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Lately Iv been having a hard time choosing between the two screen sizes. If i got 20"in monitors they would be 1600x900 making 2700x1600 in portrait. If i went with 22" they would be 1980x1050 making it 3150x1980.

The hardest problem for me is determining the actual size of the screens in portrait. I dont like way to much screen but not little for surround gaming.
If anyone can find pics of 20" or 22" monitors in portrait I would greatly appreciate it. They seems to be impossible to find when it seems everyone has 24" or 30"

I also would like your guys opinion on the two monitor sizes 20" vs 22".

I have unlocked GTX465's 1.5gb at the moment but i plan on building a new rig at the end of this year with Ivy. But I would like to have my GTX465 hold up at least tell then.

Thanks
Edited by Ziox - 6/19/11 at 1:43am
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Well I read in maximum pc that 3 monitors in portrait mode is a very good setup. They said it is the best way for rpgs because you feel so immersed in the game. I could imagine that its not the best for fps because you will have bezels much closer together which might impact you fov.

Personally I think that a 20in monitor would be a little small for me. I think my 22.3 in monitor is a great size and is not too hard on the eyes.

gtx 465s should do fine with multi monitor as long as you dont crank up the aa or af. Otherwise it should be adequate for a 3 monitor setup at hd resolution.

and by the way I think that you have your resolutions mixed up, I think it should be 3150x1920 because the width is first and the height is second.
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Oh and the reason you seem to be having trouble with finding 22 in monitors in portrait is becuase most monitors in that size do not go portrait. for you to do that you would require a seperate stand and that can be expensive. There are much more24 and 30 monitors in portrait because the ips monitors of that size generally go portrait mode because they are designed for photo professionals and having portrait is necessary.

and if you do decide to go with the portrait setup i think this stand would be great for it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=xfx%20stand

Its relatively cheaper than the competition , it looks cool and it should allow portrait mode.(dont know why it wouldnt)
Edited by nick913 - 6/19/11 at 1:36am
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Well I read in maximum pc that 3 monitors in portrait mode is a very good setup. They said it is the best way for rpgs because you feel so immersed in the game. I could imagine that its not the best for fps because you will have bezels much closer together which might impact you fov.

Personally I think that a 20in monitor would be a little small for me. I think my 22.3 in monitor is a great size and is not too hard on the eyes.

gtx 465s should do fine with multi monitor as long as you dont crank up the aa or af. Otherwise it should be adequate for a 3 monitor setup at hd resolution.

and by the way I think that you have your resolutions mixed up, I think it should be 3150x1920 because the width is first and the height is second.
RPG and FPS are my favorite types of game styles. Iv played landscape 22" and i dont really like it due to how long the monitors are and i feel like i have to sit WAY back just to get the whole screen. I also noticed that i get closer and closer to the center screen because naturally i get way more focused on whats in front then whats on the sides. I dont mind brezels so i dont think they will affect me too much in lets say CSS or something.

GTX465s unlocked are great cards I just get a little worried on terms of performance when it comes to 1080p res.

Thanks I did get them mixed up.
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touche draygonn.

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Yeah, if your planning on portrait you'll be better of getting IPS monitors.
I have 3 22inch monitors myself in landscape eyefinity I've tried them in portrait but with TN monitors the corners of the two side screens tend to be dark specially if you sit in front of your desk (where you will be when you game). If you step back its quite okay, everything is bright but you lose the point of multi-monitor as everything is now smaller to the eye.

Oh and one more thing you might be able to get over the dark screens but you may want to consider the feeling of playing "behind bars" because of the bezels in portrait as is said above closer to each other.
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Oh and the reason you seem to be having trouble with finding 22 in monitors in portrait is becuase most monitors in that size do not go portrait. for you to do that you would require a seperate stand and that can be expensive. There are much more24 and 30 monitors in portrait because the ips monitors of that size generally go portrait mode because they are designed for photo professionals and having portrait is necessary.

and if you do decide to go with the portrait setup i think this stand would be great for it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=xfx%20stand

Its relatively cheaper than the competition , it looks cool and it should allow portrait mode.(dont know why it wouldnt)
All my monitors are wall mounted so it wont be a problem because im not using stands. As long as they use 100mmx100mm or 200mmx200mm mounting on the back.
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3x Dell 2208WFP 22″ Monitors in Portrait
Thank you that helps alot

Quote:
Originally Posted by crUk View Post
Yeah, if your planning on portrait you'll be better of getting IPS monitors.
I have 3 22inch monitors myself in landscape eyefinity I've tried them in portrait but with TN monitors the corners of the two side screens tend to be dark specially if you sit in front of your desk (where you will be when you game). If you step back its quite okay, everything is bright but you lose the point of multi-monitor as everything is now smaller to the eye.

Oh and one more thing you might be able to get over the dark screens but you may want to consider the feeling of playing "behind bars" because of the bezels in portrait as is said above closer to each other.
I think with LED backlight monitors in portrait i should be ok. I know what your talking about tho. Iv had 2x20in 1x22 1x17in all in landscape an I was experiencing that.
Edited by Ziox - 6/19/11 at 1:48am
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I tried portrait on BFBC2 and the bezels were very noticeable. Landscape was way better feel

here is how my set up looked portrait mode.


as you can tell it is too narrow for any fast pace action gaming, and bezels will probably throw you off.
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I tried portrait on BFBC2 and the bezels were very noticeable. Landscape was way better feel

here is how my set up looked portrait mode.

as you can tell it is too narrow for any fast pace action gaming, and bezels will probably throw you off.
I can see that being a problem with 20in monitors. What size are those screens?
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