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    Hi there I'm an online gamer and going to buy a PC as I don't like laptops, need help with building a budget build, preferably something that's already made to order, and was wanting 3 monitors that have display ports, thanks

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    budget build for a gaming pc with triple monitor setup is going to need to be fast. Decent graphics card with 3 HDMI ports, and 3 HDTVs.

    be 500 for graphics card and screens alone.

    As above. Will be quite an expensive build for 3 monitor.
    Have you tried making your own build to get an idea of price?

    i can help you with triple screens if your near the south east. But as mentioned would need to be a fast build to run them.

    Don't bother with 3 monitor setups for monitors as most games don't support it. Bezels get in the way aswell unless you want to strip them and the screens gets stretched on the edges on most fps. Best to go for a good centre 1440p monitor and 1080p for the sides if you're hell bent on it.
    Edited by: "kester76" 25th Sep 2016

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    budget I never mentioned would be around 1000 but flexible, just wanting advice on the best setups etc, was wanting 3 monitors, 1 main one for gaming, 1 for YouTube etc and another for chats, Facebook etc

    If you're not looking to use the multi-monitor set up when you're gaming, then the deciding factor is probably what sort of gaming experience you're looking for on the single monitor. Running three monitors for day to day stuff shouldn't be a problem for a decent gaming PC.

    If you're looking to play modern games at 60fps and 1440p on the highest settings, then maybe consider something like the GTX 1070 (anything higher would be a stretch on a prebuilt PC with that budget). If you're thinking 1080p, the you could maybe save some money with something like an RX 480 or GTX 1060. I think those cards all have 3 display port outputs. If by 'online gamer' you mean you just want to play stuff like DOTA, then ever dropping down to an RX 470 would probably be more than enough.

    A processor like the I5-6500 or 6600 would probably be fine. Add on at least 8gb of RAM and a decent size SSD etc.A build around a GTX 1070 could probably be done for £1000 if you built it yourself. Prebuilt ones might be a couple of hundred more.

    I'd also recommend against the 3 screens. I know they look cool but they just aren't worth it. I used to have 2 and never even used the second one! Better having one ultra wide curved screen. Either way, specifying 3 screens almost rules out 'budget' all together.

    This looks like a pretty decent build with a 1070 for around that price range.
    uk.pcpartpicker.com/gui…ild

    I'd probably spend £150-200 for a Freesync LFC central monitor for gaming (AOC G2460PF etc.) and then buy matching size & resolution screens for the two side monitors for ~£100.

    In terms of base unit £600-650 would hopefully be enough to get you an i3 processor, triple displayport RX 470, 8GB of memory and a 240GB SSD. You'd have to shop around a bit though as the prebuilt market is fairly lousy at the moment.

    If you can get an i5 or a hard drive in addition to the SSD then those are nice things to have but are optimistic on that budget.

    Hmm, I was naively assuming that the £1000 didn't include the monitors... if it does then I would definately reconsider whether you need three monitors. I assume you won't be gaming, youtubing, and facebooking at the same time...

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    guys thanks so much for the advice, getting some amazing info, I have a lenovo laptop with 16gb ram and 240ssd,

    Original Poster

    should I just have that instead of 3 monitors?

    Original Poster

    just wanted it for looks and looking like it's not the best decision, id be happy with a wide curved screen as I have a Samsung 4k 55 inch tv and it's amazing

    andrewmclachlan1

    budget I never mentioned would be around 1000 but flexible, just wanting … budget I never mentioned would be around 1000 but flexible, just wanting advice on the best setups etc, was wanting 3 monitors, 1 main one for gaming, 1 for YouTube etc and another for chats, Facebook etc


    You want to do all 3 at the same time?
    Moving between windows like that will cause lots of trouble without the game is windowed and even then not a good idea as you'll cause latency and stability issues.
    Your better off getting a dual screen setup you an use for YouTube and chatting at the same time then when you want to game use one or both screens purely for gaming then a tablet or laptop for chat which requires it's own screen.
    Edited by: "joedastudd" 26th Sep 2016

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    Im not bothered about it, just having 2 seems pretty good
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