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i would rather go with one larger monitor like a 24-27 that way you get immersed in the game well still pulling good frames on good settings and plus with the extra money you can sink it into a good monitor like a Dell U2410
    
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Eyefinity = waste of money

You need 2 or more cards to have decent frame rates in game. Which means everytime you want to upgrade you gotta pick up 2 cards to maintain that decent framerate.... Just stick with 1 monitor.
Now this, if true, is convincing!
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think about it you have a res of Aprox 5760x1080 assuming you use 1920x1080 monitors now one good card or 2 mid card have to push the quality on those monitors and it would soon be booged down by new high end graphic games now you take one monitor at 1920x1080 that same card would last you alot longer even though you might have to dumb down settings eventually

My opinion is eyefinity just has more desk top space and it adds more view ingame

i would rather have one big monitor 24-27 ad my main and a same size or smaller monitor as my 2nd monitor for everything else
    
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Yeah, make sure you're up to snuff as far as graphics power is concerned - then buy a 3 monitor setup.
 
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Eyefinity increases FOV for games that support it. One big screen at 1920x1080 resolution will not. People do not RTM.
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It's a great thing for games that don't have set in stone UI's, like Dead Space. Isaac is your UI. So, you're not relying on those outer monitors for information. But like I said before, a game like company of heroes or starcraft will stretch the UI across three monitors, leaving you turning your head back and forth, which is no good for me.

Some games support it excellently, others I'd just rather run in 1 monitor mode.
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Eyefinity = waste of money

You need 2 or more cards to have decent frame rates in game. Which means everytime you want to upgrade you gotta pick up 2 cards to maintain that decent framerate.... Just stick with 1 monitor.
Uh. Sure. You do not know what you are talking about.
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post #48 of 134
Do it! I just finished my setup a few days ago, and holy crap was it worth it!

I'm running 2 6870's in CF and they push 3 1080 Asus' very well. The Asus' are temporary until I can save up in a few weeks for the Samsung 230X3 setup.

I've had SLI Nvidia cards for years! IIRC, I've had 6800s, 8800s, 9600s, 280s, and 470s in SLI. I just recently switch to ATI for Eyefinity and I do not regret it so far in the slightest!

OP - this has always been my moto in life. If it's that big of a hobby for you in your life (referring to anything, in this case, gaming), don't hold back!

I've always said if you're into gaming that much, there are 3 things you go all out on. (Edit: misworded. Go with a nice setup rather than all out! =) Don't break yourself)

1. GPU(s)
2. Display(s)
3. Chair (seriously overlooked by so many people, unfortunately)

Do it Op, and do not regret it. Work overtime at your job to make up for it if an option, but Eyefinity is the bomb! And if you play shooters, it'll give you an edge over your competition.

GL with your decision!
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eye infinity gaming is over rated but still get the monitors coz 2 monitors is better than one and 3 is better than 2. u can get a whole lot more work done.
    
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dont do it!! go watercool your rig!!!
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