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2x 23" and 1x 24" for triple-monitor setup?

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Hey guys just a quick question for those of you out there who have maybe tried this already.

I currently own 2 of these monitors already, and am looking to buy a third. However, I would very much like my new middle 'primary' monitor to be a 24" upgrade. If I were to get a 24" monitor instead of a third 23" one, would games have a noticeable awkward drop off along the sides (due to the two side monitors being an inch smaller)?

I would imagine that they shouldn't if I align them correctly because of the fact that in terms of actual monitor panel height (which is the only variable that matters in this situation), the 24" monitors are only .5 taller at best. Just want to make sure though. Any thoughts?

Oh and this is the monitor I am considering on buying.
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You likely would not be able to use bezel compensation-resulting in very awkward looking images across bezel breaks.
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
You likely would not be able to use bezel compensation-resulting in very awkward looking images across bezel breaks.
Hmm. Well if it makes any difference, I have fully adjustable monitor stands in place of the original ones on both 23" monitors, so I could raise them to any height that they needed to be. (If that's what you are referring to?)
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Hmm. Well if it makes any difference, I have fully adjustable monitor stands in place of the original ones on both 23" monitors, so I could raise them to any height that they needed to be. (If that's what you are referring to?)
Not what I'm referring to:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rt,2596-6.html
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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
I see. So it's mostly an issue with the bezel then, and you're saying that the fact that the monitor is bigger would exaggerate any awkwardness? That's a valid point. Hmmm. Well it's too bad I couldn't see what it would look like then...Thanks for the help btw.
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I see. So it's mostly an issue with the bezel then, and you're saying that the fact that the monitor is bigger would exaggerate any awkwardness? That's a valid point. Hmmm. Well it's too bad I couldn't see what it would look like then...Thanks for the help btw.
It isn't the monitors per se, it is the way the drivers work. Mixing different size monitors breaks bezel compensation at the driver level.

With bezel compensation, the card renders "extra" pixels that would be behind the bezels, outputting what appears to be a continuous image.

Without bezel compensation, the image jumps and continues between bezels...with no factoring in of the 1" or so jump.
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