What is this? No battlestation thread
Gotta fix that
Looking good except clean up
Love it, does the palm rest really help? I'm planning on buying my first mechanical keyboard in a while and gonna be doing a lot of typing, should I get one of those? Where'd you get it?
8/10 What are your monitor sizes? I'm thinking of buying a dual monitor setup for the first time to finally get away from my horrible Asus laptop.
I'm currently thinking about the Benq xl2420z portrait and the xl2720z landscape. I dunno if that's gonna be a good idea though, do those sizes match up? Anyone?
Those are two Dell U2312HM 23" 1080 monitors.
I would always get two of the same monitor, if possible buy them at once so they are from the same batch.
There sometimes are differences between the panels/suppliers for the same model and the color temperature, brightness etc can be different even with two monitors of the same model.
Depends, If you can, go with 2x the same make and possibly monitors of different sizes from the same generation/series. Personally I can't stand it, but then again, maybe you don't mind it at all if the color reproduction/contrast/brightness is slightly off.
Do you have any problems with vertical font rendering on Windows 8? When I had two U2312s I tried the exact same setup as you have. 90° rotation yielded blurry fonts, not even fixable with MacType, 270° as seen in your pic was slightly better, but still noticeably blurrier than the landscape screen. I read it had to do with the pixel arrangement and that Windows doesn't support vertical font rendering (their ClearType shit) properly. What's your experience?
How do I into taking pictures without the help of daylight? Everything I try looks like shit.
U3014 coming in on Wednesday, aweee yeah. Decided to skip 4k till 2016. Hopefully scaling won't be a problem and GPUs will handle 4k easier.
Can't wait for 40" IPS/VA 4K panels over HDMI 2.0 / DP 1.3 without finicky MST for 60Hz. Settled for the U2715 until 2016 as well or whenever aforementioned screens become affordable and manageable GPU-wise.
I like this thread so far.
I actually haven't seen some of them before, which is pretty novel.
But my camera is far superior to a Nikon P600. The problems is that I can't use it for shit.
That just makes it too bright in my experience, but I'll try with the tripod.
I want to change or add something, what should it be?
I already got
I am looking to get some nice headphones in the future, this desk is actually pretty massive as it is, but i will need to find a better place for my computer. In this pic you can see it's in the leg area, to the right
as in the small shelves or the entire backside? the back has one big piece and i would have to hack it apart to remove it
Oh I see, wasn't really clear if they were stands on your desk or a big backside like this pic.
I'm not a huge fan of these desks but in your case I would leave it like it is since it's too much of a hassle.
"Too bright" well can't you adjust the aperture to make it less bright?
The other option is to do as the other guy posted and get a few reflectors, flashes and stuff.
I'm happy using long-exposures on my shitty sony dslr. Did you got a camera without knowing or trying to learn about photography basic concepts and how to use it or what?
Waiting on 8GB Nvidia, gonna get a third 144hz, etc...
Question for you fukn nerds; would a DisplayPort hub (the EVGA one) handle 3x1080p 144hz monitors or what? I've looked this up and can't get a concrete answer.
>tfw new phone arriving tomorrow
>getting new headphones for christmas
>pc case is in its box waiting for components to arrive to fill it out
>got a gap on my desk ready and waiting for the new build
>upgrading from a shitty 17" laptop with a broken backlight to two glorious 27" frameless monitors
>got my fish tank all filled and looking nice
>big anglepoise desk lamp lighting it from the side
>got some led lights coming from ebay for maximum festive comfiness
i can't wait to post it here and see what you guys think. you'll probably call me a faggot for it but i don't even care.
It's a nice oportunity to learn new stuff, check for some basic tutorials on how to control exposure and what every setting do. Reading the camera manual is nice too.
Basically you can put it on a tripod and set a long-exposure but lower the aperture so you'll get a sharper yet visible image.
i'm getting the gigabyte 970 g1 with 3 displayports and 1hdmi output. the screens i have only have hdmi and vga input. i know you can get displayport>hdmi adapters, do they work ok? they're supposed to work fine but i wanted to check with anyone who might have used one. like if there's any issues with screen scaling etc.
how bad did I fuck up on these monitors /g/ I got them at frys down the road so getting something else is no problem
If they look good to you and work fine for your purpose then who cares right?
But if you care what we think, then I find them cheap looking with the glossy bezels. 1080p at 27" is pretty crap.
>1080 at 27" is pretty crap
i'm a bit worried about this, i'm buying a 27" 1080p monitor soon. I can't afford a 1440p one as much as i'd love it. how bad is it? i'm currently using a 32" 1080p tv as a monitor - probably about as bad pixel density as you could get for a desktop monitor - and it's not awful. I can see pixels but text still looks quite sharp.
It's fine and all till you try a higher resolution. Then you just can't go back.
But if it doesn't bug you then who cares. Maybe not needing higher resolution is a blessing. Saves you moolah.
Unsure about a 3 monitor set up or my GPU.
May also go back to a sitting desk for the winter, too many decisions
maybe i'll get them anyway and save the joys of 4k for when the prices come down a bit, then i'll really feel the upgrade later on.
heck it's taken me this long to actually build a pc and use proper monitors so i'm obviously a late adopter.
I Finally Have My Very Own Battlestation: I Just Moved And This Is The Only Furniture In My Place And I Haven't Built My New Tower Yet Edition
It's just from Ikea, I think the style is called Bekant. It actually has some cable management netting on the underside which is nice. I got a Markus task chair too but I haven't put it together yet.
keyboard bros :)
already posted in the other thread, but still looking for a rate.
Aw shit keyboard bro's. Dads work might as well be sponsered by dell because he has hundreds of them. I'd get rid of the stickers on the laptop & different lamp & clean up wires.
I agree 100% on the laptop, I only have it out because I'm getting all my stuff off of it. Probably gonna replace with a chinkpad, but it isn't really a priority right now. that lamp is new, though. I'm still getting used to it.
I believe my next purchase may be a water cooling kit
Building a new buttstation, general purpose computing, not many games, maybe CAD/CAM and programming and VMs in the near future.
Got it all for $530 in store at MicroCenter. GPUs were way over prices. R9 280x was like $350 there, online they're $199.
Sorry for shit quality, taken on moto G
Blue Yeti or AT2020?
How massive is the Yeti?
That's the only thing that's really throwing me off about it. And the fact that the AT2020 looks better.
The Yeti has better features, but I don't want a gigantic dildo that's gonna get in the way of everything.
are you a grill? if so, then audio technigga. at2020 is mememic, just get a yeti and you'll be happy enough, assuming you're talking about the xlr at2020 and not the usb version. If you're looking at the usb 2020, you might as well compare it to a snowball, which is still better.
I'm talking about the XLR AT2020 that's on Massdrop right now.
Problem is that I don't have a mixer to plug it into and I was just gonna buy a XLR to USB cable instead. Would that diminish the audio quality?
>at2020 is mememic
So you're saying the Yeti is a better choice?
Its an FX8320. Microcenter's GPUs were shite. I have an Radeon HD 6670 that will go in there. I wanted a GPU that can drive a 4k display with a single connector and they didn't have one. They also wanted $350 for a R9 280x and $500 for a R9 290...both are $200 right now on newegg
the at2020, sonically speaking, has the reverse problem of the M50 headphones in that it has more pronounced treble. This makes it sounds "sparkly" and "bright", which is why a lot of people like it, and why it's highly recommended as an alternative female vocal mic. The yeti is more flat and has a really good built in converter so you don't need a mixer, which you would need for the 2020. does that help at all?
it's also worth saying that flat and "sparkly" are totally up to preference, you may find that a bright mic works well with either your voice or for what you intend to use it for.
Blue also sells an xlr to usb converter, I haven't used it personally but I imagine its on par with the one in the yeti. You could also buy an interface, but those are more oriented towards music production and usually come bundled with some kind of production software, so if you think that might be something you'd be interested in then check it out, otherwise...not really. Just keep your budget in mind.
I actually live in Wyoming, but my family is Norwegian