Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Can monitor work for gaming setup? (low budget)

Last response: in Video Games
Share
July 22, 2014 10:33:01 PM

Hello,

I have been gaming on a small TV for the past two years. I want to switch to a triple monitor setup but I don't have a big budget. I currently have one of these, a Dell 17' monitor so all I need to buy is two more.
I was wondering if this could work and get a decent gaming experience. I was also wondering if I can use this to display the image on all screens. http://www.cellphoneshop.net/4vga.html?CAWELAID=5300016...
If you have anything that could help, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
July 22, 2014 10:55:48 PM

It will be better if you just buy one bigger monitor, instead of buying to more. What is your budget, even TV's can be used as monitors nowadays and they are pretty cheap.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
July 22, 2014 10:56:14 PM

I'd only get two more if they are really really cheap.

But if you can get a lot better 21' 1080P 60hz monitor, you can find those for less than $100.
m
0
l
Related resources
July 22, 2014 11:29:43 PM

cabudinen said:
It will be better if you just buy one bigger monitor, instead of buying to more. What is your budget, even TV's can be used as monitors nowadays and they are pretty cheap.


Well I was borrowing the TV while a relative of mine was doing some traveling. I just recently talked to my friend (about 15 minutes ago) and he has a couple of these in his garage. I was wondering if I can use them or scrape some money together and buy a monitor.
m
0
l
July 22, 2014 11:31:28 PM

TechyInAZ said:
I'd only get two more if they are really really cheap.

But if you can get a lot better 21' 1080P 60hz monitor, you can find those for less than $100.


I'm actually getting them for free. I was just wondering if the quality would be very noticeable. All I am buying are some spliters and VGA wires.
m
0
l
July 22, 2014 11:34:40 PM

cabudinen said:
It will be better if you just buy one bigger monitor, instead of buying to more. What is your budget, even TV's can be used as monitors nowadays and they are pretty cheap.


If not my budget is around 100-300$.
m
0
l
July 22, 2014 11:36:17 PM

cabudinen said:
It will be better if you just buy one bigger monitor, instead of buying to more. What is your budget, even TV's can be used as monitors nowadays and they are pretty cheap.


Well I actually just learned I can get them for free... If there is a big difference between quality I would scrape some money together to buy a monitor. Another reason I want to get triple screen is because I usually play plane simulators and I like the immersive feeling. Triple screens are quite expensive and out of my budget at the moment.
m
0
l
July 23, 2014 12:41:03 AM

pinkphobia said:
cabudinen said:
It will be better if you just buy one bigger monitor, instead of buying to more. What is your budget, even TV's can be used as monitors nowadays and they are pretty cheap.


Well I actually just learned I can get them for free... If there is a big difference between quality I would scrape some money together to buy a monitor. Another reason I want to get triple screen is because I usually play plane simulators and I like the immersive feeling. Triple screens are quite expensive and out of my budget at the moment.


Well, I don't think those monitors are 1080p, check what resolution they are, if they are 720p i'll be fine, if they are lower you will lose image quality.
m
0
l
July 23, 2014 12:55:01 AM

cabudinen said:
pinkphobia said:
cabudinen said:
It will be better if you just buy one bigger monitor, instead of buying to more. What is your budget, even TV's can be used as monitors nowadays and they are pretty cheap.


Well I actually just learned I can get them for free... If there is a big difference between quality I would scrape some money together to buy a monitor. Another reason I want to get triple screen is because I usually play plane simulators and I like the immersive feeling. Triple screens are quite expensive and out of my budget at the moment.


Well, I don't think those monitors are 1080p, check what resolution they are, if they are 720p i'll be fine, if they are lower you will lose image quality.


Yes they are 720p. I was thinking that because these screens are small, there won't be a big difference between VGA and HDMI.
m
0
l

Best solution

July 23, 2014 4:25:43 AM

Technically speaking, a multimonitor setup would work like that, but you won't be able to extend monitors. A splitter will simply broadcast the same signal over multiple displays. That means the same thing you have over 1 monitor will be shown on every other.

There was a tutorial on Tom's Hw somewhere which explained how to correctly set up multiple monitors. Also, VGA is an analog signal, while anything else uses digital signals, so it'll show a better quality...
Your best option is finding a nice 1080p 22" panel IMO.
Share
!