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 Post subject: Buying new monitor
PostPosted: 05 Dec 2017, 09:23 
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Hi! :)
I wanted to buy a new monitor for gaming and I want to explore my options. I am still learning, don't make fun of me :D I need your help!
Currently, I have XPS Tower Special Edition i5-8600K 6-core processor and have only one monitor which was recommended when I bought the pc- Alienware 25 AW2518H. I wanted to start playing on 2 monitors and was thinking whether I should buy the same one or the Asus MG279Q, which I think is a bit better than mine. What would you suggest if you were in my shoes? I am open to other models as well, don't have that big budget though.


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 Post subject: Re: Buying new monitor
PostPosted: 06 Dec 2017, 03:40 
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Hi,
Playing on two Monitors is not recommended. Most games are center fixated. So everything important is in the center (i.e the crosshair) so using 2 Monitors will have the bezel in the middle which will block the view directly.
Not really useful.

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 Post subject: Re: Buying new monitor
PostPosted: 08 Dec 2017, 10:22 
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Makes sense. Thank you so much for the information! I can save some money then and buy myself a better pc! :) I've watched some videos on youtube of gamers playing on 2/3 monitors, and I thought this is the next step I should take.


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 Post subject: Re: Buying new monitor
PostPosted: 09 Dec 2017, 20:40 
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Well yes, 3 Monitors are fine.
But 2 is a simple no go for most games.
Only very few games support that.

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 Post subject: Re: Buying new monitor
PostPosted: 11 Dec 2017, 13:30 
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Oh, I see. So, should I buy 2 of those or stay with the one I have since I am a beginner still?


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 Post subject: Re: Buying new monitor
PostPosted: 12 Dec 2017, 06:25 
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Depends if your GPU has enough power for 3 Monitors :)
You need about 2.5x more Performance for Triplewide than a Single screen.
Oh, and if you're running a nVidia GPU using different Monitors is not recommended as it might not work in nVidia Surround.

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