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Triple 27" monitor Overkill?

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Hey guys, quick question.

 

I'm having trouble deciding between 27" and 24" for a triple monitor setup. 27" sounds tempting but at the same time I'm thinking it's a bit overkill... I do have a big desk though 1m from front to back and pretty wide and I can modify it as I built it.

At the moment I'm sitting on a 19" and I have spent the last 5 years gaming on a 32" which was at a nice distance in my cockpit / desk that I no longer have.

 

Thoughts?

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what resolution do you want (24" and 27") and what are your ideal prices?

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im running three 27" 2560x1440 16:9 monitors and if its for gaming i suggest you dont go this way

make sure you get 16:10 monitors like dell u2412 $279ea when on special

they will be much easier to run than higher res monitors and the fov should work much nicer on a 16:10 monitor as you will have a little more screen height it should stretch less towards the outside of the screen

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Not too fussed for resolution, just want it to be nice and crisp, price I'm not sure, I could spend up to $450ish each or more, just means part of another weeks wage =P but cheaper would be cool.

I just keep thinking that 27" is a bit much as I've never seen a triple 27" setup in person, only a 23" one.

 

and definitely for gaming Dasa

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Dasa's right. f you want cheaper than an on-sale dell. the only option seems to be the lg ips236vp-n. i have one and i works great.

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Any suggestions on displays with thin masks?

What annoys me is the gap between the monitors, my current 23" is at least an inch, 2 inches gap sounds huge!

 

EDIT: Those dell screens look like the slimmest I've seen.

 

Ever seen these at a better price?

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Any suggestions on displays with thin masks?

What annoys me is the gap between the monitors, my current 23" is at least an inch, 2 inches gap sounds huge!

 

EDIT: Those dell screens look like the slimmest I've seen.

 

Ever seen these at a better price?

nope but then thats us prices

its 30% off in au and its still $489

 

the gap the bezels create doesnt really bother me to much

once you get into the game your focused on the center screen and the rest is just peripheral vision

thinner is obviously better though and if all my screens were as wide as the old u2711 bezels it would probably be more of a problem for me

 

just noticed dell has a new pro revision of the u2713 out with gb-led instead of just white to improve the color gamut

(typical): Adobe RGB 99%, sRGB 100% and 120% (CIE 1976)4

http://www.extremetech.com/deals/146183-et...monitor-for-850

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I'm running:

 

//////////[19.0"]\\\\\\\\\

[18.9"][27.0"][18.9"]

 

If I could make the choice, I'd for for 4X32" TV's I think instead; some of those new ultra thin bezel ones.

My other thought is 6x 24".

 

Keep in mind I don't use them for gaming at all (only one).

Left One is effectively a TV, showing movies or tuned into local TV.

Middle monitor is usually gaming.

Right monitor has work and notes, along with peerblock monitoring.

Top monitor has all my contact lists for MSN, STEAM, SKYPE, and an IRC window.

 

really though, for most people, 3x 24" I think is ideal. They're cheap, they're a good size, and if you're into multimonitor you'll have an easy time splitscreen gaming if you have the same size for all monitors.

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triple 27" are not overkill. I've got the same thing (the 1920x1080 variants) for my sim racing cockpit. is fantastic. I steered away (pun!) from the higher res versions because I didn't want to take my 7970 too much. That and the price ;)

 

I came from 19+24+19 and 27's are definitely better. Monitors sit right up against the wheel too, so right in my very toasty face

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racing sims are less of a problem in my experience on 16:9 screens than 3d shooters which definitely want the extra height

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and yeah i view my 27" from about 6 inches away too kikz.

 

Though my eyes are bad :P I've left a nose print on the screen more than once :P

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If your not getting high res 27" screens then I wouldn't bother, 1080p stretched over that is pretty crap IMO.

Can't say I really like multi screen gaming though, I always preferred one large (high res) screen.

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I'm running 3x ASUS 27" screens atm and loving it. 1080p on 24" screens is too small I reckon, although I admit my eyesight isn't 20/20...however, I have my text at the same apparent font size on my 27" screens as I did with 24" and old 19"...about 10pt the same as if I was reading a novel. The screens are about 30" from my face (outstretched arms length)

 

Personally I don't understand why people would pay $1000-2000 for a performance system then have crappy little monitors...after all the screen is the one thing you look at most on your computer...may as well go for the eye candy.

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anyone else noticed there is still no decent scaling engine for large screens in a lot of PC software?

That being, if you want to read, say, a webcomic, when you zoom it on a PC the images text gets really blurry.

On a tablet this is NOT the case. you can zoom really clearly to stupid levels.

 

As a vision impaired user, this annoys me.

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and yeah i view my 27" from about 6 inches away too kikz.

 

Though my eyes are bad :P I've left a nose print on the screen more than once :P

I don't want to know about what u do when u watch porn thanks! :p

 

If your not getting high res 27" screens then I wouldn't bother, 1080p stretched over that is pretty crap IMO.

Can't say I really like multi screen gaming though, I always preferred one large (high res) screen.

horses for courses. works awesome for iracing and the case for higher FPS is significantly more important. :)

I think sims are a special case too, because full immersion and FOV is definitely more important than when I'm playing an adventure game, or FPS Far Cry 3 style. At least in an FPS you can spin your character left or right to see what is beside you. You really don't want to be spinning your car left or right to see whats beside you before going into a corner :D

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just spotted two new asus ips monitors on pccg with 0.8mm bezel look rather nice shame there only 1080p and no display port

but then samsung have 75" tv with 0.31 bezel three of them could make for an interesting sim provided they could be back far enough the low res didnt drive you nuts and for me that would be to far

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just spotted two new asus ips monitors on pccg with 0.8mm bezel look rather nice shame there only 1080p and no display port

Holy shit. 0.8mm!

 

 

just spotted two new asus ips monitors on pccg with 0.8mm bezel look rather nice shame there only 1080p and no display port

Holy shit. 0.8mm!

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so PLS is the new IPS?

pls is samsungs attempt at competing with ips

its better than the cheaper lg ips panels but costs as much as the high end panels and isnt quite as good

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