Makes XBox look like Pong.

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retroc64
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If Bill doesn't have this, I bet he will in a few months ;-)

http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/world-most-realistic-racing-simul...

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I was thinking 2, but I am

I was thinking 2, but I am doing it purely for gaming, I have 2560X1440 27" for work at home, I have a pair of 24" at work, but I tend to use the second one for email and nothing else, and my main one has 3 windows going.. I just 'seem" to like a singel monitor that can have 3 windows open.. I know 2 is more effeicent, but I think i just cant seem to break my habit of working on one.. but for gaming 2 is an issue, the middle of screen (aiming, steering, wahtever) is a bezel match, that is why it has to be 3. I do think 2 for work is perfect (for those who like that).. but gaming, its got to be 3... After talking more about it here yesterday I Hit up walmart and Bestbuy to get some hard numbers.. it appears (already have the crossfrie setup) it will cost me about $1400 to do 47".. but Im looking at connection issues now (as was part of the issue with monitors) most TV's dont come with DVI, and pretty much all crossfire does is DVI.. so now its adaptors and such (if there even are such animals? I have no idea) more research adn mulling if I will actually do it.

Bill Loguidice
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I'd be fine with 3 23" LCD's

I'd be fine with 3 23" LCD's that are designed to work together, like this, but not at the price it goes for: http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/monitors/LS23MUQHB/ZA

Right now I have two 27" LCD's tightly side-by-side that I'm very happy with, but I think 3 lighter monitors designed to work together like those Samsungs would really hit the sweet spot. Too bad the trend now is to get away from workstation-like systems, so I doubt the prices will drop much...

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clok1966
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I was pricing larege LCD's

I was pricing larege LCD's the other day at BestBuy and have really been thinking about this. Not just for racing but GAMEING, with ATI's crossfire and the bezel adjust software (warps screens a bit so the bezels dont make lines mismatch). the big stalling prob for me before was monitors, a good crossfire setup ($800-$1000) and 3 monitors 24" ($400 each) was stalling me.. Crossfire is now (being able to drive 3 monitors at 1920X1080 took some horsepower a couple years ago) priced in an area i can deal with.. 3 years ago it was Iffy on good gameplay (30FPS min) for $2000+

And with 47" screens comming in around $5-600.. Nowdays I could do it for $2000.. but with MUCH bigger monitors and much better Framerates. then 3 years ago when i was looking at PC monitors. My other problem was space.. this is solved too.
I am and have been mulling it for the last 2 months with the new house. I really nice recliner, some woodworking, 3 monitors (tv's). I saw Walmart had a 42" for $320 the other day! yes it cheap.. but from my viewing of cheap and high end, for gaming it should work. And the real upside is there are some Video Distro amps that work pretty well for console gaming too.

Now dont get me wrong that system is RACING and impressive.. but even 3 42" hooked up with your face -3-4 feet fromt hem would be Dang impressive and with hardware prices nowdays you could do it for $1200 about.. so tempting..

retroc64
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So true
Bill Loguidice wrote:

Awesome and hardcore. Too bad for that kind of money though they couldn't eliminate most of the bezel dividers between the screens!

So true.

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Awesome and hardcore. Too bad

Awesome and hardcore. Too bad for that kind of money though they couldn't eliminate most of the bezel dividers between the screens!

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