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Surround gaming - Tripple monitor portrait or landscape?

Poll Results: Which layout for surround gaming?

 
  • 55% (5)
    3 in Portrait
  • 44% (4)
    3 in Landscape
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post #1 of 6
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Which do you guys prefer and why? I'll have my monitors in a week and will try both out myself but i'd like to hear what others think.
    
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Portrait all the way, unless you are doing a lot of racing sims. It took a bit of getting use to for me, but the only drawback I currently have with portrait is watching videos, but that's what I have an accessory/chromecast for. For gaming, I always prefer portrait. So much more immersive to me, especially with shooters as it seems many FPSs are not optimized to run at such a wide aspect ratio and end up looking very squished which ruins the immersion for me.

I also found in my general uses such as: web browsing, online classes, messing with placement of files and stuff, it was really great, too. The only thing I wish I had was slimmer bezels, but that's not going to matter change on portrait vs surround unless you have slimmer bezels on top and bottom or both sides.
post #3 of 6
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My only concern is non gaming related things.. but maybe it won't be so bad.

I think i won't be able to do photo editing anymore with 3 in portrait though.
    
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I have three in portrait. Great for BF4. A little annoying for surfing and have to turn on at least 2 monitors if you want a second window open. So for non gaming if it's ok but landscape would have been better. PS and video editing sucks having the bezel in the middle.

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Originally Posted by uuhoever View Post

I have three in portrait. Great for BF4. A little annoying for surfing and have to turn on at least 2 monitors if you want a second window open. So for non gaming if it's ok but landscape would have been better. PS and video editing sucks having the bezel in the middle.

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That is my one gripes about portait is video editing. However, if your position everything correctly where no major things are on the bezel, it is actually quite good and it gives you a lot more room to work with. I will admit though, I do find myself edition my second system more.
post #6 of 6
3x Portrait feels like a large TV in front of you
3x Landscape adds a larger view to your games

I use 3x 23 inch monitors and originally liked in portrait until I realized it really didn't add that much.
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