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I can't decide whether or not I want to go with two or three monitors. I tell everyone that I personally wouldn't get three because it seems like that's mostly for Eyefinity and gaming, but are there other reasons to get three monitors?

I game quite a bit, but not in games that would take advantage of the Eyefinity. I also do some graphic design and a bit of programming. I just don't know what I would do with a third, but I'm sure if I got one I might find something. Just kinda wondering if it's worth it.

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Honestly, if you can't find a reason for it then there is no real reason to spend money on it. Personally I find 2 monitors plenty and 3 to be something nice but not a necessity. However, this is considering that I have a laptop and a tablet to increase information flow

EDIT: Maybe it's worth noting what I do on these monitors? I game a bit and use a 1080p monitor for that while the other keeps up a browser/skype or something. Most of the time I'm running virtualization software/programming while looking at some references etc -a portrait monitor helps for programming btw if you haven't considered one of them I recommend it- and can improve productivity but the benefits begin to slope off with more monitors
Edited by thelamacmdr - 10/29/11 at 6:09pm
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Had 2, Ordered a 3rd a week later.
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post #4 of 6
2 is fine if your not doing eyefinity. Nothing better then seeing all your temps etc on another screen while playing a game.
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post #5 of 6
I game on three monitors and i have never looked back although the very few games i play support eyefinity. For regular stuff and everyday use i wouldnt recommend it but i never fail to find a use for it. I mean its there so better utilize it.
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if youre not going to use eyefinity, i would just stick with two and save some money. game on one, and while waiting for the next map to load, browse the web!
 
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