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2 Monitors or 1 Monitor?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Sumone157, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Sumone157

    Sumone157 Regular member

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    I am going to get a new monitor real soon for my pc. But theres a problem.
    I currently have a 17" monitor and looking to either get a new 22" monitor or get another 17" monitor and go dual monitors. My graphics card is a Geforce xfx 8500 gt.
    Can someone tell me the pros and cons of 2 monitors? Which is better for a gamer?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. FaugYou

    FaugYou Regular member

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    Definitely the 22" is better for gaming, my friend hooked up dual monitors and it sucked, we played an fps and the cursor was so screwed up, there were 2 black sides of the monitors in between the cursor.. bad idea.. not even cool for the internet and stuff id go with a nice new 22"
     
  3. Sumone157

    Sumone157 Regular member

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    I'm thinking of playing a game on one monitor and on another monitor on forums or guides. Or could there be a program that splits your one monitor to a certain place so you can be doing two things at once.?

    Thanks for the input.
     
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    The monitors are LCD, not CRT. It should be a 1" gap, But still, i'm planning on playing the game one one monitor, not 2. But not that im thinking about it, its going to be at an weird portioning if i do get 2 monitors.
     
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    yea my friend used lcd it was still weird. whatever you choose you'll get used to and like it, but the dual monitors would take a much longer time to get used to.
     
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    I run dual monitors as it is a must for me...not really a must but it helps. I have 2 17" monitors in the back room and 1 19" widescreen and 1 19" running in the living room.

    I have no issues with either running games so it is really up to you.
     
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    I decided to buy a 22" monitor and use my current 17" monitor as a side monitor. I play WoW alot and quest alot, so im planning on playing WoW on the 22" and the 17" will be on Thotbot.com (Website with a guide on completeing quests) or on forums.

    Just one final question, does it take alot of vga or cpu usage running another monitor?
     
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    What monitor did you get? Is it a widescreen? I am in the market for a new LCD monitor, but I don't want widescreen.
     
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    me to grandpa I just went out today and bought a really nice 20.1" lcd monitor with DVI so it's like HD... it is sooo nice but I just could not get the widescreen the games and apps look weird plus with the regular one it's wider than it is tall already so I don't know who would want a widescreen. But let me tell you the guy thats buying the 22"... I used to have a 15" and now this 20.1" looks SOOO big i have a headache it's like being to close to the tv.
     

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