questionswhat are the gaming benefits of a triple monitor…

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IDK, I made my rig so I could use multiple monitors, but never got around to it. Woot had some nice deals on some 25 and up sized monitors, so I don't have the space on the desk for three of those. The real problem using woot's monitors is the bezels, too much separation between screens.

When Diablo 3 is released I will likely use multiple monitors. I hear it is going to be more like torchlight and wow then the old D2. I didn't get an invite to play, but then I automatically delete lots of emails.

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From what I hear, it gets you all of the ladies.

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@oahceasgnikgneas: Not true, my friend has a three monitor setup. The thing is though, I barely ever see him play games on it. He is always downloading "stuff" though and sometimes he'll be watching a movie while he has firefox open or something, but the three monitors don't really get used more than two at a time.

Judging from the amount of "stuff" he downloads on his off time, it is highly doubtful there are ANY ladies.

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Personally I can't justify spending that much money for it.

I suggest you search through the endless videos on youtube of 3 monitor setups. Most are of Crysis and WOW. Then you can decide if it's worth it to you.

I have 2 monitors on 1 GPU and when gaming I leave the 2nd up with widgets like RSS feeds, Gmail, system stats and things of that sort.

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If you have 3 prehensile eyes, you can have FULL 3D!

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For gaming, I've found that 2 monitors does me the most benefit. My husband uses 3, but I've only seen him use all 3 when he's doing computer programming. (ie, not gaming)

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@skippykj: Can you hop out of the game and use the widgets, or is it just for viewing them? 7 or 8 years ago, when I last tried a multi-monitor setup, I got nothing but issues with it trying to span, or have two different things going on, I know it's fixed now, but I am interested for maybe doing it later down the road.

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@mikey1969: Most graphics cards (also Windows) are much better at letting you choose multiple monitor setups. I never liked the extended resolution types (ex. two 1024x768 monitors become one resolution of 2048x768) as you can't full screen applications to just 1 monitor.

All the games I play don't have a problem using alt+tab so the game is still running, but you can't see what is going on in the game. My 5 year old computer takes a little patience (about 5-20 seconds usually) letting the game load when going back though.

If you're asking if you can keep a game running in fullscreen on 1 monitor while doing other stuff on a 2nd monitor, then you're only option is getting a 2nd computer for that monitor (unless your game is in a windowed mode).

One issue I've had is my cursor doesn't stay confined to the main screen in game, but this has only happened with really low budget/casual/old games. Most modern games don't have this issue unless on a menu screen.

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Eyefinity games are stunning if you can set up your 3-screen array for Eyefinity (BTW, the setup routine includes adjustment for the bezels). HalfLife 2 is amazing in Eyefinity - wrapped around in 3D. Driving games look good too. See the movies on YouTube. But Eyefinity requires a lot of processing power. My vid card (Radeon 5850) made a lot of noise and froze up. If you are going to try this you need enough RAM on the video card, enough processing power and a big enough power supply.