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Triple Dell 30" monitors + Nvidia Surround gaming is an immersive, cinematic gaming experience. If you're not gaming, then forget it.
Who said I wasn't gaming?
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There is a similar monitor called the SGI GDM-FW9011 which is supposedly the same as the Sony fw900 but with a darker bezel and a different label. Very cool, I can't wait to see how one of these game at 160hz heh heh.
    
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Who said I wasn't gaming?
Then three 30" Dell monitors it is! Congratulations, bro!
    
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There is a similar monitor called the SGI GDM-FW9011 which is supposedly the same as the Sony fw900 but with a darker bezel and a different label. Very cool, I can't wait to see how one of these game at 160hz heh heh.
Yes, and there's also an HP rebrand and a Sun rebrand, but I forget their model numbers.

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Then three Dell monitors it is! Congratulations, bro!
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Here, I dug up some pics of my old setup. The bezels really do look huge :/


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Do it, you won't regret it, 3x30" is just epic win, as someone did mention it might be tough to max out game if you use all 3 but well if you can afford it I don't see why not.
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post #27 of 84
The bezel isn't that thick. I'd still go with the CRTs.
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I'd go for the three 30 inchers but I have sort of a bias. I can't explain why this happens, but I can never go back to CRT's.

Sitting in front of them for hours at a time made my eyes hurt and my brain felt numb. I'd actually have to take breaks in between, which was inconvenient back in the day when I had to do projects and papers on my own computer. Maybe it was radiation poisoning?

On top of that, the weight and the heat were immense (but I'm sure it's not so different with 30" LCD's either ). Granted, I don't have as big of a desk, but I knew from my first crappy 19" Acer TN panel that I could never go back to CRT's thanks to the saved desk space. Not to mention the fact that I can sit in front of an LCD for hours straight without any issues whatsoever also significantly contributed to distaste for CRT's.

Anyway, for your situation, it would probably be a total pain to try to keep up with the graphics horsepower needed to run games at full 3x30" Surround resolutions, but it would be completely epic to be able to do that.
     
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Four 3GB GTX580s in 4-Way SLI ought to do it!
    
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4 GTX 580's will have crap for scaling. The 4th GPU's will be almost completely unused. I, currently on 3 Asus 27's at a total resolution, on the bottom 3 at least ( I have a total of 6 in use), of 5760x1200. I can tell you that its really hard to see the entire desktop considering that you have almost 6 feet of screen space. Not to mention the amount of pixels that your GPU's will have to drive. At this resolution either the 3GB 580's or the 2GB, hopefully soon 4GB, 6970's are your only 2 options. The extra Vram is a requirement at these resolutions. My 480's, running triSLI right now, are straining to drive them when running Crysis 2. Its almost unplayable on Hardcore settings.

What I would do, would be to get 2 monitors that you could put in portrait mode next to the 30" and still use the 30" for gaming. On top of that, by a 3 point vesa mount system to get them all off your desk.
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