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November 13, 2013 10:08:39 PM

For christmas I'm looking for a new monitor to work with my existing Samsung PX2370 in Nvidia Surround. The problem is that Samsung discontinued this model, so I have to find a close match because I can't afford to buy 2 new monitors. Even if a surround setup isn't possible for games I'd still like a second monitor for a web browser or music player when I'm playing a game on the other. From what I hear the monitors need the exact same specs, so it must be a 23 inch monitor with a resolution of 1920X1080, 2ms response time and a refresh rate of 60Hz.

As for the gpu, it's a gtx 760 with 2gb of VRAM. I'm able to play all the latest titles on ultra without a hickup, so with a dual monitor setup I should have no problems if I lower the game quality. Would 2gb of VRAM be too little for ultra presets at this extended resolution? Or could I purchase a second 760 and sli it and play on ultra?

Hope you guys can help me out :) 
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November 13, 2013 10:14:54 PM

Theres a couple of second hand ones on ebay , for me if you are going to have two monitors its always best to have them identical.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-SyncMaster-PX2370-23-10...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-SyncMaster-P2370-23-Wid...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NO-RESERVE-SAMSUNG-SYNCMASTER-P...

Best to purchase the second monitor and test the 760 on them on the games you like to play and see how it performs in real life, you will be able to definately know if you need a second card or if you might want to consider upgrading your GPU to a 3GB or 4GB card, the 2GB card will suffer with dual monitors, adding a second 760 2GB may also be Vram limited.
Try it out when you get the second monitor and take it from there.
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November 13, 2013 10:36:48 PM

monsta said:
Theres a couple of second hand ones on ebay , for me if you are going to have two monitors its always best to have them identical.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-SyncMaster-PX2370-23-10...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-SyncMaster-P2370-23-Wid...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NO-RESERVE-SAMSUNG-SYNCMASTER-P...

Best to purchase the second monitor and test the 760 on them on the games you like to play and see how it performs in real life, you will be able to definately know if you need a second card or if you might want to consider upgrading your GPU to a 3GB or 4GB card, the 2GB card will suffer with dual monitors, adding a second 760 2GB may also be Vram limited.
Try it out when you get the second monitor and take it from there.


Only the last link is a real PX2370 and shipping it to Canada costs $60 which would make this overpriced for a used monitor. I just checked ebay.ca and couldn't find any used ones. I could check craigslist, but there is a slim chance there will be one for sale. I realize the overall design of the monitors won't match and the colours won't match out of the box, but I think it's my only option. Also i'm really skeptical when buying used electronics without seeing them in person :) 

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November 13, 2013 10:45:30 PM

No problem , I wasn't sure if you were in the states , but its a good diea to keep an eye on ebay and see if one pops up locally in Canada.
Take your time and hopefully a decent one shows up , I know its always a risk buying second hand goods.
You could always sell your monitor on ebay yourself and pick up two brand new identical monitors, just an idea, that way you won't have any issues with color matching etc.
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November 13, 2013 11:01:50 PM

monsta said:
No problem , I wasn't sure if you were in the states , but its a good diea to keep an eye on ebay and see if one pops up locally in Canada.
Take your time and hopefully a decent one shows up , I know its always a risk buying second hand goods.
You could always sell your monitor on ebay yourself and pick up two brand new identical monitors, just an idea, that way you won't have any issues with color matching etc.


Selling my current monitor is also an option. What brand do you prefer for monitors? Asus has some nice ones, like this: http://
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November 13, 2013 11:31:07 PM

I love the Asus monitors , they are good quality and they have great image quality too.
The link you posted didn't work.
These are affordable and have only 1ms which is great for gaming, it also depends on your budget you could go with even thinner bezels.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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