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post #21 of 44
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
You were doing it wrong then. Do the same as you do with a single monitor, and add the sidemonitors. NOTHING changes in game, aside from an FPS loss or the ingame HUD. There's a HUD fix for TF2 that you should look for. Puts the HUD elements back to the center screen...

Why was it hard to focus? If you are the same distance from the screen as you previously were, and if you do NOT FOCUS ON THE SIDE MONITORS, then everything is as it was before, but better.

You aren't supposed to look directly at the side monitors.... And they are supposed to be at an angle to the main monitor. All 3 monitors curve in, so that it's like a 1/4th of a circle or something. The monitors aren't supposed to be lined up straight.


Aside from that, your comment makes no sense... Can you please explain?

It's kind of hard to explain, but I feel as if I'm losing my concentration trying to focus on what's going on around my rather than in front. I mean, if you want to look over a corner, instead of adding in another monitor, just move your mouse to that direction and the move it back. I really don't find the extra fov helpful and when I did game using surround site, I didn't notice an improvement in my playing at all.
post #22 of 44
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It's kind of hard to explain, but I feel as if I'm losing my concentration trying to focus on what's going on around my rather than in front. I mean, if you want to look over a corner, instead of adding in another monitor, just move your mouse to that direction and the move it back. I really don't find the extra fov helpful and when I did game using surround site, I didn't notice an improvement in my playing at all.
Just two points:

1: Never look directly at the side monitors. They are supposed to be peripheral vision
2: It's not for giving you an advantage. It's for fun. If ya don't want fun, no sense in getting an eyefintiy setup.
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post #23 of 44
Love BC2 in eyefunity.
games feels so large.
more immersive
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post #24 of 44
Productivity:
It is well worth having 2 screens for productivity. Whether 3 screens is much better than 2 depends on a few things, like what you're doing (programming, photo/video editing, etc), how big your screens are, how comfortable you feel turning between screens.

Personally I find 2 screens great, but 3 screens is normally a bit much for me. Gaming is another matter though.
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Thread Starter 
thanks for the responses.

looks like i'll be going eyefinity; 90% of what i do requires productivity.
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Gaming: 9/10
Productivity: 10/10
Worth your $$$: 9/10

its only really worth it if you game a lot and do a lot of multi tasking. It is also really expensive but i was able to find a couple of deals on my monitors so it was completely worth it for me. The only negative it was for me was at the time, they only had really expensive active displayport to dvi adapters. Now you can get them for 30 bucks. still worth it tho.

I also never had any problems with eyefinity with two 5870s. still had really good frame rates although there are not a giant list of capable games but there are fixers to make it work. I also bought a 6970 and im using that for three monitors and im getting great fps even with one card.
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I love Eyefinity....I am running at 5760x1200. Three monitors is key even for work...Once you do Triple Screen...you will never ever go back.
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I love Eyefinity....I am running at 5760x1200. Three monitors is key even for work...Once you do Triple Screen...you will never ever go back.
lol true. I tried playing a game on one monitor and i hated it compared to three.
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post #29 of 44
I love every bit of it...surround vision, but same difference.

Once you go triple monitors, it's impossible to go back to a single screen, plus the look on people's faces that have never seen it before = priceless.
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Hey

Here are the pics...I took it from my iphone. I literally had to move back to the room to take it. I am running 3x24inch Monitors....

Enjoy

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