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post #11 of 17
I went from 3 to 1 to 4.

Going from 2x1080p screens to one 1600p actually gives you almost exactly the same amount of pixels, believe it or not, but I just hate switching between windows.
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Originally Posted by IronWill1991 View Post

I can't see why people like gaming on 3 or more screens. I can't stand seeing the borders between each monitor. That would bother the hell out of me.

You stop "seeing" them after awhile of using multiple monitors.
I said the something about using dual screens at work but after using them a lot I got used to them. Now it hardly matters if there is an inch of black obscuring my view.
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3 30" @ 7680x1600 is where it's at. Currently I only have one, but I plan on getting two more. biggrin.gif
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Quesenek View Post

You stop "seeing" them after awhile of using multiple monitors.
I said the something about using dual screens at work but after using them a lot I got used to them. Now it hardly matters if there is an inch of black obscuring my view.
Desktop/work use are different than gaming.

I could probably get used to a second on the desktop, but I wouldn't want three for gaming (two for gaming is far from practical for many games considering the bezel would be right down the center). They're nice for immersion, but at the extra costs (in price and performance), I'd rather just get a larger single monitor if I were even going that route. The bezels would bother me and work against that immersion some, and I think going wider beyond a certain point is too much anyway.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Princess Garnet View Post

Desktop/work use are different than gaming.
I could probably get used to a second on the desktop, but I wouldn't want three for gaming (two for gaming is far from practical for many games considering the bezel would be right down the center). They're nice for immersion, but at the extra costs (in price and performance), I'd rather just get a larger single monitor if I were even going that route. The bezels would bother me and work against that immersion some, and I think going wider beyond a certain point is too much anyway.

Everyone has their preference, mine is the more the better.
I have used a 30" dell ultra sharp for Programming/Gaming (My java teacher loved starcraft 2 so we played that on days when the normal people with lives had to turn in assignments lol) and honestly I didn't care for the 1 big screen instead of 2-3 smaller ones the school decided on for a programming class. With gaming it doesn't really matter so much. You lose a little peripheral vision ingame but it doesn't make that much of a difference.
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post #16 of 17
i could not stand the stretching on the sides after awhile, so i went to portrait mode. the middle bezels are taller, but now i can see more in my internet page, with not as much scrolling.

i used the default bezel compensation, so i have 3396x1920. i am not sure, but i am sure that the default correction doesn't make it look as smooth and continuous, but i like multiple screens. having more stuff on the screen at once without much shifting is a feature i like the most. after gaming for awhile, i don't notice it too much, and seem to play fine with them.

only main con i ave is when remoting in from work: we have a single 21" widescreen as a display, and when i remote to my home pc, the resolution at home is so large, that it has to scale super tiny, causing lag because of the fulls screen rendering.
post #17 of 17
I think the majority of us would agree that multiple monitor configurations are better in terms of work/productivity. I need to have several real-time graphs open pretty much constantly, and more monitors means I can have them open whilst doing other things.

Portrait is fantastic - if you do a lot of document proofing etc. then a cheap IPS (most TN panels suffer from shift) swivel monitor will be your savior.
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