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120Hz eyefinity, or LARGE eyefinity?

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After missing out on a great Dell IPS screen deal (UK, I know the US still has a discount code), I've decided I'm either going to get 3x 120Hz screens or 3x HDTV's for eyefinity.

Now, for the money it seems I can get 3x 23 inch 120Hz monitors (I'm thinking the Asus VG236HE at the moment) or for the same cost I could probably get 3x 40 inch 1080p TV's, which would obviously be cool due to the size.

I will be mainly gaming on them, but of course there's always a bit of standard windows use, web browsing etc. I know I would have to sit back a bit from 40 inch TV's, but it would probably be worth it!

One thing to note is that using 120hz screens, I'd need at LEAST two active displayport to dvi (or hdmi) dual link adapters, as 1080p 120hz will be too much for single link. And these things aren't cheap, so I'd have to factor that into the price.

I need some genuine opinions, as this is now officially driving me nuts - I saw a vid on youtube of someone using a HD 6870 vid card with 3 46 inch TV's, and it was several shades of win!

Just for information, I was going to get 3x Dell U2311H monitors, as they are e-IPS, which look great, and they have displayport meaning no adapters needed. Unfortuntely they are now back to "normal" price, so it isn't so tempting anymore.
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IMO just go with 3x 60hz 22/24" screens, its unlikely you need 120hz and have HDTV's for eyefinity is just overkill. Want big screens? sit closer to your monitor
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From what your considering, I'm thinking you will need to upgrade to multiple cards for the best eyefinity experience. 120hz take considerably more gpu power, and doubling/tripling up on the screens is going to be pretty demanding.
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you may also consider to add a second GPU due to you will be handling a resolution of 5760 x 1080 wich is extreme for your card.
    
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From what your considering, I'm thinking you will need to upgrade to multiple cards for the best eyefinity experience. 120hz take considerably more gpu power, and doubling/tripling up on the screens is going to be pretty demanding.
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you may also consider to add a second GPU due to you will be handling a resolution of 5760 x 1080 wich is extreme for your card.
I will eventually be doing that, once the Sandy Bridge RMA programme comes into full force, then I'll get a crossfire mobo.
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Honestly I am/was having the same debate with myself. I had already doubled up on my GPU's and my rig is underwater so I needed another way to spend money lol. That being said, I don't feel I could justify the expense of the three IPS or 120hz monitors. They will be coming down in price before too long and I will probably just upgrade again then. I went ahead and just bought two more ASUS 23". When they get here I will be posting somewhere to rant or rave

EDIT: But now I am curious. What discount code for Dell?
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3x U2410.
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My 3X 470's have trouble handling Nvidia Surround 5990 x 1200 (bezel corrected , I see 99% GPU usage on all three with Test Drive Unlimited 2, Metro 2033, ect. ), if you think that a single 6950 is going to come even close to handling 3X 120hz displays your sadly mistaken. If you want something nice, go with a nice 30" monitor, or 3X 60hz displays. Both will be more than your video card can handle, but at least it will give you something to aspire to...
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i don't see the point of 120hz when your fps with 3 screens will be more like 30
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That does look so very cool even though its unneeded.
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