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I have my mind set on triple screens, and I was wondering, if I should, right now, get another u2410, or another gtx 480. I going to be doing mostly gaming. I can't buy everything at once, because I can't save up that much money at a time. Thanks!
    
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Well if you buy the screen, it'll just sit there doing nothing..

At least if you get another GTX480 you can get some SLI action
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Depends if you want to buy the GTX480 new, the door on buying a new unused GTX480 is closing as retailers sell off their EOL stock. Also depends also what kind of games you are playing and whether you are happy with your performance in the games that you do play.
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Well if you buy the screen, it'll just sit there doing nothing..

At least if you get another GTX480 you can get some SLI action
^This, get the 480 and enjoy sli now, then get another monitor when you got some more cash so you can do surround.
 
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Sorry that this became a wall of text lol.

If I may give a friendly advice as someone who long considered getting triple monitor gaming setup and now as an owner of one. I think you should simply start saving up giving yourself a budget for the entire setup. Piecing together rather costly hardware in pieces isn't what I would recommend.

There will constantly be new gpu's and cheaper/better monitors to come out (smaller bezels come to mind) so while you are holding on the one piece of your eyefinity puzzle monitor or gpu, your are losing value of the ones you own because of new releases while the items you are planning on buying is losing it's relative performance position in the marketplace.

Your set up is very well matched right now imo for a powerful single monitor gaming setup so I would enjoy it.

I say you put away about $350-400 for each 24" monitor as a budget and maybe $450 or so or w/e number you wish per gpu and so on. This way you will not waste performance by buying hardware early or have buyers remorse because of new releases. Patience imo will pay off much more at the end for your hard earned money.

When you saved enough get your stuff, everything will be very much relative and will last your a long time. This is important because you need the entire setup to last around the same time if you plan to do similar upgrade again in the future.
    
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Sorry that this became a wall of text lol.

If I may give a friendly advice as someone who long considered getting triple monitor gaming setup and now as an owner of one. I think you should simply start saving up giving yourself a budget for the entire setup. Piecing together rather costly hardware in pieces isn't what I would recommend.

There will constantly be new gpu's and cheaper/better monitors to come out (smaller bezels come to mind) so while you are holding on the one piece of your eyefinity puzzle monitor or gpu, your are losing value of the ones you own because of new releases while the items you are planning on buying is losing it's relative performance position in the marketplace.

Your set up is very well matched right now imo for a powerful single monitor gaming setup so I would enjoy it.

I say you put away about $350-400 for each 24" monitor as a budget and maybe $450 or so or w/e number you wish per gpu and so on. This way you will not waste performance by buying hardware early or have buyers remorse because of new releases. Patience imo will pay off much more at the end for your hard earned money.

When you saved enough get your stuff, everything will be very much relative and will last your a long time. This is important because you need the entire setup to last around the same time if you plan to do similar upgrade again in the future.
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