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For FPS games, I bet it would be a bother.

But for rally games or something, it'd be a great benefit, if you can run surround and 3D. You'd have more idea how far things are.
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For FPS games, I bet it would be a bother.

But for rally games or something, it'd be a great benefit, if you can run surround and 3D. You'd have more idea how far things are.
Actually it doesn't really work like that. In fact I found it made just about every aspect of gaming much harder. I was going to do the same thing. Start with one monitor and card and work my way up. Ended up returning the 3d setup. It was just totally gimmicky. I gave it an entire game too and just said screw it. 2d surround is the spot to be right now. As far as "extreme" gaming is concerned.
 
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It's not true as a blanket statement, though. The depth rendering makes games look more "real", as it were. Metro 2033 is a must-play in 3D, as is Arkham, and Just Cause 2. But yeah, it's not worth *three* monitors unless you love 120hz.

For me, 120hz is real win that's come out of all this Surround/Eyefinity/3D stuff. No compatibility issues and the change in fluidity is immediate in any fast-paced game.
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It's not true as a blanket statement, though. The depth rendering makes games look more "real", as it were. Metro 2033 is a must-play in 3D, as is Arkham, and Just Cause 2. But yeah, it's not worth *three* monitors unless you love 120hz.

For me, 120hz is real win that's come out of all this Surround/Eyefinity/3D stuff. No compatibility issues and the change in fluidity is immediate in any fast-paced game.
Yeah 120hz FTW! No doubt.

Side note: if you haven't played Dead Space 2 in surround yet get it now! Native surround support and oh my God is it good! Turn your lights off and scare yourself! Haven't finished it yet, can't wait to go home and play!
 
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On the 3D debate...

When a 120Hz (properly 120Hz) IPS monitor comes out, I might think about shifting. Until then, I'll stick with accurate colours, thanks.

I've been trying 3D in various guises for years - largely because at one point I had the chance to do stereoscopic modelling of proteins and testing out the various 3D possibilities was part and parcel of that.

They all failed.

Not because they were bad, but because they would give me migraines within a few minutes of starting to use them that would leave me essentially out of action for a couple of days. I guess I'm just not supposed to use 3D on a flat monitor. If I want 3D, I'll use Real Life (TM). Compare that to 2D Surround, which, if I don't have bezel correction set correctly, makes me feel a little queasy, but it doesn't actually make me need to spend the next 48 hours in bed with the lights off.

2D Surround with bezel correction optimised is a dream, though.
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On the 3D debate...

When a 120Hz (properly 120Hz) IPS monitor comes out, I might think about shifting. Until then, I'll stick with accurate colours, thanks.

I've been trying 3D in various guises for years - largely because at one point I had the chance to do stereoscopic modelling of proteins and testing out the various 3D possibilities was part and parcel of that.

They all failed.

Not because they were bad, but because they would give me migraines within a few minutes of starting to use them that would leave me essentially out of action for a couple of days. I guess I'm just not supposed to use 3D on a flat monitor. If I want 3D, I'll use Real Life (TM). Compare that to 2D Surround, which, if I don't have bezel correction set correctly, makes me feel a little queasy, but it doesn't actually make me need to spend the next 48 hours in bed with the lights off.

2D Surround with bezel correction optimised is a dream, though.
Yeah I'd say 2D surround is the holy grail of gaming, and I think all of us here have who have achieved this have really made it as gamers and should be proud of our accomplishments.

I think we can all appreciate what each of us have achieved here and that’s what makes this club so great and me so proud to be apart of it.

That and the fact it's still a pretty exclusive club if you compare to how many people still have to game on a single screens, kind of makes me smile that all the consoles in the world can't achieved this gaming experience
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Yeah I'd say 2D surround is the holy grail of gaming, and I think all of us here have who have achieved this have really made it as gamers and should be proud of our accomplishments.

I think we can all appreciate what each of us have achieved here and that’s what makes this club so great and me so proud to be apart of it.

That and the fact it's still a pretty exclusive club if you compare to how many people still have to game on a single screens, kind of makes me smile that all the consoles in the world can't achieved this gaming experience
Too right mate, they can hardly crack 30fps on a game at 1080p, COD4:no3 being the only game most likely
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Originally Posted by Chobbit View Post
Yeah I'd say 2D surround is the holy grail of gaming, and I think all of us here have who have achieved this have really made it as gamers and should be proud of our accomplishments.

I think we can all appreciate what each of us have achieved here and that’s what makes this club so great and me so proud to be apart of it.

That and the fact it's still a pretty exclusive club if you compare to how many people still have to game on a single screens, kind of makes me smile that all the consoles in the world can't achieved this gaming experience
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Too right mate, they can hardly crack 30fps on a game at 1080p, COD4:no3 being the only game most likely
It can be done, but it's certainly not worth it to have 3 consoles just to try it.

 
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It can be done, but it's certainly not worth it to have 3 consoles just to try it.

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3x consoles = 3x 1080p

3x console = >$1000

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