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Poll Results: What Monitor set-up should I have ?

 
  • 18% (17)
    Three 23" 1080p Monitors
  • 30% (28)
    Two 27" 1440p Monitors
  • 51% (48)
    One 27" 1440p Monitor
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post #1 of 35
Thread Starter 
I have been researching for days and just cant come to a conclusion.

So I thought I would leave it up to the community to decide!

Is it better for me to get a 3x 23" 1080p monitor setup

OR

Is it better to get a 1 or 2x 27" monitor setup

I use my PC for all purposes, But mainly Gaming, FPS, Racing, RPG..etc

I plan to upgrade my Graphics card down soon as well.. So that is not a problem.. I have GTX 560TI DC2 at the moment

I am happy to lower my graphics settings on all games while I save for a new graphics card
post #2 of 35
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Originally Posted by Jordan32 View Post

I have been researching for days and just cant come to a conclusion.

So I thought I would leave it up to the community to decide!

Is it better for me to get a 3x 23" 1080p monitor setup

OR

Is it better to get a 1 or 2x 27" monitor setup

I use my PC for all purposes, But mainly Gaming, FPS, Racing, RPG..etc

I plan to upgrade my Graphics card down soon as well.. So that is not a problem.. I have GTX 560TI DC2 at the moment

I am happy to lower my graphics settings on all games while I save for a new graphics card

well i don't know if you already know this. but two screens won't work together in gaming. your cross-hairs will be in the middle bezel of the screens. so to go eyefinity or surround you need 3 monitos.

I my self have tried them all.. in MP games i find it easier to use one big screen as i don't get distracted by the environment around. in driving and Single player games. i find it eye candy to use 3 monitors.

So i would say. Grab 3 1080 monitors to play your single games and use one when playing online MPs. smile.gif
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post #3 of 35
I'd definitely pick 2x 27" and game on one screen and use the other for chats and stuff. GPU does indeed need upgrading in that case but it's worth it.
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post #4 of 35
On your poll, I voted for 1x27" 1440p. But obviously, if money is no object, 2 is better than 1. And 3 is better than 2 but I would rather have 1 higher resolution monitor to game on and enjoy content.

I was faced with the same question and if I had the money, I would definitely get one big screen. For gaming, the higher resolution is astounding. In windows, multitasking, you probably still want a second monitor even if it is lower resolution than your main display but rarely do you benefit from having a third monitor, though sometimes.
post #5 of 35
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your explanation... Money is going to be an object I dont want to spend anymore than $500 for one monitor


So I was thinking of a Crossover 27Q
post #6 of 35

for gaming, get one monitor, big/fast as you can afford.

 

For everything else, 3 x smaller monitors beats 1 larger for the same overall budget every time.

post #7 of 35
I would just go 2x 1080, but thats personal preference. I don't like larger monitors.

2 screens > 1 screen now matter how large imo.
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post #8 of 35
How is one supposed to be gaming with 2 monitors though?
Won't you have to cope with the fact that there will be a giant "split" in the middle of the whole picture (where the crosshair etc. Would be in FPS games), making it a lot harder to play?

3 would be fine, seeing as there is a single monitor handling the "middle" part of the picture (am I making any sense now..?)

Either way, I'd suggest that you go with a single, high res/quality monitor for gaming alone.
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Bezels, would look like, looking through bars - name and number sonny! biggrin.gif

big, big , big that's me though thumb.gif
post #10 of 35
A 1440p or 1600p monitor will serve you much better than 2 or 3 lower resolution monitors in my opinion. With those resolutions you can easily have your work flows and pages up at the same time and it would be easier on your GPU.
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