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post #51 of 64
You're system's more than good enough. Unless you're rich, what a waste of money

Ignore this post though, the other guys are giving you better advice.
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Ok thanks. You guys really helped out, and you just saved me alot of dough that I didnt need to spend.

Now another question, what doe surround monitoring do for you, in gaming?

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post #53 of 64
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Ok thanks. You guys really helped out, and you just saved me alot of dough that I didnt need to spend.

Now another question, what doe surround monitoring do for you, in gaming?

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a good wide view of stuff you can frag out..

also if you won't be gamin in multi monitor mode its useful to monitor out the temps and usage on the 2nd monitor like what i do on my setup..just game on 1 and the other screen is for monitoring stuff and alike..
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post #54 of 64
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Ok thanks. You guys really helped out, and you just saved me alot of dough that I didnt need to spend.

Now another question, what doe surround monitoring do for you, in gaming?

Ps will be handing out rep here in a min.
Surround gaming just gives you more field of view.

Look at your monitor, as it sits right now. Now imagine two more (one on each side of it)...adding that much EXTRA viewing into your game. If you turn off those extra monitors, it's no different than your current single screen.

It BASICALLY gives you peripheral vision in gaming. You see something moving far off on your right....move your mouse that way to focus on it, bam frag it!

Helps a lot in racing games too, so you can actually see the cars next to you.

It's just one way to get the gaming more in depth is all.
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So If you do it you want 3 of the same size monitors? and do all games let you do this, or is it a new thing?
    
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post #56 of 64
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So If you do it you want 3 of the same size monitors? and do all games let you do this, or is it a new thing?
You want 3 monitors that are EXACTLY the same, yes. Otherwise you'll have off colors and what not. It's also best to buy all 3 at the same time, to avoid slightly different revisions.

There's a LOT of games that support it. There's also quite a few that don't. If the games don't support it, its not a "huge" deal...just use one monitor for the game is all.
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So which would you suggest as an upgrade for me as a gamer 3x1920*1200 or 1 2560*1600? It would be easier to get 3 of the one monitor money wish then pay for 3 of the other since they are about 1200 per.
    
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post #58 of 64
980x if your want top gaming performance

there is a guy in the forsale section of this forum with a 980x for sale for 599.00
might check that out

a 970 would give you six core and if you water cooling and over clocking you'll get close to the same performance

just a option

i'm running a 980x now and I have installed oc'ed and run all the i7 chips out there

dollar for dollar a good 920 oced to 4.4-4.5 did it many times on water with no problems, or if you want six core a 970 is the best bang for the buck
I got my 980x because it didnt cost me nothing and it was the best chip out at the time (bragging rights I guess). its fast does a great job. I crunch hd video and you can really see it there. for gaming you wont see so much of a difference 4.4ghz is 4.4ghz when gaming
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post #59 of 64
Your motherboard is really expensive one. So would be waste to throw that out. In general I would rather buy another video card, RAMs and depending on your monitor's resolution such one as well - and maybe an SSD if any money left. Your current CPU is high end already - dumb to give 1k for a 6 core for gaming. Games still only use 2 cores. So 4 will max be needed only still.
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post #60 of 64
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So which would you suggest as an upgrade for me as a gamer 3x1920*1200 or 1 2560*1600? It would be easier to get 3 of the one monitor money wish then pay for 3 of the other since they are about 1200 per.
That is COMPLETELY up to you. I personally REALLY want a Surround / Eyefinity setup myself. I know I'll never afford it, but I can dream. I play a lot of racing games that support it though.

Check out some video's of Surround and Eyefinity (same thing). See what it looks like from the camera's point of view. Figure out if that kind of a setup will work well for you.

Keeping in mind, you can always resell your monitors later, to upgrade to a single 30" if you didn't like it.
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