Wall-Sized 3D Displays: The Ultimate Gaming Room

PC

Obviously, we're going to need a speedy Windows-based PC to drive this wall-sized gaming monster. A decent processor and good amount of RAM are necessary, and DVD playing software is a good idea as well, in case you want to watch some movies on the big screen.

Seeing as how you're reading Tom's Hardware, you probably already have a PC, so we're not including it in the under-$1,500 cost we've projected. For argument's sake, if you wanted a PC exclusively for your projector setup, you'd probably be able to get something appropriate for $500, minus the video card. You wouldn't need a monitor for it, as that's the projector's job.

Audio System

You could certainly use headphones for virtual gaming, which keeps the costs down. Alternatively, a 5.1 PC sound system is really nice to have in the ultimate gaming room - with an actual audio system, you can share a big-screen movie experience with guests, should you feel so inclined. We used the Logitech Z-5450 in our ultimate gaming room: it's a THX certified 5.1 audio system with digital inputs and great sound.

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  • Anonymous
    but does it play crysis?
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  • myrsati
    I bought the Acer P1303W its awsome for the price. You do have to go through a computer to get the 3D to work. I have a AMD FX 6 core proccesor and ATI 6770HD card that supports 3D. I then bought a Blu Ray 3d Internal Burner from LG for 77 bucks which is really nice. I got the Expand x102 Active glasses they are price well and look great. I thought i was screwed when the 3d didnt work when i put a blu ray 3d movie in and played it thru my Projector. My resolution was correct and at 120hz. I found out after messing around for about an hour that the software that came with my Blue Ray 3d player didnt work with my projector which is POWER DVD 9. I found a program called TotalMedia Theatre 5! As soon as i installed it and played the blu ray 3d movie and turned the glasses on everything worked!!! I had to adjust a few settings but nothing major. Dont forget not all projectors have to go thru a computer to work but you will prob pay more for them.
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