Dual Monitors

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 568213, Dec 21, 2016.

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  1. 568213_xf_rzr

    568213_xf_rzr Member

    For Christmas, I was thinking of getting a second monitor for my setup, the only problem I could see with this is taking up space but my desk has so much extra space that it isn't really much of a problem, is there any glaringly obvious problems I'm overlooking with getting dual monitors?
     
  2. Katana_x_II7

    Katana_x_II7 Well-Known Member

    Your statement didnt make much sense...you said your desk has so much space...but the problem is with the monitor taking up space?
     
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  3. aab010799

    aab010799 Active Member

    Get a second monitor!!!! I ran two on a very small desk and I still often appreciated having the second monitor there. Just upgraded to a much bigger desk and it is even better. Considering replacing with better monitors and getting a 3rd when I have the money.
     
  4. Zoidbee

    Zoidbee Active Member

    second monitor all the way I just upgraded my second to the benq rl series
     
  5. Hadesgatee

    Hadesgatee Active Member

    It greatly depends on what you intend to do with dual monitors.
    If you want to play games on them, i think you should not go for a second monitor but wait and buy 2 more. Making it a total of 3 (the same) monitors.
    The reason is that games use the middle of the 2 monitors as your center and this center is right at the besels of both monitors.

    If all you do is for instance: write texts on 1 monitor and use google on the other. than YES go for it!! it is so much more productive. or maybe watch youtube on 1 and twitter on another, or whatever else except gaming :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
  6. ShamX0

    ShamX0 Active Member

    For work and multitasking would be great to have the extra room of the second monitor. For games the center bezel would be quite annoying. why stop with two monitors when you can complete the setup by having 3 monitors??
     
  7. DaanBlankie

    DaanBlankie Active Member

    if you don't have enough desk surface take a ultra wide :)
     
  8. wesdalelio

    wesdalelio Member

    Only problem is if you don't have much use for one, and if having it plugged in slows down your main monitor. I have a 1440 monitor next to my UHD, and Rocket League is all I rely on for gaming. Performance doesn't change! :)
     
  9. 568213_xf_rzr

    568213_xf_rzr Member

    What I plan to do is use one monitor for gaming and things then the other monitor for watching something or googling something although would having this setup slow my computer down or change the performance of a game?
     
  10. RaptureHearts

    RaptureHearts Gamer Geek Girl

    I recently got myself a second monitor and it did take a bit of room for me too so I decided to use it as a vertical monitor and I use that to browse on the web, etc.
     
  11. Hadesgatee

    Hadesgatee Active Member

    Multitasking will ask for performance and might slow down your PC, although it greatly depends on what you do. simple web-surfing and parallel gaming on a gaming PC will not do much if at all anything. and i havent noticed any decrease in performance when watching a movie and gaming either.
    My gaming rig:

    i7 6700k
    gtx 1080 gigabyte g1 gaming
    8Gb RAM
    SSD

    From my own experience i can tell you that gaming and searching things online is not the best combination. Gaming is mainly done in "full screen" and so you still need to "alt tab" out of it. thus losing the point in having 2 screens. there is always an 'if' though.
     
  12. ID say wait to get a triple monitor
     
  13. 568213_xf_rzr

    568213_xf_rzr Member

    I generally have been using it for, as you, watching a movie or something on Netflix and gaming on the other PC but I've just started Fallout 4 ( love it ) but a lot of the time I notice performance issues, stopping and starting and I'm not sure if it's the dual monitors, something in my settings or just my computer
     
  14. Hadesgatee

    Hadesgatee Active Member

    The performance issue can have many different causes like you said.
    --- Did you monitor the temperatures on your PC?
    - You could use "Real temp" it also measures gpu temps.

    --- Recent updates?
    - If the problem did not occur before the update , it might be the update.

    --- Your PC?
    - I guess it would be either running out of memory (are you running many addons?)
    - Graphics card issue? too high graphical settings - try disconnecting 1 monitor and see how that goes.
     
  15. DragoNate

    DragoNate Active Member

    I can't think of any downside to having a second monitor except that it might take more work from your GPU, though probably not that much.
    It helps with so many things! You can have two things open in fullscreen and still be able to see both of them! Watch a video while typing something up, or making art or playing a game!
     
  16. timb1007

    timb1007 New Member

    If you are worried about it taking up room, get a monitor mount. Vivo and North Bayou both make great products. You can get a dual monitor mount too. I have a three monitor set up, all three mounted. So much room for activities.
     
  17. Blaffer

    Blaffer New Member

    I see that this is an old-ish thread, but I have to respond.

    I had one monitor for a long time, then started using my small TV as a second monitor, and loved it.

    That thing broke, so I ended up buying two additional monitors, and now have a triple screen setup.

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with getting multiple monitors (In fact, it's extremely easy!), and I don't think I could ever go back to a single monitor. Adding extra monitors was probably one of the best decisions I ever made. Do it.
     
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