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Pc Gamers.. simple questions about multiple monitors. Why use them?

Discussion in 'Games' started by lightingbird, Dec 3, 2011.

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  1. lightingbird

    lightingbird Thread Starter

    Jul 7, 2003
    Title says it all.

    Recently I've been thinking of hooking up my gaming laptop to a docking station and buying a 40inch monitor or even a 23inch 3d monitor. Doing some research, I came across videos on youtube regarding curved monitors and multiple screens. I have been amazed. They looked really cool. Anyway, so I'm wondering. Besides it looking cool, why would a person play on three screens when they can just look at one? Wouldn't it be annoying to actually look to the left or right compared to just looking at one screen? Just wanted to get some opinions about this in case I'm missing out on something.
  2. Tanis


    May 29, 2006
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    There can be numerous reasons really. For things like FPS type games it gives them a bigger field of view (FOV), invariably they will see someone to their sides before that person sees them giving them an advantage. They may use one screen for games and the second screen for other apps, maybe monitoring voice chat software, surfing the net for something etc. There are many applications but at the end of the day alot of it comes down to cost and personal preference, I have never had a dual screen setup and I have been gaming for many years.
  3. tom6049


    Aug 5, 2007
    I've been using two monitors for a few years, but not for gaming.
    Keep in mind that if you intend to use more than one monitor
    for gaming, you should have a fast system, as your video card
    (and the rest of the computer) will be working a lot harder.
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