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Right now I have one 22" 1680 x1050 monitor. I really am thinking about upgrading but I'm not sure the best path to take at this point. I could spend about $300 tops so I was thinking about buying 2 more 1680x1050 and having 3 or I could buy like 2 1980x1080. Any suggestions?
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3x 1680x1050 is better. Loads better, since you can game on 3x monitors.
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For the card that you have in your rig, I would say buy 2 more 1680x1050
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Right now I have one 22" 1680 x1050 monitor. I really am thinking about upgrading but I'm not sure the best path to take at this point. I could spend about $300 tops so I was thinking about buying 2 more 1680x1050 and having 3 or I could buy like 2 1980x1080. Any suggestions?
It won't make a difference. Buy another 1680x1050 for some fun
    
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For the card that you have in your rig, I would say buy 2 more 1680x1050
Planning on buying another GTX 460 soon, forgot to mention that .

For $300 what do you guys think the best I could get is? Probably 2x 1920x1080 or 2x1650x1080 and keep my other one for a total of 3
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Also get a HD6950 2GB and unlock it
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The only time 1080p is worth it, is when your screen is 32in or larger. Otherwise it's pretty useless as far as HDTVs go. Most monitors it won't matter either. Most good ones are 1080p+ anyway.
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Now that I have a 1920x1080 monitor, I really couldn't see myself going down any in resolution.
    
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Originally Posted by Letmekilluplz View Post
Planning on buying another GTX 460 soon, forgot to mention that .

For $300 what do you guys think the best I could get is? Probably 2x 1920x1080 or 2x1650x1080 and keep my other one for a total of 3
Ah yes I guess I should have assumed that since you'll have 3 monitors. I'd still stick with the 3x 1650x1050. Having different monitors with different resolutions is just awkward. Plus nVidia surround will be slick
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post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by derickwm View Post
Ah yes I guess I should have assumed that since you'll have 3 monitors. I'd still stick with the 3x 1650x1050. Having different monitors with different resolutions is just awkward. Plus nVidia surround will be slick
Well I could always sell my current one, but I think 3x1680x1050 is better it seems. Any other suggestions?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocstar96 View Post
Also get a HD6950 2GB and unlock it
Wouldn't 2x460 > 6970 for way cheaper anyway?

Edit: One more thing, how do you figure out the effective res when using surround? People posting like 2560x1600 and stuff like that.
Edited by Letmekilluplz - 4/8/11 at 5:02pm
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