What do you think? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-07-2006, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,567
Send a message via AIM to massacreinfallx
Default What do you think?

Im going to be purchasing a new monitor and i was wondering what you guys thought about my two choices.

My first choice is the :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824252003
CHIMEI T38 Silver 20.1" 8ms LCD Monitor

My second choice would be 2 17 inch Dell 1703FPs

i would use these monitors to make a dual monitor setup.

My question is, what are the benefits of dual monitors? and what would you guys do? thanks
__________________

massacreinfallx is offline  
Old 07-07-2006, 05:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 154
Default

dual monitors provide a larger workspace, in some cases can allow better organization, productivity, some people use it to multitask while gaming, or even play two games at once.

Me, myself, I have little use for dual monitors, but that's only because I'm a dedicated gamer, it all depends on your own preferences, and needs, I do think it's better for a work-type environment, but the uses are many.
__________________

__________________
[SIZE=\"1\"][COLOR=\"Red\"]Case:[/COLOR][COLOR=\"Black\"] MountainMods U2-UFO[/COLOR]
[COLOR=\"Red\"]PSU:[/COLOR][COLOR=\"Black\"] PCP&C 1kW EPS12V[/COLOR]
[COLOR=\"Red\"]Motherboard:[/COLOR][COLOR=\"Black\"] ASUS P5NSLI[/COLOR][COLOR=\"Blue\"] (Yeah, I know!)[/COLOR]
[COLOR=\"Red\"]Processor:[/COLOR][COLOR=\"Black\"] Retail Core 2 Duo X6800[/COLOR][COLOR=\"Blue\"] Week 26/B2[/COLOR]
[COLOR=\"Red\"]RAM:[/COLOR][COLOR=\"Black\"] 2x1GB OCZ Platinum Rev.2 DDR2-800[/COLOR]
[COLOR=\"Red\"]VGA:[/COLOR][COLOR=\"Black\"] 1x eVGA 7950GX2[/COLOR]
[COLOR=\"Red\"]Sound Card:[/COLOR][COLOR=\"Black\"] SB X-Fi XM[/COLOR]
[COLOR=\"Red\"]HDD:[/COLOR][COLOR=\"Black\"] 2x Raptor 150GB in RAID 0/1x 500GB WD Caviar[/COLOR]
[COLOR=\"Red\"]Optical:[/COLOR][COLOR=\"Black\"] Plextor DVD-R DL PX-716AL[/COLOR]
[COLOR=\"Red\"]Speakers:[/COLOR][COLOR=\"Black\"] Logitech z-5500[/COLOR]
[COLOR=\"Red\"]Fans:[/COLOR][COLOR=\"Black\"] 9x YL D12SM-12[/COLOR]
[COLOR=\"Lime\"]Water-Cooling:[/COLOR][COLOR=\"Black\"] MCP355 w/AlphaCool top/PA120.3/AQX MP-05 SP LE/Silverprop Cyclone NexusSX chipset block[/COLOR]
[/SIZE]
dwarf is offline  
Old 07-07-2006, 05:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 130
Send a message via AIM to Fuxy_Muxy
Default

can u really play 2 games at a time?
__________________
play bf2142?
join Bloody Pandas!
http://com1.runboard.com/bbloodypandas
Fuxy_Muxy is offline  
Old 07-07-2006, 06:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 996
Default

Yes, you can.
Yoad is offline  
Old 07-07-2006, 06:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 221
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Fuxy_Muxy
can u really play 2 games at a time?
Why would you need to? I don't see any logical answer for playing two games on one system. That would...be impossible to control. You would need an extra GPU, mouse, keyboard, basically another system.

Oh. By the way, I'm not sure of the quality of that 20.1" monitor. Never heard of Chimei before. Maybe I'm just ignorant, but that seems like a risky proposition. :beard:

Go with a Viewsonic or BenQ 20.1" if you're going that route. I'd personally go with Viewsonic, but that's just me.
__________________
2.4 GHz Pentium 4
Harman/Kardon 2.1
256 MB RAM
Dell 1800FP
GeForce FX 5200
CD Burner and CD Reader!
Gerry_W is offline  
Old 07-07-2006, 07:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,567
Send a message via AIM to massacreinfallx
Default

thanks for the advise. im just stuck betweene going with the bigger monitor...or the two small ones.

im trying to think, i could watch tv on one and game with the other
i dont know lol.
massacreinfallx is offline  
Old 07-07-2006, 07:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
GuitarFreak1857's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,847
Default

well it depends, whats yor current video card. if you've got a nice 7 series then a widescreen because of the high resolution. if not then i'd say dual screen.
__________________
My Gaming Desktop
Abit IP35-E

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (Thermalright Ultra-120)
Mushkin 2x2GB DDR800 RAM

eVGA GeForce 8800GTS
Creative X-Fi Gamer Edition
Western Digital Caviar 250GB 7,200RPM
Western Digital Caviar 640GB 7,200RPM
OCZ 720W ModStream
Lian Li PC-7A
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
GuitarFreak1857 is offline  
Old 07-07-2006, 08:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,567
Send a message via AIM to massacreinfallx
Default

i have a 7900GT

i was thinking aabout going with 2x 19inch lcds, for a little over 300 bucks.

but i dont know if thats such a great idea, i know i would just end up selling one of them
massacreinfallx is offline  
Old 07-07-2006, 08:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
boomstick666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 743
Default

its kinda good to have 2 monitors. like if u are playing some game and other monitor has "www.gamefaqs.com" open for a guide. or playing mmorpg doing "selling, buying, trading, tracking auction, or just chat w/ buddies" while you are playng BF2, camp the **** out of enemy spawn knifing from shadow. or...u know..whatever
__________________
i5 2500K @ 4.8GHz 1.384v - AsRock P67 Extreme4 B3 BIOS 1.90
G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 PC12800 2x4GB @ 1866 9-10-9-28 1T 1.590v
EVGA GTX 570HD SC 930/1950 1.100v
Crucial M4 SSD 128GB - OCZ 700W PSU (4x18A) - Noctua NH-D14 (BM120mm x Noctua140mm)
Corsair 600T SE White - Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit SP1 - Mitsubishi DiamondPro2070sb (CRT!)

3DMark11 P7089 | 3DMark Vantage P26383
boomstick666 is offline  
Old 07-07-2006, 08:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 221
Default

What are you going to be doing? For "everyday" kind of purposes, it's utterly useless. You don't need two monitors just because you can. If you Photoshop, you can put all of your palettes on one screen, for example. What are your intended uses?
__________________

__________________
2.4 GHz Pentium 4
Harman/Kardon 2.1
256 MB RAM
Dell 1800FP
GeForce FX 5200
CD Burner and CD Reader!
Gerry_W is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.