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3 MONITORS FOR GAMING 6990

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July 29, 2011 5:45:38 AM

I was wondering if anyone can help me, I jsut bought a new system
Gigabyte GA-Z68X
2600K
16 gig ram
dvd burner Panasonic I think
OCZ 120 gig SSD
Seagate 2 gig hhd
NZXT phantom black (I forgot name of other one at time so fell back on
the only one I new)
Corsair 1k psu
ATI 830 MHz 4 gig 6990

I have 1 Samsung 27" screen but I want to go for 3. Now I am told games dont support three screens generally, an my new 6990 wont run anything at max levels anyway on 3 27" screens....
I was wondering what monitors I should go for an do I "need" to buy a second 6990 or will 1 do it fine.

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a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2011 5:51:53 AM

a single 6990 should do well, and scaling for 4 gpus is crap you should be fine with one for now, although honestly you would probably be better served by 6950/6970 crossfire for the money
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July 29, 2011 5:57:13 AM

yer mate I wondered about that, but I spent the 600$ AU on the ATI so I figure now I just gotta hope :) ... I was actually just informed by a friend that most eyefinity is lackluster at best at moment. Many people are going back to single screens because the tech just doesn't have it down pat yet. So I am wondering now if I shouldn't just by a single "high quality" screen an be done with it.
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a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2011 3:12:50 PM

personally that is what I would do (get single high quality monitor at 1080p) paired with a single 6970 or gtx 570, save your money
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July 30, 2011 1:58:39 AM

yer thanks lads, I'll do that I think. Looking at the Asus VE278Q, I am told its one of the best an doesn't suffer form the Samsung color bleeding on text.
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a b U Graphics card
July 30, 2011 3:09:51 PM

yeah black text on a white background will ghost like a mother on that unit although in gameplay you rarely see it, also the colors are a blue/yellow huefest if it is one of the low end leds, personally Id go for a standard lcd but the choice is up to you, believe me they all have backlight bleeding and ghosting problems, its just a matter of how anal you are for me there was no monitor that was superior to my 24" dell 1920X1200 monitor with 8 ms black to white response time, there is just no universal way to measure this because most companies use the g2g spec these days. These are my thoughts, have fun
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July 31, 2011 12:14:10 AM

JBB ta mate, I have found all Samsungs have a colour tinge to the Text. Even my 47" flat-screen does it when its white on blue. Annoying as hell. Trouble we have here is Dell is highly expensive an those high end monitors are...well, I'm told they have issues of their own. (I'm just a fisherman so I wouldn't know) lol.
You think the Asus are not so good?
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July 31, 2011 10:58:48 AM

good point, I didn't look. The Power-color 6990 is one i have, i think it can take 4 my Samsung 27", ill have to check
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... these are the screens I was thinking of buying.
I was given 3 mini display port to dvi adaptors, so I assume those will work ?

The one I have now is a p277OFH Sync-master.
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July 31, 2011 11:34:26 AM

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so, are u gonna get 2 Asus monitors or 3 ?
or 1*Asus, 1* Samsung syncmaster ?
If im not mistaken you have to use diaply port for the odd monitor, not sure if u can use dp for the other two and DVI for the one in the middle though,
best u get 3* those Asus given u have the budget :lol: 


hehe I wouldn't say I have 1500$ for 3 monitors, I am burning cash at a moronic rate :( I bought Corsair H70 water cooling other day, 172$ an a new G19 for 200$ that I didn't really need :) ....
I just checked the back of my Syncmaster na it only has an HDMI and a DVI port. But as I said I have the three mini display port adapters, though I dont really understand how it works yet..
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a b U Graphics card
July 31, 2011 3:36:26 PM

yeah the asus are decent but mid-range imo at best. Buy it from a store so you can test it out and make sure you like it and the display has no dead pixels
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July 31, 2011 10:18:57 PM

your 6990 should be fine running high resolutions like 5760x1080 but if i were you i would get on decent monitor 2560-1440 or 1600 check dell u2711 its not expensive and its magnifecent and it will give you alot of pixels along with IPS panel that have a great colors accuracy and it wont hurt your eyes as the lights of the 3 screens will or if you will get 3 screens get the new lg monitor IPS+LED they will be perfect and at cheap price
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July 31, 2011 11:29:06 PM

johnnyq8 said:
your 6990 should be fine running high resolutions like 5760x1080 but if i were you i would get on decent monitor 2560-1440 or 1600 check dell u2711 its not expensive and its magnifecent and it will give you alot of pixels along with IPS panel that have a great colors accuracy and it wont hurt your eyes as the lights of the 3 screens will or if you will get 3 screens get the new lg monitor IPS+LED they will be perfect and at cheap price


I just had a look at that Del you mentioned, way out of my price range. 1100$ for 1 screen is too much for me to justify :) . It's looking like I'm limited to maybe the new 120 htz Samsung 950 or the Asus, (Asus have the single best warranty system I've ever seen)
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August 1, 2011 5:22:04 AM

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2*Asus and one mini-display to DVI ? for the samsung


yer mate seems to be the best idea, I looked at it, the third monitor seems ot be the one, but they gave me 3 mini display to dvi adapters, so praps i need to sue all 3 of them lol... this stuff is confusing :) 
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August 11, 2011 12:28:10 AM

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