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To Surround/Eyefinity, or Not to Surround/Eyefinity ?

Poll Results: Which do I do?

 
  • 57% (4)
    Surround
  • 42% (3)
    2560*1600
  • 0% (0)
    neither.
7 Total Votes  
post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
My question is:
Do I do Surround/Eyefinity or do I get a single 30" 2560*1600 monitor? I mainly play game like Dragon age 1 and 2, mass effect 2 and 3, witcher 1 and 2, everquest 2, games like that (RPG etc) use the surround style of play, most games like Bio shock, and Dead Space 1 and 2 I play on my console because its on a 58" PLasma with 3d if I want to play that way. So my computer is used for more of the RPG style, but i might play more 1st person on PC if I had surround. Just trying to wiegh the option. because with an MMO a 2560*1600 is more screen space then surround unless it use it.


So which do you think is going to be more useful to me and why?

And I will have sli 580's soon.
    
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post #2 of 4
Thread Starter 
Any suggestion, my chooses are Surround 3 1920*1200 or 1 2560*1600. I am listed the games I play on the PC above? And will my sli 580 handle surround?
    
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post #3 of 4
I voted for 2560x1600. Surround for some reason just doesn't appeal to me. It looks unnatural (stretched) and the Dell U2711/U3011 panels just look too good compared to your run of the mill 1200p monitors (U2410 being the exception). Based on the games you play (ME3 and Witcher 2 aren't out yet ) you should have no problems running those games, even on your 570's in SLI.
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post #4 of 4
Do you feel you'll have a need for the extra 2 monitors of space? Aside from that, the only other question is if the main games that you play support triple monitors (which it seems they do from what you said).

You'll have better fps running one 30" monitor (normally). Some games are better than others using triple monitors also, so make sure you've seen some sort of action with the games you want to play utilizing it.

Other than that, 580sli is fine for either solution. It comes down to being able to utilize the triple monitors when you aren't gaming.
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