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Old 11-29-2011, 07:16 PM   #151
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like doggz already mentioned, your requirements vs price are going to be very tough. beyond resolution, supporting a 30" monitor is also going to be an issue at that price range. not sure which 30" you have, but if you need dual-link dvi that is almost always going to be a big video card upgrade for a laptop. if you have display port it opens up more options, but very few are <$1k right now.

every cheap laptop thats on the market is 1366*768 and has no ports that will support a 30" unfortunately.
The Vaio I listed at the start of this thread has HDMI out and a video card that can support a 30", but I haven't been able to figure out if HDMI supports the same Dual-link standards as DVI. Any idea?

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Thanks a lot for the detailed reply, that makes sense now that ssd is done via sata hence why i couldnt see it on the spec sheet! And thanks, 80gb should be enough, my HEM database is only about 35gb i dont datamine or anything like that.
Hmmm a new operating system install, guess I can do that, it'll just be a pain getting all my settings for software back the same!
Thanks though gonna order an ssd now

Going for this one:
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Pr...id-State-Drive
Yea, perfect choice for a SSD boot drive. No idea about transferring your OS, but you could always do a fresh install.

but - You'll need 2.5 mounting brackets if your PC case doesn't have them. The SSD is smaller than a normal harddrive and doesn't just fit in a normal 3.5 bay in a PC.

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Alright here is the laptop I am considering buying. Def more high end than I had in mind but it looks like sick value. Please confirm:

XPS 17 XPS 17
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64-Bit, English
Processor 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM processor 2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.10 GHz
Memory 8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
Keyboard Backlit Keyboard - English
LCD 17.3" FHD (1080p) with 2.0MP HD Webcam
Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 550M 1GB graphics with Optimus
Hard Drive 1.0TB 500GB 7.2k HDD x 2
Color Elemental Silver Aluminum
Integrated Network Adapter Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card
Adobe Reader Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
CD ROM/DVD ROM Tray Load Blu-ray Disc BD-Combo (Reads BD and Writes to DVD/CD)
Sound JBL 2.1 Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio 3
Wireless Plus Bluetooth Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed) Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed) McAfee SecurityCenter, 15-Months
Battery 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Hardware Support Services 1 Year Basic Support
Peace of Mind DataSafe 2.0 Online Backup 2GB for 1 year
Mobile Broadband No Mobile Broad Band Selected

Total: $930. Also probably gunna throw in a Dell backpack for $80 on top.

$150 off coupon expires tomorrow, so I will probably pull the trigger today unless someone convinces me not to.
Bolded items are the important ones. Looks like a beast.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:27 PM   #152
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ah crap didnt order any mounting brackets thanks for the heads up I'll have to buy some from a local shop.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:37 PM   #153
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i've spent forever trying to calibrate my monitor colours, but it no working..someone help me?
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:11 PM   #154
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The Vaio I listed at the start of this thread has HDMI out and a video card that can support a 30", but I haven't been able to figure out if HDMI supports the same Dual-link standards as DVI. Any idea?
It depends. I tried one of these setups and it did not support my 30" so I had to return it. The key is HDMI 1.4 though. Mine was HDMI 1.3, which does not support resolutions above 1920x1200, while 1.4 will go up to the 2560x1600 necessary.

Its usually hard to figure out which version of HDMI you have though.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:13 PM   #155
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Shipped the Dell XPS 17" weee
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:19 AM   #156
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It depends. I tried one of these setups and it did not support my 30" so I had to return it. The key is HDMI 1.4 though. Mine was HDMI 1.3, which does not support resolutions above 1920x1200, while 1.4 will go up to the 2560x1600 necessary.

Its usually hard to figure out which version of HDMI you have though.
yeah this had the same issue- ended up buying minidisplay port so was fine.I think a lot of high street stores still stock mostly the 1.3 version
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:37 AM   #157
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Hey guys haven't really read the thread but Iv recently switched from a mac and I am looking to connect my PC with 2 27" U2711 Dell monitors that are 2560x1440 resolution. If possible, what cables would I need and what type of graphics card?
All help is appreciated.

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Old 11-30-2011, 07:04 PM   #158
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cool thread.

i'm looking for some recommendations on mouses. doesn't have to be baller, but should be comfortable and have good/great carpal tunnel prevention compared to standard mouses.

anybody own(ed) one of these?
http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Imperato...=cm_cr_pr_pb_t
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:43 PM   #159
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basically anything by logitech. g9x is great for poker.

regarding keyboards, logitech k750 is the nuts. wireless, solar-powered in the same way that calculators are. Easy to type on, looks classy, light, reliable according to the internet.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:46 PM   #160
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cool thread.

i'm looking for some recommendations on mouses. doesn't have to be baller, but should be comfortable and have good/great carpal tunnel prevention compared to standard mouses.

anybody own(ed) one of these?
http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Imperato...=cm_cr_pr_pb_t
define carpal tunnel prevention.

The best carpal tunnel prevention that I know of involves how you use a mouse, not the mouse itself. The logitech g9x is what I use and it's an amazing mouse.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:57 PM   #161
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:49 PM   #162
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:53 PM   #163
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i've spent forever trying to calibrate my monitor colours, but it no working..someone help me?
HELP ME PEOPLE, IT LOOKS CLOUDY AND I DON'T LIKE CLOUDS, I'M NOT A BIRD
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:32 PM   #164
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define carpal tunnel prevention.

The best carpal tunnel prevention that I know of involves how you use a mouse, not the mouse itself.
cliffs?
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:34 PM   #165
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Claw Grip, High sensitivity, Light mouse, and stop moving your ****ing wrist around!
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:17 PM   #166
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HELP ME PEOPLE, IT LOOKS CLOUDY AND I DON'T LIKE CLOUDS, I'M NOT A BIRD
what you mean calibrate colours? Are you on Mac or PC? which version of windows you running?

If windows are you in: Control Panel > Appearance/Personalization > Display > Screen Resolution > Advanced Settings > Colour Management

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All mine are default, did you have custom settings before and you updated/reinstalled your OS and it changed them?
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:16 PM   #167
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This decent purchase? Seems like good value, wanted other people's opinion , fast enough to run HEM TN and a bunch of tables? Thx in advance
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:10 AM   #168
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Hey, I know nothing about computers but haven't owned a desktop in a few years but will likely be playing online more so I should probably buy one.

I plan to use it almost exclusively for poker, and want to be able to play ~30ish tables across 8ish sites with 2 30' monitors with a HUD with no real lag. Cost isn't too huge of a concern but I don't really want to waste money if its unnecessary. Any recommendations? Also I'd say my biggest concern is not wasting a ton of time nit-picking over what to get since I don't really know anything about computers
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:34 AM   #169
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Hey, I know nothing about computers but haven't owned a desktop in a few years but will likely be playing online more so I should probably buy one.

I plan to use it almost exclusively for poker, and want to be able to play ~30ish tables across 8ish sites with 2 30' monitors with a HUD with no real lag. Cost isn't too huge of a concern but I don't really want to waste money if its unnecessary. Any recommendations? Also I'd say my biggest concern is not wasting a ton of time nit-picking over what to get since I don't really know anything about computers
Two cheaper laptops could do what you want for 1/2 as much. Wayyyyyyyyy less buggy. Leaves some CPU for videos and movies too. Add a couple of 24 inch monitors. $1350.00 or less for the works. And stay off the dubious websites that corrupt your registry.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:33 AM   #170
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Two cheaper laptops could do what you want for 1/2 as much. Wayyyyyyyyy less buggy. Leaves some CPU for videos and movies too. Add a couple of 24 inch monitors. $1350.00 or less for the works. And stay off the dubious websites that corrupt your registry.
lol worst post of all time

timex, your best bet is to custom build a pretty nice machine and buy a couple of 30 inchers. I'd put together something but I'm at work(and they pay me to work on computers ). I'm sure someone ITT can help. You'd just need a computer savvy friend to put it together for you. You might even be able to do it yourself with some help, it isn't that hard.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:15 AM   #171
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Claw Grip, High sensitivity, Light mouse, and stop moving your ****ing wrist around!
Thanks for the rec and education. Thought that a magical, carpal tunnel-free mouse might be out there.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:20 AM   #172
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If you're a heavy grinder and you're having problems, consider switching to a left-handed mouse, or a vertical mouse like the evoluent, or perhaps even a glove or pad. Other than that, stick with the g9x.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:16 AM   #173
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Hey, I know nothing about computers but haven't owned a desktop in a few years but will likely be playing online more so I should probably buy one.

I plan to use it almost exclusively for poker, and want to be able to play ~30ish tables across 8ish sites with 2 30' monitors with a HUD with no real lag. Cost isn't too huge of a concern but I don't really want to waste money if its unnecessary. Any recommendations? Also I'd say my biggest concern is not wasting a ton of time nit-picking over what to get since I don't really know anything about computers
I'd buy this dell inspiron one 2320 as I'm love with all-in ones now... For that price u get pretty good performance (i'd say v. good) and the only space it needs is on your desk... + another 24"-30" monitor and u have pretty nice setup... I all-in ones like this
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Hey, I know nothing about computers but haven't owned a desktop in a few years but will likely be playing online more so I should probably buy one.

I plan to use it almost exclusively for poker, and want to be able to play ~30ish tables across 8ish sites with 2 30' monitors with a HUD with no real lag. Cost isn't too huge of a concern but I don't really want to waste money if its unnecessary. Any recommendations? Also I'd say my biggest concern is not wasting a ton of time nit-picking over what to get since I don't really know anything about computers
i5 or i7 processor
graphic card with TWO DUAL-LINK DVI ports
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an SSD hard drive.

fill in the blank with everything else.
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i5 or i7 processor
graphic card with TWO DUAL-LINK DVI ports
8gb ram
an SSD hard drive.

fill in the blank with everything else.
this. keep in mind if ur just grinding the cheapest vid card that has 2 dual link dvi ports will do. Make sure you get an ssd that is big enough to hold ur hhs and os. I opted for a 120 gb sdd and plan on sticking an old 500 gb hdd in the pc for my media once I get my pc in the mail.

I got an i5, 8 gb ram, 120 ssd, cheap vid card, w/a silent power supply, silent case fans and sound proofing for $750 as a black friday deal.
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