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Hey

I need some help to find 2 new monitors to be used in a dual set up, there are so many out there its hard to find some good ones
The set up will be used for Gaming 60% 30%photoshop and 10%movies

the screens have to be full HD
My budget is about $650 or each monitor or $1.300 Total

any input is greatly appreciated
Edited by Beezie - 12/20/10 at 7:51am
    
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Two of these should server you well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001431
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Well if that is your budjet, I recommend 2x Dell U2410's.... They are IPS panels so they are MILES better than any normal LCD that you have seen.


If you want to save some money (possibly for a 3rd one for gaming ), you can pick up something like what n1helix linked....
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Originally Posted by Beezie View Post
Hey

I need some help to find 2 new monitors to be used in a dual set up, there are so many out there its hard to find some good ones

the screens have to be full HD
My budget is about $650 or each monitor or $1.300 Total

any input is greatly appreciated
The question is what you are going to be using the monitors for.

For the budget that you have I would go with S-IPS or S-PVA displays.
post #5 of 18
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Ah my bad, its Gaming, photoshop and some movies that it would be used for.
    
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To be honest when it comes to multiple monitors for gaming the best option is going with 3 monitors that way your cross hairs aren't in the middle of your screen, and seeing that you have Tri-SLI 480's that would definitely be the way I would go. Of course this is still all relevant on having the desk space for 3 monitors.
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To be honest when it comes to multiple monitors for gaming the best option is going with 3 monitors that way your cross hairs aren't in the middle of your screen, and seeing that you have Tri-SLI 480's that would definitely be the way I would go. Of course this is still all relevant on having the desk space for 3 monitors.
Yup.

Gaming is best done on odd numbers of monitors, otherwise you have split-crosshair syndrome. 3 monitors basically requires a 72" desktop BTW.
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i figured to use one for gaming and another or other stuff but i have quite high budget so getting 3 screens are not out of the question, i would have the space for 3screens as well
    
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by Beezie View Post
i figured to use one for gaming and another or other stuff but i have quite high budget so getting 3 screens are not out of the question, i would have the space for 3screens as well
It all depends on personal preference. I game with 2 monitors, BUT i play MMOs and multi-player games (not FPSs) over 1 monitor while constantly having other stuff opened on the other (or dual box 2 game clients, one on each monitor)

Gaming over 3 monitors is certainly sweet, but it can be done with 2, in a different way tho.

My normal monitor usage is gaming on 1, and running a movie, or having WMP and vent or TS3 opened on the other, along with about 5 chat windows, that way i have access to everything i use constantly.

But thats how i use my monitors, and I've gamed over 3, its damn sweet, not sure its something i would be doing each day tho.

Simply, if you constantly multi-task a lot, and actually do other stuff then gaming, getting 2 GOOD S-PVA or S-IPS monitors is most acceptable.
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My normal monitor usage is gaming on 1, and running a movie, or having WMP and vent or TS3 opened on the other, along with about 5 chat windows, that way i have access to everything i use constantly.

But thats how i use my monitors,
Simply, if you constantly multi-task a lot, and actually do other stuff then gaming, getting 2 GOOD S-PVA or S-IPS monitors is most acceptable.
i would use the monitor`s in almost the same way, i multi task like a mad man but my old Samsung 26" with 1600resolution is in need of a replacement

i had originaly planed to get one U2711 but i would have more use for 2 monitors
Edited by Beezie - 12/20/10 at 8:15am
    
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