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Old 07-02-2015, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I searched and found a thread titled "official computer geeks thread" but the last post was in 2011, and I wanted a thread that was specifically for sharing how you have your PC setup on your desk and whatnot. If there is a thread on that, i'd love to see it, but for now, i'm just posting a new one.

Anyway, share some pictures of your rig:



Sorry for the ****ty quality. There's little to no lighting in my apartment right now. I also want people to keep in mind that for my setup right now, I haven't got everything that I want to make my PC the setup that I want. I've gotten a few things here and there to get it to that point, but i'm still in the early stages of getting it to a point that i'm super duper proud of it. I'm proud of it now, but there's still some stuff that I want.
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Old 07-02-2015, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why no lighting? You and LiL not paying the bills?

I'm particularly fascinated by the "cup w/ quarters in it".
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Old 07-02-2015, 10:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nah, just the living room doesn't have any lights in it. We need to get a lamp or something but haven't gotten to it. The only kind of lighting comes either from outside or from the kitchen to the left.
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just took this...



Just upgraded my computer setup as well. Here are the relevant specs:

MOBO
- ASRock X99 Extreme6

CPU
- i7-5820k

RAM
- 16GB DDR4

GPU
- GTX 980 Ti

STORAGE
- 120GB OS SSD
- 120GB Program SSD
- 80GB Sample SSD
- 500GB Data HDD
- 1TB Backup HDD

MONITORS
- Main: Qnix 1440p 27 inch
- Secondary: Asus 1080p 24 inch

I guess I could talk about all the other stuff in the room if anyone is interested.

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I just realized I didn't spec out the gray cat. It's a cat. Female. Gray. Only about a year old or so. Not mine. Runs really fast.
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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^I've been considering switching to that format for my duel monitors. I've seen some people do that and apparently it's supposed to help with resolution in some way or another. What are your thoughts? And what did you use for the mount?

Also, for mine, I forgot to mention that I have a 1TB hard drive along with a 1TB backup hard drive.
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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^I've been considering switching to that format for my duel monitors. I've seen some people do that and apparently it's supposed to help with resolution in some way or another. What are your thoughts? And what did you use for the mount?
Best decision I ever made, second to going from spinning disks to SSDs.

1440p is pretty awesome. Granted, you need 1440p content to actually appreciate it graphically (and there are even Youtube vids out there at 1440p now), but it's mostly about gaming. Most modern games support that resolution without scaling up. The result is phenomenal. I'm currently playing The Witcher 3 on this resolution now. I bought it when I was playing on a 660Ti at 1080p, so I noticed the difference.

Other than that, the screen real estate is great. You get a lot more space for the monitor, but at the same time, everything is a lot smaller. Pixel density, as it were. It scales everything down. I'm not hard of seeing up close, though, so it doesn't bother me.

For monitoring, basically any Qnix monitor (these will be the best bang for your buck. So cheap for 1440p, using mainstream panels in their configs too) is going to have a ****ty stand. I already had a VESA stand because I've always needed a vertical mount for multiple monitors due to space regarding my studio speakers being in the proper position, so what I did was disassemble the bezel/case of the monitor and just remove the leg for the stand, then mount it via a VESA mount onto my pre-existing vertical stand.

Of course, you can just mount the foot on the leg that's already there, but most people review the Qnix monitors as having an unsturdy stand, but how many of us are hanging off our monitors anyway?
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Edited my specs. I have the GTX 980 Ti, not 960 Ti. Big ****ing difference.

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Best decision I ever made, second to going from spinning disks to SSDs.

1440p is pretty awesome. Granted, you need 1440p content to actually appreciate it graphically (and there are even Youtube vids out there at 1440p now), but it's mostly about gaming. Most modern games support that resolution without scaling up. The result is phenomenal. I'm currently playing The Witcher 3 on this resolution now. I bought it when I was playing on a 660Ti at 1080p, so I noticed the difference.

Other than that, the screen real estate is great. You get a lot more space for the monitor, but at the same time, everything is a lot smaller. Pixel density, as it were. It scales everything down. I'm not hard of seeing up close, though, so it doesn't bother me.

For monitoring, basically any Qnix monitor (these will be the best bang for your buck. So cheap for 1440p, using mainstream panels in their configs too) is going to have a ****ty stand. I already had a VESA stand because I've always needed a vertical mount for multiple monitors due to space regarding my studio speakers being in the proper position, so what I did was disassemble the bezel/case of the monitor and just remove the leg for the stand, then mount it via a VESA mount onto my pre-existing vertical stand.

Of course, you can just mount the foot on the leg that's already there, but most people review the Qnix monitors as having an unsturdy stand, but how many of us are hanging off our monitors anyway?
That sounds awesome! I'm not too picky when it comes to scaling things down since I as well don't really have much issue with how close my monitors are, but that would still be pretty cool. I may definitely look into that then because even from you, i've just heard nothing but amazing things. I've got a pretty big desk but being able to save space is always a nice touch. On the side, i've been thinking of ditching the stands that my monitors sit on and going with a desk mount for each monitor since that would allow me to be able to have the monitors at the edge of my desk and i'd still be able to mess with them to get the right angle etc without having to worry about the space that the stands are taking up.. Eventually down the line i'll make the switch to the top and bottom monitor setup once i feel like upgrading. Eventually even further down the line, i'm planning to get a third monitor, but it'll be much smaller than my two 27'' and it'd be mostly used for things like running virus scans, etc and to just have on the side if I need to drag any Steam chatboxes over too etc etc. Plus, more monitors is always fun to mess around with.

And nice touch with the GTX 980. Ever since I got my GTX 960, i've never looked back. Best money I ever spent.
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If I didn't have a music mixing/mastering hobby, I'd personally go with 3 monitors horizontally. Main monitor in the middle, smaller peripheral monitors on either side. It helps the neck, believe me. Having to go vertical was only a function of necessity for me, because I've always been in rooms where I needed my speakers to be equidistant to my listening position, so I could never really scale out horizontally. And because I love big monitors, there's really not much I can do to prevent that, short of building a custom desk with inlaid, angled monitors for my peripherals. (which I totally want to do when I buy my house!)

If you're headphones mostly, or just gaming in general with even speakers that don't need to be positioned perfectly in a particular way in respect to your listening position, I'd say it's better to just scale horizontal. Big bad ass screen for the middle, which is your gaming screen, and maybe two smallers on either side that you can rotate vertical or horizontal to adapt to your needs. Swivel monitors are great for this. Then you have all the screen real estate you could ever need, and goddamn the productivity is like 10/10.
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If I didn't have a music mixing/mastering hobby, I'd personally go with 3 monitors horizontally. Main monitor in the middle, smaller peripheral monitors on either side. It helps the neck, believe me. Having to go vertical was only a function of necessity for me, because I've always been in rooms where I needed my speakers to be equidistant to my listening position, so I could never really scale out horizontally. And because I love big monitors, there's really not much I can do to prevent that, short of building a custom desk with inlaid, angled monitors for my peripherals. (which I totally want to do when I buy my house!)

If you're headphones mostly, or just gaming in general with even speakers that don't need to be positioned perfectly in a particular way in respect to your listening position, I'd say it's better to just scale horizontal. Big bad ass screen for the middle, which is your gaming screen, and maybe two smallers on either side that you can rotate vertical or horizontal to adapt to your needs. Swivel monitors are great for this. Then you have all the screen real estate you could ever need, and goddamn the productivity is like 10/10.
I used to use a 37'' TV for my main monitor before I got my two 27'' monitors. The 37'' was a bit too much for me to handle especially since the resolutions were all a bit wonky and I just didn't like it. It was only temporary anyway. Not too big on the bigger screens since I fell in love with the 1920x1080 resolutions for both my monitors. It's perfect for what I like to do.
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