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18-11-2012, 08:46 PM
Which 3 monitor setup would be best for the nVidia Surround. My budget is <$1000 and the bezel of the monitor needs to be thin. The bigger the monitors the better. as long as it is under budget :D

18-11-2012, 09:10 PM
Don't laugh, but try considering the monitors From DEll. Their PC's may be carp sometimes, but to be honest some of the best Displays I've seen have been Dells.

This ones slightly over your price, they would have to be roughly $330 Each.

3 of these would give you lots of screen (http://accessories.ap.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=nz&cs=nzdhs1&l=en&s=dhs&sku=230-12043&redirect=1)

18-11-2012, 09:16 PM
Yea they look good but the bezel is quite thick. I seen some viewsonic monitors which were quite cheap. Are they any good? I will be mainly using these for gaming.

Nick G
19-11-2012, 07:25 AM
Why are you so concerned with the bezel? Surely the screen size, resolution, and quality are more important than the bezel size?
I'd go for something like http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1427818

19-11-2012, 07:54 AM
With surround the bezel cuts off some of the image and can get quite annoying so a thin bezel is better.

Nick G
19-11-2012, 08:17 AM
With surround the bezel cuts off some of the image and can get quite annoying so a thin bezel is better.
Ah ok, that makes sense. What did you think of the viewsonic I linked to?

19-11-2012, 09:37 AM
Don't know what games you are in to but I do a bit of sim racing & flying.
I prefer a monitor with a native resolution of 1920x1200.
I find it gives a more natural image.
For example, the gauges are round & not oval.
You won't get that with a cheap monitor.

19-11-2012, 10:14 AM
What GPU do you have? Probably worth checking if you can even run the games at a decent setting and framerate before you go and buy $1000 of monitors.

19-11-2012, 01:15 PM
I have the GTX 680 and i will be playing fps games likes arma 2/3 (when it comes out) and fsx.

19-11-2012, 01:17 PM
NickG i had a look at the monitor but its only a 23" which is a little small. I want something at least 24" and even that a little small.

19-11-2012, 02:08 PM

For your budget and size expectations you are looking at the cheaper models, AOC/ ASUS/ LG all have 24" screens in the $300- $330 range and that's about as good as you'll get under $1000. Just pick one you like the look of, I've had good luck with AOC myself but I'd probably pick LG of the 3

19-11-2012, 03:18 PM

What about these monitors? And dugimodo the monitor that you posted is a little more expensive than these and they are glossy (so you will have glare?)

19-11-2012, 03:47 PM
Should have said, the link was just to give you an Idea of the price of a cheap 27". All I can tell you about them is I personally own an older model 27" AOC monitor and I've been pretty happy with it. Owned it a bit over a year now, it sits next to a 24" samsung LCD TV I use as a second monitor and it looks better than that does (only a little). You won't do much better than those prices at 27" unless you want to try your hand at importing from E-bay or something.

To stay under $1k you are probably stuck with 24"

19-11-2012, 04:01 PM
Hmm... $120 over the budget may be worth it in the long run. I might wait a while for a special. Is alphacity a good PC company?

Speedy Gonzales
19-11-2012, 04:58 PM
If you shop online you could get 3 LG 27" LED's for 1031. On Pbtechs site from 6 tonight (http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?group=cybermonday)

19-11-2012, 06:21 PM
I wouldn't even bother with 3 screens on a single gpu. You'll be under 30fps. Imo 25 is like a bear minimum for a game looking smooth-ish but you want to be up at 60.

You'll be fine in ARMA II (I think) because it's old but anything remotely new and you'll be seeing a low fps. If you've already brought the 680 it's a bit of badluck but if you did your research you would have found getting mid-range cards would have done you better for a triple screen setup. 3 screens = triple the pixels. You always lower game settings but 1920*1080 of quality is better than 5760*1080 of half-arsed graphics.

20-11-2012, 06:50 AM
Thanks for that speedy but I just missed the deal :(

@icow i will be planing to get a second 680 in the future. Previously i have been stuck to a 128mb GPU running games on low, so i think I will be able to stand playing in surround with medium graphics :D Although probably not ideal ;)

20-11-2012, 09:10 AM
You should be sweet then lol.

20-11-2012, 03:37 PM
:drool GTX 680...sweet.

20-11-2012, 06:44 PM
Yea haha, and i dont need to pay a penny :D

21-11-2012, 03:38 PM
Come on....

21-11-2012, 06:37 PM
Well with parents like mine, I rarely pay for anything :D (although thats probably not the best thing for me.)

21-11-2012, 07:20 PM
Lucky. Quite handy really. It's quite rewarding to buy something with my own money though. :)