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User Info: EpicKingdom_

EpicKingdom_
3 years ago#1
Topic title. (For casual eyefinity use). - Results (47 votes)
Yes.
12.77% (6 votes)
6
No, it's just a fad.
57.45% (27 votes)
27
Depends, if yes.. you'll need a better single GPU or crossfire. (please be specific on GPU choice).
29.79% (14 votes)
14
This poll is now closed.
I have two acer s230hl a bd at the moment, I picked one up last Friday but and dual is great for school multitasking but firing up a game on it is just a tease because of the bezels. I could pick up a third this Friday for about $180.
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Cool_Dude667
3 years ago#2
Its not worth gaming on multimonitors IMO
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EpicKingdom_
3 years ago#3
Cool_Dude667 posted...
Its not worth gaming on multimonitors IMO


I would always play on a single most of the times but it would be more like "oh look what I can do thing" or something to do every now & then casually if you get that but based off the votes here, case closed.
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TheC0ndemnedOne
3 years ago#4
I like wider displays for the extra peripheral vision. From first person shooters to racing games, it can be quite nice.

I'd recommend a card with 3GB VRAM or more and then SLI/CrossFire down the road if need be.

The 7970, 770 4 GB, 780, and TITAN would be good choices. Pick based on brand preference and budget.
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aak57
3 years ago#5
You'd need substantially more GPU to power that setup unless you're fine with lower FPS. I would say cfx 7950s at least.
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__starsnostars
3 years ago#6
I have two 26 inch monitors on my desk. Can't fit a third. :(
vote Vivi, today!

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EpicKingdom_
3 years ago#7
aak57 posted...
You'd need substantially more GPU to power that setup unless you're fine with lower FPS. I would say cfx 7950s at least.


I do wish to upgrade as soon as the new consoles roll out. Maybe a 7970 or GTX 770? What say you?
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aak57
3 years ago#8
I would say at that point just get a 9970.
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arleas
3 years ago#9
The only reason why I'd go for a 3 monitor gaming setup would be so I could play simulators, but when the oculus rift comes out officially it'll be way better. Having two monitors is enough for me otherwise. I still game on one monitor and use the 2nd for a display to refer back to (like having a webpage open to the wiki for that game).
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