Multi Monitor? worth? or MEH?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Mr.Bigtime, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Mr.Bigtime

    Mr.Bigtime Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    20,789
    Likes Received:
    8
    GPU:
    ASUS 1080TI
    Well, i already have a ASUS 24" VG248QE.

    and today saw local store %50 off of that monitor. which leads me shall i go for multi monitor.

    i dont autocad or edit stuff but i surf and game at same time. or i watch videos and surf at same time.

    2 months ago i did a multi monitor with different brands. was good but was also a 27" setup and ate a lot of space. so my wife was a bit annoyed with the bulky space they ate so i canceled that setup.

    now 2x24" monitor setup sounds good. but for gaming? how much resolution it counts ? i have no idea.

    i must add if 3 monitors i must use or 2 for a proper multi monitor setup?

    this asus can vertical turn; so can be an interesting view. what say u guys?
     
  2. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    19,558
    Likes Received:
    1,636
    GPU:
    ROG Strix 1080 OC
    I run 3 x 1080p @ 6040x1080 for gaming, I hate trying to game on one LCD now

    LCDs are all mixed, 2 x 23" and 1 x 22", can't really tell the 1" difference when gaming

    If you're gonna game on multi monitors, you need 3, otherwise the two plastic bezels are right in the middle of your view, so things like crosshairs / aiming / driving is all blocked by the bezels

    It's a great experience gaming on 3 x LCDs, much more immersive

    --
    Emailing pictures destroys the quality

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2015
  3. Agonist

    Agonist Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    4,029
    Likes Received:
    1,135
    GPU:
    Dell 6800XT 16GB
    MultiMonitor is very much worth it.
    Especially if your into racing games.
    I for one dont think I could give up using 3 monitors to game on.
    rfactor screenshot with triple monitors
    [​IMG]
    This is an older picture. Not my current setup. Not using the 25inch monitor in the middle anymore. Now on a 22 inch.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Vipu2

    Vipu2 Master Guru

    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    8
    GPU:
    1070ti
    Depends.
    I have 2 monitors and I dont feel that I really NEED that 2nd monitor.
    I would be just fine with 1.

    Yeah that 2nd monitor makes stuff bit easier sometimes but meh.
    And I always game in 1 monitor.
     

  5. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    19,558
    Likes Received:
    1,636
    GPU:
    ROG Strix 1080 OC
    Try gaming with 3 in Surround for a while, then try going back to 1 monitor
     
  6. Mr.Bigtime

    Mr.Bigtime Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    20,789
    Likes Received:
    8
    GPU:
    ASUS 1080TI
    Hmm. So guys do tell. 2 setup isn't effective? I need a 3 monitor setup?
     
  7. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    19,558
    Likes Received:
    1,636
    GPU:
    ROG Strix 1080 OC
    For gaming you do yea, windows sees the LCDs all as one, so the image will be centred, now imagine having the centre of the game covered by two thick black plastic bezels - when you add a 3rd LCD to the mix, the centre of the image is on the centre screen

    Needs to be an odd number of LCDs, even number will cause bezel issues
     
  8. Glidefan

    Glidefan Don Booze Staff Member

    Messages:
    12,481
    Likes Received:
    51
    GPU:
    GTX 1070 | 8600M GS
    Well i have 2 monitors, but not for gaming. If i'm gaming then i'm just using 1.
     
  9. lmimmfn

    lmimmfn Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    10,466
    Likes Received:
    159
    GPU:
    AorusXtreme 1080Ti
    Love me my 3 monitor setup. I only have a 22" 1680x1050 centre screen and 2x1080p 22" screens but its still brilliant for gaming and windows use, I could never go back to 1 screen EVER. Ill replace them with 3x21:9 curved screens once they're 144hz and a bit cheaper.
     
  10. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    19,558
    Likes Received:
    1,636
    GPU:
    ROG Strix 1080 OC
    That's my plan too, get a nice 1440p wide 27"+ monitor to replace mine too
     

  11. CalculuS

    CalculuS Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,227
    Likes Received:
    455
    GPU:
    GTX 1660Ti
    I usually game on one monitor and have a movie running on the second monitor. Depends on the game though.
     
  12. lmimmfn

    lmimmfn Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    10,466
    Likes Received:
    159
    GPU:
    AorusXtreme 1080Ti
    Exactly, I've had my Samsung 226BW for 8 years, I changed the side screens twice but only because GPUs stopped supporting more than 1 VGA. I'm going to do my sext setup right and hope I'll get another 8 to 10 years out of it. I'd love to do it now but the timing isint right on tech for something you'll be looking at for the next 10 years

    I also want to finish off my living room with a unit under my projector screen that will extend on the side to house my PC and be a desk for the screens, so another reason to do it right.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2015
  13. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    19,558
    Likes Received:
    1,636
    GPU:
    ROG Strix 1080 OC
    Ive had my 22" VH222H for about 5-6 years, the Acer whatever it is for about 3, and the ASUS VS238 for about 1 year, so they are all different colours and brightnesses and whites, or yellow as the case of the old ASUS is

    When gaming you can't tell, but on desktop / forums you can see the differences

    Plus not all games play nice with Surround, and with 6040x1080 vs 2560x1440, I'll get a nice FPS boost too
     
  14. zimzoid

    zimzoid Maha Guru

    Messages:
    1,442
    Likes Received:
    25
    GPU:
    2xEVGA980TiSC+(H20) Swift
    i would love to try a 3 screen setup but unfortunately i cannot afford 2 more swifts, saving my funds for a graphics card upgrade when nvidia release a gtx1080 or gtx980 Ti..:)
     
  15. Vipu2

    Vipu2 Master Guru

    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    8
    GPU:
    1070ti
    I dont think I play games that would be nice with 3 screens.
    Also that would eat tons of power so I would play anyday with 1 screen with high settings and high fps than 3 screens, low fps and low details.
     

  16. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,694
    Likes Received:
    78
    GPU:
    3070Ti FE
    I'm in the VERY small minority that hates multi monitor. I don't know why, but having gaps in the image just irritates me to no end. Can't stand it. So I just roll with one.
     
  17. NoviceRei

    NoviceRei Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,185
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    Inno3D 460 825/1079/1650
    for productivity > 2 is enough
    for gaming > at least 3
     
  18. automaticman

    automaticman Master Guru

    Messages:
    852
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    R9 290 Vapor-X
    I used two monitors for a long time and could never go back to a single screen. You're right that you won't want to game on both screens, but having that second monitor up is still hugely useful:

    Browsing on the second monitor while gaming (esp for looking up game info)
    Steam chat/friends list
    Video/music controls
    System performance/temperature info
    Teamspeak
    Keybinding info (very useful when playing a new game using a keypad liek the G13)
    Using battlescreen with Battlefield 4

    I eventually went to three monitors and love it, but I actually find myself missing that extra screen where I used to have all of that extra info before.
     
  19. phatbx133

    phatbx133 Master Guru

    Messages:
    848
    Likes Received:
    15
    GPU:
    MSI GTX 1050ti 4GB
    Multi monitor worth it.

    I have 4 monitors.

    For Security cameras, Video editors are awesome, Monitor task manager while gaming is great, Surf web and streaming movies. :banana:
     

Share This Page