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Currently this is my battlestation.

  1. A desktop that is a real desktop, not one of those limited gimped mini desktop.
  2. A three-year old laptop that is currently unused for now but I want to use it for secondary purposes and stuff like for DVD viewing and shit.
  3. A 2.1. sound system
  4. A simple headphone with mic.

But I want to add the following for my perfect battlestation:

  1. Two other monitors. I have one other monitor, which is a 720p 16:10 HDTV/DVD player combo in storage and want to buy another 16:9 monitor as well. Also I want to add two vertical monitors for texts such as magazines and digital books and irc conversations/windows.
  2. Hook up my modern video game consoles (PS2, Xbox 360) to my battlestation
  3. Possibly another external hard drive for all my stored anime, music, and recorded TV shows, and have my current hard drive I have to be used as a static archive/recovery hard drive, and get a new external hard drive for my current content.

I've been waiting to do this since early 2010, and this is my chance. Any other suggestions in how this can be done, feel free to reply.

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>Two other monitors.
>Also I want to add two vertical monitors for texts

So you want to add 4 monitors in total? That's just silly.

2. easy, just need the right cables.

3. also easy, they're cheap nowadays.

4. You didn't mention your PC specs. How can you have a 'perfect battlestation' without a good PC. If you plan on adding any amount of monitors, you're going to want to check if your gfx card(s) can even hold that many.

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For the monitors:
The primary one will be for regular computer use, tv watching, and PC gaming. The other two monitors will be for DVD/video viewing, and secondary use. The vertical monitors will be for digital texts (such as ebooks), and for IRC conversations.

I do have the right cables for it. The only issue is getting a powerful PSU and getting another video card.

Here's my desktop's stats if you're interested.

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Well if you're into racing (like rFactor), then you could use 3 monitors at once (one for the front, two angled on each side for real-time side views). Of course, you'd need a racing wheel too (Logitech Driving Force GT is a good value, or get the Logitech G27 if money is no object).

For your computer, I'd suggest a better graphics card (maybe a Radeon HD 6950 or Geforce GTX 560Ti, or a Geforce GTX 570 for longer life) and an overclock for your CPU (which would also need better cooling if you don't have it already). You might need a stronger power supply if you want to upgrade the graphics card. If you're going to go for a totally bonkers card, I'd suggest going with the GTX 580 and avoiding the GTX 590 or Radeon HD 6990 (those two use tons of power and are super noisy, yet get beaten out by lower, cheaper SLI/Crossfire solutions)

A Blu-ray drive and MAYBE a better sound card would make your PC even better for media. I can tell you that with good speakers (even 2.1), dedicated sound cards make a HUGE difference over integrated sound. Definitely, the blu-ray drive would allow you to take better advantage of your monitor(s).

Last edited 11/08/15(Mon)00:15.

>> No.2217   [Delete]   [Edit]

I'd say having any more than 3 monitors is a waste of money and you're better off using it to upgrade your video card. I've got 4 monitors myself and I can tell you that it's unlikely you'll be using 5 at all times.

Also, the GT 420 only supports 2 monitors just like most Nvidia cards so if you're going to have 5 monitors, you'll either need a high-end Nvidia card with it or a decent AMD one.

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He won't need to overclock is CPU. The i5 Sandy bridge is plenty powerful enough for gaming.

I would say upgrade your graphics to a AMD Radeon 6970, and later down the road when you want to upgrade, just buy another of the same of xfire em together.

A more important spec we've overlooked is the specs of your motherboard. What you supplied only said it was a lenovo. Which chipset does it have on it? The P67 or the H67 And how many pcie 2.0 slots does it have? is it SATA II or III?

I would say instead of getting an external(unless you plan to take it with you, or are paranoid) to just get another 1TB internal drive. They're cheap these days, around $60 USD.

For the vertical monitors you could go with something like this:


I havn't tried them personally, so idk if they're any good or not.

>> No.2219   [Delete]   [Edit]

4 monitors are a waste unless you're doing something like CAD or modelling, you'll be looking at only one of them anyway. Go with dual-, or perhaps triplehead setup, and get a GF 560 Ti if you go dual head, Radeon 6870 and up if triplehead.

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>A more important spec we've overlooked is the specs of your motherboard. What you supplied only said it was a lenovo. Which chipset does it have on it? The P67 or the H67 And how many pcie 2.0 slots does it have? is it SATA II or III?

Four slots. One of them is occupied by the GT 420 and another by a wireless LAN card.

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No. Video cards use PCI-E slots, everything else uses PCI slots. Big difference. Only ultra high-end mobos come with 4 PCI-e slots. Your motherboard's got 1 PCI-e slot at most.

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If you're REALLY concerned about PCI slots, keep in mind the bandwidth of the slot. Lots of motherboards have multiple PCI-E slots, but generally have only 1 (maybe 2?) 16x slot. Most have 2-3 other 8x slots, which may limit the performance of ultra-high end cards in SLI/Crossfire mode. Running SLI or Crossfire with a 4x connection on one of the cards probably won't be very pleasant.

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Your desk is rather nice. I had a similar one with a large green leather surface. Now I have this crappy MDF ikea bullshit.

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Can anyone recommend projectors instead of monitors?

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Triple head

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I want more monitors!

>> No.2387   [Delete]   [Edit]

Oooooh... I wants it!

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I need more monitors to improve my productivity!

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