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So I am in a dilemma...

I want Eye-Finity, but I have a problem, I can't find more Acer H233H for sale in Germany... So I would need to buy different monitors and I am not convinced on having different monitors...

I now came to the idea of buying a big single monitor..

My budget wouldn't be huge, so I can't afford a 2560x1600 monitor as they're expensive....

Now my question is, are 30" 1920x1080 monitors any good for gaming? Or do they look crap?

I am lost, I don't know what I should do, I would love having a bigger monitor but can't afford a Dell U2711 or anything like that, so it would need to be some normal LCD 30" monitor... Would that be ok?

On the other side, I'd also like to have Eye-Finity, but I would need to buy 2 different monitors than what I current have, and I'm not sure if Acer H233H + 2 different monitors would look OK in eye-finity?

I don't know what to do, I'm lost Need your suggestions!

Thanks in advance.
    
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They will look good. My 42" is 1080p VGA and it looks better than any monitor i have ever owned.
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I would say "30!

Sorry for double post!
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Eyefinity.
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A combination of different monitors will look good in eyefinity if they are the same size and resolution.

DO NOT buy a new 30" 1920x1080. It will look blurry when gaming since it has low PPI. It will be horrible for usual computer usage. And if it is a TV, it might have annoying input lag.


Really, don't be so concerned about having a combination of monitors in EF. All of mine are different but look quite the same once I tweak the settings a little.

EF is just pure awesome. I would chose eyefinity over single any day. It's great. Once you get used to it, you won't go back.
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In my experience, I never did good trying to read text off a TV.

EDIT: What De Zant said.
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
A combination of different monitors will look good in eyefinity if they are the same size and resolution.

DO NOT buy a new 30" 1920x1080. It will look blurry when gaming since it has low PPI. It will be horrible for usual computer usage. And if it is a TV, it might have annoying input lag.


Really, don't be so concerned about having a combination of monitors in EF. All of mine are different but look quite the same once I tweak the settings a little.

EF is just pure awesome. I would chose eyefinity over single any day. It's great. Once you get used to it, you won't go back.
Thank you very much for the input, I really appreciate it.

Of another 23" monitors from this store:

http://www4.hardwareversand.de/artic...ch.sKey=&lid=2

Which ones should I choose? I'll need to buy 2, I'd have a budget of around 150-175€ for each monitor.
    
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
A combination of different monitors will look good in eyefinity if they are the same size and resolution.

DO NOT buy a new 30" 1920x1080. It will look blurry when gaming since it has low PPI. It will be horrible for usual computer usage. And if it is a TV, it might have annoying input lag.


Really, don't be so concerned about having a combination of monitors in EF. All of mine are different but look quite the same once I tweak the settings a little.

EF is just pure awesome. I would chose eyefinity over single any day. It's great. Once you get used to it, you won't go back.
Strange since my 28" looks and plays just perfectly fine. I do not understand how it would be horrible for usual computer usage either. The larger desktop space of eyefinity is nice, however its not going to be HORRIBLE to have a single larger monitor as you stated. If you go with the larger monitor you could use the monitor you have now as a secondary for some more desktop space. I do not think that having different style monitors in eyefinity will be a big issue as long as they are the same size and resolution.
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Thank you very much for the input, I really appreciate it.

Of another 23" monitors from this store:

http://www4.hardwareversand.de/artic...ch.sKey=&lid=2

Which ones should I choose? I'll need to buy 2, I'd have a budget of around 150-175€ for each monitor.
At that price point, monitors don't really stand out so much from each other. What I would choose is something that looks similar to your monitor, and check that it has the same diagonal, and then look up 1 or 2 reviews online to know if it has any serious issues or not.

If it looks good, it will pretty surely work perfectly.

PS: I advise you to get a monitor with a stand that can control the tilt. Some monitors are stuck on a slight backwards tilt, which is horrible for eyefinity. Try to see if the monitor you get can be tilted to stand perfectly straight. Or if it's in that position by default. Just a warning here.
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Strange since my 28" looks and plays just perfectly fine. I do not understand how it would be horrible for usual computer usage either. The larger desktop space of eyefinity is nice, however its not going to be HORRIBLE to have a single larger monitor as you stated. If you go with the larger monitor you could use the monitor you have now as a secondary for some more desktop space. I do not think that having different style monitors in eyefinity will be a big issue as long as they are the same size and resolution.
30" 16:9 @ 1920x1080 is big. To make it usable as a computer monitor when reading text, you have to put it a little further back than a normal sized monitor.
I find it horrible in the way that the pixel density is going to be horrible. This results in text being somewhat awkward to read, for example
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