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I plan on building a new rig soon. And I'm trying to decide if I should get 3 smaller monitors for eyefinity, or 1 big monitor.
The monitors I'm looking at for eyefinity are these. Acer S211HLbd 21.5'' 5ms LED-Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design.
OR. Just getting this.
ASUS VE278Q Black 27" 1920x1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor.

I'll be using 2x HD 6850 in crossfire.

Which should I choose?
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post #2 of 39
Eyefinity of course!

Resolution, not size! Those 21.5 inchers are going to be wonderful in eyefinity. That 27" is gonna be mediocre by itself.

The only monitors you should consider as an alternative to eyefinity are the U2711, the U3011, the HP ZR30W and those ones.

They are all 1000 dollar monitors, and worth it.

If you can't get them, large displays don't matter one squat. Get eyefinity
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First of all, Get a Samsung..
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post #4 of 39
the 27inch will look pixelised since its resolution is quite small its not even 1920x1200
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post #5 of 39
Eyefinity. Compared with 1920 x 1080 5760 x 1080 is 3 x the resolution, 3 x fov, 3 x the ownage!
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post #6 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamxatomic;13175954 
I plan on building a new rig soon. And I'm trying to decide if I should get 3 smaller monitors for eyefinity, or 1 big monitor.
The monitors I'm looking at for eyefinity are these. Acer S211HLbd 21.5'' 5ms LED-Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design.
OR. Just getting this.
ASUS VE278Q Black 27" 1920x1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor.

I'll be using 2x HD 6850 in crossfire.

Which should I choose?


eyefinity all the way. ONLY should you reconsider if you're purchasing an IPS panel with a 2560 native res.
     
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Awesome! Thanks for the input. I really appreciate it all the advice.
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Originally Posted by adamxatomic;13176105 
Awesome! Thanks for the input. I really appreciate it all the advice.

np, just remember to look at resolution, not screen size. I can have a 100" 800x600 monitor or a 10" 2560 x 1600 and I will always choose the latter.

only for HDTVs used for movies should you look at screen size
     
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post #9 of 39
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Originally Posted by Spykerv;13176125 
np, just remember to look at resolution, not screen size. I can have a 100" 800x600 monitor or a 10" 2560 x 1600 and I will always choose the latter.

only for HDTVs used for movies should you look at screen size

It'd be pretty difficult to read stuff at 10" 2560x1600 tongue.gif
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post #10 of 39
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Originally Posted by De-Zant;13176183 
It'd be pretty difficult to read stuff at 10" 2560x1600 tongue.gif

It's also pretty awful look qt blurry text on a 50" 800x600 tongue.gif. Well it sure is awful on the 720p 60" I've seen.
     
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