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well i was all set to upgrade my gpu to a 6950/70 so i can actually game in eyefinity, the 5770 wasn't cutting it. having been less than impressed with the ati drivers i was hesitant to get another ati card, but i also didnt wanna buy 2-nvidia's to run 3 screens. so after explaining to the wife this is a justifiable expense so she's not she say's then why not just get one big screen and get rid of the other 3. which got me thinking, i could go with a single nvidia if i went to a single monitor.

has anyone gone from a multi-screen set-up to a single larger screen or vise averse?
if it helps i'm looking at something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001392 with a 560 or 570
vs.
5040x1050 and a 2gb 6950/70
pros and cons?
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I'm not really sure about the problems of eyefinity, (which I've read there are a few compared to Nvidia surround) : A 6950/70 will have a hard time pushing that many pixles (5040x1050) making it likely that you will need to lower graphics settings ect.
Having said that, the only way I would get rid of my tri monitor setup would be to get a 30" monitor.
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Originally Posted by rjajmr0221 View Post
well i was all set to upgrade my gpu to a 6950/70 so i can actually game in eyefinity, the 5770 wasn't cutting it. having been less than impressed with the ati drivers i was hesitant to get another ati card, but i also didnt wanna buy 2-nvidia's to run 3 screens. so after explaining to the wife this is a justifiable expense so she's not she say's then why not just get one big screen and get rid of the other 3. which got me thinking, i could go with a single nvidia if i went to a single monitor.

has anyone gone from a multi-screen set-up to a single larger screen or vise averse?
if it helps i'm looking at something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001392 with a 560 or 570
vs.
5040x1050 and a 2gb 6950/70
pros and cons?
It is all about field of view and resolution. Your Eyefinity setup has 3X the resolution( as many pixels to render) and a much greater field of view than a single 1080p panel.

I'd keep the Eyefinity myself. Sure you can get a panel with a larger diagonal-but you'll cut your resolution by 60-70%...and for 1080P @ 27" to look good, you'll have to sit farther back from the computer.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
SpinpontF3 1TB, WD 250, and WD320 Lite-On DT Waterblocks DT5Noz Waterblock Swiftech Komodo 6900-1 Waterblock 
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Swiftech MCR-220 Drive radiator Swiftech MCR-220 QP radiator 6xGentle Typhoon AP-15s Archx64 KDE4.5, Windows 7 x64 
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Eyefinity 3-head 5265x1050 OCN Ducky!! MX Blue Switches XFX 750W Black Edition Mountain Mods H2gO 
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A few Yes Vista/7 Das Keyboard 
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
1080P @ 27" to look good, you'll have to sit farther back from the computer.
after looking around a little more this is something i am not comfortable with. the same reason i went from using my spare lcd tv to the 3-22's. i just didn't know that was still the case under 32".
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