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      02-02-2011, 09:12 AM   #1
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Multiple monitors or use a tv for PC gaming?

I'm going to be setting up a new gaming system for myself and want your opinion on whether or not I should buy 3 nice monitors or one big 52" LCD.. Ive never been to knowledgeable on monitors/tvs or at least not as much as computers, what set up would be better for gaming?
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How far are you going to place the 52" TV? If you're deciding between that and three monitors, there's a big difference between that kind of setup.

If you're going the monitor route, you'll get a much wider resolution (provided you have the GPUs to support that) which may be much nicer depending on what you play.
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How far are you going to place the 52" TV? If you're deciding between that and three monitors, there's a big difference between that kind of setup.

If you're going the monitor route, you'll get a much wider resolution (provided you have the GPUs to support that) which may be much nicer depending on what you play.
I haven't really decided how far away the tv would be.. I'm re doing our spare room into my "office/game room" ..

Ill be playing games like crisis, sc2 and whatever else comes out..
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Note: I also have a ps3 that needs to be hooked up somewhere in there but isnt used as much as my pc
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thoughts on these?

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If you are looking to game on the comp, 3 monitors would be your best bet. They have a set called eyefinity which uses 3 monitors as 1 big screen. Very nice.

I have a 52" t.v. and it's not great for computer gaming at all. Plays great for XBOX though.
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If you're using a console, go with the TV. Not sure if the console would be able to support the resolution that the 3 monitors could provide, much less a multi-monitor setup in general.
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If you're using a console, go with the TV. Not sure if the console would be able to support the resolution that the 3 monitors could provide, much less a multi-monitor setup in general.
Title and thread states he is using this for PC gaming....

He just happens to have a ps3 that would need somewhere to go as well....

Best bet, eyfinity 3 monitor setup for PC gaming. Get a cheap 32"-42" for console/movies
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WHOOPSIES! Makes sense, lol
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Title and thread states he is using this for PC gaming....

He just happens to have a ps3 that would need somewhere to go as well....

Best bet, eyfinity 3 monitor setup for PC gaming. Get a cheap 32"-42" for console/movies
I looked up eyfinity, I more so want 3 monitors to multi task as apposed to stretching it onto 3 monitors... although it would not be bad to have both..
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I looked up eyfinity, I more so want 3 monitors to multi task as apposed to stretching it onto 3 monitors... although it would not be bad to have both..
I have two monitors set up at my work. It's amazing and very useful. I can multi-task much quicker. I could only imagine with 3

If you want, I can help find you some excellent monitors on sale. What's your price point?
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Definitely need a GPU that can support it. If you have three 800x600 monitors (for an even number example), you're saying you'd like a 2400x600 resolution.

I know some games can take advantage of multi-monitors showing different views.
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I have two monitors set up at my work. It's amazing and very useful. I can multi-task much quicker. I could only imagine with 3

If you want, I can help find you some excellent monitors on sale. What's your price point?
Well Depending upon size of monitor it would be in between 2-3 monitors and im not looking to spend more then 350 on each..

I need something that will make crisis 2 look amazing, ill be building a new machine for that game also..
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Well Depending upon size of monitor it would be in between 2-3 monitors and im not looking to spend more then 350 on each..

I need something that will make crisis 2 look amazing, ill be building a new machine for that game also..
I'll check around and see the best deals right now. What size were you thinking about for 2-3 monitors? 24"??
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I'll check around and see the best deals right now. What size were you thinking about for 2-3 monitors? 24"??
Anything 24 and up would work... im running a single 22 right now.

Thanks for the help
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These fit your needs and have excellent contrast, response time, hertz cd/m2 etc...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-111-_-Product

If you want to splurge a bit, these are top of the line. I'm sure you could find a good deal on ebay.

http://accessories.dell.com/sna/prod...9&sku=320-8277
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These fit your needs and have excellent contrast, response time, hertz cd/m2 etc...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-111-_-Product

If you want to splurge a bit, these are top of the line. I'm sure you could find a good deal on ebay.

http://accessories.dell.com/sna/prod...9&sku=320-8277
Yeah I looked at that asus, a friend can get them at oem price.. but doing a bit of research I saw a lot of people bashing 1920x1080 so I dunno
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Yeah I looked at that asus, a friend can get them at oem price.. but doing a bit of research I saw a lot of people bashing 1920x1080 so I dunno
no clue why anyone would be bashing it... what resolution did you have in mind? 1920x1200 or way higher?
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no clue why anyone would be bashing it... what resolution did you have in mind? 1920x1200 or way higher?


1920x1200 is what I had in mind
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p.s. is vga still the best for pc to monitor?
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1920x1200 is what I had in mind
Pretty sure 1920x1080 is the way to go...

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p.s. is vga still the best for pc to monitor?
No... mini-DVI, I think.

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I looked up eyfinity, I more so want 3 monitors to multi task as apposed to stretching it onto 3 monitors... although it would not be bad to have both..
When playing games it does not stretch the image onto 3 monitors. You get what you would normally see on the middle monitor. The monitors on the sides show what's going on in addition to the normal view. Pretty much just peripheral vision. I can see that being super handy for FPS games. Especially when Battlefield 3 comes out.

God that would be epic.
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When playing games it does not stretch the image onto 3 monitors. You get what you would normally see on the middle monitor. The monitors on the sides show what's going on in addition to the normal view. Pretty much just peripheral vision. I can see that being super handy for FPS games. Especially when Battlefield 3 comes out.

God that would be epic.
Do all games have that capability? I still like to play cs 1.6 every once and a while and that game is OLD
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