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Triple 18-19" 1680x1050 or single 22" 1920x1080?

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AMD Phenom II B55 @ 3.8ghz
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I may be able to get the 3 screens for a little more than what i paid for the Acer 22". That monitor will be returned. What do you say?
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triple 18/9 inchers, in portrait, resolution would be 3150x1680, which would be pretty BA, but its all personal preference really.

im guessing this is for gaming, or is it for other uses? since for gaming the bigger overall res would probably be better, but depends on what else you do if the bezels would be annoying?
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Originally Posted by Fooxz View Post
triple 18/9 inchers, in portrait, resolution would be 3150x1680, which would be pretty BA, but its all personal preference really.

im guessing this is for gaming, or is it for other uses? since for gaming the bigger overall res would probably be better, but depends on what else you do if the bezels would be annoying?
I multitask a lot. I usually have my TV and 22" monitor hooked up to my PC so i thought "why not just get 3 screens?" And yes, gaming will also be done on it. Would the 6950 2GB handle a triple well?
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Stick with the 22'' and add a second and third down the line. That's what I did with my 24'' and it worked out well. Unlike crossfiring a second card or upgrading a CPU later (which many people plan for and never end up doing due to tech moving so fast), adding screens is a very good upgrade path to plan for.

I'd urge you to stick with the most resolution possible because you have a very nice GPU. To be honest, the 3rd screen is far far less useful than a second screen, even with eyefinity. I've really only used Eyefinity for BCBC2 and a racing sim. If you're awaiting BF3 though, keep in mind Eyefinity will be mindblowing with that game.

edit: My 5850 maxes out Bad Company 2 on (1920x1200x3), so I'd say you card will do just fine with eyefinity assuming you give it a bump from overclocking.
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Stick with the 22'' and add a second and third down the line. That's what I did with my 24'' and it worked out well. Unlike crossfiring a second card or upgrading a CPU later (which many people plan for and never end up doing due to tech moving so fast), adding screens is a very good upgrade path to plan for.

I'd urge you to stick with the most resolution possible because you have a very nice GPU. To be honest, the 3rd screen is far far less useful than a second screen, even with eyefinity. I've really only used Eyefinity for BCBC2 and a racing sim. If you're awaiting BF3 though, keep in mind Eyefinity will be mindblowing with that game.
$170+$170+$170 is.. not cheap.
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post #6 of 6
Definitely go for 3x 1680x1050 19" rather than 22" 1920x1080

The 3x monitors will be a ton better than a single one of 1920x1080 resolution.

And eyefinity, it's just so . You will never want to go back to a single screen.
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