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post #1 of 23
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Ever since I found out about Eyefinity its all Ive wanted. I want 3 x 24" panels at 1920x1200. After doing a bit more research Ive gotten disappointed.

There has been a huge shift away from 1920x1200 panels to 1080 panels. The cheapest 24 in monitor I would consider with x1200 resolution is 360 bucks vs the 200 bucks for numerous 24" (or so)in 1080 panels. that's a 480 dollar difference.

Also, I have a 1gb 5870 but the more I read, the more I'm convinced that I should probably have a more powerful card or crossfire to play eye canidied out games in eyefinity resolutions. I've read that a 2bg card can really help so I've debated selling my 5870 and picking up a 6970 2gb but Im just not sure it would be worth it.

Crossfire isn't really an option right now as my mobo only supports x16 and x4 PCI slots, plus I don't want to have to buy a new PSU.

I guess I'll just have to wait until my next build or the next gen ATI cards....
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post #2 of 23
I certainly wouldn't worry about a 11% pixel difference and would go the cheap route...
For productivity you're already going to have a crap ton of space.
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you could get a 6950 and unlock it to a 6970.
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post #4 of 23
I was about to say Samsung 2443BW+, but they seem to be out of stock everywhere. But seriously, your fine. 16:10 is awesome and all, but times have changed. Unless you want to fork out on dell IPS monitors.
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whats the difference between 3 x1080 and x 1200?
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This has been bugging me lately, but nvidia surround set ups require the same active displayport adapter as eyefinity set ups?
    
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This has been bugging me lately, but nvidia surround set ups require the same active displayport adapter as eyefinity set ups?
No, because you need 2 cards in SLI.
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ah ok, awesome thanks +REP
    
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post #9 of 23
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I guess I'm just being ridiculous about wanting 1200. I love the 1920x1200 monitor I use now so I just got it in my head that I wanted 2x 1200 eyefinity. Plus I really don't want to go any smaller than 24" on monitors. There are plenty of cheap 1080 monitors at 24" and I;m not willing to pay the extra 500 bucks. Whenever I finally decide to pull the trigger I guess I'll stick to 1080.
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http://www.overclock.net/video/93366...l#post12278460

Im not sure if their 1200res but there 950 and supposedly are good monitors
    
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