For movie enthusiast, it is very interesting and challenge to watch your favorite movies with 3D effect. You can watch 3D movies with a 3D television. However, it will cost you a lot of money, even if you have bought one, you are still limited to the 3D resource it provides. Due to the above mentioned reason, computer sometimes can be the easiest and convenient way to watch 3D movies. You can not only save a lot of money but also get access to a lot of online 3D resource.
To watch 3D movies on computer, there are some hardware requirements you should take into consideration. You need to buy a specific 3D glasses, a 3D graphic card and a new computer that has 3D monitor.
To view 3D movies on your computer with no problem, you will need to let you computer to render twice in everything, and this process is every essential. And to make your computer support 3D movies, it should at least achieve the following configuration:
Microsoft® Windows® Vista 32/64-bit or Windows 7 32/64-bit
Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Athlon™ X2 CPU or higher
1GB of system memory (2GB is recommended)
100 MB free disk space (for driver installation)
For better looks and performance, you can get a computer with i7 processor with a 8GB RAM.
Popular 3D hardware vendor list:
3D monitors: Right now, the big providers in the 3D monitor market seem to be ViewSonic, Acer and Samsung.
ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor
Samsung T27A950 27-Inch HDTV Monitor Combo
BenQ 1ms GTG 27-inch High Performance Gaming Monitor XL2720Z
3D Graphic cards: There are many models that supports 3D viewing with the brands below, a few of them has been listed.
EVGA GTX 460 1GB
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Zotac GeForce GTX 570
Zotac GeForce GTX 580
Asus GeForce GTX 590
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950
HIS Radeon HD 6970
Asus Radeon HD 6990
3D Glasses: Perhaps 3D glasses is the cheapest accessories among all to be able to watch 3D videos.
To save money, it is idea for you to get a full 3D-enabled computer at roughly $1000, which is more cheaper than buying a 3D television.
Video players for watching 3D movies on computer
After all the hardware configuration is done, you still need a 3D video player for you to watch 3D movies on computer, a list of 10 best 3D video players can be found below:
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