to 'dedicate' one card to PhysX. You'd have to connect two monitors to the 1st card and the third monitor to the 2nd card.
 
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I never really bought into the whole physx thing nor having a dedicated card for it. Its assigned to the cpu in the nvidia cp thumb.gif
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