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Large monitors are great, until you have to turn your head to focus on every window; it gets worse from there.

I find three or four 24" monitors are better than two large ones; you separate the windows by tasks, and it gets easier.

Playing games on a 65" 3dtv in 3d mode is incredible; but will make most people barf, lol. (alll my friends, anyway. )
Lemme snap a few pictures of my setup. I have 3 23 inch monitors and I feel like it's the sweet spot!

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Also, I just sold my graphics cards and a tablet and will be picking up a GTX 970 in a few days time

Oh, and ignore the corded mess under the tablet. I'm getting on that right now

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That looks familiar:



That's the i7-920 hooked up; but I still use the same monitors for this one.

It's now the TV computer; blu-ray 3d and all.

You can see one of my Model M keyboards to the right.
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That's cool Chris, it sounds like things are really going well for you and your family. Congrats on your upcoming wedding.

That must be amazing computing with two 65" TVs for monitors. That's some serious workspace!

It sounds like you could write a good portion of that build off as a business expense or an un-reimbursed work expense.
Thank you! We are getting very excited about it. The two 65" tv's are nice, upkeep on DLP Lamps kinda sucks every few years. We don't really have a desk setup, just run everything out in the living room from the couch now with bluetooth keyboard and mouse about 10ft away from the pc. As far as writing it off I'll check with my tax lady for sure. I know I get to write off all of my tools as a mechanic, it would be nice if Amber can do the same.

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Large monitors are great, until you have to turn your head to focus on every window; it gets worse from there.

I find three or four 24" monitors are better than two large ones; you separate the windows by tasks, and it gets easier.

Playing games on a 65" 3dtv in 3d mode is incredible; but will make most people barf, lol. (alll my friends, anyway. )
At a desk I agree, but from a couch the tv's work well.

I know my build doesn't even scratch the surface with some of what you're building. Speaking of which did you put those JJJJ springs to use yet?

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At a desk I agree, but from a couch the tv's work well.

I know my build doesn't even scratch the surface with some of what you're building. Speaking of which did you put those JJJJ springs to use yet?
The thing I love most about HDTV is being able to read the tv from across the room.

I need some warm weather; we're sitting at 30F here for two weeks, so far.

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The thing I love most about HDTV is being able to read the tv from across the room.

I need some warm weather; we're sitting at 30F here for two weeks, so far.
Trade you for the 0, ± 20 degrees we've had here all month...

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The thing I love most about HDTV is being able to read the tv from across the room.

I need some warm weather; we're sitting at 30F here for two weeks, so far.
Back when I was in my apartment a couple years ago, I found it difficult to read any text on my TV when running at 1080p. I'd down-size the resolution to 720p, but that was still difficult to read as then the image became fuzzy as it wasn't my TV's optimal resolution. The worst part about it was the fact that the couch I'd sit on was only 10ft. away from the TV...

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Back when I was in my apartment a couple years ago, I found it difficult to read any text on my TV when running at 1080p. I'd down-size the resolution to 720p, but that was still difficult to read as then the image became fuzzy as it wasn't my TV's optimal resolution. The worst part about it was the fact that the couch I'd sit on was only 10ft. away from the TV...
What type of HDTV?

Pictures vary; no-one seems to brag about their led tv's after they watch something on my 65"LG plasma. (sears, $1399)

I've played Crysis 2 and 3 in 3d mode on the i7-920 "tv computer"; Not for the weak stomached.

I have an older 34" Zenith HDTV with a Trinitron monitor; it's a freaking boat anchor from hell, but I could read text on it as good as a laptop in my lap... from ~10' away, and my eyesight isn't that great.

I actually hope it's your tv, not the eyes.

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I don't remember the exact model off the top of my head, but it appears to be that my TV is a Samsung LNT4665F 46" 1080p LCD HDTV.

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What type of HDTV?

Pictures vary; no-one seems to brag about their LED TV's after they watch something on my 65"LG plasma. (sears, $1399)

I've played Crysis 2 and 3 in 3d mode on the i7-920 "tv computer"; Not for the weak stomached.

I have an older 34" Zenith HDTV with a Trinitron monitor; it's a freaking boat anchor from hell, but I could read text on it as good as a laptop in my lap... from ~10' away, and my eyesight isn't that great.

I actually hope it's your tv, not the eyes
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I finally made the transition to the digital age and retired my 21 year old CRT.

LOL @ "... no-one seems to brag about their led tv's after they watch something on my 65" LG plasma."

We just got ourselves a 55" Samsung UHD (4K) model for Christmas. I wanted the 65" but my wife didn't want the TV to "Dominate" the living room ... that and the 65" model cost $1K more ...

I am very pleased with the 55" thought ... the curved screen takes a little getting use to.

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I finally made the transition to the digital age and retired my 21 year old CRT.

We just got ourselves a 55" Samsung UHD (4K) model for Christmas. I wanted the 65" but my wife didn't want the TV to "Dominate" the living room ... that and the 65" model cost $1K more ...

I am very pleased with the 55" thought ... the curved screen takes a little getting use to.
I'm in the same boat you were..My 36" Toshiba Flat Screen CRT has served us well for years, and it's still kickin!

Last year around Black Friday I checked out the Ultra HD 4K's..

I was impressed, but I'll probably wait until they get the bugs worked out and people have tested the reliability of the Ultra HD 4K's more..

Oh yeah, and the prices go down some too..

Comparatively speaking..I would have to buy at least a 50" to have the same picture height I have now..So anything less will not do..





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I'm going to be in the market for a new TV for the bedrooms here in a year or so. I'm thinking 24 - 36in TVs. Nothing spectacular will be required of them other than to have a game console attached to them as the kids grow up so that I can take their power cords and leave them the console there to taunt them whenever they're grounded for not doing their homework :evil:

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... anything less will not do..

Rayo..
I'm with you, going smaller will be a problem; I'm already thinking of upgrading the other TV. It weighs probably 250lbs, lol.

One thing I have noticed; a 65" tv is too big for porn.

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How is that a problem?

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How is that a problem?
Remember the South Park episode where Kenny craw... OOOOk. never mind.

You'll see.

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After rebuilding my PC last summer its time to turn my attention to the visuals.

I don't game but want something "Professional" for my video and photo production work. Today I ordered a SAMSUNG U32D970Q which is the Cadillac of 4K monitors @ 31.5" and 4K resolution. The real kicker for this monitor is factory color accuracy calibration to 99.5% AdobeRGB and 100% sRGB - it doesn't get any better than that! It also has a 16 bit LUT and 10 bit color support (1.07 Billion colors!).

The response is a bit slow - 8ms vs 4ms or less for VA style monitors - but you give up some of the response time for the additional color support that an IPS monitor provides. I did research this and as long as the response is under 10ms you won't notice it.

The other monitor I looked at is the ultrawide SAMSUNG S34E790C in a 21:9 aspect ratio, it's a beast too but not true 4K at 3440 x 1400 vs 3840 x 2160 for 4K.

Here's the monitor - Hot Korean model not included...



Of course to drive this new 4K monitor I needed a new graphics card so I ordered one of these ...

I got a reference model card. I'll overclock it myself. Bye bye Fermi, Hello Maxwell ! It's two generations and light years ahead of my old GTX 570.


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The response is a bit slow - 8ms vs 4ms or less for VA style monitors - but you give up some of the response time for the additional color support that an IPS monitor provides. I did research this and as long as the response is under 10ms you won't notice it.
I've got an old ThinkPad T42p with an IPS panel. You really don't know what you're missing with standard TN panels until you've had the opportunity to sit in front of one of these. Absolutely gorgeous screens.

Speaking of ThinkPads... I've got a few...



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Nice Ron, Was going that route myself being that I am in programming big time now, But went with 64" total across





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Thanks Darren. Nice cable tray and monitor spread. Which graphics card are you running them with?

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I've got an old ThinkPad T42p with an IPS panel. You really don't know what you're missing with standard TN panels until you've had the opportunity to sit in front of one of these. Absolutely gorgeous screens.

Speaking of ThinkPads... I've got a few...

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(2007) T61p
(2007) T61p
(2012) T420
Now that's a stack of ThinkPads!

Why do you keep such a collection? What do you use them for?

Yea, I can't wait to see this ISP monitor. It should be at the house on Tuesday ... waiting on me to get home.

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I'm too poor to stay at the forefront of technology (let's just say I spend all my money on air time )... so I spend what I have left on old junk.

The first laptop I bought was that A22m with the lid closed back in high school, then I bought the T61p on the left in the front row in 2007. Then I acquired the T60 for free while at work, then it just kinda grew from there. Each has a sort of significance in the production run (I'm a "classic ThinkPad design purist") up until Lenovo really started messing with the brand's trademark design elements starting in 2012. Really unique ones like the 701c and Transnote are kind of the highlights of the collection due to their unique designs and rarity.

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Nice Darren. Best wishes with the programming classes. I'm sure you'll do well. You'll be the best lock pickin', programmin', phone fixin' badass on the block!

I've got about three careers under my belt too. You're never too old to learn a new trick. I wish you the best.

Yea, air time Brandon; you get your commercial license and you'll have plenty of money to get the new stuff. Is that your goal with your flying ... to get your commercial license? I don't think you've ever said.

Wow. Lenovo. Now there's a name I haven't heard in years. I didn't realize they're still in business. I don't follow the laptop scene much. To me at least, the big laptop players are - in no particular order - Apple, HP, Dell and Sony.

BTW, I'll have a used EVGA Superclocked GTX 570 for sale soon. If you're interested you get first dibs.

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Best 1/4: 1,320 nanoseconds @ 670,616,629.2 miles per hour

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Yea, air time Brandon; you get your commercial license and you'll have plenty of money to get the new stuff. Is that your goal with your flying ... to get your commercial license? I don't think you've ever said.

Wow. Lenovo. Now there's a name I haven't heard in years. I didn't realize they're still in business. I don't follow the laptop scene much. To me at least, the big laptop players are - in no particular order - Apple, HP, Dell and Sony.

BTW, I'll have a used EVGA Superclocked GTX 570 for sale soon. If you're interested you get first dibs.
Right now it's mostly getting checked out to fly a larger variety of planes. Immediately I'm hoping to pursue high performance/complex endorsements to my license to let me fly bigger, faster planes. So at this point, no plans past private - but that's not to say I won't change my mind later on. It's hard when each hour of flight time is $150+...

Lenovo bought IBM's PC division over 10 years ago now; I have a "soft spot" for the old IBM designs which are all high-end business machines (e.g. best battery life, best screens, best performance, best durability). I've seen some of the new stuff Lenovo's put out and quite frankly, I'm not interested. Show me a FHD or higher res IPS screen on a 14" mobile workstation class laptop and I might reconsider, but there's no such beast in their lineup anymore. I don't do a whole lot of high-end computing, hence my collection of modest laptops sharing certain design elements.

As for a GTX 570, well, I might be buying... we'll see.

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THIS laptop rankings report puts Apple at #1 and Lenovo at #6 for 2015. Lenovo has gone down quite a bit in their rankings.

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Thank you Ron, Just noticed your reply, My teachers have said that I have a good future in web design if I want it , My past skills in telecom have paid off , 11 weeks down and 12 more to go PHP,Java next , Talk about a brain exercise lol
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Well, the 4K monitor came without the hot Korean model as expected ... and I excitedly took it out of the box and carefully set it upon my desk top. Dropped the Titan X in the tower, made all the connections and pushed the power button!

Voila! More pixels than you can shake an Epic Red camera at! Visual bliss! But wait? What's that? 3839 x 2160 not 3840 x 2160?
I've got a friggin' vertical line of dead pixels right outta the box!

I called Samsung up right away and they recommended that I return to NewEgg for a swap vs. making a warranty claim. So I set up a RMA with Newegg and they sent me a return shipping label. Dropped it off this morning and here's hoping for a quick turn around. Samsung said if NewEgg gives me any trouble to let the know.

I went to reinstall my old monitor and found that the Titan X doesn't have a mini HDMI port and I don't have an adapter. So I had to pull it too and put the old graphics card back in. No steps forward and two steps back!
The Titan X is sitting in a corner wrapped in its static proof bag .... it seems so wrong to just leave a Titan X sitting around.


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Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. Fusion® Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
Best 1/4: 1,320 nanoseconds @ 670,616,629.2 miles per hour

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See a list of my real mods and pictures of my car HERE. The true performance of my car was made possible by the Carolinas Crew Chief, RobertP at Rob's Tire & Auto.

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Well, the 4K monitor came without the hot Korean model as expected ... and I excitedly took it out of the box and carefully set it upon my desk top. Dropped the Titan X in the tower, made all the connections and pushed the power button!

Voila! More pixels than you can shake an Epic Red camera at! Visual bliss! But wait? What's that? 3839 x 2160 not 3840 x 2160?
I've got a friggin' vertical line of dead pixels right outta the box!

I called Samsung up right away and they recommended that I return to NewEgg for a swap vs. making a warranty claim. So I set up a RMA with Newegg and they sent me a return shipping label. Dropped it off this morning and here's hoping for a quick turn around. Samsung said if NewEgg gives me any trouble to let the know.

I went to reinstall my old monitor and found that the Titan X doesn't have a mini HDMI port and I don't have an adapter. So I had to pull it too and put the old graphics card back in. No steps forward and two steps back!
The Titan X is sitting in a corner wrapped in its static proof bag .... it seems so wrong to just leave a Titan X sitting around.

If your old monitor has a DVI port, then there is no need for the HDMI port. If you need a display port adapter, I may have the appropriate adapter at home I can send you. If you're interested, let me know what you need, and I'll check. If I have it, I'll send it out to you.

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Thanks for the offer. I'm not going to mess with it further. I've got it back to working like before until the new monitor gets here.

Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. Fusion® Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
Best 1/4: 1,320 nanoseconds @ 670,616,629.2 miles per hour

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I think i'll finally be done with my computer (for awhile I hope) after the following:

Banana hold to hold my headphones for when not in use


Microphone stand and pop filter to keep my microphone away from my keyboard, the mechanical switches are loud!


A monitor stand for my third monitor since it's just stacked up on books to make it even with the others that are on the stand.


Then I can keep working on the audio portion of my setup

I have an older Pioneer 7.1 channel reciever, with 5.1 surround sound currently looked up in my room using bookshelf speakers and a BIG Dayton 15" subwoofer. The bookshelf speakers are just from the garage but they work for now until I can invest in some nicer sounding ones! Sounds 1000x better than the Logitech system. Hopefully I can sell that to fund my new setup

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