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Single 2560x1600/1440 or triple screen?

Poll Results: Single high res, or lower res, surround

 
  • 51% (30)
    Single 2560x1440/1600 Monitor
  • 29% (17)
    Three U2410's in surround 5760x1200
  • 18% (11)
    lawl noob
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post #1 of 21
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I'm thinking about going and buying one of those 27" Apple 2560x1440 monitors, but I wanted to know, if Nvidia surround with my u2410 would be better. So should I go for a single high res screen, or three lower res screens?
    
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post #2 of 21
apple monitor ftw
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post #3 of 21
apple display ftw, but if you have lots of sun it could be a problem as the apple display is verrry glossy, and was a problem at my school
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post #4 of 21
Go with a Dell U3011.
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post #5 of 21
Don't both buying the apple monitor. you can get two Dell U3011 for the same price.
    
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post #6 of 21
Never never NEVER put a poll to decide on a monitor purchase. Most of the people here are very misinformed on monitors.

I would advise on a single large display though. Although I'm a huge fan of eyefinity, I'd prefer a single large display. Don't go with a 1440 one though. The difference between that and 1600 is somewhat big, and it's worth it to go 1600

Unless you would consider doing 3x portrait setup with your 3x U2410 to achieve 3600x1920 + bezel compensation. Sure, it would have bezels. But the resolution is a lot higher than a single 30" one.

Your choice really. Quality or wide field of view?
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post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by De-Zant;13218176 
Never never NEVER put a poll to decide on a monitor purchase. Most of the people here are very misinformed on monitors.

I would advise on a single large display though. Although I'm a huge fan of eyefinity, I'd prefer a single large display. Don't go with a 1440 one though. The difference between that and 1600 is somewhat big, and it's worth it to go 1600

Unless you would consider doing 3x portrait setup with your 3x U2410 to achieve 3600x1920 + bezel compensation. Sure, it would have bezels. But the resolution is a lot higher than a single 30" one.

Your choice really. Quality or wide field of view?

Spot on. These forums have a greatly informed user-base that is able to answer your questions, however, they are not all experts. Some more than others.

Also, if I was given the chose I'd go for a quality, single panel any day. I did however, vote "lawl noob" because it clearly was the best choice.
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post #8 of 21
Personally I'd choose the single, and I did. I've tried both, and prefer one monitor for games. I really didn't like finicking with config files and excess apps just to get games to look normal across three screens. With a 2560x1600/1400 it's just plug and play.
post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by De-Zant;13218176 
Don't go with a 1440 one though. The difference between that and 1600 is somewhat big, and it's worth it to go 1600
No. That's just...no.

u2711 currently offers the best picture of any "consumer" grade monitor.
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post #10 of 21
three monitors for surround would be epic. Your gonna need another 480 though for either choice.
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