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I have about $200 and for a long time I was considering buying another monitor, but I dont know if I would use it a whole lot, I'm not a video or photo editor, and you can't really use Eyefinity with two monitors. So instead of getting another monitor I was considering getting a Nook Color. What are your guys's opinions on this?
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post #2 of 13
It completely depends on how you play, or whatever you do with your rig.

For me personally, at least 2 monitors was an absolute necessity. Having a second monitor on the right as a peripheral monitor, used to browse, watch vent, monitor temps, etc. while gaming was invaluable.
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post #3 of 13
A 2nd monitor is awesome. I have 4

A 2nd monitor allows you to keep things up on the other monitor while you do other things. So like email, chats, etc...

Also, you can watch netflix/hulu etc whilst you game/code/browse!
post #4 of 13
I'm not a video editor, photo editor or anything. But I could never go back to 1 screen. Hell, I even have two in work. It's just so much extra room to have applications open on.

I.E... when I game, I have the game on my main screen and then temp monitors and my email open on the second so I still have an idea on what is going on. I will buy a third monitor at some point, just a small one to use as a dedicated display for Foobar to play my music off.
post #5 of 13
Just watching yotuube while brwosing some other site makes it absolutely worth it. GO FOR IT


I don't do any sort of work on my PC. However, I still want to activate my 3rd screen again, which is currently off because this GPU can't run it without the correct adapter. 2 is not enough for me although I only use this rig for browsing and gaming.
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post #6 of 13
never want to go back to single.

1 monitor for full screen stuff [browsing, gaming, benching]
the other one for monitoring and so

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post #7 of 13
Tow monitors is worth it, I have two and I could never go back to just one.
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post #8 of 13
Absofreakinglutely.

It makes zero difference on your gaming performance, usually I'll turn off the second monitor. It only uses a few MB of vram. There are a couple awesome games (well, supreme commander is pretty much it) that will use both monitors.

But the big difference is when you're doing everything else. Moving files around, wandering the internet while watching youtube videos, writing a paper and looking up research, talking on facebook while doing anything else, dual boxing an MMO... Couldn't ever go back. I'd take 2 smaller monitors over a single huge one all things considered
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post #9 of 13
I have 3 monitors connected, but usually only use two. One for gaming and the second for monitoring temps, xfire, team speak, afterburner, and any other program to monitor system performance.

I couldnt go back to just one monitor.
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post #10 of 13
The more, the merrier!
But as stated above many,many times, dual monitors or even triple or quad are well worth it. You can do so much more, and do things faster.
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