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Old November 24, 2011, 11:27 PM
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What 3d monitors are the best for use in nvidia 3d surround
I need it to support 3D LightBoost and have not a thick frame around the monitor
would a 3 monitor stand be better than having each monitor on there own stand

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Old November 25, 2011, 04:43 AM
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What graphics cards do you have, you'd need something rather high powered such as 2 580s (1.5 or 3GB models) or 2 570s the 2.5GB model
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Doing 3d surround is not going to make you too happy. If you buy the most expensive and powerful hardware, you still will be lacking fps in the latest games. I'd advise picking surround OR 3d if you plan on playing newer games.
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Old November 25, 2011, 02:54 PM
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I will be using 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3072MB Hydro Copper 2 or 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified 3072MB graphics cards and i will be switching between 3d and surround as i would like 3d and i need surround
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3d for games and surround for work and a little gaming

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Old November 25, 2011, 04:55 PM
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I will be using 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3072MB Hydro Copper 2 or 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified 3072MB graphics cards and i will be switching between 3d and surround as i would like 3d and i need surround
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3d for games and surround for work and a little gaming
Oh ok, so the middle monitor will be 3d for gaming, and the 2 side monitors are for desktop use. Should be plenty of power.
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Old November 25, 2011, 09:35 PM
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yeah but some times i will need all three monitors to be able to be used as desktop and will need to be able to be expanded up to 6 monitors in the future any suggestions?

(i will be having 2 more evga 3gb gtx 580 graphics cards at a later date to acompany the other three monitors) LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK
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Old November 27, 2011, 04:39 AM
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Well AMD is certainly easier/cheaper for 6 screens. If you you need 6 screens it only needs 1 AMD card and that wouldn't set you back much (100-200? not sure atm) for a cheaper one, but you would need display port adapters. It gets really expensive when you want to do surround and 3d on the same machine to support that many screens. I honestly think you might be better with a second PC.
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Old November 27, 2011, 01:15 PM
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yea lol im going with nvidia and probley 2-3 Evga gtx 580 3gb graphic cards
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Well AMD is certainly easier/cheaper for 6 screens. If you you need 6 screens it only needs 1 AMD card and that wouldn't set you back much (100-200? not sure atm) for a cheaper one, but you would need display port adapters. It gets really expensive when you want to do surround and 3d on the same machine to support that many screens. I honestly think you might be better with a second PC.
... ... ... did you miss the part where he wants to play games? A single AMD card, other than the 6990 (which is a dual card), cannot push most games across 3+ monitors with good quality settings. Also, from what I've heard, it usually costs $100-200 in adapters to run 6 screens off 1 cards as active adapters (whatever they are) are super expensive.

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What graphics cards do you have, you'd need something rather high powered such as 2 580s (1.5 or 3GB models) or 2 570s the 2.5GB model
Well, if you did ever run 3D surround (surround in 3D), 2x 580 would require some pretty mediocre settings. You'd really want a Tri-setup or higher. If you aren't running any of your 3D games in surround, then you can get away with dual 580s.


Just remember that 3D surround usually requires a $3000+ computer (DYI prices, try about $4500+ for custom boutique). You'll need a CPU that's around 4Ghz as well as $1000+ worth of GPUs and fast DDR3. Also, after the 2nd 580, you'll want to have at least 1KW PSU (probably more due to the o/c CPU). As for the stands, it's nice to buy the single stand for 3 monitors if you can afford it, but it doesn't let you hide 1/2 your bezel behind your center monitor.
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Old December 1, 2011, 01:38 AM
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Thanks look at my other thread MY Custom Gaming Build

my budget will be around 6k-8k

I will be having in my set up full water cooling, asus maximus extreme motherboard, 2 evga gtx 580 graphics cards moving up to 3 later or four, i7 2600k or i7 2700k processor, 1000w power supply ect if more info is needed just ask
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