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I am planning on slowly building a 3-Way Eyefinity Setup. I have enough to buy one monitor now and I will be picking up two more when my budget allows it.

I am basically next to clueless when it comes to monitors and displays so I need a lot of help with this:

Here are my questions:

What is the best size for Eyefinity? I was thinking 24-25" in order to have large monitors but not so big as to lose picture clarity or color density.

What is the best quality brand? It seems that Samsung and ASUS have extremely high ratings but which is better and are there any better than those two?

Is it possible to put any monitors into "Portrait Mode" where they are flipped 90 degrees and displayed as a portrait would be with the longest sides being vertical instead of horizontal?


Is there anything else that I missed?

I'm looking to spend around $200 per Monitor so what is my best option in that price range?

Thanks for the help!
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post #2 of 22
Sup Bro.

I would go with 24"-30"... 24" is pretty solid for a standard. Also Get a 1080P one.

Samsung, ASUS, LG are the best IMO

Here are some monitors that are pretty good for normal display and in Eyefinity.

23.6" ASUS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-112-_-Product

24" ASUS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-111-_-Product

Check these 2 out. They have excellent contrast, response time, hertz cd/m2 etc...

Also if you want you can go with low bezel monitors for that awesome experience but to be it doesn't much matter.
    
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post #3 of 22
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Thanks for the Response!

I don't think I would want anything bigger than 24-25" because then I would have to sit back 15 feet to keep from going blind. lol I don't really have the room for monitors that big, either.

On the bezels, thank you so much for pointing that out because I had completely forgotten about it. I definitely want think bezels in order to make them look as much like one screen as possible. Do I need to get monitors with specific stands as well in order to turn them exactly where I need them?

Are either of those three brands decisively better than the other two? I mean, is there one that has better colors, more durability, etc.?
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post #4 of 22
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What about this monitor? NewEgg has it for $169-$189 frequently. It looks like it has thin bezels, as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-048-_-Product

25", 2ms Response Time, 15,000:1 Contrast Ratio.
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post #5 of 22
I recommend the ones I have, IPS panels make all the difference =D

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-9271

The good thing about it is that you can rotate it vertically as well, to suit your working needs. Also they are very adjustable, which was great since my table wasn't even. Thin bezels as well.
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post #6 of 22
for eyefinity, it was between the 23' asus fringe linked, the samsung syncmaster 2450 in my sig, and this acer. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-255-_-Product

The acer has the thinnest bezel for a better eyefinity set up, but I just felt that the colors on my samsung were just better.
post #7 of 22
whats your budget??
reason i ask. cuz my bro just bought 6 of these.

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...r&promoid=1016
Edited by infamouskid - 1/20/11 at 5:05pm
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post #8 of 22
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Thanks for the responses!

My budget is somewhat flexible. I would like to get a nice Eyefinity setup for the cheapest price possible. hehe I'm hoping to get at least 23" Monitors as I'm thinking less than that would be too small, but I could be wrong?

I was greatly considering these 23" Acer monitors because I can get them for $139 Shipped and they have nice specs for the price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-266-_-Product

The only downside is that they do not have HDMI connections, only DVI. Would that cause me any problems for HD gaming and movies? Thanks!
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post #9 of 22
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Can someone explain LED Backlighting to me? I have googled and read up on it but I still don't quite get it. Is it a super important feature to have on the monitor I choose?

Also, what are the specs that make a monitor good or bad? Like, if I am buying a hard drive then I look for storage size, speed, cache, etc. What are the must-haves for monitors?

I am probably going to lower my budget to around $150 per monitor since it will allow me to finish it much more quickly and put more into my audio budget. What is the best monitor between 21.5-24" and will look great in Eyefinity that I can purchase in that price range?

Thanks for the help!
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post #10 of 22
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Bump for help.
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