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post #1 of 19
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Question 1: Is my sig rig powerful enough to do 3D and get decent FPS. I get the feeling I would need to upgrade or chuck another 460 in there.

Question 2: What monitor would guys recommend? are there any good glasses/monitor bundles out at the moment?

Question 3: For people who have 3D or have seen it in action, do you think it's worth it?

Any help would be much appreciated
post #2 of 19
1: That depends on how much eye candy you are willing to give up: 3D slashes your FPS in about half. You can extrapolate from these results (GTX 460 1gb SLI) to see how fast games would run on your machine
2: Where are you located?
3: Absolutely and undoubtedly yes. I cant play in "2D" 3D anymore.
post #3 of 19
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I'm located in London, UK
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I'm located in London, UK
The only bundle I'm aware of is . I am using Dell Alienware monitor, it has matte screen finish as oposed to glossy on Asus and (looks like) on Benq. But Dell is much more expensive, and if you don't mind glossy screen, then between Asus and Benq, I'd recommend Asus. IIRC, their specs are very close, with Asus having a better warranty in Europe, and overall being a better brand IMO.
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that guys amazon monitor is a little on the expensive side, I recommend http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=1851&subcat=
os for the graphics card, yeah I would just go for another 460. I tried 3d in a shop and its just out of this world!
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that guys amazon monitor is a little on the expensive side, I recommend http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=1851&subcat=
os for the graphics card, yeah I would just go for another 460. I tried 3d in a shop and its just out of this world!
That price is for bundle: monitor + glasses. Monitor alone costs 285.95
post #7 of 19
I have a 3d projector and let me tell you. 3D is awesome in games that support it (a fair number). The ammount of immersion you get is insane. Let me put it in perspective. I have 3 30 inch monitors for nv surround and I often have trouble deciding if I want to play a game in 3D or surround, keep in mind the surround setup cost 3x what my 3d hardware cost. 3D is that cool.

Off topic, any metro 2033 players out there? Should I use 3D or surround?
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Off topic, any metro 2033 players out there? Should I use 3D or surround?
Definitely 3D - the. best. looking. game. in. 3D.

Wait... Why cant you play in 3D surround with tri-sli? You mean to tell that 3 GTX 480 is not enough to get playable framerates with decent quality?
Edited by DimmyK - 2/1/11 at 11:16am
post #9 of 19
A single 460 will be stretching it, I'd upgrade it..
As for the monitor/glasses here is a great kit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-092-_-Product

And yes, it is very much worth it. I love it.
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Go to the Nvidia 3d Vision thread if you have any questions about this. There are quite a few of us that own these setups and 99% agree that it was completely worth the money.
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