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Looking for a good Nvidia 3D surround setup.

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September 8, 2012 5:13:02 PM

Hello forum,

I am seeking to get a good set of 3D capable monitors for some awesome gaming. However as it stands there are so many reviews that contradict one another it is hard to tell what to actually get. I would like to have 3 120Hz 1920x1080 3D monitors that are best for Nvidia 3D surround. I would really like it to include the transmitter in the monitor itself and hopefully be very bright as I know that was a problem with gen 1 Nvidia 3D. As for a budget I would like to keep it around $1500.

Oh and one last thing is that I already own a 27" monitor its only 2D but I am not sure I would want 3 of these things side by side the one is huge. If this is something someone has tried and thought it did a really good job and has a case in point I will gladly take the advice but as it stands I believe it may be to big.

Thank you,
Malion
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September 8, 2012 6:54:39 PM

5760x1080 is awesome when it works, to be honest there are a lot of issues with this setup and there is not a lot a game support out there. Nvidia is the best for 3D no doubt my advice for you is to grab the ASUS VG Series VG278H Black 27, its a second gen 3D monitor and its the best. Keep your old monitor as hooked up for addition desktop space. Also note that keeping up with 5760x1080 is very costly especially @ 120Hz.

If you can live without 3D you can always be a pimp and grab a 2560x1440 monitor sure its not 3D but that resolution makes everything look delicious.
a c 81 Î Nvidia
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September 8, 2012 6:58:03 PM

You might also take a look at ASUS's new 3D monitor, the VG278HE. It supports 144hz, which means 72hz in 3D.
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September 8, 2012 7:25:07 PM

If you don't want 27" and want gen 2, than BenQ Xl2420T/TX are your only options. Their colors are not as good as some others out of the box(still pretty good after you mess with the settings a bit, from what I heard), but otherwise they're pretty much the best 24" 3dvision monitors. I'd go for the XL2420T and a separate glasses kit, since the TX version has some issues with the built in emitter. And are you sure your pc can handle the resolution in 3d? Even a couple 680s in SLI can have issues because of the 2gb VRAM.
September 8, 2012 7:27:35 PM

I do understand that there is a very short list of games capable of doing the 5760x1080 in 3D. However the overall plan I would like to have is playing what games I can in 5760x1080 in 3D and if a game does not support it drop to a single monitor in 1920x1080 and when I get tired of 3D (eyes hurt or just want to relax and play games) I can play games on either a single monitor or all 3 but in 2D with 120Hz refresh still available.

Thank you for the advice I was looking at the VG278H but the VG278HE has a nice refresh rate for about 50 dollars less however as I read it the HE edition does not come with the 3D glasses but a little more for more quality is always welcomed. Do you thing 3x VG278HE would be to much screen?
September 8, 2012 7:32:45 PM

Penguinz said:
If you don't want 27" and want gen 2, than BenQ Xl2420T/TX are your only options. Their colors are not as good as some others out of the box(still pretty good after you mess with the settings a bit, from what I heard), but otherwise they're pretty much the best 24" 3dvision monitors. I'd go for the XL2420T and a separate glasses kit, since the TX version has some issues with the built in emitter. And are you sure your pc can handle the resolution in 3d? Even a couple 680s in SLI can have issues because of the 2gb VRAM.


I just picked up two of these beauties.

Edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 8, 2012 7:35:27 PM

I have a 27" 3D screen in front of me now, and I can't quite imagine playing across 3 monitors this size without placing them a min of 3' from me. At a typical viewing distance of 2', I'd rather use 24" monitors for 3D surround, however, I most definitely would go for 144hz over 120hz. The closer to 80 FPS/hz gaming, the less motion sickness I get, and in 3D, a 120hz monitor drops to 60hz. 72hz would minimize motion sickness and make it feel smoother.
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