r/pcmasterrace Jan 10 '23

F*ck zodicas signs. How do you use dual screen setups? Meme/Macro

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u/Casperios Ascending Peasant Jan 10 '23 Ally Wearing is Caring

1, so that it looks like i might buy a third

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u/bakedongrease Jan 10 '23

This has been me for 3 years

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u/bluecubedly Jan 10 '23

And then by the time you do decide to buy, the monitor that matches your other two is no longer sold, so you decide to wait until one or both or your existing monitors dies before buying 3 matching ones, but your stupid monitors refuse to die.

Sorry, was that oddly specific?

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u/commanderjarak PC Master Race Jan 10 '23

You guys have matching monitors?

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u/_fatherfucker69 shitty pc Jan 10 '23

I have two 60hz 1080p monitors , if I upgrade I will only upgrade my main monitor

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u/Da-backrooms-boi Jan 10 '23

You guys have 2 monitors?

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u/Ecstatic_Youth Jan 10 '23 Giggle

Ya for real. Get a load of Jimmy Two Monitors over here. So rich he has two monitors. Oh!

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u/techieguyjames Jan 10 '23

Work got them for me, for work's machine, so I can work from it. Honestly, it could use a third monitor.

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u/AverageComet250 Jan 10 '23

Name checks out

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u/skrrrtchad Jan 10 '23

You guys have monitors?

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u/bluecubedly Jan 10 '23

Do you guys not have phones?

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u/JamAmanOfFortune1994 Jan 10 '23

Is this an out of season April Fools joke?

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u/skrrrtchad Jan 10 '23

You mean postcards? I use those daily yeah

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u/M4D_MAXX_ Jan 10 '23

Well.... some Blizzcon Viewer here 🤣

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u/MonosKira_L Jan 10 '23

You guys have a pc?

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u/TTechnology R5 5600X / 3060 Ti / 4x8GB 3600MHz CL16 Jan 10 '23

If you can't afford two monitors, please never try. It's a one way path, you can never look back.

In the other hand 3 monitors are kinda useless for 99.9% of consumers

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u/Tinylamp i7-12700k + 3090 Ti + 64G 4200Mhz Jan 10 '23 edited Jan 10 '23

I have a 2k 165 hz monitor, a 2k 60hz, and a 1080p 60hz, kill me. They're all 27" at least.

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u/_fatherfucker69 shitty pc Jan 10 '23

1 for gaming 1 for videos 1 for everything else?

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u/Tinylamp i7-12700k + 3090 Ti + 64G 4200Mhz Jan 10 '23

Pretty much, the third ones acts as an auxiliary information screen depending on what I'm doing on the other two.

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u/sad_asian_noodle PC Master Race Jan 10 '23

You like ... chaos?

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u/darkest_irish_lass Jan 10 '23

Yeah, mine look nothing alike, in size or brand.

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u/zombienekers Intel i7- 11700kf | Nvidia RTX 3060 12GB OC | 16 GB DDR4 4800Mhz Jan 10 '23

2x 1920x1080 for gameplay and video and one shitty 1600x900 for reddit browsing/ discord gang

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u/GoldenFalcon i5 4690K, HD 7700, 8GB Jan 10 '23

Mine is hobbled together with all three being a different monitor. Don't let your dreams stay dreams!

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u/quackers987 Specs/Imgur here Jan 10 '23

Same here, my OCD is ruled by my wallet

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u/UKDarkJedi Jan 10 '23

OCD - Old, Cheap Displays

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u/father-bobolious Jan 10 '23

I don't match I just put my old one next to my new one

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u/sad_asian_noodle PC Master Race Jan 10 '23

I was thinking that if my old monitor died, I would get an ultrawide.

But it refuses to do as such, because Asus built it to last.

So I got it a brother, not twin, just brother. Better looking, higher tech brother.

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u/balancedas i7-10700f | GTX 1050 Ti | 16gb ddr4 Jan 10 '23

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u/GotDoxxedAgain Jan 10 '23

14 years and running

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u/[deleted] Jan 10 '23

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u/Keelback Jan 10 '23

Agreed. I was surprised how much it helps productivity.

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u/fishbarrel_2016 Jan 10 '23

Getting 2 screens was amazing - I wondered why I hadn’t done it years before.

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u/jumper775 | 7900x | 6800 xt | 32 gb ddr5 6000 Jan 10 '23

3 is worth the money

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u/LoanShark5 Jan 10 '23

Async python? Is that you?

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u/TheSpaceRonin Jan 10 '23

1 so when I game I'm not constantly looking slightly to the left or right.

The second monitor is just for auxiliary extra stuff anyways.

And because I'm totally going to get a 3rd... Some day... I swear... Eventually...

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u/AnnieTheThird Jan 10 '23

The 3rd, of course, is going to the right of number 2, for the extra auxiliary extra stuff

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u/IamHim_Se7en Jan 10 '23

I have a 3rd. 1x34" 2K and 2x27" 2K. I've had this setup for a couple years now. I have yet to fully utilize all 3.

I put a firestick on one of the outside monitors so I can watch sports while working on the computer. Mind you, I have a 49" TV in the room as well. (I really like my sports).

So I recently ordered a mount that will allow me to stack my monitors one on top of the other. And the 3rd will still be off to the side, used as an additional TV.

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u/Zohekski Jan 10 '23

This guy thinks

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u/Kafshak Jan 10 '23

With laptop on the other side.

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u/edric_the_navigator Linux Jan 10 '23

That’s my current setup!

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u/Tim-19 i5-10400F | RTX 3060 12gb | 16gb 3200mhz | 500gb SSD Jan 10 '23

One of them should be sideways then

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u/h3ron PC Master Race Jan 10 '23

I bought a third identical one, but then I gave it back. Moving from 1 monitor to 2 is great but then you hit a point of diminishing returns.

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u/Shadowex3 Jan 10 '23

Unless you're a sysadmin or developer.

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u/dmehaffy Jan 10 '23

Can confirm this one, I have 6 on my work setup.

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u/Angellas Xeon E2286M, 128GB RAM, RTX 5000, 1TB SSD (Network Admin) Jan 10 '23

Lmao…same! Like a freaking NASA launch control station. All of them running my super powerful terminal screens! Glad I have a good workstation to handle it!

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u/MazeMouse Ryzen7 5800H, 32GB 3200Mhz DDR4, RTX3070 Jan 10 '23

Yup, 4 screens at work. And I still often run out of screen real-estate to keep everything up without having to switch windows.

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u/Prawn1908 Jan 10 '23

I'm an engineer at a small company so I do both mechanical design and software development. I have a beautiful array of 6 monitors and I use them all lol.

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u/mooimafish33 Jan 10 '23

I'm a sysengineer, I could go grab another 5 monitors out of the storage room right now if I wanted, I will still never want more than 2. Too much clutter

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u/Shadowex3 Jan 10 '23

It depends on what exactly you're doing. If all I had to do was analysis and development two decent sized screens would probably be just fine, but I also have to constantly monitor several different alert and communications systems and that takes up real estate.

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u/Cow_God X570-P | Strix 2060 | Ryzen 5 3600x | 2x16GB | LG 27GN800-B x3 Jan 10 '23

I feel the opposite. I went from 2 to 3 and now I want a fourth.

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u/SirNishin R7 5800X | RTX 3060Ti | 32GB DDR4@3200 Jan 10 '23

Same here. Feels like the more monitors you have, the more monitors you want.

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u/Emergency_Pie4083 Jan 10 '23

First one.

Got a 35" ultrawide main and a 24" on the left side tilted

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u/IanIwinski RTX 3070 | i7-9700k | 16GB DDR4 3200 Jan 10 '23

Have you ever thought about top mounting the 24” one?

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u/Overclocked11 8600k, 3080, 970EVO+ 1TB, 570X, Acer X34 Jan 10 '23

This has been my setup ever since I got an ultrawide. 34" uw bottom and a 29" uw up top. Love this way better than horizontal

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u/nitronik_exe PC Master Race Jan 10 '23

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u/volvoaddict Desktop Jan 10 '23

Do you not get neck ache looking up that far?

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u/53bvo Ryzen 3600 | Radeon 6800 Jan 10 '23

With this wisdom you can join us at /r/tvtoohigh

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u/theycallmeponcho Ryzen7 5800X | 32Gb | 3060Ti Jan 10 '23

Around Thanksgiving that sub is prime time.

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u/volvoaddict Desktop Jan 10 '23

Haha, ye have little faith. I'm already there, that's partly where I got that mentality from

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u/JewelCove Jan 10 '23

I've tried both. I definitely prefer on the side than stacked. I think most people who stack just do it because of space limititations

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u/captainstormy PC Master Race Jan 10 '23

The stack works great for me, but I'm 6'10" so that probably helps. I actually use 4. 2 stacked in the center and then 1 vertical on each side.

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u/JewelCove Jan 10 '23 edited Jan 10 '23

6' 10"? Golly haha. You have a foot on me so our experiences are probably different.

Out of curiosity, how low to the desk is your bottom primary monitor? I run a 38 ultrawide and a 22 inch in portrait on each side, so it sounds kind of similar to mine.

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u/xiotaki Jan 10 '23

omg, I've found my people!

I'll never understand why some poor souls insist on placing tv's so damn high. It's like they see it in a pub, or a local coffee shop and they instinctively think this is the way.

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u/midgetforce2k Jan 10 '23

I have a similar setup and rarely look at the top one. If I'm working it's reserved for windows mostly related to file management or scripts running so I can watch the progress. If gaming it's usually just having a video play as background noise

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u/dirtynj Jan 10 '23

Same. 2x vertical monitors save so much space and allow you to put the secondary processes you do on the computer up there. I don't use my 2nd monitor to game, but for other related work tasks I only need to glance at. Or put on a background video.

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u/nitronik_exe PC Master Race Jan 10 '23

I'm mainly looking at the bottom one, the upper one is for like discord or spotify and stuff

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u/Your1stparkingticket Jan 10 '23

Like sitting front row at the damn movie theatre lol...

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u/Kevo05s i7 10700 - RX6700XT - 64GB RAM Jan 10 '23

Portrait to the side is great for many things!

Discord reads great, documents are properly displayed, monitoring looks better

https://imgur.com/a/qUENEqg

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u/Sarcophilus Jan 10 '23

I simply got both. Oldest 22" on top of 34" ultrawide and older 27" 1440p landscape to the right.

Too Monitor is the YouTube/ Twitch screen. Right one is Discord and PoE live trade searches.

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u/vidoardes 3700X | RTX 2070S | 32GB Jan 10 '23

24" portrait to the side for the win.

I guess it depends what you do with your PC, but for programming I find it's much better.

https://imgur.com/a/vI8iRAU

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u/CluelessMedStudent Ryzen 5800x RTX 3080Ti 32 GB 3200mhz Jan 10 '23

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u/_TheLoneDeveloper_ PC Master Race Jan 10 '23

I'm too actually replaying rdr2, you could mount the second monitor upside down and reverse the screen so you have even smaller bezels.

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u/Johnnyoneshot Jan 10 '23

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u/Kevo05s i7 10700 - RX6700XT - 64GB RAM Jan 10 '23

Yep

https://imgur.com/a/qUENEqg

This is as good as it gets

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u/BookieBoo Jan 10 '23

What's the size of the vertical one?,

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u/Kevo05s i7 10700 - RX6700XT - 64GB RAM Jan 10 '23

24 inch 16:9 1080p screen

The main is a 34 inch curved 1440p

(The angle of the photo makes it look disproportionate)

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u/throwaway85256e Jan 10 '23

This is the one. Can never go back. Actually, I need another vertical screen on my right, lmao.

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u/Serito Jan 10 '23

This (for me) is rough on the neck if you actively use your 2nd monitor, wouldn't recommend.

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u/unbalanced_checkbook PC Master Race Jan 10 '23

Just made my own comment saying the same thing before I saw yours. I will get an excruciatingly painful knot in my neck or between my shoulder blades if I use the top monitor too much. I really need to move it.

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u/unbalanced_checkbook PC Master Race Jan 10 '23

This is what I do, but if I look at the top screen too long I'll get a wicked knot in my neck that won't go away for a week. I really need to move it.

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u/imperial_scum Jan 10 '23

This setup, except my 2nd is a vertical long boy for work

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u/TheDankerFab Ryzen 7 5800X3D | 32gb 3200mhz | RTX 3070 Jan 10 '23

1 with my 2nd monitor on my left.

how the fuck would 2 be comfortable at all when you had to look to either side to see the content of a monitor. it would (in my mind) only make sense if you have a cornered desk and can just rotate - but then you are using the first config anyways...

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u/danteheehaw i5 6600K | GTX 1080 |16 gb Jan 10 '23 Spit-take

That's how I setup the computers at work. My main one right in front of me, then the one with my work stuff to the left. That way I can keep an eye on my work while I reddit.

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u/DoktorMerlin Jan 10 '23

For me its the other way around, because my main monitor is more visible for my colleagues :D

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u/blekkja Jan 10 '23

At work we run off laptops, and most my colleagues don’t tend to take advantage of the laptop screen. I find it great. All the various work programmes - databases, outlook, zoom, tickets etc - open on the main two monitors (which are set up midway between the two positions in the op) with the laptop directly below. That’s the one I’ve got the web browser open on.

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u/MazeMouse Ryzen7 5800H, 32GB 3200Mhz DDR4, RTX3070 Jan 10 '23

I have 4 screens at work.
Laptop screen on a stand at the far left. Has our internal KB open.
Leftcenter has main browser with sharepoint, ticketing system, adminportal, and Splunk. Rightcenter has the steppingstone VMs and my "reddit & googlingsolutions browser". Far right is monitor in portrait which has my email and teams open.

There isn't physically any room for 5 monitors otherwise I'd have a 5th monitor to "split out" the leftcenter monitor a bit more so I would have to tabswitch less. Probably make a dedicated Splunk monitor because serious logsearching/troubleshooting can quickly balloon into a LOT of tabs.

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u/Lost_Roku_Remote Jan 10 '23

Idk if y’all watch the office, but this is giving me “mega desk” vibes 😂

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u/CrazedAlchemist i7 13700K | RTX 3080 | DDR5 32GB 6000Mhz Jan 10 '23

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u/Imkindaalrightiguess i7 6700k 4.6ghz | Gtx1080 2.1 ghz | 32gb ddr4 | Jan 10 '23

This alpha chad consuming media at 200% speed.

Obviously you plebs don't understand his monitor setup and his ten-thousand IQ lifestyle

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u/shixxor Jan 10 '23 edited Jan 10 '23

A friend of mine sent me this photo of her setup and I couldn't believe my eyes. That photo is what made me make this meme and I'm also genuinely curious about how people even exist that way.

EDIT: she replied in this thread! apparently she's going to fix her setup and will provide proof!

EDIT2: guys, we did it! She fixed her setup!

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u/Infernoblaze477 Jan 10 '23

I do this but I sit more on the right side of my desk and then rotate my left monitor to face me more

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u/shixxor Jan 10 '23

The only reason I'm still talking to her.

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u/dwehlen Jan 10 '23

I use 1. at home, but 2. at work. I need two screens in focus for what I do. It's not optimal but its effective, and I hot-swap my desk, so I'm always repositioning them when I get there. Used to have a third centered above, but budgets, yunnerstan. . .

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u/ArctixCharlie Jan 10 '23

alright, I'll fix my display setup this evening, then you can go on and post an updated version of my setup , deal?

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u/Nine_Eye_Ron Bacon sandwich @ 1.1Mhz, Sir this is a Wendy’s Jan 10 '23

That’s how mine are set up but I am not staring at the bezels, I’m looking at the middle of the left screen. It’s really comfortable to be at a slight angle.

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u/Silhout Jan 10 '23

You can see the keyboard is tilted towards the left screen, I bet they are mainly using that one. That's what I do at work, slightly tilted keyboard towards my main screen for an option number 1 setup.

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u/Funk_n_Friends Jan 10 '23

Looking at this post thinking who the fuck buys 2 screens just to stare at the gap between them, dreaming of a curved monitor lmao.

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u/SeaOfCum R73700x@4.3ghz/3070/16gb3200/750w Jan 10 '23

This is the way

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u/Rexermus Ryzen 7 5800X | MSI GTX 1080 Ti Jan 10 '23

same 2nd monitor is always for whatever content i'm watching and on the left while main monitor is mindless scrolling or playing games

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u/IndustryDry4607 Jan 10 '23

I am using the same config as you. But in the past I used config 1 and after too long in front of the PC I always got neck strain until I realized that it’s a really stupid Idea to have my main monitor off center.

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u/upvotesthenrages Jan 10 '23

2 results in far less head movement, but also in your head being at a slight angle all the time.

I have tried both and I prefer 2 for work, 1 for personal. 2 makes it a lot easier to actually use both screens, whereas 1 is kind of a main screen and then your 2nd monitor that you barely use anyway.

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u/VillainofAgrabah Jan 10 '23

First because the small line in between will make me lose my mind

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u/JaySayMayday Jan 10 '23

I don't think I've been any comments saying 2 yet. You'd always be looking left or right to avoid the gap

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u/The_Istrix Jan 10 '23

3 screen FTW

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u/Shiny_Duck Jan 10 '23 Gold Take My Energy Faith In Humanity Restored Snek Table Slap I'll Drink to That

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u/A_Brave_Wanderer Jan 10 '23

Calm down Satan.

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u/9000cp Jan 10 '23

His head looks more like Saturn.

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u/Hezeri Jan 10 '23

And the rings of Saturn are at escape velocity

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u/fambestera PC Master Race | Ryzen 9 5900X RTX 3080 32GB Jan 10 '23

That's some illegal shit right there.

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u/InorganicChemisgood Jan 10 '23 edited Jan 10 '23

https://preview.redd.it/6wtxq88kr8ba1.png?width=670&format=png&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=8d4ffbfd337de5c9fea1d00191af903c1209a7f2

with the one in the middle bottom is my laptop, above is an old laptop screen with an inexpensive driver board, and on the left a 22" I think monitor I got from someone who was going to e-waste it.

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u/Whitericeallday Jan 10 '23

this made me laugh

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u/ByZocker W11 R5 3600, Rx580 8GB, 16GB 3200MT +TrueNAS Scale i5 7400, 16GB Jan 10 '23

No.

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u/Kinda_Zeplike Jan 10 '23

What is thy bidding, my master?

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u/lorenzoelmagnifico Jan 10 '23

2 24"s and 1 27" for me. Got 'em all for free from my last job.

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u/dpash Jan 10 '23

25", 27" and 2x22" here. The 22"s were free.

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u/I_have_5_PS5s Jan 10 '23

2 horizontal 1 vertical gang checking in

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u/KanyeT Jan 10 '23

I have one big horizontal in the middle, and two smaller vertical monitors on either side, it's pretty handy.

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u/S0REN_C Refresh rate coomer Jan 10 '23 edited Jan 10 '23

I think 2 is really weird, at least for gaming

Edit: I mean option 2 if that wasn't clear, not 2 monitors at all.

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u/KyleRizzenhouse_ 3080 12 GB | 12700k | 4K OLED Jan 10 '23

It’s decent for productivity when you have to switch between monitors a lot. For gaming it sucksss as you basically have to play angled the whole time and strain your neck.

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u/disasadi Jan 10 '23

Unless you turn a bit to face the main monitor, i.e., you turn the whole seat

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u/nosferatWitcher Jan 10 '23

Then it's just 1 except that you're at an angle to the desk

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u/redheness Jan 10 '23

This is what I have at home, and I consider as the 1st setup because everything is aligned to one of the two screens (chair, keyboard, mouse and mouse pad).

I have done this because my desk lack a bit of depth, so angling it a bit was a very good solution to compensate this little lack. I even noticed after setting up like this that my right arm have now more length on the desk so it's very confortable with the mouse.

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u/KyleRizzenhouse_ 3080 12 GB | 12700k | 4K OLED Jan 10 '23

I had that same setup for 3 years and I hated angling because one of my arms would more awkwardly hang off the desk a bit. If you use one screen a lot more than the other, like say a gaming monitor paired with a discord/reddit monitor, option #1 is the ergonomically best choice.

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u/Gaming4Fun2001 i9 9900k | RTX2060 Jan 10 '23

Agreed, 1 for Gaming, 2 for Working (at least for me (Programmer))

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u/DoctorWaluigiTime Jan 10 '23

I wouldn't even use it for work. Your main vision point is losing real estate by having it be the plastic surrounding two monitors. Admittedly though, I'm used to triple at this point. But when I had double I did the same.

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u/miarsk with AV Jan 10 '23

As a fellow programmer I strongly advise against this setup. I had it like that for a few months and I still have neck pain after years. It took me too long to identify the cause.

I recommend book 'healthy programmer', but tldr: most common health issues for us are neck pain, back pain, wrist issues e. g. carpal tunnel syndrome, and problems with eyes. Take care if all these even when young, your future 40+ year old self will thank you.

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u/Baalor99 Jan 10 '23

For work absolutely essential, if you have to switch between screens alot.

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u/Michael_K85 Jan 10 '23

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u/tehbored Jan 10 '23

I guess I'm chaotic neutral lol

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u/[deleted] Jan 10 '23 edited Jan 20 '23

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u/AbsolutZer0_v2 PC Master Race Jan 10 '23

Lawful evil for me

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u/Ttokk Jan 10 '23

Makes a huge improvement to certain people's office desks as well. Especially if they're short on desk surface area.

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u/jdi_mstr_obi-1 Jan 10 '23

lawful neutral gang wya

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u/smoldragons Jan 10 '23

Chaotic good here.

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u/BadNadeYeeter Laptop Jan 10 '23
  1. because my 2nd monitor is an old, small Cube almost as old as me.

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u/FlewFlare Jan 10 '23

There's always one of you in the friend group I swear

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u/ChickenPijja Jan 10 '23

Hey a second monitor is a second monitor, doesn’t matter if it’s a 15 inch, 4:3, 25hz screen that you got in 2005, it allows you to have discord/YouTube/Spotify open while gaming on the primary.

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u/Player8 Jan 10 '23

Some of those old crts actually had wild refresh rates.

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u/Kalvorax Jan 10 '23

IF i ever did dual screens...it was 1. though it was reversed 1.

before i had to move for work, I had a triple monitor setup...that was fun for a few games.

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u/clodzor Jan 10 '23

I have triple and they are fantastic for some games and a lot of tasks. NV surround is garbage, and switching it on and off for games that dont have support for triples is super obnoxious. If only you could set up two configurations and just toggle a switch, But no apparently that's too hard.

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u/DogePerformance 5800x.3070ti.1440p UW Jan 10 '23

First one. Ultrawide centered to my chair, the second monitor is offset to the left rotated vertically.

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u/ArgonTheEvil Ryzen 5800X3D | RTX 3070 Jan 10 '23

Thought I was weird for doing this too, but it was the only way I could fit both on my crowded desk.

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u/Piratey_Pirate Jan 10 '23

I have an ultrawide with my standard 1080 above it. It's much cleaner looking than side by side, I think. Top monitor is for Spotify, shows, directions I'm following etc and the bottom is general use. I love it

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u/workoftruck Jan 10 '23

Same except my vertical monitor is on my right. I need it that way mainly for work. Typically I have code/scripts open on that monitor or any white papers.

When I game it's great to stack discord, Spotify, and yt vids on it.

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u/No-Alfalfa7691 Jan 10 '23

Over under for me.

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u/Quzga 7950X@5.5GHz | 3090 | 64GB Ram@6000MHz Jan 10 '23

Same, under on desk and over mounted on wall.

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u/mikefrombarto Jan 10 '23

I misread this at first and thought “Why would he mount it under the desk?”

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u/Quzga 7950X@5.5GHz | 3090 | 64GB Ram@6000MHz Jan 10 '23 Wholesome

Hahh one extra for my cat

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u/PuppyPunch Jan 10 '23

:O why is this so far down?! One really nice screen for gaming and a slightly bigger screen up and back for discord/yt

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u/ssolutionss Jan 10 '23

Same. I use two 34” 144hz monitors on arms vertically. So much better than sideways.

It becomes a rectangle instead of a long ass plank. I had two horizontally before and a 49” as well but I see the other monitor so much better when it’s above. Also less neck movement because I only have to move the eyes.

Shame on OP for not including vertical.

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u/Arctica23 Jan 10 '23

Finally, someone else with some sense

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u/zblock_17 5600x | 6900 XT | 32GB 3600mhz DDR4 Jan 10 '23

Makes sense for me, as I don’t have the horizontal space for side-by-side. The second monitor is mainly for watching streams, anyways

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u/naomar22 3600x/3080 Jan 10 '23

This and vertical to the side

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u/LiamtheV AMD7700X|32GB_DDR5_6000|3080FTW3|ArchBTW Jan 10 '23

Simple, I add a third screen.

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u/KillerJumbo Jan 10 '23

15" laptop screen butted up to a 27" 4k monitor.

It took some therapy and some breathing exercises, but the lack of symmetry has become like a warm blanket.

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u/notxapple 5600x | RTX 3070 | 16gb ddr4 Jan 10 '23

I have a old 45 inch tv mounted to a wall 90° to my 27 inch monitor so take that symmetry

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u/jimmy8x 5800X3D + TUF 4090 + Reverb G2 PCVR Jan 10 '23

option 2 is psychotic

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u/dieplanes789 PC Master Race Jan 10 '23

Depends on if it's for work or really how it's used. If it's for a gaming setup then anyone with number 2 is a monster. Although I use number 2 at work because neither display is truly the primary. I'm constantly switching back and forth between them with both having programs I am actively using open.

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u/iJeax Jan 10 '23

I use the 2nd setup and I’ve been gaming on PC for over 22 years.. I couldn’t imagine using 1 😂 I’m weird I guess.

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u/TemetNosce85 Jan 10 '23

Yup. 2nd one is my current work setup while the 1st one is the one I use at home.

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u/Average_Scaper Jan 10 '23

2 is all I've used for 7 years now. Almost nothing but gaming on it since I end up having games running on both screens most of the time.

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u/Sir_Bohne 5900x | TUF 3080 OC | 32gb 3600mhz | B550 Carbon Jan 10 '23

Main in front, second on top

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u/MaymayLerd Jan 10 '23

With the size of my ultrawide, and the size of my room, it would require quite some tinkering for standard 1. to look good.

Main in front, second on top is the way to go, especially qhen both monitors are curved.

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u/No_Being4510 Jan 10 '23

2 at work because I don't need a swiveling chair I just need to move my eyes what kind of monitor do you have that you have to physically rotate your body to see it damn

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u/DynamicMangos Jan 10 '23

I have 2 27" monitors. If i wanted to see both at a time i would have to move wayyy back from my desk

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u/CAPTINYEET34 Jan 10 '23

User centered cause my desk isn't big enough

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u/RobotThatGoesOof Jan 10 '23

Everyone in this thread is calling 2 psychotic but I can't fathom that apparently everyone has a massive desk? Or tiny monitors?

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u/TheFeelsGoodMan Desktop Jan 10 '23

My desk is small, between two walls, and has bookshelves on top. 2 is the only way it works.

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u/uhhhhuhuhhuh Jan 10 '23

Number 2. No one’s head is that close to the monitors though. With a realistic distance, I only have to turn my head about 10 degrees in either direction so I never get any neck strain

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u/Deep90 Ryzen 5900x + 3080 Strix Jan 10 '23

Yeah the head is way too close.

If you move your head back to a realistic distance, number 2 actually needs less movement than number 1.

Since number 1 is so flat, you have to cover more distance to see all of it.

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u/Athletic_Diabetic Jan 10 '23
  1. but monitor to left

Way more natural as your right arm (assuming you're a righty) is already extended.

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u/7sinsofhell Jan 10 '23

A single screen.

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u/drtekrox 12900K+RX6800 | 3900X+RX460 | KDE Jan 10 '23

single monitor gang.

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u/Petarthefish Jan 10 '23

Second

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u/rippleVanShipple Jan 10 '23

Yup, me too. I like symmetry and can't handle #1

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u/dieplanes789 PC Master Race Jan 10 '23

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u/Eaf2 Jan 10 '23

Not at all, you actually have slabs to protect the tower from the rug, nice

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u/dieplanes789 PC Master Race Jan 10 '23

Makes it easy to slide around and allows the PSU to breathe! Also easy PSU dust cover access.

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u/Sassman404 Jan 10 '23

1 At Home where the second Monitor is basically only for Spotify Discord etc.

2 At work where Im constantly switching between main Monitor for CAD and second for Data Management

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u/Therickster2 Jan 10 '23

Exactly this.

1 is I have two monitors but don't need two at the same time. Gaming, photo editing, media consumption.

2 is I need two monitors equally. This is for document/report creation. I do this for drawing revision. One side will be my drawing or simulation and the other side will probably be a reference document and spec document splitting the screen.

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u/MostRefinedCrab Jan 10 '23

One ultrawide and one standard monitor, that way I don't have to look at the seam between two monitors, and I don't have to have one monitor off to the side.

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u/Daxank i9-12900k/KFA2 RTX 4090/32GB 6200Mhz/011D XL Jan 10 '23

1, because it's 55" and the others are 27"

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u/Dalloby Jan 10 '23

Me with curved monitors and ADHD laughing in my happy #2 chaos

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u/bargu Jan 10 '23

What are those? Monitors for ants?

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u/FaceTheTruthBiatch Jan 10 '23

You have really good vision.

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u/socokid RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 | 4k G-Sync 144Hz | 7700K@4.9 | 32GB@3200 Jan 10 '23

Your neck hates you.

(near field displays... you should be looking slightly DOWN at them)

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u/tylerbee Jan 11 '23
  1. Gamers 2. Office workers