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Postby gravyluvr » Sep 28 2007, 1:57

That workstation looks pretty nice...

I'm looking for a new toy to go with my new job.
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Postby asandir » Sep 28 2007, 1:58

please tell me you're not a hooker now :devil:
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Postby winterfate » Sep 28 2007, 2:39

:lolu:

That sounds like something that TT would say. :D
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Postby asandir » Sep 28 2007, 2:41

someone's gotta cover for him when he's not here
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Postby ThunderTitan » Sep 28 2007, 3:00

winterfate wrote:That sounds like something that TT would say. :D


Maybe when i'm on a bad streak...
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Postby asandir » Sep 28 2007, 3:03

that'd be now right?
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Postby ThunderTitan » Sep 28 2007, 3:11

Well i'm not in a good way for sure... stupid drownable humans.
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Postby asandir » Sep 28 2007, 3:12

ahhh, I understand, if they were drowned you'd feel much better
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Postby ThunderTitan » Sep 28 2007, 3:18

yeah, but all the recrimination and general distress would take away from the satisfaction...
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Postby asandir » Sep 28 2007, 3:20

if you could be traced as the person with the foot on their heads, perhaps .... but that's what underlings are for

that's more than enough of thread hijacking for me though
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Postby ThunderTitan » Sep 28 2007, 3:22

nah, general proximity would be enough to make for an annoying few weeks.
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Postby gravyluvr » Sep 29 2007, 14:11

Neat fellas... now about that help on home systems?

I'm looking for something fun to fill my LAN/Workstation Desk.

Grrr... Now I can't find the photo... I posted it somewhere on the web...

Oh well....

As for those multi-screen displays... If one breaks... wouldn't it be better to have multiple flat screen monitors? Then you could upgrade one at a time and always have the latest greatest (and biggest) as the main/middle screen?
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Postby asandir » Sep 29 2007, 23:30

do you have any particular requirements, or a budget in mind?
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Postby ThunderTitan » Sep 30 2007, 12:48

gravyluvr wrote:As for those multi-screen displays... If one breaks... wouldn't it be better to have multiple flat screen monitors?


I guess that depends on the price, don't it.
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Postby Kalah » Sep 30 2007, 13:00

The only use I've heard for multiple displays (connected to the same PC), is work-related.. my dad had this thing at work where one big screen displayed a microscopic view of a chip, while the two others displayed diagnostics and ordinary programs.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Sep 30 2007, 16:24

Or playing Starcraft/DotA and talking on yahoo mess.
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Postby asandir » Oct 2 2007, 1:32

hmmm

we have some people here that use the multi-screen displays, one holds the cable plans and records and the other is a "working" screen

I also use a multi-screen format .... I have my PC going with work programs open, wesnoth windowed, CH open in one browser window, youtube in another, news site in a third, a fourth for BOFH/PA etc, and one for work .... and on the other screen (which is my portable DVD player) I have whatever movie or TV series I'm watching :D
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Postby gravyluvr » Oct 2 2007, 5:08

asandir wrote:hmmm

we have some people here that use the multi-screen displays, one holds the cable plans and records and the other is a "working" screen

I also use a multi-screen format .... I have my PC going with work programs open, wesnoth windowed, CH open in one browser window, youtube in another, news site in a third, a fourth for BOFH/PA etc, and one for work .... and on the other screen (which is my portable DVD player) I have whatever movie or TV series I'm watching :D


That's more what I've got in mind.

I'm looking at three screens on the desk level and a larger TV on the upper level. I like playing TBS games like heroes, have a dvr going on one screen and have email/forums on another screen.

I also need to remote into a bunch of screens for work so multi monitor is a must.

I'm looking at a wide screen in the middle with a left and right screen for "clipboard" items and email/forum/chat. I like to do some a/v stuff (make videos, clips and "mix" stuff.

I think if I go for a premium graphics card to handle the TV and the main screen and another card to handle the side monitors that should handle the needs.

Now I'm just trying to determine cost, etc.

I might just start with two dual 19-inch monitors for the desktop and a Wide Screen in at a later date. The trouble I'm having is that I'd like for them to be the same vertical display so it they look good next to each other. For the upper level, I may look at a rear projection HDTV since I have the room.

Dell Tech Specs aren't to clear on the 19 FP versus the other ones...

19 FP is 16.2 in. high (but I think that includes the stand...)
24 WS = Display area 324mm or 12.7 in.
27 in. Wide Screen = 363.6mm
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Postby Corribus » Oct 3 2007, 19:08

On my laptop I use multiple screens. One is my 1080p laptop screen and the other is my 50 inch HDTV screen. :D.
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Postby asandir » Oct 4 2007, 1:36

at least you haven't gone overboard into anything too large :)
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