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16:9 21:9 16:9 set up for gaming

#1cyl26Posted 5/3/2014 1:21:59 PM
Any pros and cons?

Not too familiar about monitors and specs.

This is for a gaming rig.
#2SlaynPosted 5/3/2014 1:32:19 PM
Well one is standard while the other two are higher resolutions. The downside is that is is not standard. I went with 16:9 1440p vs going with a bigger 2560x1600 monitor. Just easier that way.
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#3PsythikPosted 5/3/2014 2:44:17 PM
Well our eyes see the world through a round cone of vision, so theoretically the best screen would be square shaped (or a perfect circle). But unless you have a 100" in screen that can fill your field of vision, a rectangular display is more aesthetically pleasing.
Contrary to popular belief, we do not see in widescreen because our eyes converge when they focus, giving us a round view of the world, not oval or rectangular shaped.

While 21:9 displays are nice, they tend to be sub-1080p (or really expensive) and like Slayn said, not standard and thus might be incompatible with some games.

Just go with 16:9. You'll save the most money and get the most compatibility.
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#4cyl26(Topic Creator)Posted 5/3/2014 2:48:28 PM
I meant for a triple monitor display.
3x 16:9
Vs
21:9 with 2x 16:9 at each side.

Will it cause problems?
#5cyl26(Topic Creator)Posted 5/3/2014 2:49:48 PM
Ah. Was too slow to type. On phone atm.didnt see #3.
Thanks for the advice
#6SlaynPosted 5/3/2014 2:56:54 PM
I would still probably go 3x 1080p 16:9. Just seems easier, especially if you want to game on all 3 at once.
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#7Lemur_HPosted 5/3/2014 2:57:02 PM
Most 21:9 monitors ARE 1080p. In fact, all of them on the PC Part Picker site are 2560x1080.

21:9 monitors can utilize pillarboxed 16:9 if the game doesn't support ultrawide resolutions. Most games I tried worked out of the box. Some required .ini tweaks. If a game has Eyefinity or Surround support, it most likely works with 21:9 without issue.

I don't know if I would do a 16:9 + 21:9 + 16:9 setup. A single 21:9 display was wide enough.

There's also the issue of the 16:9 and 21:9 monitors being "incompatible" visually because no two monitor models will look exactly the same. There will always be differences and it may drive you insane trying to tweak them.

AOC has an affordable 21:9 display.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824160162
#8cyl26(Topic Creator)Posted 5/3/2014 3:14:06 PM
Lemur_H posted...
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There's also the issue of the 16:9 and 21:9 monitors being "incompatible" visually because no two monitor models will look exactly the same. There will always be differences and it may drive you insane trying to tweak them.

AOC has an affordable 21:9 display.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824160162


Being not the same monitor style might annoy me a little but if i had the 2 at the sides looking the same, I'll be ok since its still semetrical. If it wasnt semetrical, I would become insane.
#9Lemur_HPosted 5/3/2014 3:23:07 PM
You should be fine then. My 21:9 display was the same vertical size as my 23" 1080p.