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Old 12-03-2011, 12:57 AM   #176
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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.
i disagree. i don't think he even needs an ssd (shock-horror!) i mean he's a baller and may as well get a big-ass one anyway because he can and they're cool, but he doesn't strictly-speaking need one; otoh, he definitely does need a GPU better than bottom of the range (that has 2x dual dvi) - they can't all handle 2x 30" at full res
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:17 AM   #177
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I think even the cheapest card having 2x dual dvi will mean it'll be far better and more expensive then ur bottom priced vid cards w/just 1 dual dvi. For me once i got like 500k hands hem started getting really, really slow and actually slowed to a crawl that it wouldn't even work, although it could be the fact my pc has a dual core that was middle of the road 2.5 yrs ago. Others swear by ssds, I haven't gotten one yet. A 7200 rpm 500 hdd is $90 while an intel sata 2 120 gb sdd is $190 seems like from what I've heard that $100 is well worth it. Anyone can always add their old hdd to a new pc for data, that's what I plan to do.
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:23 AM   #178
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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.
I don't have money to throw away on something you don't even need except to brag you got the biggest CPU on the block. Spend those $$$ and save the economy. Hooray.
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:45 AM   #179
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I don't have money to throw away on something you don't even need except to brag you got the biggest CPU on the block. Spend those $$$ and save the economy. Hooray.
Pls stop posting on subjects you don't understand.
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:16 PM   #180
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Pls stop posting on subjects you don't understand.
Go back to your wooden box and put more systems together and install software for people WHO REALLY DO HAVE MONEY.
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:24 PM   #181
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Re: ***Official Laptop/Monitor/Computer/Grinding Equipment Discussion Thread***

Timex DO HAVE MONEY (lot of them)
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:49 AM   #182
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Re: ***Official Laptop/Monitor/Computer/Grinding Equipment Discussion Thread***

I'm again running out of english words so I drew a picture (this masterpiece took a long time to draw)



I'm looking for a setup like that.

1) Most gaming chairs seem to look like that and I'm desperately in need of a chair where I can really lean backwards. I've never really seen poker players have chairs like that, is there any reason I shouldn't buy one?

2) What's the metal thing called that pushes the monitors forward in an angle that tilts them forward like this / ? Where can I buy that metal piece, where am I supposed to attach it, is it difficult, what tools do I need, are there any products that are better than others for that, etcetc?


edit: I guess I'm looking for something like Russell's setup in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_HTHFulSaI except that I don't know what kind of a chair he's got.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:33 AM   #183
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Re: ***Official Laptop/Monitor/Computer/Grinding Equipment Discussion Thread***

When you find monitors that look like umbrella let me know
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:35 AM   #184
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It's two monitors and they are tilted so they don't look square-shaped!
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:51 PM   #185
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omg this is such a basic question...but i know someone will know the answer quickly here.
How can I have more than 1 external monitor hooked up to my laptop?
I have a Toshiba 18.4inch screen Laptop and an LG 28" flat screen. I want to add an additional flat screen monitor......
sorry guys, don't know much about this stuff...
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:12 PM   #186
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Re: ***Official Laptop/Monitor/Computer/Grinding Equipment Discussion Thread***

depends on the laptop and monitors. mine I hooked up one w/vga and the other w/hdmi.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:42 AM   #187
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oh Deuce are you saying you can have 3 screens just from your laptop? thats impressive (im not one for overlap and using table ninja).

I connect one via VGA but it doesnt seem practical... I mean, if I travel am I really gonna take an extra screen? I have before but its awkward... and 1 laptop screen seems too small too grind and so i would only do serious sessions on the desktop.

when technology improves maybe we can get some sort of really super light flat even foldable screens??... then we could grind from anywhere using multiple displays. anyone know a super light portable display?
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:04 AM   #188
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Upgrading from laptop to desktop for the first time ever. I'm currently running a 24" Samsung P2450 monitor from the laptop and want keep a 2 screen set up when the desktop gets delivered. Not sure whether to order another P2450 or whether there are better monitors out there for about £150-£200?

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Old 12-05-2011, 09:47 AM   #189
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What SSD and HDDs are they? Sorta worrying that it doesn't say - who's the supplier?

CPU is probably overkill; if you're going to be utilizing that monster, i.e. overclocking and/or hardcore gaming/video editing/etc, you should get an aftermarket cooler.

I tend to go for fancy RAM (though kingston is certainly well-regarded). Be aware that internal wireless adapters sometimes have problems when the signal is weak, because of the proximity of lots of metal, and that a usb option (with an extension) is often your best bet. I like the DLink DWA-140.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:04 AM   #190
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Re: ***Official Laptop/Monitor/Computer/Grinding Equipment Discussion Thread***

Thanks for the reply wazz. SSD is manufactured by SanDisk and the HDD by Seagate, neither of which I have any experience of but reviews appear good. Would be interested to hear any first hand views though.

I won't be gaming much at all definitely won't be overclocking and probably video editing a little bit so would you downgrade the CPU? Any suggestions?
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:46 PM   #191
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Re: ***Official Laptop/Monitor/Computer/Grinding Equipment Discussion Thread***

Definitely downgrade. Depending on your exact usage, I would go for the i5 2320.

Consider doing a little research and refining your choice of SSD and HDD. the 1TB samsung F3 (HDD) is only £40 or something, and has very good reviews. I've built 4 PCs this year, including one for myself, all of them with the F3, and they all seem to be doing very well. In terms of SSD, which you should get depends greatly on your usage needs and the requirement for reliability. My Intel 320 is one of the highest-rated for reliability, but isn't as fast as some of the more modern ones, of which there are loads. Spend a few hours reading reviews online and deciding what fits you best. A lot of the time, though, choosing computer components is made very difficult by a) the massive range of possibilities open to you and b) not knowing exactly what you need, what is overkill, what is good value to you, and what level of futureproofiing this offers you, so your best bets are either to flip a coin or ask people in the know, i.e. this thread.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:08 PM   #192
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oh Deuce are you saying you can have 3 screens just from your laptop? thats impressive (im not one for overlap and using table ninja).

I connect one via VGA but it doesnt seem practical... I mean, if I travel am I really gonna take an extra screen? I have before but its awkward... and 1 laptop screen seems too small too grind and so i would only do serious sessions on the desktop.

when technology improves maybe we can get some sort of really super light flat even foldable screens??... then we could grind from anywhere using multiple displays. anyone know a super light portable display?
honestly I don't remember. I dog sat for my parents a couple of years ago and remember hooking up 2 monitors. I don't remember if I used my laptop too. I'm 90% I didn't use my laptop monitor and just spread tables on 2 22s. Definitely if I travelled I'd just use one monitor. I haven't heard of any super light portable displays.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:14 PM   #193
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Will my Integrated Intel HD Graphics Card (HDMI, DVI, 1920 x 1080) be able to run a 30 inch monitor with a 2560 x 1440 resolution?

I'm thinking of upgrading my monitor and wondered if i need a better graphics card.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:32 PM   #194
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Will my Integrated Intel HD Graphics Card (HDMI, DVI, 1920 x 1080) be able to run a 30 inch monitor with a 2560 x 1440 resolution?

I'm thinking of upgrading my monitor and wondered if i need a better graphics card.
Yes you can run it almost 100% you can't run at full resolution. What's the model number of your motherboard?
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:38 PM   #195
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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
Posting from new OS installed on new HD. Fwiw it did come with a mounting bracket which was a nice bonus. No in built Sata cable sucked tho.
Still installing everything so haven't noticed speed changes yet.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:56 PM   #196
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Definitely downgrade. Depending on your exact usage, I would go for the i5 2320.

Consider doing a little research and refining your choice of SSD and HDD. the 1TB samsung F3 (HDD) is only £40 or something, and has very good reviews. I've built 4 PCs this year, including one for myself, all of them with the F3, and they all seem to be doing very well. In terms of SSD, which you should get depends greatly on your usage needs and the requirement for reliability. My Intel 320 is one of the highest-rated for reliability, but isn't as fast as some of the more modern ones, of which there are loads. Spend a few hours reading reviews online and deciding what fits you best. A lot of the time, though, choosing computer components is made very difficult by a) the massive range of possibilities open to you and b) not knowing exactly what you need, what is overkill, what is good value to you, and what level of futureproofiing this offers you, so your best bets are either to flip a coin or ask people in the know, i.e. this thread.
Thanks again for the reply! That's pretty much what I wanted to hear, I basically described what I'd need it for to a custom building website and what I posted is what they suggested so I'm glad someone with infinitely more knowledge than me pointed out that it was overkill. Definitely didn't sit right with me.

Anyone got any recommendations for 23"-24" monitors around the £200 (~$300-325) range? Otherwise I'll just get a second Samsung P2450.
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:14 PM   #197
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Any 24" with a newer version panel should be fine. Just look around your UK retailers.
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:26 PM   #198
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I'm again running out of english words so I drew a picture (this masterpiece took a long time to draw)



I'm looking for a setup like that.

1) Most gaming chairs seem to look like that and I'm desperately in need of a chair where I can really lean backwards. I've never really seen poker players have chairs like that, is there any reason I shouldn't buy one?

2) What's the metal thing called that pushes the monitors forward in an angle that tilts them forward like this / ? Where can I buy that metal piece, where am I supposed to attach it, is it difficult, what tools do I need, are there any products that are better than others for that, etcetc?


edit: I guess I'm looking for something like Russell's setup in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_HTHFulSaI except that I don't know what kind of a chair he's got.

to get the monitors to tilt you need a mounting bracket akin to the ones used for flat screen TVs. I would figure any major electronics retailer would carry mounting brackets for TVs from 15"-70" so look for those. Obv your monitor would have to be compatible with the bracket.

the chair I have has 3 adjustment levers, one to raise and lower the seat, one tilts the seat forward and back and the 3rd lever adjusts the back rest. I can tilt myself damn near 45 degrees from vertical.

Find a chair that allows for multiple adjustments. Mine was $250 like 6 years ago and it's still fantastic.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:36 PM   #199
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can anyone suggest me a motherboard, chip and ram combo for 250? laptop just died and I need something basic for the next month
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