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Nvidia Surround: Monitor + Graphics card

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Hey guys, the past few days I've been thinking about getting three monitors and a new graphics card to set up Nvidia Surround.

My current setup:
Monitor: Samsung syncmaster 226BW
GPU: MSI 460GTX Hawk
(CPU 860, RAM 8GB Dominator)

Since I'm just a poor high school student I'm looking for a monitor with the highest bang for buck value. (Isn't everyone?)

The first part of my upgrade would be my graphics card. Should I buy 2x Asus GTX560 TOP/MSI GTX560, and get rid of my 460hawk (Costs around €350)? Or should I just throw in another 460hawk (Costs around €170)?

The second part consists of upgrading my monitor. After searching on the internet, these seem good:
- Samsung Syncmaster BX2431 (€185) (Only HDMI, would need some adapters)
- Samsung Syncmaster BX2440 (€220)
- LG Flatron E2360V-PN (€175) (Read some negative reviews about the colors)
- Asus VG236HE (€310) (This one is 3D/120Hz )
But I don't know, there are just so many

Feedback/Opinions/Comments/Suggestions are appreciated!
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex 2 SATA II 3.5" SSD 120GB Windows 7 64bit Samsung Syncmaster 226BW Logitech G15 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex 2 SATA II 3.5" SSD 120GB Windows 7 64bit Samsung Syncmaster 226BW Logitech G15 
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I don't recommend going 3 screens with these cards... especially if you are going to play Battlefield 3, will be choppy as hell, same goes for BC2

If you want it for everything else, go ahead and buy it, but even I regret going Eyefinity (Sucks for games, theres just too much bs and performance drop) some games run very nice, but I can't even run BC2, choppy

It's good for other stuff tho..

Imo you should stay single screen
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Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB HDD Windows 7 64 bit nVidia Surround - 3x U2410 IPS 6048x1200 G15 
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Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB HDD Windows 7 64 bit nVidia Surround - 3x U2410 IPS 6048x1200 G15 
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