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What's the best choice for gaming screens?

#1AusgillPosted 8/20/2013 9:26:59 PM
I have a friend building me a custom computer at the moment but I'm not entirely sure what kind of screen setup would work best. I'm stuck between either a large screen or two smaller screens.
I was curious what other people use and which you would suggest.
I would also what the hell you call the stand that holds the two screens, I have looked in alot of electronic stores and never see them.

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#2TimePharaohPosted 8/20/2013 9:55:09 PM
Why....would you ever want two screens for gaming?
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#3Vindication123Posted 8/20/2013 9:57:09 PM
Three screens for gaming, two if you want to do something else.
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#4fuzzymanPosted 8/20/2013 10:10:59 PM(edited)
I like HDTV because of LCD brightness and contrast

My LG 32" has served me nearly five years

oh, and viewing angles

it is an IPS 1080p 120hz
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#5Cool_Dude667Posted 8/20/2013 10:11:59 PM
I use a 27" 1080p 120 HZ monitor (for beautifully smooth FPS gameplay and the odd 3d vision game) and a 24" 1080p monitor for watching netflix, hardware monitoring software, browsing, etc
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#6fuzzymanPosted 8/20/2013 10:16:27 PM
here's a very good choice for $550

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009553

look for viewing angle 178/178

look for cd/m2 brightnesss

look for resolution

this one is the legit 2560x1600p
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#7Vindication123Posted 8/23/2013 1:04:43 PM
Did you know those settings for contrast and brightness don't actual change what their names imply for modern T.V.s? You should research it, it's funny.
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#8fuzzymanPosted 8/23/2013 1:17:06 PM
any decent TV can be calibrated
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#9MwulfPosted 8/23/2013 1:20:28 PM
I'm in love with my 2711x.

But, personally, I don't really notice a big enough difference between 1920x1080 and the higher resolutions (like 1440p) to warrant a better, more expensive display. And $250 for a 27" 1080p display is a really good value. Or, at least, it was last year when I bought it.

I wouldn't recommend EVER using multiple screens. All you're doing is spending a lot of extra money and sacrificing system resources to avoid pressing ALT+TAB or minimizing windows. My 27" (16:9 widescreen) is big enough, for example, that I can have two text documents open--one on either side--that can be fully displayed at around 160% the size of the paper they'd be printed on.
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