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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by longweight, 18 Jul 2011.

  1. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Hi all,

    title says it all really! I have £650 to spend on a display set up for my new PC. PC Spec is:

    i5 2500K
    EVGA GTX 570
    8Gb DDR3 Ram

    I am not sure whether I should go with one IPS 27" monitor or 2 smaller ones? I want the 16:10 ratio for gaming and a larger working area should I start to work from home in the near future.

    Been looking at the Dell U2711 but it appears to be 16:9 not 16:10 so any other suggestions?

    Thanks

    Long
     
  2. Guest-44432

    Guest-44432 Guest

    Here's a linkBodkin is selling a 30" Monitor in the Market place for £650 delivered.
     
  3. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    AH thanks man, I was very close to buying but I would like to get something new....
     
  4. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    What about 3xdell u2311h in either landscape or maybe portrait mode for lots of space :)
     
  5. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Would my GTX 570 handle that? 1.2Gb VRAM
     
  6. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    I would say so but not on the highest settings as the bandwidth (right word?) on a single card might bottleneck the performance :(
     
  7. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Dell U2410 ? for the 16:10 aspect ratio and then a separate U2311H for gaming/watching movie? :)
     
  8. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Hmm but then they wouldn't match :(
     
  9. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    true, get one u2410 now and save up for another one? Also remember, when running 2 monitor's of a single nvidia card, I believe they turn themselves (stupidly) upto 3d clocks or something, so start to get quite hot and loud as the fan's ramp up.
     
  10. Huge

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    Not sure if Nvidia cards support more than two monitors but my setup is a 22" widescreen with two 19" 4:3s on either side (all dell ultrasharps and all the same height). Perhaps do something similar but with a 24" in the middle and larger FPs on either side?
     
  11. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Unfortunately they don't D: silly @ OP you need to Nvidia card's to be able to run 3 monitors
     
  12. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Nope - with both of my displays enabled in windows (which isn't often) my graphics clocks don't change, nor does the card get hotter - sits at 34C pretty much all the time, regardless of what display config I use.
     
  13. GeneGenie

    GeneGenie What's a Dremel?

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    My GTX 570 gets hotter when both my monitors are connected. I believe this doesn't happen if your monitors are identical.
     
  14. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Well I have my GTX 570 now :(
     
  15. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    Tbh I think (in opposition to my previous post) that a single dell27" would be better as you could play on higher settings and maybe get 2 smaller monitors later :)
     
  16. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    its 16:9 though..... why is it not 16:10?!
     
  17. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    because unfortunately 16:10 is a bit of a niche market, apart from for professionals, I'm sure goodbytes will be along shortly and go into MUCH more detail.
     
  18. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Oh and thanks for the info chum :)
     
  19. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    longweight PM'ed me, I am looking into the suggestion posted here.
     
  20. donok

    donok Every Little Helps .....

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    I got 3 u2311h for £495 brand new off eBay. They look pretty amazing on crysis 2 but I am using dual 580s in SLI to run it
     

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