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#1 Wasabiz

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:30 PM

Hey guys, I just want to know if having 2x 1440p monitor is an overkill. I have an Asus pg278q right now and been thinking of having a second monitor for some quite time. 
Should I have a smaller screen/ same size but 1080p/ or another pb278q.

 

what are the pros and cons of each of them?

 

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:31 PM

why, that's stupid to waste a 1440p for an accessory display, get 2 more (1440p) for surround or just get a 1080p or lower screen for your accessory display


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:32 PM

Depends on preference and how much money you want to spend. If you like to have everything the same I would get another 1440p monitor.


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:32 PM

I personally would go smaller 1080P because I don't have any space if I want to do a triple monitor setup.

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:34 PM

There is no such thing as overkill with displays.


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:35 PM

I wish i could have just one 1440p screen and i know the only way i can do it is if i get an Ebay one and i'm just kinda paranoid about buying it that way.


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:36 PM

I don't see why not, your 780 should be able to handle it - and you can always SLI if you need more juice :P


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:37 PM

I don't see why not, your 780 should be able to handle it - and you can always SLI if you need more juice :P

because that's what people do with 2 displays?
because having a bezel smack dab in the middle is the way to play 
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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:39 PM

-woop-

 

I think i've came across some stuff to make it so the center of the screen is a bit to the left/right - when I was doing my own multi display gaming (though i did give up after not being able to make it work) xD


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:45 PM

why, that's stupid to waste a 1440p for an accessory display, get 2 more (1440p) for surround or just get a 1080p or lower screen for your accessory display


I had that thought at first, but the thought of not having things uniform on my screen kills me a lot more lol. I don't like surround gaming, if I had I woulda got 3x1080p monitors

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:46 PM

I had that thought at first, but the thought of not having things uniform on my screen kills me a lot more lol. I don't like surround gaming, if I had I woulda got 3x1080p monitors

if you are really obsessed about having the same PPI, go for it, but in my eyes it's a waste of money


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:46 PM

because that's what people do with 2 displays?
because having a bezel smack dab in the middle is the way to play
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I don't think you can play games with just 2x monitor, need at least 3

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:53 PM

Just get a 1080p screen. I think it's a waste of a great monitor to have it as a secondary display.


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:56 PM

when you move stuff over from  a high ppi monitor to a low ppi monitor the size of the image will get bigger :)

 

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:57 PM

get 2 more, korean ofc, and put them in surround in a cfx or sli config


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:58 PM

Just get a 1080p screen. I think it's a waste of a great monitor to have it as a secondary display.

Yeah, I probably get a PA238 then. My local store is having them on a huge sale x)

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:59 PM

when you move stuff over from a high ppi monitor to a low ppi monitor the size of the image will get bigger :)

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 10:44 PM

Yeah, I probably get a PA238 then. My local store is having them on a huge sale x)

You found a place with PA238's for sale?!@! I can't find them anywhere. They're not sold online anymore.


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:03 AM

I don't think you can play games with just 2x monitor, need at least 3

 

with AMD eyefinity you can, not with nvidia surround

 

I think a 1440p for an acc is overkill as others have said, unless you plan on going surround in the future by adding a 3rd - but then you'll need more (a lot more) GPU power



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:09 AM

You found a place with PA238's for sale?!@! I can't find them anywhere. They're not sold online anymore.


Ahh yes, they're selling for 199 at my store right now, gonna head down there to get one tomorrow, and plus someone gave me a $100 gift card for that store too. ;)

with AMD eyefinity you can, not with nvidia surround

I think a 1440p for an acc is overkill as others have said, unless you plan on going surround in the future by adding a 3rd - but then you'll need more (a lot more) GPU power


Yeah... I'm using a single 780 and thinking of putting another one later on this year just for one monitor. I can't imagine how much graphical power I need to even make 3x1440p smooth ><

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