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Re: Desk Mods

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:07 pm

Did you use bubba's suggestion and get three arm mounts for the screens? Looks like you saved a lot of desk space not having to have boxes under each monitor.

It's looking great, gaming must be something else with that much peripheral vision. Have you managed to get a setup working where you can actually use all three monitors for gaming?

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Re: Desk Mods

Postby Mumm » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:27 pm

Under load im still pulling less then 300 watts. Granted my UPS isn't a perfect way to check but its close enough. I've never had any issues to date with the current PSU. However, I still plan on getting a better one. If anything Im more worried about amps then wattage. This Antec is a multirail unit and I want a single.

I'll be continuing the ESA build and pick up a PC Power & Cooling PPCT860ESA 860W ATX12V
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Did you use bubba's suggestion and get three arm mounts for the screens? Looks like you saved a lot of desk space not having to have boxes under each monitor.

It's looking great, gaming must be something else with that much peripheral vision. Have you managed to get a setup working where you can actually use all three monitors for gaming?

Dan


Yes I picked up 3 of the arms. They run out of stock all the time but I got mine. They worked out pretty well. It is nice to have the extra space. I did need to build a make-shift box to hold a cd drive and a USb hub due to my machine being placed a ways away. I'll remake the box later and improve is build and design.

Gaming has been unreal when I get it set up. It does take some extra work to get them going but some aren't too bad. Heres some screens:

Devil May Cry 4

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Re: Desk Mods

Postby Skippman » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:36 pm

For a second there I thought my broswer cut off half the image on that SupCom screen shot until I realized how WIDE the picture has to be! That's beutiful! Have you tried any flight simulators?

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Re: Desk Mods

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:37 pm

Mumm wrote:Heres some screens:

Devil May Cry 4

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Re: Desk Mods

Postby Mumm » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:59 pm

Skippman wrote:For a second there I thought my broswer cut off half the image on that SupCom screen shot until I realized how WIDE the picture has to be! That's beutiful! Have you tried any flight simulators?


The only flight sim I have is X-Plane 9. But I haven't been able to get it working @ 5040x1050 yet. I suspect the reason is the same I found when working on DMC4. The bandwidth of a single Dual-link cable gets maxed out at that res. So you have to change the refresh rate. So Im running 5040x1050 @ 57hz. X-Plane's config dosen't allow you to change the refresh rate that I can see.
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Re: Desk Mods

Postby Skippman » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:09 pm

Won't Combat Flight Simulator let you do multi monitor setups?

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Re: Desk Mods

Postby Mumm » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:19 pm

One thing I don't think I went over was that I changed my plans and went ahead with the Matrox TripleHead2Go. It makes the computer see the 3 LCDs as 1 big screen. So multi monitor support isn't needed by software. I made the switch now that they support 5040x1050.

I dont have any other flight sims to try out.
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Re: Desk Mods

Postby xevious » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:16 pm

Any more updates to this? This seems like a great project
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Re: Desk Mods

Postby Mumm » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:37 pm

xevious wrote:Any more updates to this? This seems like a great project


Not much has changed really. For the most part its all finished. Been running with the 500 watt Antec Neo still and it been flawless sofar. I did add a external TV tuner that plugs into one of the old analog connectors on the monitor so I could watch TV aswell. Gaming as been awesome. I dont think I could ever go back to the old single monitor again. If I did it have to be a really huge one as I am now used to all the space.

My biggest complaint thus far has to be with Matrox (the maker of the TripleHead2Go) and their support for new Nvidia drivers. I know my system could run better with newer drivers but they wont work with a 5040*1050 res.
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