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This will mostly be pure preference, but I prefer a single monitor to multiple monitors.
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Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3 View Post
I seriously don't get the point why would someone bother to get extra monitors when you can use one? I would be rather annoyed having cut out monitors squished together and game weird on my desk.

Stick with ONE big monitor and you're good enough. You don't wanna lose some framerates anyways.
Multitasking.

I can have a Bridge window open on one panel proofing pics...have Photoshop on another...and have a web browser or file manager on another. Makes workflow much easier with less fighting the OS to get at what I want to see. Or multiple text documents across all three for drafting papers. Less clicking to get at windows and more doing.

Framerates vary, usually some sacrifice is needed in detail to keep framerates. I can live with that for better immersion. I have a big enough desk for it. I honestly barely see the bezel breaks anymore.
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post #13 of 46
Don't just stick to dell though if you can afford it the NEC PA series monitors are fantastic. The 27" model does go on sale for just over 1000 (without sensor mind you).

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Multitasking.

I can have a Bridge window open on one panel proofing pics...have Photoshop on another...and have a web browser or file manager on another. Makes workflow much easier with less fighting the OS to get at what I want to see. Or multiple text documents across all three for drafting papers. Less clicking to get at windows and more doing.

Framerates vary, usually some sacrifice is needed in detail to keep framerates. I can live with that for better immersion. I have a big enough desk for it. I honestly barely see the bezel breaks anymore.
Yes but with a 2560x1600 monitor you can have two legal sized pages side by side or flip the monitor vertical for full 13x19" photos. It's extremely satisfying and much better than 3 24" monitors. Trust me I know! All I want is a second 27" now in vertical at all times.
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post #14 of 46
Going from a 40" LCD to 3 24"s I have to say I like the 24's better. It is more immersive and I dont even notice the bezzels after a bit. I went back to the 40" yesterday to see and I didnt like it. The colors were a little better since it is an IPS panel but nothing really drastic.
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Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3 View Post
I seriously don't get the point why would someone bother to get extra monitors when you can use one? I would be rather annoyed having cut out monitors squished together and game weird on my desk.

Stick with ONE big monitor and you're good enough. You don't wanna lose some framerates anyways.
I felt the same way at one point. Couple years ago I had a 22" 1050 monitor with my old rig. Then I bought a 27" 1080 for a upgrade. For kicks I went ahead and setup that 22" and at first said "oh, thats nice...". But, since I am a gamer, mostly MMOs (EQ, WoW, etc) that second monitor came in handy. Looking up maps, quests, gear, etc. Then I went back to school and had my second monitor holding research info while I worked on reports/homework on my 27". Or I could just go ahead and pull up netflix, music on the 2nd monitor. I have tried to just go back to the single monitor to save some desk space, but I always find myself putting my 22" PoS up there next to it lol.

OP- I would say get a nice 27" monitor then use an extra monitor to the side for other stuff. But don't go to big. As I'm writing this, I am using my 40" plasma I just got last month to try out the whole huge screen idea. Its good. But not great. I played a few games of Black Ops on it and it is difficult to look at everything on the screen and still be efficient at shooting at people lol. Booted up WoW real fast, but haven't had a chance to really test that out. Dirt 3 looked nice, but again, just a little to much to look at and take in. And also, I'm noticing that text looks kinda "meh".

I use a Samsung P2770. GREAT monitor and I highly reccomend it. Beautiful display. But I have also read great reviews about Asus monitors, which will be my next brand to upgrade to. The only gripe I have about my Samsung, is the stand its on. Its wobbley, but as long as your not bumping into your desk/no screwing with it, its fine.
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post #16 of 46
Televisions especially 40+" ones are not meant to be sat in front of from 2 feet away...
24"+ needs to have 1080p+ resolution if you're sitting that close. I sit pretty close to my 30" and it doesn't feel "too big". I could probably go a couple more inches if there was a 32" 1600p panel around.
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post #17 of 46
I hate using my 32 as a monitor.

It feels way too big, and annoying.
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I have my 27" about 2 feet away from me on my desk, and it seems to be in the perfect spot. I couldn't reccomend this size any more. I would love to get myself a 30" dell ultra sharp, but the price is just waaay to steep, and I don't know how the whole 7ms (or 6ms which I think NEC has) would affect me with FPS's.
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i can honestly say that i can not play on a single monitor anymore.....i don't care how big it is........it's soo much easier to play fps and driving games, that it's not even funny......and fallout nv oh my god......you can see the entire landscape .....so awesome
    
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I have my 27" about 2 feet away from me on my desk, and it seems to be in the perfect spot. I couldn't reccomend this size any more. I would love to get myself a 30" dell ultra sharp, but the price is just waaay to steep, and I don't know how the whole 7ms (or 6ms which I think NEC has) would affect me with FPS's.
The new PA series is 7ms which no one would ever notice. I have the previous series and while in tests it is up to 30ms lag i have never noticed in game.
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